Oblongiala zimbabwensis, a new assassin bug genus and species from Zimbabwe, with a key to the Afrotropical genera of Peiratinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)

Liu Yingqi, Chen Zhuo, Webb Michael D., Cai Wanzhi
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(2): 659-665, 2020
Published online: 12th December 2020
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Abstract: Oblongiala zimbabwensis Liu & Cai gen. & sp. nov. is described from Zimbabwe and placed in the subfamily Peiratinae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). Habitus, male genitalia and some diagnostic characters of the new species are illustrated. The affinities of the new genus are discussed with a key provided to help distinguish peiratine genera distributed in the Afrotropical Region.
Key words: Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Reduviidae, Peiratinae, assassin bug, taxonomy, key, new genus, new species, Zimbabwe, Afrotropical Region
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