Nabidomiris natalensis, Morales & Forero & Unesis, 2016

Morales, Irina, Forero, Dimitri & Unesis, 2016, The genusNabidomiris (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae): review of the species and description of a new species from South Africa, Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56 (2), pp. 507-516: 513-516

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scientific name

Nabidomiris natalensis
status

sp. nov.

Nabidomiris natalensis   sp. nov.

( Figs 4 View Figs 1–4 , 11–21 View Figs 5–16. 5–10 View Figs 17–20 View Fig ) urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:E9F64490-6662-4B44-9425-99F3606E5220

Nabidomiris sp.   : SCHWARTZ (2008): Figs 39, 40 (E ‒ H), 41 (K ‒ M).

Type material. HOLOTYPE: J, SOUTH AFRICA: ‘[KWAZULU]- NATAL / Giants Castle Park : / [29° 20 ′ 0 ″ S; 29° 29 ′ 0 ″ E] / 5800 ft. / 6.iii.1968 / T. Schuh, JA Slater M. Sweet’ ( AMNH) GoogleMaps   . PARATYPES: 21 JJ 25 ♀♀, same data as holotype ( AMNH) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♀, ‘TRANSVAAL [without specific data] / [26° 00’ 00” S; 30° 00’ 00” E] / 23.i. 1974 / Ashley B. Gurney’ ( AMNH). 1 J GoogleMaps   , ‘ KWAZULU-NATAL / Giants Castle Park / [29° 20 ′ 0 ″ S; 29° 29 ′ 0 ″ E] / 5-11. xii.1983 / JGH Londt’ ( NMSA) GoogleMaps   .

Description. Male. Coloration. Brown ( Fig. 4 View Figs 1–4 ). Head brown, with a median longitudinal red line on frons, and paired lateral longitudinal red lines at the base of antennal tubercles; vertex with paired lateral longitudinal red lines running from inner margin of the eyes to the base of the head; eye brown; broad red longitudinal line on lateral side of the head from –.

IV Ant distance Scut 0.52 0.6 0.59 0.75 0.96 0.79 red posterior longitudinal margin line of eye on lateral to base side of head of the; broad head interocular segment

– Pron 1.24 1.18 1.17 1.53 1.54 1.27 III,

Cune- us 0.31 0.32 0.23 0.52 0.51 0.44 of lar from black buccula plate maxillary; clypeus (Fig brown. brown 17 plate);, labium mandibular; to antennal base yellowish of segments head plate; with mandibu- and brown apex apex, Width

antennal IntOcDi Int- - OcDi 0.47 0.42 0.53 0.43 0.55 0.41 brown segment; medial I reddish longitudinal. Thorax: line pronotum pale from and anteri- collar III tarsus Head –, 1.02 0.82 0.94 0.98 0.92 0.79 or pronotal margin lobe of pronotum; medial region to midpoint of calli of red posterior brown;

hind

II, – Ant

Body 1.71 1.33 1.45 1.75 1.87 1.51 yellow proepisternum longitudinal brown line; and scutellum pale apex with. Hemelypale segment, HTar Htar 0.77 ‒ ‒ ‒ 0.37 0.83 tra dark brown brown; legs with pale pale brown spots;; pro- metacoxa and mesocoxa red dark antennal hind tibia HTib 3.69 ‒ 3.47 ‒ 2.99 3.23 femur brown reddish to pale brown apically with; trochanter spots; tibia pale pale brown brown; –

– HFem 1.92 ‒ 2.79 ‒ 3.18 2.6 and tarsus brown. Vestiture and Structure. Head:

II HTib Ant Scut 0.6 0.55 0.61 0.66 0.84 0.78

antenna thickened with

(approximately short erect setae twice

, segment the width

I slightly of, I, femur segment II, see Table 1), remaining segments thin segment hind Lab 2.99 2.33 3.65 3.01 3.48 2.76 and longer cylindrical than I (Table. Antennal 1). Thorax segment: Pronotum II 2.0 times with antennal

HFem Cune- – us 0.62 0.65 0.47 1.13 1.14 0.88 golden margin pilosity of pronotum long,

at sparse least and

1.67

semi-erect times the

.

width

Basal scutellum –

I

,

Length Pron 1 0.86 0.96 1.01 0.99 0.86 Ant. Ant IV 1.25 ‒ ‒ ‒ 1.1 0.87 of small Pygophore head tubercle. Measurements elongated on left with lateral. See apex Table ventral semi-triangular 1. margin Genitalia and,.

species –, Scut Ant III 1.76 ‒ 2.05 ‒ 2.14 1 aperture medium-sized ( Fig. 14 View Figs 5–16. 5–10 tubercle). Parameres on left: left dorsal paramere margin with of Nabidomiris   of – Lab labium Ant Ant II I 2.47 0.91 ‒ 0.62 2.97 0.97 2.63 0.77 0.81 2.16 0.8 2.09 tip dorsal almost (Fig and straight. 16 ventral); right, sickle-shaped margins paramere of short basal, ending, as sensory in in Fig lateral lobe. 15., Endosoma: ribbon-like sclerite long and narrow,

for specimens pronotum

Head Body 1.36 5.96 1.02 5.64 1.25 5.18 7.25 1.23

sp

. nov 7.87 1.31 6.72 1.05 rs on microtrichiae); surface medial (sclerite Fig on. surface 11 fusiform, ms) medium; ventral with sized microtrichiae right (Fig sclerite. 11,

Measurements IV Pron, clypealis   ) giloicus   longipennis   natalensis   ) vrs cule ovoid); (ventral Fig with. 13 microtrichiae, area s). with a short on, margin longitudinal (Fig. spi- 12,

segment 1 = (n 1 =) = 1) 1 =) = 1 (n Table

.

1 antennal Species Nabidomiris   Female Male (n Nabidomiris   (n Male Nabidomiris   (Male n Nabidomiris   Female 1 (Male = n) but grooved Genitalia Female slightly region: First. Similar longer (gonapophysis Fig.. to 18 Measurements, male agrfg in) with. Second color broad: and Table gonapo- apical size 1., physis with ventral margin sclerotized and smooth ( Fig. 19 View Figs 17–20 , vmsg); dorsal margin membranous ( Fig. 19 View Figs 17–20 , dmsg); carina single, reaching the apex of second gonapophysis ( Fig. 19 View Figs 17–20 , csg), with apex triangular ( Fig. 19 View Figs 17–20 ). Dorsal labiate plate with one small sclerite laterocaudad to sclerotized rings; posterior wall with subquadrate interramal lobes ( Fig. 20 View Figs 17–20 , irl); dorsal structure small and medial process absent ( Fig. 20 View Figs 17–20 , ds).

Diferential diagnosis. Nabidomiris natalensis   sp. nov. can be distinguished by the pronotum without spots on the humeral region; basal margin of pronotum at least 1.67 times the width of head; endosoma with medial sclerite fusiform, ventral right sclerite ovoid and short longitudinal spicule on ventral area.

This new species is more similar to N. clypealis   with regard to the general aspect of the body, the male genitalia, and the presence of a tubercle on the ventral left margin of the aperture of the pygophore. Nabidomiris natalensis   sp. nov. can be distinguished from N. clypealis   because in addition to the tubercle on the ventral margin of the pygophore, it also has a medium-sized tubercle on the left dorsal margin of the genital aperture which is not present in N. clypealis   .

The endosoma of the males of the species of Nabidomiris   has four endosomal sclerites: a ribbon-like sclerite (rs), medial sclerite (ms), ventral right sclerite (vrs), and a sclerite on its ventral surface (sgs); N. natalensis   sp. nov. has an additional short longitudinal spicule ( Fig. 13 View Figs 5–16. 5–10 , s), apparently unique among the species of Nabidomiris   .

The coloration of the body is similar in the three previously described species of Nabidomiris   ( Figs 1–3 View Figs 1–4 ), in which the pronotum has paired dark spots on the humeral angles and the hemelytra has large brown spots ( LINNAVUORI 1975, ODHIAMBO 1958). Nabidomiris natalensis   sp. nov., however, differs by having the pronotum uniformly colored, without dark spots on the humeral angles, and by having the head with a median longitudinal red line, and coloration which differs strikingly from that of the other species.

Etymology. The species name natalensis   (- is, - e) is an adjective referring to the Natal region in South Africa, nowadays KwaZulu-Natal, where most of the specimens were collected.

Plant associations. Unknown.

Distribution. This new species is known only from South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal and Transvaal) ( Fig. 21 View Fig ).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

NMSA

KwaZulu-Natal Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Nabidomiris