Harpedona marginata Distant, 1904

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: 10-11

publication ID

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4690268

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Harpedona marginata Distant, 1904
status

 

Harpedona marginata Distant, 1904  

Figs 5J–K View Fig , 14 View Fig

Harpedona marginata Distant, 1904b: 419   .

Harpedona marginata   – Carvalho 1981a: 69 – 133 (descr., figs, SEM) — Lin 2001b: 129 (descr., figs, SEM).

Diagnosis

Distinguished by the following combination of characters: dorsum impunctate, dark brown, hemelytron somewhat paler than head, pronotum and scutellum, sometimes with a pale brown embolium ( Fig. 5J View Fig ); legs whitish yellow, tibiae sometimes slightly darkened; head width across eyes 0.69–0.71, vertex width 0.35–0.38; frons in male with a distinct longitudinal sulcus; labium short, at most reaching middle coxa; dorsal wall of genital capsule with long, characteristically curved, acuminate process ( Fig. 14A, C View Fig ); left paramere twisted, with hook-like apex ( Fig. 14D–E View Fig ), right paramere flattened, apically twin-coned ( Fig. 4F View Fig ); phallotheca with large sclerotized sac-like outgrowth ( Fig. 14G View Fig ).

Material examined

Holotype

SRI LANKA • ♂; Ceylon; Green Coll.; 90–115; NHM.  

Other material

SRI LANKA • 1 ♂; Central Prov., Road B294, 3 km S of Sigiriya; 7°58ˊ36˝ N, 80°47ˊ20˝ E; 600 ft a.s.l.; 9 Apr. 1999; T. J. Henry & A. Wijesekara leg.; USNM GoogleMaps   1 ♀; Central Prov. , Peradeniya, University of Peradeniya; 7°15ˊ15˝ N, 80°36ˊ07˝ E; 1100 ft a.s.l.; 25 Mar. 1999; T.J. Henry, A. Wijesekara and C. Ariyadasa leg.; USNM GoogleMaps   1 ♀; Central Prov. , Kandy, Royal Botanical Gardens; 7°16ˊ20˝ N, 80°36ˊ00˝ E; 1600 ft a.s.l.; 8 Apr. 1999; TJ. Henry and C. Ariyadasa leg.; USNM GoogleMaps   .

Host

Harpedona marginata   is reported as a major pest of yam, Dioscorea   sp. ( Dioscoreaceae   ) in Sri Lanka ( Distant 1904b) and Taiwan ( Lin 2001b).

Distribution

The species is distributed from Sri Lanka in the west to Fujian province of China, Taiwan, Philippines, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands in the east ( Distant 1904b; Carvalho 1981a; Stonedahl 1988).

NHM

United Kingdom, London, The Natural History Museum [formerly British Museum (Natural History)]

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Harpedona

Loc

Harpedona marginata Distant, 1904

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

Harpedona marginata

Lin C. - S. 2001: 129
Carvalho J. C. M. 1981: 69
1981
Loc

Harpedona marginata

Distant W. L. 1904: 419
1904