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Sophianus palawanensis sp. nov., the first Isometopine (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Miridae) from the Philippines

Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, Bankowa 9, 40-007 Katowice, Poland.
Private office, Gyebaek-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon, Korea.
Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, Bankowa 9, 40-007 Katowice, Poland.
Department of Smart Agriculture Systems, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea.
Hemiptera biodiversity distribution jumping tree bugs plant bugs Sophianini taxonomy, true bugs


A new species, Sophianus palawanensis sp. nov. (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Miridae, Sophianini) is described from the Palawan Island in the Philippines. Photographs of the male habitus and genital structures, as well as detailed SEM micrographs of selected morphological structures, are presented. Trichobothrial patterns of Sophianini and their importance for the hypothesizing relationships within Isometopinae are discussed.



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