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Revisions of Dioclerus, Harpedona, Mertila, Myiocapsus, Prodromus, and Thaumastomiris (Heteroptera, Miridae, Bryocorinae, Eccritotarsini). Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 187, article 1

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dc.contributor.author Stonedahl, Gary M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T14:38:08Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T14:38:08Z
dc.date.issued 1988 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/926
dc.description 99 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-99). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The following six genera of Old World Eccritotarsini (Bryocorinae) are revised, including taxa distributed from tropical west Africa to India, southeast Asia, and east to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in the tropical western Pacific: Dioclerus Distant, Harpedona Distant, Mertila Distant, Myiocapsus Poppius, Prodromus Distant, Thaumastomiris Kirkaldy. Fifty-nine species are treated in detail, 34 of which are described as new. The genus Maurocoris Poppius is synonymized with Harpedona Distant and Prodromopsis Poppius is renewed as a synonym of Prodromus Distant. The following species are synonymized (senior synonym listed last): Mertila brevicornis Poppius = Mertila malayensis Distant; Prodromopsis basalis Poppius, Prodromopsis cuneatus (Distant), Prodromopsis scutellaris Poppius, Prodromus cochinensis Odhiambo = Prodromus clypeatus Distant; Prodromus pedunculatus Odhiambo = Prodromus oculatus (Poppius); Prodromus flavonotus Odhiambo = Prodromus thaliae China. The following new combinations are created: Maurocoris unicolor Poppius = Harpedona unicolor; Prodromus aethiopicus Poppius = Duducoris aethiopicus. Prodromus alboviridescens (Motschulsky) is assigned the status of nomen dubium. Harpedona fulvigenis (Poppius), Prodromus joveri Delattre, and Prodromus nimbus Delattre were not examined in conjunction with the present study. A dorsal habitus illustration is provided for each genus. Scanning electron micrographs of the metathoracic scent efferent system, pretarsus, and other structures are presented for most genera. Line drawings of the male genitalia and distribution maps are given for all species. A cladistic analysis of species is performed for each genus and keys for the identification of species are provided. A revised diagnosis and description of each genus are included, and descriptions or redescriptions given for all species"--P. 4. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher [New York] : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History ; v. 187, article 1 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QH1 .A4 vol.187, art.1, 1988 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Eccritotarsini en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Miridae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Indo-Pacific Region en_US
dc.title Revisions of Dioclerus, Harpedona, Mertila, Myiocapsus, Prodromus, and Thaumastomiris (Heteroptera, Miridae, Bryocorinae, Eccritotarsini). Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 187, article 1 en_US
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