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Physatocheila nigrintegerrima sp. nov. from Japan: a first fruit-feeder of the genus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae)

Laboratory of Entomology, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Kanagawa, Japan.
Hemiptera lace bug taxonomy new species key to species biology host-plant


A new species of the lace bug genus Physatocheila Fieber, 1844 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae), is described from eastern Honshu, Japan under the name of P. nigrintegerrima. A photograph of a living individual is also given. This species is found on the fruits of Hovenia dulcis Thunb. (Rhamnaceae) and is the first documented fruit-feeder of the genus. A key to the species of the genus from Japan is provided.



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