Review of the genus Cavelerius (Heteroptera: Blissidae) with descriptions of three new species from China and Southeast Asia

Gao Cuiqing, Zhou Yu
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 61(1): 113-132, 2021
Published online: 16th April 2021
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Abstract: The species of the genus Cavelerius Distant, 1903 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Blissidae) are reviewed based on re-examination of the type images. A total of thirteen species are recognized in this genus, including three new species: Cavelerius nigrivena sp. nov. from Thailand and Laos; Cavelerius parvimaculatus sp. nov. from Thailand, and Cavelerius yunnanensis sp. nov. from China: Yunnan. Cavelerius tinctus (Distant, 1903) is newly recorded from China, and Cavelerius antennatus Slater & Miyamoto, 1963 is newly recorded from India: Meghalaya. A key to all known species of Cavelerius is provided.
Key words: Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Lygaeoidea, Blissidae, new species, new record, China, India, Southeast Asia