Saica apicalis Osborn & Drake, 1915

María C. Melo, Gimena Dellapé, Leonela Olivera, Pablo S. Varela, Sara I. Montemayor & Pablo M. Dellapé, 2017, Diversity of true bugs from Iguazú National Park, Argentina, Check List 13 (5), pp. 479-511 : 485

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/13.5.479

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4606144

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039F87AE-FD75-FFC4-8463-F91DFDC76DAB

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scientific name

Saica apicalis Osborn & Drake, 1915
status

 

Saica apicalis Osborn & Drake, 1915

( Fig. 15 View Figure 14–17 )

Distribution. Argentina: Corrientes; Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Guatemala and Panama ( Gil-Santana 2008).

Material examined. 1♀, Misiones, P.N. Iguazú, X-1980, PNI0110 ( MACN).

Remarks. First record for Misiones province.

This species can be distinguished by the general red coloration of the body and the hemelytra with three completely closed discal cells ( McAtee and Malloch 1923). The specimen we examine fits with the specific diagnosis given by McAtee and Malloch (1923) where the posterior pronotal spines are short and acute.

MACN

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Saica