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Published: 2020-04-01
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A new species of the genus Loricula Curtis from central Honshu, Japan (Heteroptera: Microphysidae)

Research Associate, Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024; c/o Nameshi 2-33-2, Nagasaki 852-8061, Japan.
Tokushima Prefectural Museum, Bunka-no-Mori Park, Mukôterayama, Hachiman-chô, Tokushima 770-8070, Japan.
School of Medicine, Nagoya University, Hiiragiyama 1-117, Obu, Aichi, 474-0053, Japan.
Heteroptera Microphysidae Loricula new species biodiversity Japan


A new species of the little known microphysid genus Loricula Curtis (Microphysidae) is described, based on eleven female specimens recently found from Honshu, Japan. These individuals were collected on tree barks or trunks of broadleaf forest. An updated key is provided to aid in identification of adult females of the Japanese Loricula species.



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