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This species (Fig. 60) is recognized by the large size; dark brown to reddishbrown coloration; shiny, finely granulate pronotum; and male genitalia, particularly the stout left paramere (Fig. 237) with two apically acute basal spines and a short, truncate, decurved apical process and the phallotheca (Fig. 238) with a slender, recurved apical process.
Male (n=3; holotype measurements in parentheses): Length 5.03–5.17 mm (4.99 mm), width 1.36–1.44 mm(1.36 mm). Head: Width 0.82-0.84 mm (0.80 mm), interocular width 0.28-0.30 mm (0.29 mm). Labium: Length 1.50–1.52 mm (1.49 mm). Antenna: Segment I, length 0.28–0.30 mm (0.27 mm); II, 0.94–0.96 mm (0.96 mm); III, 0.52–0.54 mm (0.54 mm); IV, 0.48–0.50 mm (0.50 mm). Pronotum: Length 0.88–0.90 mm (0.85 mm), basal width 1.31–1.32 mm (1.31 mm).
Coloration: Head: Dark brown to fuscous. Antenna: Segment I pale brown, with a broad stripe extending entire length on inner side; segments II–IV dark brown. Pronotum: Dark brown to fuscous. Scutellum: Dark brown to fuscous. Hemelytron: Orange brown on basal half, dark brown or fuscous on apical half; membrane mostly smoky dark brown; pale or white through and between areoles. Ventral surface: Brown to reddish brown, more fuscous on abdomen. Ostiolar evaporative area: White, with anterior knob at end of scent channel dull red. Legs: Procoxa pale brown to brown, reddish brown apically, middle and hind coxae white, brown at bases; femora uniformly brown to reddish brown; tibiae brown to reddish brown; tarsi pale brown; claws brown.
Structure, texture, and vestiture: Head: Shiny, frons with fine transverse granulations. Labium: Extending to bases of middle coxae. Antenna: Segment II slender, gradually thickened to apex. Pronotum: Shiny, disc finely and sparsely granulate, entire surface of calli and collar granulate; pubescence short, sparse, and recumbent. Scutellum: Transversely rugose, with a band of silvery scale-like setae across apical half, intermixed with long, erect, pale, simple setae. Hemelytron: Uniformly polished; with a band of silvery scale-like setae across base of clavus and a wider band through middle of corium and apical third of clavus, intermixed with a short row of long, erect, pale, simple setae on apical half of clavus and a few along inner corial margin adjacent to membrane. Legs: Hind tibiae somewhat flattened, with entire length of inner side having two dense rows of long (subequal to diameter of segment), erect setae.
Male genitalia: Aperture with two short spines above left paramere, one simple and acute, one apically trispinose. Left paramere (Fig. 237) short, stout, enlarged apical half with a forward-curving crest and a recurved, truncate, apical process; base with two variable processes, longest one thickened apically, rounded, shorter one apically acute. Right paramere (Fig. 239) relatively slender, with a short, apically blunt process curved upward. Phallotheca (Fig. 238) slender, with a long, recurved apical hook and a subapical notch.
The specific epithet maxima is used to denote the large size of this species.
Holotype: ♂: MEXICO: Durango: 10 mi. W El Salto, 9000’, 10-VIII-1964, L. A. Kelton (00167382) (CNC). Paratypes: MEXICO: Durango: 9 mi. W La Ciudad, 9000’, 1 July 1964, L. A. Kelton, 1♂ (00167386) (CNC). 24 mi. W La Ciudad, 7000’, 21 July 1964, L. A. Kelton, 1♂ (0016221) (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