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ZooKeys 490: Revision of the Ceratocapsine Renodaeus Group: Marinonicoris, Pilophoropsis, Renodaeus, and Zanchisme, with Descriptions of Four New Genera (Heteroptera, Miridae, Orthotylinae)

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Series: ZooKeys Volume: 490

By: Thomas J Henry(Author)

156 pages, colour & b/w photos

Pensoft Publishers

Paperback | Mar 2015 | #223725 | ISBN-13: 9789546427748
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Plant bugs in the Renodaeus genus group form a monophyletic part of the tribe Ceratocapsini in the subfamily Orthotylinae. All taxa are restricted to the New World, with most occurring from the southern United States to northern South America. Revision of the Ceratocapsine Renodaeus group: Marinonicoris, Pilophoropsis, Renodaeus, and Zanchisme, with descriptions of four new genera (Heteroptera, Miridae, Orthotylinae) comprises eight genera, including four described as new, and 48 species, including 26 described as new. A number of taxa within the group are strongly myrmecomorphic and exhibit considerable sexual dimorphism, with females often strongly brachypterous. The combination of a sharply truncate, basally carinate head, the dark dorsal coloration, the often strongly constricted hemelytral margins, and the white or silvery scalelike dorsal setae usually in the form of tight bands or scattered patches, creates an overall antlike appearance that is impressive, even within the Miridae. Although many members of this group are host specific, most are thought to be opportunistic predators seeking injured, dead, or dying soft-bodied arthropods as prey.


Materials and methods   5
Lending institutions   6
Misplaced taxa   7
Systematics   7
Renodaeus group   7
Key to the genera of the Renodaeus group   9
Ceratocapsidea Henry, gen. n.   10
   Key to species of Ceratocapsidea   14
   Ceratocapsidea alayoi (Hernández & Henry), comb. n.   16
   Ceratocapsidea bahamaensis Henry, sp. n.   18
   Ceratocapsidea balli (Knight), comb. n.   19
   Ceratocapsidea baranowskii Henry, sp. n.   22
   Ceratocapsidea complicata (Knight), comb. n.   23
   Ceratocapsidea consimilis (Reuter), comb. n.   27
   Ceratocapsidea cubana (Bergroth), comb. n.   29
   Ceratocapsidea dominicanensis Henry, sp. n.   30
   Ceratocapsidea fusiformis (Van Duzee), comb. n.   32
   Ceratocapsidea holguinensis (Hernández & Henry), comb. n.   39
   Ceratocapsidea nigropicea (Reuter), comb. n.   40
   Ceratocapsidea rileyi Henry, sp. n.   44
   Ceratocapsidea rufistigma (Blatchley), comb. n.   46
   Ceratocapsidea taeniola Henry, sp. n.   50
   Ceratocapsidea texensis Henry, sp. n.   52
   Ceratocapsidea transversa Henry, sp. n.   55
   Ceratocapsidea variabilis Henry, sp. n.   57
Marinonicoris Carvalho   58
   Marinonicoris myrmecoides Carvalho   59
Pilophoropsidea Henry, gen. n.   60
   Key to species of Pilophoropsidea   62
   Pilophoropsidea barberi (Knight), comb. n.   64
   Pilophoropsidea brailovskyi Henry, sp. n.   65
   Pilophoropsidea camela (Knight), comb. n.   66
   Pilophoropsidea cuneata Henry, sp. n.   72
   Pilophoropsidea dimidiata Henry, sp. n.   73
   Pilophoropsidea fascipennis (Knight), comb. n.   74
   Pilophoropsidea fuscata Henry, sp. n.   75
   Pilophoropsidea keltoni Henry, sp. n.   77
   Pilophoropsidea maxima Henry, sp. n.   78
   Pilophoropsidea pueblaensis Henry, sp. n.   79
   Pilophoropsidea schaffneri Henry, sp. n.   80
   Pilophoropsidea serrata Henry, sp. n.   82
   Pilophoropsidea touchetae Henry, sp. n.   83
   Pilophoropsidea truncata Henry, sp. n.   84
   Pilophoropsidea tuberculata Henry, sp. n.   85
Pilophoropsis Poppius   86
   Key to species of Pilophoropsis   88
   Pilophoropsis bejeanae Henry, sp. n.   89
   Pilophoropsis brachyptera Poppius   90
   Pilophoropsis cunealis Henry, sp. n.   96
   Pilophoropsis nicholi (Knight)   98
   Pilophoropsis quercicola Henry, sp. n.   100
   Pilophoropsis texana (Knight), comb. n.   101
Pilophoropsita Henry, gen. n.   103
   Pilophoropsita schaffneri Henry, sp. n.   104
Renodaeus Distant   106
   Key to species of Renodaeus   107
   Renodaeus ficarius Distant   108
   Renodaeus gibbicollis Carvalho & Becker   109
   Renodaeus mimeticus Henry, sp. n.   110
Zanchisme Kirkaldy   112
   Key to species of Zanchisme   113
   Zanchisme dromedarius (Reuter)   113
   Zanchisme illustris Reuter   115
   Zanchisme inermis Carvalho & Schaffner   117
   Zanchisme mexicanus Carvalho & Schaffner   118
Zanchismeopsidea Henry, gen. n.   123
   Zanchismeopsidea diegoi Henry, sp. n.   123

Acknowledgments   148
References   149
Appendix I   154

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