Pratigi aristeui, a new Neotropical genus and species of Stenopodainae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
Gil-Santana Hélcio R., de Oliveira Jader
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(2): 491-506, 2016
Abstract: Pratigi aristeui gen. & sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae:
Stenopodainae) is described based on a male from the state of Bahia, Brazil.
Pratigi gen. nov. differs from all other New World genera by the conspicuously
elongated clypeus and the subpentagonal shape of the head. Other diagnostic
features of Pratigi gen. nov. include: body somewhat broad, about three times as
long as maximum width, flattened dorsoventrally; postocular part of head with a
ramose setigerous process posterolaterally; prosternum elongated behind fore
coxae; fore femora strongly incrassate, fusiform; fore tibiae curved; all tibiae
without fossula spongiosa; fore tarsi three-segmented. A revised key to New
World Stenopodainae genera is presented.
Key words: Heteroptera, Reduviidae, Stenopodainae, assassin bugs, Attalea funifera, Brazil, Neotropical Region