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Published: 2016-08-31

First records of two flower bug genera from Myanmar (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae: Anthocorinae: Oriini), with description of a new species of Bilia 

Research Associate, Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, c/o JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Myanmar Office, #701 Sakura Tower No. 339, Bogyoke Aung San Road, Kyauktada Township, Yangon.
Tokushima Prefectural Museum, Bunka-no-Mori Park, Mukôterayama, Hachiman-chô, Tokushima 770-8070, Japan.
Fluit Fly Laboratory, Plant Protection Division (PPD), Department of Agriculture (DOA), Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation, W. Gyoggon, Insein Township, Yangon
Fluit Fly Laboratory, Plant Protection Division (PPD), Department of Agriculture (DOA), Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation, W. Gyoggon, Insein Township, Yangon
Hemiptera Heteroptera Anthocoridae Oriini Bilia Wollastoniella new species checklist Myanmar

Abstract

Two oriine flower bug (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) genera, Bilia Distant, 1904 and Wollastoniella Reuter, 1884 are reported from Myanmar for the first time, diagnosed, and discussed. A new species, Bilia burma Yasunaga & Yamada sp. nov., is described, with information on the immature form, habitat and assumed prey; its closest sister species, B. castanea (Carvalho, 1951), is also re-diagnosed. Wollastoniella rotunda Yasunaga & Miyamoto, 1993 originally described from northern Thailand, is also documented along with its immature form and new host association. Both of the anthocorids found in Myanmar co-occurred with lace bugs (Tingidae). A checklist of all current members of Bilia and Wollastoniella is provided. The phylogenic positions of Bilia and Wollastoniella in the tribe Oriini is discussed.

 

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