Brontostoma cicheroi Carpintero, 1980

Gil-Santana, Hélcio R., Oliveira, Jader & Bérenger, Jean-Michel, 2021, A revalidation and new synonymies among some species of Brontostoma Kirkaldy (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Ectrichodiinae), Zootaxa 4958 (1), pp. 388-405: 401-402

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4958.1.25

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A7EEBFCE-FEBB-4877-A2AC-81689C813CC8

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4692122

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scientific name

Brontostoma cicheroi Carpintero, 1980
status

 

Brontostoma cicheroi Carpintero, 1980  

Brontostoma cicheroi Carpintero (1980: 12   , 32, fig. 16) (description; dorsal view of the head, schematic drawing), Maldonado (1990: 29) (catalog), Dougherty (1995: 203) (citation, geographical distribution), Bachmann (1999: 212) (catalog of types deposited in MACN), Gil-Santana et al. (2004: 127) (citation), Gil-Santana et al. (2005b: 78) (citation).

Brontostoma cicheroi   was described based on a single female from Paraguay, with almost 25 mm of length. It was considered close to Brontostoma discus   from which it differed not only for its larger size and distinct coloration, but also by the presence of subbasal processes on femora, protuberances on gula, shape of scutellum and biometry ( Carpintero 1980). Taking into account the presence of processes near the base of the femora, it is possible that B. cicheroi   might be a junior synonym of B. discus   too. Additional specimens fitting the color pattern described by Carpintero (1980) might help to elucidate the genitalic structure, and thus, the placement of this species.Unfortunately, the female holotype of B. cicheroi   was not available to be examined in MACN, where it was deposited, when the first author (HRG-S) visited this institution in 2018. Therefore, its taxonomic status is still uncertain.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Brontostoma

Loc

Brontostoma cicheroi Carpintero, 1980

Gil-Santana, Hélcio R., Oliveira, Jader & Bérenger, Jean-Michel 2021
2021
Loc

Brontostoma cicheroi

Gil-Santana, H. R. & Lopes, C. M. & Marques, O. M. & Jurberg, J. 2005: 78
Gil-Santana, H. R. & Costa, L. A. A. & Marques, O. M. 2004: 127
Bachmann, A. O. 1999: 212
Dougherty, V. 1995: 203
Maldonado, C. J. 1990: 29
Carpintero, D. J. 1980: 12
1980