Wollastoniella rotunda Yasunaga & Miyamoto, 1993

Yasunaga, Tomohide, Yamada, Kazutaka, Soe, Zayar & Naing, Shine Shane, 2016, First records of two flower bug genera from Myanmar (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae: Anthocorinae: Oriini), with description of a new species of Bilia, Zootaxa 4158 (4), pp. 544-556 : 550

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4158.4.6

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2E90F49C-C27F-4A8A-8073-0DCC34962A71

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6078944

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/7E3387A7-FF90-F204-01F5-8EA47494EEC6

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Plazi

scientific name

Wollastoniella rotunda Yasunaga & Miyamoto, 1993
status

 

Wollastoniella rotunda Yasunaga & Miyamoto, 1993

( Figs. 14−17 View FIGURES 14 − 19 , 20−21 View FIGURES 20 − 23 , 28 View FIGURES 24 − 28 , 34 View FIGURE 29 − 35 )

Wollastoniella rotunda Yasunaga & Miyamoto, 1993: 227 (n. sp.); Yamada et al. (2010a: 206) (diag., desc. of female genitalia). Several additional works are available on its ecology.

Type material examined. Thailand: 1 Ƌ, Chiang Mai: Mae Rim (Mae Raem), Muang Kaew , 9 Feb 1988, Y. Hirose (holotype, USNM) ; 1 ♂, Tak, Thoen, Bang Mae Wa , eggplant, 17º33' N 99º13' E, 28.i.1992, F.D. Benett & R.M. Baranowsky ( AMNH _PBI 00380434) (paratype, TYCN) GoogleMaps ; 3 ♂♂ 3 ♀♀, same data (paratypes, TYCN) GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, Chiang Mai, Mae Taeng, Khi Lek , eggplant, 19º04'N, 98º54'E, 16.ii.1988, Y. Hirose, (00380435) (paratype, TYCN) GoogleMaps ; 2 ♂♂ 2 ♀♀, Mae Raem, Muang Kaew , eggplant, 9.ii.1988, Y. Hirose (paratypes, TYCN) .

Diagnosis. Recognized by its almost totally fuscous, small, circular body; shiny dorsal surface with rather sparsely distributed, silky, semi-erect setae; fuscous head with apically reddish clypeus; antennae almost wholly creamy yellow with segments III and IV usually reddish; coarsely and rather densely punctate pronotum with narrowly lamellate lateral margins; rounded, narrowly lamellate hemelytral exocorium; paramere distinctly twisted, with cone bearing a thin dorsal projection at middle and a dorsal reflexed flap at base of slender, apically recurved flagellum ( Figs. 28 View FIGURES 24 − 28 , 34 View FIGURE 29 − 35 ); and female copulatory tube short ( Fig. 34 View FIGURE 29 − 35 ). See Yamada et al. (2010) for further diagnostic characters. Fifth instar nymph ( Fig. 17 View FIGURES 14 − 19 ): recognized by its rounded, tortoise-shaped body; shiny chestnut-brown basic coloration (except for pale reddish or yellowish brown vertex, frons and lateral margins of wing pads); sparse, simple vestiture on dorsum; and almost totally yellow antennae and legs.

Remarks. This species has been regarded as a potential candidate for biological control against tiny economically important arthropods, such as Thrips palmi Karny, 1925 (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and Tetranychus kanzawai Kishida, 1927 (Acari: Tetranychidae) ( Uefune et al. 2010, Nagai et al. 2013). In Myanmar, both the adults and late immature forms were observed to co-exist with a typhlocybine leafhopper (Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae) and a tingid, Haedus sp. ( Tingidae : Tinginae ), on Urena lobata L. (Malvaceae) ( Figs. 14, 18−19 View FIGURES 14 − 19 ), where the leaves were heavily damaged by aggregations of the leafhopper and tingid ( Fig. 14 View FIGURES 14 − 19 ); Wollastoniella rotunda is assumed to prey on both or one of them.

Additional material examined. Cambodia: 1 Ƌ, Siem Reap, PTTC [Provincial Teacher Training College] Campus , 3 km S of Angkor Wat, 13º22'50" N 103º51'50" E, sweeping weeds, 4.iv.2014, T. Yasunaga ( TYCN) GoogleMaps . Myanmar: 3 ƋƋ 4 ♀♀, Ayeyawady, Myaungmya, DOA Agriculture Research Station, 16°35'45.30" N 94°54'54.50" E, on Malvaceae leaf, 28.ix.2015, T. Yasunaga ( TYCN) GoogleMaps . Thailand: 1 Ƌ 2 ♀♀, Prachin Buri, Ban Pong Ka Por, with Thrips palmi on eggplant, 22.vi.1994, Y. Hirose ( TYCN) ; 1 ♂, Nakhon Ratchasima, Sakaerat Environmental Research Station , 14°29'24.4"–30'37.5" N 101°54'37.8"–55'49.7" E, 372–601 m alt., 26–30.x.2008, K. Yamada ( TKPM) ; 14 ♂♂ 25 ♀♀, Saraburi, Kaengkoi, Champakpaew, Kyusei Nature Farming Center , 14°32'75.8" N, 101°04'71.5" E, 60 m alt., 22.i.2009, K. Yamada ( TKPM) GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, Nakhon Nayok, Sarika , 14°18'37.8" N 101°17'58.6" E, 37 m alt., on Macaranga with typhlocybine leafhoppers, 6.iii.2009, T. Yasunaga ( TYCN) GoogleMaps ; 1 ♂, Suphan Buri, Sri Prachan , 14°41'18.3" N 100°08'25.8" E, 10 m alt., 21.x.2008, K. Yamada ( TKPM) GoogleMaps .

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

PTTC

Pranakorn Teacher Training College, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology

DOA

Department Of Agriculture, Thailand

TKPM

Tokushima Prefectural Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Wrangeliaceae

Genus

Wollastoniella

Loc

Wollastoniella rotunda Yasunaga & Miyamoto, 1993

Yasunaga, Tomohide, Yamada, Kazutaka, Soe, Zayar & Naing, Shine Shane 2016
2016
Loc

Wollastoniella rotunda

Yamada 2010: 206
Yasunaga 1993: 227
1993