Plant Bugs, or Miridae (Hemiptera Heteroptera), of Cuba by Louis M. Hernandez, Thomas J. Henry

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By Louis M. Hernandez, Thomas J. Henry

This taxonomic evaluation of the Cuban Miridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) treats one zero five species in fifty seven genera. Twelve new species are defined, new synonyms are famous, and 4 formerly recorded species are faraway from the record. All genera and species are clinically determined, and a radical literature assessment and knowledge on host crops and distribution are given. Male genitalia are illustrated and a colour snapshot is supplied for almost all species. id keys to subfamilies, tribes, genera, and species are incorporated, and the biogeography of the Cuban and West Indian mirid fauna is mentioned. This paintings will shape an exceptional starting place for destiny examine at the plant insects of Cuba, supplying a precis of the knowledge identified approximately each one species and the ability to competently establish them.

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Type species: Sysinas linearis Distant, 1883. Diagnosis. Species parallel sided. Head two times wider than long, distinctly separated from pronotum by a wide collar; vertex with a distinct sulcus. Antennal segments I and II longer than segments III and IV combined. Pronotum with posterior lobe slightly elevated. Scutellum depressed mesally. This genus contains 14 species described from Central America to South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela). It is represented in Cuba by a single species (Hernández and Stonedahl 1997b).

15; eyes reddish, touching anterior angle of pronotum; clypeus, maxillar, and mandibular plates yellowish. Labium: Extending to mesepisternum; segments I, II, and III yellow; IV black apically. 60 mm. 60 mm; posterior lobe elevated; pronotum strongly punctate, slightly narrowed anteriorly; calli distinct, polished; pronotum and scutellum covered by decumbent, whitish setae. Hemelytron: Clavus black, clothed with decumbent, short, sericeous setae; corium brown; embolium whitish, two times wider than width of segment I; cuneal fracture brown; membrane opaque, veins dark.

This monotypic genus is known only from Cuba (Maldonado, 1986). The Plant Bugs, or Miridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera), of Cuba 33 Aguayomiris pallipes Maldonado (Figs. 17, 130) Aguayomiris pallipes Maldonado, 1986: 126 (orig. ); Hernández and Stonedahl, 1997b: 21 (list); Hernández, 2001: 5 (clarification). Sixeonotus insignis: Alayo, 1974: 19 (note); Maldonado, 1986: 127 (note). Diagnosis. Male: General coloration black. Antennal segments I and II pale yellow; segments III and IV black. Labium pale yellow, extending to mesocoxa.

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