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This species (Fig. 55) is recognized by the overall very dark brown head and hemelytra, contrasting with the dull or, at most, satiny, black pronotum; the field of silvery, scale-like setae across the basal half of the cuneus, and the male genitalia, particularly the left paramere (Fig. 220) with a long basal process.
Male (n = 2; holotype measurements in parentheses): Length 4.03 mm (4.10 mm), width 1.10 mm (1.04 mm). Head: Width 0.76 mm (0.74 mm), interocular width 0.36 mm (0.32 mm). Labium: Length 1.30 mm (1.28 mm). Antenna: Segment I, length 0.30 mm (0.27 mm); II, 0.84 mm (0.80 mm); III, 0.54 mm (0.50 mm); IV, 0.52 mm (0.46 mm). Pronotum: Length 0.78 mm (0.74 mm), basal width 1.06 mm (1.04 mm).
Coloration: Head: Dark reddish brown. Antenna: Segment I pale brown, basal half with an elongate red mark on inner side; segment II fuscous to black; segment III and IV black. Pronotum: Fuscous to black. Scutellum: Dark brown to fuscous, apex pale brown. Hemelytron: Uniformly dark brown to fuscous; membrane uniformly smoky black. Ventral surface: Shiny reddish brown to fuscous. Ostiolar evaporative area: White, with knob at end of scent channel dull red. Legs: Fore coxa dark brown, middle and hind coxae white, narrowly fuscous at bases; femora uniformly dark reddish brown; tibiae dark reddish brown, hind tibiae noticeably flattened; tarsi and claws brown.
Structure, texture, and vestiture: Head: Granulate, frons with weak transverse striations. Labium: Extending just beyond bases of middle coxae. Pronotum: Evenly granulate, dull to weakly shiny, collar paler brown and transversely rugose. Scutellum: Finely granulate, smooth, with silvery scale-like setae across apical half except apex, intermixed with long, erect, simple setae. Hemelytron: Smooth, polished, with three bands or patches of silvery scale-like setae, one across base of clavus (and through scutellum), a broader one through middle of corium and apical third of clavus, and one across basal half of cuneus, intermixed with sparse, recumbent simple setae and a row of long, erect setae through middle of clavus and a few along inner corial margin at base of membrane. Ventral surface: Abdomen with numerous long, erect setae, especially on genital capsule.
Male genitalia: Aperture with a large tubercle along dorsal edge just left of center (approx. at 11 o’clock position) that is thickened on basal half, then abruptly slender apically. Left paramere (Fig. 220): Apex subtriangular or beak-like, middle with a relatively stout, erect process, and base with a very long, forward-curving, slender process. Right paramere (Fig. 222) elongate, with a short, slender process at middle. Phallotheca (Fig. 221) slender, apex with a stout, recurved hook.
The specific epithet cuneata is used to denote the silvery, scale-like patch of setae present across the basal half of the cuneus.
Holotype: ♂: MEXICO: Chiapas, 27 km SW Teopisca, 18 Sept. 1981, Clark and Coe (TAMU). Paratype: Same data as for holotype, 1♂ (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