Saica apicalis Osborn & Drake, 1915

Gil-Santana, Hélcio R., 2008, New records, and nomenclatural and biological notes on Reduviidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from Bolivia and Brazil, Zootaxa 1785, pp. 43-53: 50

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.182460

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6234851

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scientific name

Saica apicalis Osborn & Drake, 1915
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Saica apicalis Osborn & Drake, 1915  

Saica apicalis   ( Figs. 23–24 View FIGURES 22 – 24. 22 ), originally described from Guatemala (Osborn & Drake 1915), has been recorded from Panama, French Guiana, Brazil, and Argentina ( McAtee & Malloch 1923; Villiers 1943; Wygodzinsky 1949; Froeschner 1988; Maldonado 1990; Melo & Coscarón 1994; Gil-Santana & Marques 2005). Elkins (1951) recorded this species from Texas, USA, based on a single specimen collected at light. However, Blinn (1990) considered the presence of S. apicalis   in Texas could be a result of an accidental introduction of an exotic species, or a labeling error. This author also considered the species widely distributed in Central America south of Mexico, without further consideration of specimens examined or countries included.

Gil-Santana & Marques (2005) related the variability of the posterior pronotal spines in S. apicalis   , from long to imperceptible. The specimen studied here has moderately long posterior pronotal spines ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES 22 – 24. 22 ).

New record. Bolivia, El Carmen.

Material examined: BOLIVIA, 1 male, El Carmen, Camargo, II-[1] 955 [ MZUSP].

MZUSP

Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Saica