Ernestinus mimicus Distant, 1911

Yeshwanth, H. M. & Konstantinov, Fedor V., 2021, Review of the plant bug tribe Eccritotarsini (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) of India and Sri Lanka with description of two new genera and six new species, European Journal of Taxonomy 745, pp. 1-69: 8

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2021.745.1311

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6C85E664-6DE6-442A-9410-D94254E429F5

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4695071

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/BE301C0D-F863-FF8C-FDC5-88627510FA4A

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scientific name

Ernestinus mimicus Distant, 1911
status

 

Ernestinus mimicus Distant, 1911  

Figs 2A View Fig , 5H View Fig , 12 View Fig , 26D–F View Fig

Ernestinus mimicus Distant, 1911: 311   .

Ernestinus mimicus   – Basnagala et al. 2002: 159 (indication). — Yasunaga & Ishikawa 2016: 32 (key).

Diagnosis

Recognized by the following characters: antenna dark brown except base of segment I, with relatively long segments II and III; scutellum uniformly black; transverse dark spot in medioapical part of corium roughly T-shaped, laterally reaching but not surpassing submarginal vein; cuneus whitish, with extreme apex slightly darkened, cells dark brown except narrow inner area adjoining to cuneus, remaining part of membrane without color pattern ( Figs 2A View Fig , 5H View Fig ); left paramere with distinctly swollen body, apical process abruptly bent at base, very slightly and gradually curved along entire length and terminating with a small hook; right paramere flag-shaped, forming roughly rectangular plate apically ( Fig. 12 View Fig ).

Material examined

Syntypes

SRI LANKA • 1 ♂; Haragama; 7.233° N, 80.733° E; 584 m a.s.l.; May 1911; E. Ernest Green leg.; “ Ernestinus mimicus Dist.   Type ”; AMNH_PBI 00085668, BMNH(E)1633157; NHM GoogleMaps   1 ♂; same collection data as for preceding; AMNH_PBI 00340371; NHM GoogleMaps   .

Other material

INDIA   • 15 ♂♂, 8 ♀♀; Karnataka, Mudigere, Kottigehara ; 13°12ˊ N, 75°50ˊ E; 1006 m a.s.l.; 16 Dec. 2013; H.M. Yeshwanth leg.; Lagenandra   sp.; UASB GoogleMaps   .

Host

According to the original description ( Distant 1911a), the type series was collected on aroid plants on a riverbank in Sri Lanka. Adults and larvae sampled for this study were found breeding on Lagenandra   sp. ( Araceae   ) ( Fig. 26D–F View Fig ).

Distribution

The species had been previously known only from Haragama, a type locality in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Here we report it from the Karnataka state of India   for the first time.

UASB

India, Bangalore, Karnataka, University of Agricultural Sciences

UASB

University of Agricultural Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Ernestinus

Loc

Ernestinus mimicus Distant, 1911

Yeshwanth, H. M. & Konstantinov, Fedor V. 2021
2021
Loc

Ernestinus mimicus

Yasunaga Y. & Ishikawa T. 2016: 32
Basnagala S. & Wijesekara, G. A. W. & Wijayagunasekara H. N. P. 2002: 159
2002
Loc

Ernestinus mimicus

Distant 1911: 311
1911