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Published: 2021-01-28
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Two new species of Abelocephala (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) from Taiwan

California State Collection of Arthropods, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture, 3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, CA 95832, USA
Heteroptera new species Abelocephala Ectrichodiinae Taiwan taxonomy


The millipede assassin bug genus Abelocephala Maldonado, 1996 (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Ectrichodiinae: Abelocephalini) is currently comprised of seven Oriental species. Two macropterous males, representing two new species, were recently collected from Taiwan in Malaise trap samples: A. baliensis sp. nov. and A. yilanensis sp. nov. Habitus and structural images are provided for each new species. A revised diagnosis of Abelocephala and an updated identification key to all species of the genus are given.



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