Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phymata pacifica Evans, 1931
Explanation of Names
Species epithet probably refers to the western range of the species.
Three subspecies, two in the United States (P. p. pacifica and P. p. stanfordi) and one in Baja California, Mexico (P. p. hainesi).
This is one of only three species recorded from California. Phymata salicis has the abdominal outline rounded whereas in P. pacifica the posterolateral connexival angles are more salient. Phymata arctostaphylae has the fourth connexival segment more conspicuously dilated and a rosy abdominal venter.
Although P. americana is not known from California, it is known from British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. The connexival segments of P. americana may be less salient than in P. pacifica but P. americana is a huge complex with lots of variation and if it is shown that this species occurs in California, it may be difficult to separate from P. pacifica.
In the United States, it is restricted to California(1)
. This species is also known from Baja California, Mexico (Kormilev, 1960).
Kormilev, N. A. 1960. Revision of Phymatinae (Hemiptera, Phymatidae). The Philippine Journal of Science, 89: 287-489.