Gelastocoris hungerfordi Melin, 1929

Moreno-R., Claudia, Molina-J., Wendy, Barbosa, Julianna Freires & Moreira, Felipe, 2018, Aquatic and semiaquatic bugs (Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera) from Toluviejo Municipality, Sucre Department, Caribbean region of Colombia, Check List 14 (6), pp. 985-1002 : 997

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Gelastocoris hungerfordi Melin, 1929


Gelastocoris hungerfordi Melin, 1929

New records. Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Bobo Stream, station 1 (09°33′47″ N, 075°24′51″ W), Wendy Molina- J., 18.III.2017 (WMJ 072). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Pechilín Stream, station 2 (09°26′08″ N, 075°26′15″ W), Claudia Moreno-R., 25.II.2017 (CMR 118). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Pechilín Stream, station 3 (09°26′10″ N, 075°26′27″ W), Claudia Moreno-R., 25.II.2017 (CMR 119).

Identification. Like in G. f. flavus , specimens of G. hungerfordi also have pronotum with lateral margin clearly notched, without longitudinal carinae on the posterior

portion. They were distinguished from the former species based on the male genitalia with the tumescence of the right clasper not adnate to the base of the clasper; keel hook shorter, not reaching the base of the pan; and pan shorter and narrower. Besides that, the male genitalia of G. hungerfordi is unique because the fringe of the keel hood bends towards the hood’s apex at the middle, then is obliquely concave towards the right margin of the apex of the keel, and by the presence of a prominent secondary keel hood ( Todd 1955).

Distribution in the Colombian Caribbean region. Córdoba ( Melin 1929), La Guajira ( Todd 1955), Sucre (this work).