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- Ceratocapsus barberi Knight, 1930: 190 (orig. descrip.); Carvalho 1958: 44 (cat.); Henry and Wheeler 1988: 393 (cat.); Schuh 1995: 90 (cat.).
This species (Fig. 49) is recognized by the overall reddishbrown color; the shiny pronotum with a fine, grainy surface; erect, relatively long, simple setae on the corium; and the shape of the male genitalia, particularly the right paramere. The right paramere (Fig. 213) is unique in having a globose base and a long arm forming a curved C-shaped structure.
Holotype male: Length: 4.10 mm, width 1.32 mm. Head: Width 0.83 mm, interocular width 0.30 m. Labium: Length about 1.48 mm (embedded in glue). Antenna: Segment I, length 0.32 mm; II, 1.00 mm; III, 0.60 mm; IV, 0.56 mm. Pronotum: Length 0.68 mm, basal width 1.10 mm.
Coloration: Head: Dark reddish brown. Antenna: Dark reddish brown. Pronotum: Dark reddish brown to fuscous. Scutellum: Fuscous. Hemelytron: Dark reddish brown; cuneus shiny reddish brown; membrane smoky brown. Ventral Surface: Shiny reddish brown, abdomen darker brown or fuscous. Ostiolar evaporative area: Pale or whitish, central knob or raised area red. Legs: Coxae, femora, and tibiae uniformly reddish brown; tarsi and claws pale yellowish brown.
Structure, texture, and vestiture: Head: Semishiny, finely granulate, frons weakly transversely striate, with scattered semierect pale yellowishbrown setae. Labium: extending to about middle coxae. Pronotum: Semishiny, finely granulate, with scattered, semierect and erect, pale yellowishbrown setae Scutellum: Shiny, finely transversely rugose, with scattered, long, erect, bristle-like, pale setae and a broad band of narrow, white, scale-like setae. Hemelytron: Polished, impunctate, except for an irregular double row of shallow, indistinct brown punctures on clavus; clavus with five long, erect, bristle-like pale setae lengthwise through middle; corium with a few short, pale, simple setae, intermixed with longer, erect, pale setae and two bands of silvery scale-like setae, a relatively narrow one across base of clavus (and through scutellum) and a broader one across middle of corium and apex of clavus. Ventral surface: Propleura dorsoventrally rugose, remainder of thorax and abdomen shiny, polished.
Male genitalia: Left paramere (Fig. 211) elongate, with apex more slender and curved downward. Right paramere (Fig. 213) with a globose base and a long, slender lateral arm forming a broad C-shape. Phallotheca (Fig. 212) stout, apex blunt and slightly curved.
Known from only the holotype collected in the Huachuca Mountains of Arizona.
I have not found any other material that I can associate with the holotype of this species. The male genitalia, however, are quite distinct among the species of Pilophoropsidea.
Type specimen examined
Holotype ♂ [USA]: Arizona [Cochise Co.]: Huachuca Mts., VII–20, H. G. Barber coll., collected by light (USNM) .
- Henry, T; 2015: Revision of the Ceratocapsine Renodaeus group: Marinonicoris, Pilophoropsis, Renodaeus, and Zanchisme, with descriptions of four new genera (Heteroptera, Miridae, Orthotylinae) ZooKeys, (490): 1-156. doi
- Carvalho J (1958) Catalogue of the Miridae of the World. Arquivos Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro. Part III. Orthotylinae 47: 1–161.
- Henry T, Wheeler A (1988) Family Miridae Hahn, 1833. In: Henry T Froeschner R (Eds) Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs, of Canada and the Continental United States. Brill EJ, Leiden and New York, 251–507.
- Schuh R (1995) Plant Bugs of the World (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae). Systematic catalog, distributions, host list, and bibliography. New York Entomological Society, New York, 1329 pp.