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Studies in the New World tribe Anisoscelini Laporte, 1832 (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae): updated distributions, nomenclatural changes, and keys to the genera of the tribe and the species of Anisoscelis Latreille, 1829 and Bitta Osuna, 1984

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Instituto de Biología; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Apdo. Postal 70153; México; Ciudad de México; 04510
Hemiptera leaf-footed bug Neotropical Leptoscelini dichotomous key distributional records taxonomy

Abstract

Ninety new country records are recorded for 44 species of Anisoscelini Laporte, 1832 (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae). Informal distributional records are recognized and included, and updated distributions are provided for all accounted species. The following new synonymy is proposed: Malvana Stål, 1865 (= Belonomus Uhler, 1869, n. syn.) and Malvana serrulata Stål, 1865 (= Belonomus annulaticornis Uhler, 1869, n. syn.). The rank of one genus is reinstated: Bitta Osuna, 1984, stat. resurr. (formerly a subgenus of Anisoscelis Latreille, 1829). The following new or restored combinations are proposed: Bitta affinis (Westwood, 1840), comb. reins., Bitta alipes (Guérin-Méneville, 1833), comb. reins., Bitta gradadia (Distant, 1881), comb. reins., Bitta hymeniphera (Westwood, 1840), comb. reins., Bitta lurida (Brailovsky, 2016), comb. nov., and Bitta podalica Brailovsky & Mayorga, 1995, comb. reins.. We also present dichotomous keys to the twenty-nine genera of Anisoscelini, and to the species of the genera Anisoscelis Latreille, 1829 and Bitta Osuna, 1984.

 

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