Three new species of the flower bug genus Orius (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) from Nepal

Yasunaga Tomohide, Yamada Kazutaka, Duwel Ram Keshari
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 391-401, 2019
Published online: 15th August 2019
Published in print: 31st December 2019
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Abstract: Three new species of the flower bug genus Orius Wolff, 1811 (Anthocorinae: Oriini) are described as new, namely Orius (Orius) ekaii sp. nov., O. (Orius) nigromaritus sp. nov., and O. (Xylorius) paveli sp. nov., all from Nepal. The plant association and habitat are documented for each new species. Habitus images of live individuals and scanning electron micrographs are also provided to aid in proper recognition of their identities. A checklist of Orius species known from South Asia (SAARC nations) is incorporated; Orius indicus (Reuter, 1884) is herein placed in the subgenus DimorphellaRe­uter, 1884.
Key words: Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Anthocoridae, Dimorphella, Orius,Xylorius, new species, plant association, Nepal, Oriental Region
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