Physopelta (Afrophysopelta), Stehlík, 2013

Stehlík, Jaroslav L., 2013, Review and reclassification of the Old World genus Physopelta (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Largidae), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (2), pp. 505-584 : 555

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5739959

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5740294

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scientific name

Physopelta (Afrophysopelta)
status

subgen. nov.

Subgenus Afrophysopelta subgen. nov.

Type species. Physopelta melanoptera Distant, 1904 , here designated.

Diagnosis. Body smaller (8.5–12.6 mm), red. Antennomere 1 short, much shorter than antennomere 2 or length of pronotum. Sexual dimorphism indistinct, callar lobe only weakly gibbose in both sexes ( Figs 62−63 View Figs 60–63. 60–61 ). Profemora of both sexes not incrassate ( Figs 62−63 View Figs 60–63. 60–61 ), their ventral surface with a longitudinal furrow, provided with a row of small denticles on each sides of the furrow, and two larger teeth anteapically on dorsal surface ( Figs 66−67 View Figs 64–69 ). Meso- and metafemora lacking both denticles and longitudinal furrow. Tibiae unarmed in both sexes. Labium surpassing metacoxae. Stridulatory organs on fore leg lacking ( Figs 64−65 View Figs 64–69 ). Peritreme of metathoracic scent gland oriented longitudinally, crescent-shaped, projecting both anteriad and posteriad of ostiole ( Figs 68−69 View Figs 64–69 ). Paramere with apex short and narrow, outer margin basally with small angulate process ( Figs 75−79 View Figs 75–79 ).

Etymology. The name is composed by the prefix Afro -, derived from Africa, and the genus name Physopelta , referring to the area of distribution of the subgenus. Gender is feminine.

Species included. Afrophysopelta subgen. nov. includes 5 species, including one described in this paper. I am not aware of any undescribed species belonging to this taxon.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Largidae

Genus

Physopelta