Iphita fimbriata ( Stål, 1863 ) Stehlík & Jindra, 2008

Stehlík, Jaroslav L. & Jindra, Zdeněk, 2008, New taxa of the Largidae and Pyrrhocoridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from the Oriental Region, Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48 (2), pp. 611-648 : 619

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5341841

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EB782C-FFAC-0F55-FE5E-E956D676040B

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Felipe

scientific name

Iphita fimbriata ( Stål, 1863 )
status

comb. nov.

Iphita fimbriata ( Stål, 1863) comb. nov.

( Fig. 6 View Figs )

Physopelta fimbriata Stål, 1863: 392 .

Physopelta fimbriata: STÅL (1870) : 101 (catalogue); BREDDIN (1909): 296 (note); BLÖTE (1931): 97 (distribution); BLÖTE (1938): 307 (distribution).

Type material examined. HOLOTYPE: ♀, INDONESIA: ‘Insula Timor’ (coll. A. Dohrn, deposited in NHRS).

Additional material examined. INDONESIA: NUSA TENGGARA TIMUR PROVINCE: TIMOR: 50 km S of Kupang,

28.i.-9.ii.2006, 7 JJ 3 ♀♀, S. Jakl lgt. ( ZJPC) ; 28 km S of Kupang , 16.-21.xii.2006, 1 J 2 ♀♀, S. Jakl ( ZJPC) .

Taxonomic note. This species fits into the genus Iphita Stål, 1870 , by all relevant characters: wide lateral pronotal margin at the level of callar lobe, less gibbous callar lobe, indistinct sexual dimorphism, and absence of allometries typical for Physopelta Amyot & Serville, 1843 (i.e., individual differences in body size, gibbosity of callar lobe, thickness of profemora, and incurvation of protibiae and number of denticles on legs; see also STEHLÍK (2007b)). Therefore we transfer this species to Iphita .

Variation. Measurements (all in mm). Male. Body length 14.80; head: length 1.67, width (including eyes) 2.43, interocular width 1.57; lengths of antennomeres: 1 – 2.54, 2 – 2.59, 3 – 1.84, 4 – 2.16; pronotum: length 3.35, width 4.75; scutellum: length 2.38, width 2.59; corium: length 7.99, width 3.02.

Female. Body length 15.77; head: length 1.73, width (including eyes) 2.55, interocular width 1.62; lengths of antennomeres: 1 – 2.48, 2 – 2.75, 3 – 1.78, 4 – 2.32; pronotum: length 3.08, width 5.35; scutellum: length 2.38, width 2.92; corium: length 7.94, width 2.92.

Comparative note. Iphita fimbriata ( Fig. 6 View Figs ) is similar to I. lycoides but differs in much wider and distinctly red margins of the pronotum and corium; the margins of the callar lobe are red and the red colouration of corium distinctly surpasses the costal margin. In I. lycoides the pronotal and corial margins are whitish or white orange. Moreover, I. fimbriata has the pronotum wider but shorter than in I. lycoides , its lateral pronotal margins are hardly concave medially, the pronotal collar is very short and only indistinctly set-back from the callar lobe, and the antennae and legs are shorter and stouter.

Distribution. Indonesia: Timor ( STÅL 1863). Records from Java ( BLÖTE 1931) and Buru ( BLÖTE 1938) need further confirmation.

NHRS

Swedish Museum of Natural History, Entomology Collections

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Largidae

Genus

Iphita

Loc

Iphita fimbriata ( Stål, 1863 )

Stehlík, Jaroslav L. & Jindra, Zdeněk 2008
2008
Loc

Physopelta fimbriata: STÅL (1870)

BLOTE H. C. 1938: 307
BLOTE H. C. 1931: 97
BREDDIN G. 1909: 296
STAL C. 1870: 101
1870
Loc

Physopelta fimbriata Stål, 1863: 392

STAL C. 1863: 392
1863