TitleMinysporops dominicanus gen. n., sp n. (Hemiptera: Pentatomoidea: Megarididae), a megaridid in Dominican amber
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPoinar, GO, Heiss, E
JournalHistorical Biology
Type of ArticleJournal Article

A new genus and species of megaridid, Minysporops dominicanus gen. n., sp. n. (Hemiptera: Megarididae), is described from Dominican amber. Diagnostic characters include: minute (under 2.00 mm), glabrous, nearly round body; declivitous flat-topped head; eyes constricted near middle, with dorsal eye shields; ocelli ovoid-elliptical; antennae four-segmented, setose; rostrum four-segmented; pronotum finely punctate with indistinct calli not extending to lateral body margins, anterolateral margin angulate; scutellum punctate, exposing base of hemelytra; connexivum narrowly exposed; venter of abdomen glabrous, with fine punctures and two-segmented tarsi. This is the first description of a fossil megaridid.

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