Pycnoderes quadrimaculatus Guérin-Méneville,

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: 24

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DC954F-7F1D-FFD5-FF0A-7714BA1CE28A

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Plazi

scientific name

Pycnoderes quadrimaculatus Guérin-Méneville
status

 

Pycnoderes quadrimaculatus Guérin-Méneville 

(Fig. 37)

Pycnoderes quadrimaculatus Guérin-Méneville, 1857: 404  (orig. descrip.).

Diagnosis. Body oval elongate. Head, pronotum, and scutellum black. Hemelytra blackish, with a pale spot on anterior and posterior margin of embolium; cuneus pale; basal margin of large cell fuscous. Legs pale, except for fuscous apex of hind femur. Length 2.95–3.65 mm.

Hosts. Amaranthus  sp. [ Amaranthaceae  ], Cucurbita maxima Wall.  [ Cucurbitaceae  ], and Phaseolus vularis Wall.  [ Fabaceae  ] ( Ferreira et al., 2001). This pest species, known as the bean capsid, feeds on the undersurface of its host leaves, often causing severe chlorosis and leaf dieback ( Wheeler, 2001).

Distribution. Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States (Carvalho, 1957); Suriname ( Carvalho and Rosas, 1965); Peru ( Carvalho and Ferreira, 1972); Colombia, Guatemala, Panama ( Carvalho and Afonso, 1977).

Minas Gerais specimens examined. 27 ɗɗ, 63 ΨΨ, Viçosa, 7 Feb. 1974, 27 Mar. 1974, 18 Sept. 1982, 2 Feb. 1983, P. S. Fiuza Ferreira ( UFVB); 6 ɗɗ, 7 ΨΨ, Viçosa, 23 Mar. 1974, 21 June 1974, 30 Apr. 1975, 6 Dec. 1978, Ferreira and Rossi ( UFVB); 2 ΨΨ, Viçosa, Sept. 1943, J. C. M. Carvalho ( UFVB).

UFVB

Vicosa, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Pycnoderes

Loc

Pycnoderes quadrimaculatus Guérin-Méneville

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

Pycnoderes quadrimaculatus Guérin-Méneville, 1857 : 404

Guerin-Meneville 1857: 404
1857