Eurychilella discoidalis (Reuter),

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: 18

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Eurychilella discoidalis (Reuter)
status

 

Eurychilella discoidalis (Reuter) 

(Fig. 26)

Sixeonotus discoidalis Reuter, 1912: 45  (orig. descrip.).

Tenthecoris nannus Carvalho, 1948 b: 280  (orig. descrip.); Schuh, 1995: 580 (cat., lapsus). Synonymized by Carvalho, 1953 a: 347.

Eurychilella discoidalis: Carvalho, 1953 a: 347  (n. comb., key).

Diagnosis. Overall coloration red to yellowish orange; scutellum, inner margin of corium, and clavus largely dark. Length 2.50 –3.00 mm.

Host. Caladium  sp. [ Araceae  ] ( Ferreira et al., 2001).

Distribution. Brazil (Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina) (Carvalho, 1957).

Discussion. Even though Carvalho (1953 a) synonymized his own Tenthecoris nannus  under E. discoidalis, Schuh (1995)  listed it as a valid species in the genus Tenthecoris  . We have examined specimens of both species ( E. discoidalis  and T. nannus  ) determined by Carvalho and agree that this material is conspecific. Because no other taxonomic treatments of T. nannus  have appeared since Carvalho’s (1953 a) synonymy, we consider Schuh’s (1995) listing a lapsus.

Minas Gerais specimens examined. 1 ɗ, 1 Ψ, Viçosa, Aug. 1943, J. C. M. Carvalho ( USNM).

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Eurychilella

Loc

Eurychilella discoidalis (Reuter)

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

Eurychilella discoidalis:

Carvalho 1953: 347
1953
Loc

Tenthecoris nannus

Carvalho 1953: 347
Carvalho 1948: 280
1948
Loc

Sixeonotus discoidalis

Reuter 1912: 45
1912