Two new genera of Madagascan Pentatominae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)

Kment Petr
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 591-624, 2015
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Abstract: Two new genera and species, Jitka elegans gen. & sp. nov. (Myrocheini) and Nene undulatum gen. & sp. nov. (Triplatygini) (both Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae), are described and illustrated, including structures of the male and female genitalia of both taxa and the 4th instar larva of J. elegans. The tribal placement of both new genera is discussed. The Pentatomidae fauna of Madagascar currently comprises four subfamilies, 87 genera and subgenera and 176 species (Asopinae 9 genera and subgenera/11 species, Pentatominae 74/158, Phyllocephalinae 1/1, and Podopinae 3/6), of which 40 genera (46 %) and 176 species (85 %) are endemic.
Key words: Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Pentatomidae, biodiversity, endemism, taxonomy, new genus, new species, Madagascar
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