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This species (Fig. 66) is recognized by the large size; overall dark coloration; shiny, dark brown pronotum; male genitalia, particularly the left paramere (Figs 246, 247) with a long, slender, apically hooked basal process and a stouter, apically acute median process, and the phallotheca (Fig. 248) with a short hooked apical process and dorsal flap; and the 12 to 13 short, setigerous tubercles on the dorsal edge of the male genital aperture.
Holotype male: Length 5.33 mm, width 1.40 mm. Head: Width 0.84 mm, interocular width 0.36 mm. Labium: Length 1.60 mm. Antenna: Segment I, length 0.30 mm; II, 1.00 mm; III, 0.56 mm; IV, 0.54 mm. Pronotum: Length 0.90 mm, basal width 1.40 mm.
Coloration: Head: Dark reddish brown. Antenna: Segment I pale brown, with a dark brown streak extending entire length on inner side; segment II dark brown or fuscous; segments II and III fuscous. Pronotum: Fuscous, somewhat paler red brown across calli. Scutellum: Reddish brown. Hemelytron: Dark brown to fuscous on apical half, more pale reddish to orange brown on basal half; membrane smoky black, paler at base across proximal half of large areole. Ventral surface: Shiny dark reddish brown. Ostiolar evaporative area: White, with knob at end of scent channel dull brown. Legs: Fore coxa brown, middle and hind coxae pale or whitish with bases infuscated; femora uniformly dark brown; tibiae uniformly dark brown.
Structure, texture, and vestiture: Head: Shiny, granulate, frons transversely rugose, an elongate, glabrous, smooth, shiny spot present on either side of vertex, with each touching inner margin of an eye. Labium: Extending to bases of middle coxae. Pronotum: Shiny, surface of disc finely granulate, calli and collar uniformly granulate; recumbent pubescence short and sparse. Scutellum: Transversely rugose except for smooth apex, with silvery scale-like setae across middle, intermixed with long, erect, pale, simple setae. Hemelytra: Polished, smooth, with two bands of silvery scale-like setae, a narrow one across base of clavus and a broader one through middle of corium and across apical third of clavus.
Male genitalia: Dorsal edge of aperture with 12 to 13 tiny setigerous tubercles giving a finely serrate appearance, with a slightly larger spine on left side before serrations. Left paramere (Figs 246, 247) relatively elongate, apical part extended and truncate, basal half with two erect, stout processes, the shortest having a small subapical tubercle. Right paramere (Fig. 249) stout, more slender on apical third, middle with a small quadrate flange. Phallotheca (Fig. 248) relatively stout, apically hooked, with a small, recurved flap.
The specific epithet serrata is used to denote the finely serrate dorsal edge of the male genital aperture.
Holotype ♂: MEXICO: Michoacan: 6 mi. N Cheran, July 7–8, 1985, Jones and Schaffner, from pine (00167510) (TAMU).
- 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