The monocotyledon-feeding lace bugs of the genus Agramma from Japan (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae)

Souma Jun
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(2): 527-536, 2020
Published online: 7th October 2020
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Abstract: In this paper, I revise the taxonomy of the lace bug genus Agramma Stephens, 1829 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae: Tinginae) from Japan. Two species are recognized and re-described: A. japonicum (Drake, 1948) described previously from Japan, and A. abruptifrons Golub, 1990, newly recorded from Japan. The previous records of A. nexile (Drake, 1948) from Japan are confirmed as misidentifications of A. japonicum. The host plant relationship is discussed for A. abruptifrons and A. japonicum. Photographs of living individuals for A. abruptifrons and A. japonicum are presented. A key is provided to facilitate the identification of the two species of Agramma distributed in Japan.
Key words: Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Tingidae, Tinginae, taxonomy, key to species, biology, host plant, distribution, Japan, eastern Asia, Palaearctic Region
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