Description of the Australian plant bug genus Jiwarli, n. gen. (Heteroptera, Miridae, Phylinae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3653)
A new genus and four new species of Phylini Carvalho, 1958, from Australia are described. Jiwarli, new genus, differs from other Phylini by the relatively large size and elongate ovoid shape, distinct coloration, and male genital characters. The four new species show a broad distribution in Australia and mostly occur on widespread plants. Jiwarli exmaculae, n. sp., was collected on the Asteraceae Chrysocephalum apiculatum, Jiwarli heliotropium, n. sp., on the Boraginaceae Heliotropium ammophilum, Jiwarli ptilotus, n. sp., on the Amaranthaceae Ptilotus obovatus, and Jiwarli solanum, n. sp., on the Solanaceae Solanum ellipticum, S. orbiculatum, and S. lasiophyllum.
14 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. "June 25, 2009." Includes bibliographical references (p. 14).
Jiwarli., Phylini., Australia.