The assassin bug subfamilies Centrocnemidinae and Holoptilinae in Taiwan (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
Rédei Dávid, Tsai Jung-Fu
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 411-442, 2011
Abstract: The assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) of the subfamily
Centrocnemidinae and Holoptilinae of Taiwan are surveyed, the taxa are
diagnosed, illustrated, and keyed. The nomenclature of the family group name
Centrocnemidinae is discussed. Of this subfamily, the single species
Neocentrocnemis stali (Reuter, 1881) is recognized, old records of Centrocnemis
deyrollii Signoret, 1852 are considered as misidentifications of N. stali. The
following synonymies are proposed: Neocentrocnemis stali (Reuter, 1881) = N.
formosana (Matsumura, 1913), syn. nov., = N. baudoni Dispons, 1965, syn. nov.
The male and female genitalia of N. stali are illustrated in detail, the
morphology and homologies of the male intromittent organ are discussed. Of
Holoptilinae, two genera and three species are recognized. The genus Locoptiris
Villiers, 1943, described from the Afrotropical Region, is recorded for the
first time from Taiwan; this record means also the first record of the genus in
the Oriental Region. Locoptiris taiwanensis sp. nov. is described as new.
Ptilocerus pendleburyi Miller, 1940, described from peninsular Malaysia, is
transferred to Locoptiris. Species of Locoptiris are keyed, the relationships
within the genus are discussed. Ptilocerus immitis Uhler, 1896, so far known
only from Japan, is recorded for the first time from Taiwan.
Key words: Heteroptera, Reduviidae, Centrocnemidinae, Holoptilinae, taxonomy, nomenclature, new species, new records, morphology, genitalia, Taiwan