Revision of the genus Pachytomella (Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthotylinae: Halticini
Namyatova Anna A.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 341-368, 2010
Abstract: The Palaearctic genus Pachytomella Reuter, 1890, comprising six species, is
revised, and new synonymies for varieties of P. phoenicea (Horváth, 1884) –
P. phoenicea var. antennalis Reuter, 1891, P. phoenicea var. pedalis Reuter,
1904, P. phoenicea var. nigricornis Reuter, 1904 – are proposed. Diagnoses
and detailed descriptions for the genus and all species are given. Keys to males
and females, as well as colour digital habitus images and illustrations of
genital structures are provided. The lectotype for Pachytomella cursitans
Reuter, 1905 is designated. Pachytomella parallela is recorded for the first
time from Andorra and P. phoenicea from Jordan and Syria.
Key words: Heteroptera, Miridae, Halticini, Pachytomella, taxonomy, revision, key, distribution