A new synonymy in the genus Rhysostethus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
Rédei Dávid, Ren Shuzhi, Bu Wenjun
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 341-348, 2012
Abstract: Diagnostic characters of the genus Rhysostethus Hsiao, 1973 are discussed,
microptery is recorded for the first time in the genus, and a revised diagnosis
of the genus is provided. The following new synonymy is proposed: Rhysostethus
glabellus Hsiao, 1973 = Parascadra breuningi Kerzhner & Günther, 2004, syn.
nov. The male genitalia of Rh. glabellus are described and illustrated, and the
morphology and possible function of its unique fore leg are discussed.
Key words: Heteroptera, Reduviidae, Ectrichodiinae, Rhysostethus, taxonomy, new synonymy, wing polymorphism, China, Oriental Region