Physopelta apicalis Walker, 1873

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 : 565

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

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5740300

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scientific name

Physopelta apicalis Walker, 1873
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Physopelta apicalis Walker, 1873

Physopelta apicalis Walker, 1873: 21 (original description).

SYNTYPES: 4 spec. (a–d), ‘Hindostan’ (BMNH).

Type material examined. SYNTYPES: 1 ♂ ( BMNH), ‘ Type [p, white circular label, damaged] // averse: E. Ind. [hw] / reverse: 58 / 60 [hw, light-blue circular label, unreadable] // 11. PHYSOPELTA APICALIS . [p, white label] // ♂ [p, white label] ’; 1 ♀ ( BMNH), ‘averse: E. Ind. [hw] / reverse: 58 / 60 [hw, light-blue circular label] // Physopelta / apicalis / Waker’s Catal. [p, white label] // Physopelta / apicalis [hw, white label] // ♀ [p, white label] ’; 1 ♀ ( BMNH), ‘averse: E. Ind. [hw] / reverse: 58 / 60 [hw, light-blue circular label] // Physopelta / apicalis / Waker’s Catal. [p, white label] // ♀ [p, white label] ’.

Comment. Examination of three syntypes of Physopelta apicalis Walker, 1873 deposited in BMNH revealed that this species shares a combination of characters placing it rather near the genus Iphita Stål, 1870 , but also some unique characters (especially the forked process on procoxa) supporting its placement in a separate genus yet to be described (STEHLÍK & KMENT in press).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Largidae

Genus

Physopelta

Loc

Physopelta apicalis Walker, 1873

Stehlík, Jaroslav L. 2013
2013
Loc

Physopelta apicalis

WALKER F. 1873: 21
1873