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unknown coreid - Anasa andresii - female

unknown coreid - Anasa andresii - Female
Patagonia, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
October 14, 2012
Size: 14 mm
At large in the house. I looked through BG and my office collection but didn't see a similar specimen.

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unknown coreid - Anasa andresii - female unknown coreid - Anasa andresii - female unknown coreid - Anasa andresii - female unknown coreid - Anasa andresii - female unknown coreid - Anasa andresii - female

Anasa andresii (Guérin-Méneville) --det. T.J. Henry
now, those we were keeping up to now on this page are actually, according to Dr Henry, Catorhintha apicalis (=Ficana apicalis; the genus has been sunk)

family page & other pages affected by the changes/corrections are updated [to the best of my knowledge]

Moved from Leaf-footed Bugs.


Checked the revision...
and I concur with the good doctor, based on that reference, that this is A. andresii.

With specimen and revision in hand...
indeed it keys out perfectly to A. andresii. Thanks so much for the help!

no missing genera in this tribe anymore...
...which is nice

Hate to burst your bubble...
but we're still missing Vazquezitocoris and Sethenira.

the latter isn't even listed on the family page :/

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As it appears you have this specimen at your disposal...
clarifying one detail will help immensely. It appears to be near Anasa/Catorhintha/Ficana. I doubt Catorhintha. Furthermore, it's really skinny for Anasa, although we don't have A. maculipes, known from the Southwest, in which species the antennae are supposed to be all red. I suspect Ficana but that genus is supposedly ruled out because the first rostral segment does not surpass the anterior margin of the prosternum. This brings me to my question: are the spiracles equidistant from lateral, anterior, and posterior margins of sternite (Anasa) or are they closer to lateral margins than to anterior or posterior margins (Catorhintha or Ficana)? I can't quite tell from the photo.

Added a fifth photo...
showing the spiracles. They do get closer to the lateral margin as you go back beyond the 5th ventrite, but on 1-5 I'd say the spiracle is equidistant as you indicated for Anasa. It does seem skinny for Anasa, and definitely does not have red antennae except maybe the last antennomere is kind of reddish brown. Maybe a Mexican species? I'm only 10 miles from the Sonoran border. One narrow, light-colored species that occurs in Mexico is Anasa impictipes Stål, and is featured on this plate in Biologia Centrali-Americana. I've made a request for the Brailovsky review of the genus and will run it through the key when that arrives.

Potential Anasa sp.
I would agree that Anasa looks like the most worthwhile place to investigate. I've got the revision at the Museum so I'll take a look tomorrow as well. Anasa impictipes certainly looks like a good one to check out. Wondered about a Mexican species, but I wasn't sure how many additional taxa that might include and decided to wait until I could confirm the genus.

Keep an eye out for other specimens to deposit in UoAZ and/or send some to me for ID and deposition in the UMMZ (not sure what your office collection entails). Certainly worth a note in the literature if a new US record and it'd be best if vouchers were available. Also, some photographs in situ might be a nice supplement if you have a photographical bend.

I'll keep an eye out in the yard
Unfortunately, it's freezing at night now in Patagonia, so my season is running out. If I find one in a natural setting (rather than in my kitchen sink) I'll be sure to get a photo!

My office is with the USDA at the Nogales, AZ port of entry. The collection consists mostly of specimens intercepted in cargo from Mexico, some material from domestic trapping (e.g. wood-boring beetles and fruit flies), and a small amount of locally collected material. I'm trying to improve the representation of local fauna. Collecting within 20 miles of the Mexican border is sure to turn up some new US records, too.

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