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
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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
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