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This species (Figs 70–72) is recognized by the overall fuscous coloration; dull black, granulate pronotum; male genitalia, particularly the simple, C-shaped left paramere (Fig. 257), the right paramere (Fig. 259) with a stout, apically acute lateral arm, and the long, slender phallotheca (Fig. 258); and the large, stout spine on male genital aperture above the right paramere.
Male (n = 3; holotype measurements in parentheses): Length 3.80–4.20 mm (4.16 mm), width 1.20–1.22 mm (1.20 mm). Head: Width 0.74–0.78 mm (0.78 mm), interocular width 0.38–0.40 mm (0.40 mm). Labium: Length 1.39–1.44 mm (1.39 mm). Antenna: Segment I, length 0.29–0.32 mm (0.29 mm); II, 0.90–1.02 (0.90 mm); III, 0.50–0.52 mm (0.51 mm); IV, 0.42–0.45 mm (0.45 mm). Pronotum: Length 0.92–0.99 mm (0.99 mm), basal width 1.20–1.28 mm (1.28 mm).
Coloration: Head: Fuscous to black. Antenna: Segment I pale brown, with a small red mark inside near base; segment II black; segments III and IV fuscous. Pronotum: Black. Scutellum: Fuscous to dull black, paler apically. Hemelytron: Uniformly black; membrane uniformly dark smoky brown, narrowly shiny around base bordering cuneus. Ventral surface: Uniformly shiny reddish brown to black. Ostiolar evaporative area: White, with knob at end of scent channel dull red. Legs: Fore coxa dark reddish brown to black, middle and hind coxae pale or whitish, narrowly fuscous at bases; femora uniformly dark reddish brown to black; tibiae reddish brown to black; tarsi and claws brown to fuscous.
Structure, texture, and vestiture: Head: Uniformly granulate, weakly shiny. Labium: Extending to apices of middle coxae or bases of hind coxae. Antenna: Segment II gradually thickened to apex, apical width greater than diameter of segment I. Pronotum: Dull, strongly granulate, collar transversely striate, with scattered recumbent setae. Scutellum: Granulate, apex smooth and shiny, with a wide band of silvery scale-like setae across apical half, except shiny apex. Hemelytron: Rugose or roughened, shiny but not polished, with two bands of silvery scale-like setae, a narrow one across base of clavus and a broader one through middle of corium and apical third of clavus; thickly set with short, recumbent, pale, simple setae and a few longer, erect setae on clavus and inner corial margin bordering membrane. Legs: Hind tibia strongly flattened and bowed, broad side nearly two times diameter of fore tibia, inner side with two rows of long (0.04–0.06 mm), erect setae.
Male genitalia: Right side of aperture with a large stout spine or tubercle. Left paramere (Fig. 257) simple, slender, without flanges or basal processes. Right paramere (Fig. 259) somewhat C-shaped, apex blunt, with a stout, apically pointed, lateral process arising at middle. Phallotheca (Fig. 258) relatively stout, curving, apex blunt with a short spine on one side.
Female (n = 2): Length to apex of abdomen 3.04–3.14 mm, length to apex of cuneus 2.48–2.60 mm, width 1.30–1.32 mm. Head: Width 0.78–0.80 mm, interocular width 0.46–0.50 mm. Labium: Length 1.44–1.58 mm. Antenna: Segment I, length 0.30–0.32 mm; II, 0.92–1.02 mm; III, 0.52–0.60 mm; IV, 0.46–0.56 mm. Pronotum: Length 0.74–0.76 mm, basal width 0.76–0.80 mm. Similar to male in coloration, differing structurally as noted below.
Structure, texture, and vestiture: Labium: Extending past hind coxae to base of abdomen. Pronotum: Much more quadrate than in males, lateral margins subparallel, humeral angles weakly flared. Scutellum: Basal half sloping downward posteriorly, apical half flattened, level with hemelytra. Hemelytron: Brachypterous; coloration and surface texture much as in males; claval and cuneal sutures and membrane absent, apex of cuneus cut inward, forming a deep apical V; last four or five abdominal segments exposed beyond hemelytra. Ventral surface and legs much as in males, including flattened and bowed hind tibiae.
The specific epithet “tuberculata” denotes the large, stout tubercle on the right side of the male genital aperture.
Holotype ♂, MEXICO: Guerrero: 6.2 mi. SW Xochipala, elev. 5670 ft., July 6, 1987, Kovarik and Schaffner (00167513) (TAMU). Paratypes: MEXICO: Guerrero: 6.2 mi. SW Xochipala, elev. 5670 ft., July 6, 1987, Kovarik and Schaffner, 2♂♂ (1 damaged), 2♀♀ ((00167514) 1♂, (00167515) 1♀ TAMU; (00162224) 1♂, (00162225) 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