Rediscovering Anhanga: redescription and considerations on its taxonomic placement (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)

Bianchi Filipe M., Barcello Aline, Grazia Jocelia
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(2): 557-566, 2016
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Abstract: The genus Anhanga Distant, 1887 is a monotypical taxon erected for A. modesta Distant, 1887. Access to the photographs of the type specimen allowed us to identify three females and one male belonging to this genus. Here we redescribe the genus and the species and provide a detailed description of the genitalia of both sexes. Considering Distant’s original description and based on the morphological characters of Anhanga, we also re-evaluate the placement of this genus within the Discocephalinae, transferring Anhanga to the Pentatominae. Based on the general and genital morphology, Anhanga seems to have affinities with Galedanta Amyot & Serville, 1843 (tribe Carpocorini).
Key words: Heteroptera, Pentatomidae, Discocephalinae, Pentatominae, Carpocorini, stink bug, taxonomy, Brazil, Neotropical Region
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