Taxonomic notes on the Indian assassin bug Ectomocoris simulans (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) with two new synonyms

Liu Yingqi, Cai Wanzhi
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 62(1): 145-153, 2022
Published online: 28th August 2022
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Abstract: The Indian assassin bug, Ectomocoris simulans Distant, 1919 (Hemiptera: Hetero- The Indian assassin bug, Ectomocoris simulans Distant, 1919 (Hemiptera: Hetero- ptera: Reduviidae: Peiratinae) is redescribed, with habitus images and figures of male genitalia provided. Ectomocoris melanopterus Distant, 1919, syn. nov., and E. xavierei Vennison & Ambrose, 1990, syn. nov., are placed as its junior subjective synonyms. Types of the above three nominal species were examined, illustrated, and lectotypes of E. simulans and E. melanopterus are designated.
Key words: Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Reduviidae, Peiratinae, assassin bug, lectotype, new synonym, taxonomy, India, Oriental Region
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