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- Ceratocapsus fascipennis Knight, 1930: 189 (orig. descrip.); Carvalho 1958: 46 (cat.); Henry and Wheeler 1988 (cat.): 394; Schuh 1995: 92 (cat.).
This species (Fig. 57) is recognized by the brown to reddishbrown coloration; shiny to satiny brown pronotum; and the male genitalia, particularly the left paramere (Fig. 227) with an elongate beak-like apex, a long, curving basal process, and a stouter, apically acute, middle process.
Male (n = 5; holotype measurements in parentheses): Length 4.16–4.32 mm (4.24 mm), width 1.44–1.52 mm (1.22 mm). Head: Width 0.78–0.80 mm (0.80 mm), interocular width 0.38–0.40 mm (0.37 mm). Labium: Length 1.36–1.38 mm (1.41 mm). Antenna: Segment I, length 0.26–0.28 mm (0.24 mm); II, 0.78–0.86 mm (0.67 mm); III, 0.44–0.48 mm (0.38 mm); IV, 0.42–0.44 mm (0.37 mm). Pronotum: Length 0.90–0.92 mm (0.86 mm), basal width 1.18–1.22 mm (1.20 mm).
Coloration: Head: Reddish brown. Antenna: Segment I pale brown, with inner surface having a red line extending along entire length in most specimens; segment II dark brown, pale on basal third; segments III and IV dark brown to fuscous. Pronotum: Dark reddish brown to fuscous, sometimes paler on anterior third. Scutellum: Dark brown to fuscous. Hemelytron: Uniformly orange brown on basal half, cuneus and apical half of corium dark brown; membrane fuscous beyond apex of cuneus, clear whitish basally. Ventral surface: Shiny, thoracic sterna orange brown to brown, abdomen fuscous. Ostiolar evaporative area: White, with large anterior knob dull reddish brown. Legs: Coxae whitish, base of middle coxae and apex of fore coxae brown to reddish brown; femora brown to reddish brown; tibiae brown to reddish brown, fore and middle tibiae becoming pale on apical third; claws and tarsi pale brown.
Structure, texture, and vestiture: Head: Frons weakly transversely rugose, with long, semierect and erect, pale-brown setae along midline and across vertex. Labium: Extending to middle coxae. Pronotum: Shiny, disc and calli finely granulate, nearly alutaceous, anterior collar granulate, weakly transversely striate; pubescence short, sparse. Scutellum: With loose band of silvery scale-like setae across apical third. Hemelytron: Polished; silvery scale-like setae set in a narrow band across base of clavus and a broad band through middle of corium and apical third of clavus. Ventral surface: Abdomen with numerous erect to semierect setae. Legs: Hind tibiae laterally flattened and weakly bowed and inner margin thickly set with long, erect setae.
Male genitalia: Aperture large, without marginal spines or processes. Left paramere (Fig. 227) elongate, with a large, apical, triangular, beak-like process truncated distally; a thickened, apically acute, recurved process at middle; and a long, slender, apically curved, basal process. Right paramere (Fig. 229): stout, thickest on basal half, without lateral arms or branches. Phallotheca (Fig. 228): uniformly slender, with a slender, recurved apical hook, and a short, decurved tubercle on opposite side.
Known only from Cochise Co., Arizona.
Type specimens examined
Holotype ♂: USA: Arizona: Cochise Co., Chiricahua Mts., 6200’, 20 June 1928, A. A. Nichol (00162218) (USNM). Paratypes: USA: Arizona: Cochise Co.: Chiricahua Mountains, East Turkey Creek, 31.90956EN, 109.25086EW, 1951 m, 26 Jul 1987, W. F. Barr, Quercus sp. (Fagaceae), 1♂ (00374336) (CNC). Huachuca Mountains, 31.502EN, 110.3994EW, 1839 m, 08 Jul 1905, H. G. Barber, 1♂ (00374335) (CNC).
Other specimens examined
USA: Arizona: Cochise Co.: Chiricahua Mountains, SWRS, 5 mi. SW Portal, 31.88333EN, 109.20611EW, 1646 m, 22 Aug 2000, J.C. Schaffner, 1♂ (00285693) (USNM). Pinery Canyon, Chiricahua Mountains, 31.93514EN, 109.27482EW, 2073 m, 01 Jul 1919, A. Wetmore, 1♂ (00285692) (USNM). Huachuca Mts., Upper Carr Cyn., 7500 ft., 6–10 Aug 1952, H. B. Leech and J. B. Green, 3♂♂ (CAS). St. Rita Mt., 7-6-33, E. D. Ball, 1♂ (USNM). Southwestern Research Station (SWRS), 5 mi SW of Portal, 31.8825EN, 109.206EW, 5400’ (1646 m), 05 Sep 1965–25 Sep 1965, C. W. Sabrosky, Malaise trap, 1♂ (00285694) (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.