Engytatus modestus (Distant),

Ferreira, Paulo Sergio Fiuza & Henry, Thomas J., 2011, Synopsis and keys to the tribes, genera, and species of Miridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Minas Gerais, Brazil Part I: Bryocorinae, Zootaxa 2920, pp. 1-41: 8-9

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.277915

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scientific name

Engytatus modestus (Distant)
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Engytatus modestus (Distant) 

Engytatus geniculatus Reuter, 1876: 83  (orig. descrip.). Preoccupied. Neosilia modesta Distant, 1893: 447  (orig. descrip.).

Cyrtopeltis (Engytatus) modesta: Carvalho and Hussey, 1954: 6  (list, host). Engytatus modestus: Cassis, 1984: 101  (comb.); Schuh, 1995: 497 (cat.).

Diagnosis. Overall coloration pale yellowish green. Length 3.75–3.90 mm.

Similar to E. varians  but is distinguished by lack of dark markings on the head, antennae, and apex of the cuneus, and the less distinct femoral spots.

Hosts. Cassis (1984) listed Heterotheca grandiflora (Nutt.)  [Asteraceace], Gynandropsis pentaaphylla  D.C. [ Cleomaceae  ], Lagenaria  sp. [ Cucurbitaceae  ], Jatropha gossypifolia  L. [ Euphorbiaceae  ], Merremia aegyptia  (L.) Urban [Convulvulaceae], Bougainvillaea sp. [ Nyctaginaceae  ], and Solanum  sp. and Solanum sisymbrifolium Lam.  [ Solanaceae  ], several of which are probably accidental or sitting records. We collected this species on cultivated tobacco, Nicotiana tobaccum  L., and Solanum  sp. [ Solanaceae  ] in Viçosa.

Distribution. Widespread from the southern United States, south through Mexico and Central America to Brazil, and the West Indies ( Carvalho, 1958).

Minas Gerais specimens examined. 11 ɗɗ, 12 ΨΨ, Viçosa, 13 Oct.– 1 Nov. 1985, T. J. Henry and P. S. Fiuza Ferreira, taken on cultivated tobacco ( USNM); 1 ɗ, 1 Ψ, Viçosa, Mato da Prefeitura, 2 Mar. 1993, T. J. Henry and P. S. Fiuza Ferreira, beaten from Solanum  sp. ( USNM).

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Engytatus

Loc

Engytatus modestus (Distant)

Ferreira, Paulo Sergio Fiuza & Henry, Thomas J. 2011
2011
Loc

Cyrtopeltis (Engytatus) modesta:

Cassis 1984: 101
Carvalho 1954: 6
1954
Loc

Engytatus geniculatus

Reuter 1876: 83
1876