Pelocoris politus Montandon, 1895

Mazzucconi, Silvia Ana, Reyes, Cristina Armúa De & Estévez, Ana Lía, 2022, Aquatic and semiaquatic Heteroptera (Insecta: Hemiptera) from Iberá Natural Reserve (Corrientes Province, Argentina), Zootaxa 5104 (4), pp. 451-505 : 487

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5104.4.1

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6335237

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/D7768787-FF99-0D16-1ADB-FF0B1140FBEC

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scientific name

Pelocoris politus Montandon, 1895
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Pelocoris politus Montandon, 1895  

Pelocoris politus Montandon, 1895   : Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. Torino, 8–9.

Material examined. Galarza RS: 1 ♀, Isirí Stream near Luna Lagoon, sample 7, 17.iv.2013   ; 3 ♂, Isirí Stream near Luna Lagoon, 19.iv.2013   . Itatí RS: 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Itatí Lagoon , 28°41.92’S, 58°6.49’W, 28.iii.2014 GoogleMaps   ; 4 ♂, 2 ♀, Itatí Rincón Island , 28°42.73’S, 58°6.69’W, 29.iii.2014 GoogleMaps   ; 3 ♂, Corriente River , 28°44.18’S, 58°8.70’W, 30.iii.2014 GoogleMaps   . Laguna Iberá RS: 1 ♂, Iberá Lagoon , 28°34’3.94’’S, 57°11’22.15’’W, 1.xii.2012 GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, 1 ♀, Corriente Stream , 28°32’11.91’’S, 57°12’42.96’’W, 2.xii.2012 GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, 3 ♀, Fernández Lagoon, 11.xii.2014. San Ignacio RS: 1 ♀, vehicle path, roadside marshland and ditches, 27°54.551’S, 56°53.254’W, 3.iii.2015. San Nicolás RS: 1 ♀, Carambola Stream , 28°10.866’S, 57°26.224’W, 14.xii.2013 GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Carambola Stream , 28°14.610’S, 57°26.378’W, 14.xii.2013 GoogleMaps   . Yahaveré RS: 3 ♂, 6 ♀, Campo Angelita , roadside marshes, 28°25’40.9”S, 57°49’12.3”W, 6.xi.2015 GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♀, Paso Batalla , roadside marshes, 28°24’02.5”S, 57°52’56.5W, 6.xi.2015 GoogleMaps   ; 3 ♂, 1 ♀, Medina Lagoon , 28°33’52.6”S, 57°45’28.7”W, 7.xi.2015 GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♀, Caaby Aguilar , roadside marshes, 28°24’03.4”S, 57°51’31.3”W, 8.xi.2015 GoogleMaps   .

General distribution. Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina ( Moreira et al. 2011b).

Habitat. Pelocoris politus   has been found in rivers and lagoons ( Roback & Nieser 1974; Nieser 1975; López Ruf 1988, 1992, 1994b).

At the INR, P. politus   was collected from unshaded margins with dense floating, emergent and submerged vegetation (mainly Azolla filiculoides   , Pontederia azurea   , P. cordata   , Myriophyllum aquaticum   , Hydrocleys nymphoides   and Salvinia biloba   ) in lentic habitats (Iberá Lagoon, Fernández Lagoon, Medina Lagoon, Itatí Lagoon, marshes, marshlands and ditches), and lotic habitats (Corriente Stream, Isirí Stream, Carambola Stream and Corriente River) in standing or slow-moving water.

Remarks. Pelocoris politus   is one of the most widespread species of water bugs in the INR. It was collected together with P. bipunctulus   and P. procurrens   . This is the first record of this species from INR. Pelocoris politus   was previously recorded from Corrientes Province by López Ruf (1988, 1992, 1994b) and López Ruf et al. (2006).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Naucoridae

Genus

Pelocoris

Loc

Pelocoris politus Montandon, 1895

Mazzucconi, Silvia Ana, Reyes, Cristina Armúa De & Estévez, Ana Lía 2022
2022
Loc

Pelocoris politus

Montandon 1895
1895