Acanthosoma new species - 1 - labeled as such by Gross.
Acanthosoma spp. - 194 - my ID, representing at least 20-25 species.
Elasmostethus cruciatus (Say) - 3 - 1 already ID’d; 2 from DAR exchange.
Elasmostethus emeritus (Fabricius) - 6 already ID’d, some by Gross. Australia.
Elasmostethus interstinctus (Linnaeus) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Elasmostethus ligatus (Erichson) - 5 - already ID’d by Gross, from Australia.
Elasmostethus lineus Dallas - 1 - ID’d by Gross, Australia.
Elasmostethus matsumurae Horn - 2 - already ID’d. From Japan.
Elasmostethus nigropunctatus (Reuter) - 1 - damaged specimen ID’d by Gross, from Australia.
Elasmostethus raeniolus (Dallas) subsp. nov. - 1 - labeled as such by Gross, Australia.
Elasmostethus new species - 1 - labeled as such by Gross, from Australia (Queensland)
Elasmostethus spp. - 90 - my ID, representing at least 15-18 species.
Elasmucha dorsalis Jakovlev - 1 - DAR exchange.
Elasmucha ferrugata (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Elasmucha grisea (Linnaeus) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Elasmucha lateralis (Say) - 3 - 1 already ID’d as Meadorus lateralis, made generic change; 2 from DAR exchange.
Elasmucha spp. - 435 - my ID, representing at least 25 species.
Microdeuterus spp. - 23 - my ID, representing at least a couple species. North Borneo, Malaysia, Philippines.
Oncacontias vittatus (Fabricius) - 11 - my ID; New Zealand.
Proctophantasta spp. - 25 - my ID, representing at least 3-4 species, all from Borneo, Thailand, or Philippines.
Rhopalomorpha similis Mayr - 1 - already ID’d, New Zealand.
Rhopalomorpha sp. - 11 - my ID, New Zealand.
Acrophyma bicallosa (StDl) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Acrophyma impluviata (Blanchard) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Andriscus recurvus (Walker) - 4 - ID’d by Gross, from Australia.
Anischys luteovarius (Westwood) - 9 - already ID’d, from Australia.
Bebaeus punctipes Dallas - 2 - my ID.
Duadicus pallidus Dallas - 16 - already ID’d, a couple by Gross. From Australia.
Ea australis Distant - 1 - DAR exchange.
Galgacus labidus (Erichson) - 1 - ID’d by Gross, from Australia.
Hellica nitida Haglund - 2 - DAR exchange.
Hiarchas bifasciculatus (Reuter) - 2 - Gross ID, from Australia.
Lanopis rugosus Signoret - 5 - I ID’d 4 from their material; one from DAR exchange.
Panaetius lobulatus StDl - 8 - already ID’d, a couple by Gross, from Australia.
Panaetius trabifer Horváth - 1 - Gross ID, from Australia
Phorbanta variabilis (Signoret) - 2 - I ID’d one from their material; one from DAR exchange.
Sinopla perpunctata Signoret - 3 - I ID’d one from their material; 2 from DAR exchange.
Sniploa obsoleta Signoret - 2 - DAR exchange.
Stauralia spp. - 4 - 3 were Gross ID, I added 1 more; from Australia.
Cylindrocnema plana Mayr - 1 - my ID.
Ditomotarsus punctiventris Spinola - 4 - I ID’d two from their material, two from DAR exchange.
Planois gayi (Spinola) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Aphylum syntheticum Bergroth - 1 - Gross ID.
Canopus impressus (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Canopus spp. - 11 - my ID from last trip.
Alkindus atratus Distant - 2 - DAR exchange.
Amyssonotum rastratum (StDl) - 16 - 14 I ID’d from their material, 2 from DAR exchange.
Corimelaena agrella McAtee - 2 - DAR exchange.
Corimelaena anthracina (Uhler) - 7 - previously ID’d as Thyreocoris anthracinus.
Corimelaena ciliata (Uhler) - 1 - previously ID’d as Thyreocoris ciliatus.
Corimelaena extensa (Uhler) - 2 - previously ID’d as Thyreocoris extensus.
Corimelaena incognita (McAtee & Malloch) - 1 - already ID’d.
Corimelaena lateralis (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Corimelaena marginella Dallas - 2 - DAR exchange.
Corimelaena montana (Van Duzee) - 2 - previously ID’d as Thyreocoris montanus.
Corimelaena pulicaria (Germar) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Corimelaena tibialis (Fabricius) - 4 - 2 from DAR exchange, 2 from their material, but was ID’d as Allocoris tibialis by McAtee & Malloch.
Corimelaena spp. - 20 - my ID.
Galgupha aterrima Malloch - 2 - DAR exchange.
Galgupha australis McAtee & Malloch - 2 - DAR exchange.
Galgupha chilocoroides (Walker) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Galgupha concava McAtee & Malloch - 2 - McAtee & Malloch ID - From Brazil
Galgupha differentialis McAtee & Malloch - 2 - DAR exchange.
Galgupha grossa McAtee & Malloch - 2 - DAR exchange.
Galgupha guttiger (StDl) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Galgupha luteomarginata McAtee & Malloch - 2 - DAR exchange.
Galgupha neobisignata McAtee & Malloch - 2 - DAR exchange.
Galgupha punctifer McAtee & Malloch - 2 - DAR exchange.
Galgupha rasilis (Horváth) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Galgupha schulzii (Fabricius) - 7 - 5 from their material, 2 from DAR exchange. Theirs were McAtee & Malloch ID.
Galgupha vinculata Germar - 2 - DAR exchange.
Galgupha vinculata var. scymnoides Jensen-Haarup - 1 - McAtee & Malloch ID. From Brazil.
Galgupha spp. - 39 - my ID.
Amnestus basidentatus Froeschner - 2 - DAR exchange.
Amnestus championi Distant - 2 - DAR exchange.
Amnestus pusillus Uhler - 2 - DAR exchange.
Amnestus pusio (StDl) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Amnestus spp. - 57 - my ID.
Adrisa atra (Dallas) - 8 - Froeschner ID.
Adrisa numeensis (Montrouzier) - 6 - Froeschner ID.
Adrisa willeyi Kirkaldy - 1 - Froeschner ID.
Aethus indicus (Westwood) - prob. over 100 - Froeschner ID; all from India & Bangladesh. Another 100 or better from Laos and Thailand need to have ID’s verified as both indicus and pseudindicus occur in those countries (fide Lis).
Aethus philippinensis Dallas - 100's - these were ID’d as Aethus indicus (Westwood) by Froeschner, but Lis more recently has found that all records of indicus from the Australian region are actually philippinensis.
Aethus pseudindicus Lis - couple 100 specimens - previously ID’d by Froeschner as indicus, but Lis indicates that all specimens from s. China and Vietnam are this species.
Alonips obsoletus Signoret - 20 - my ID. From Australia.
Blaena setosa Walker - 11 - Froeschner ID.
Chilocoris piceus Signoret - 1 - not my ID, in fact, according to Lis, this is prob. a misdet.; from Ryukyu Islands.
Chilocoris spp. - lots - not my ID.
Cyrtomenus bergi Froeschner - 3 - 1 Froeschner ID; 2 from DAR exchange.
Cyrtomenus ciliatus (Palisot de Beauvois) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Cyrtomenus crassus Walker - 1 - Froeschner ID.
Cyrtomenus emarginatus StDl - 2 - DAR exchange.
Cyrtomenus mirabilis (Perty) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Cyrtomenus teter (Spinola) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Cyrtomenus spp. - 4 - not my ID.
Dallasiellus longulus (Dallas) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Dallasiellus lugubris (StDl) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Dallasiellus reflexus Froeschner - 2 - DAR exchange.
Fromundus pygmaeus (Dallas) - 100's - these were ID’d as Geotomus pygmaeus by according to Lis these now belong in Fromundus.
Geotomus spp. - 14 - not my ID.
Lactistes spp. - 4 - According to Lis, these are prob. misdet. - only 1 species in region in Australia; these are from Philippines & Vietnam.
Legnotus ? sp. - 6 - Froeschner ID - from China.
Macroscytus annulipes Horváth - 8 here, 58 sent to Lis.
Macroscytus expansus Signoret - 1 sent to Lis.
Macroscytus javanus Mayr - 1 sent to Lis.
Macroscytus spp. - many sent to Lis.
Melanaethus crenatus (Signoret) - 1 - Froeschner ID, from Mexico.
Melanaethus spinolae (Signoret) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Melanaethus subglaber (Walker) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Microporus testudinatus Uhler - 1 - Froeschner ID, from California.
Pangaeus aethiops (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Pangaeus bilineatus (Say) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Pangaeus docilis (Walker) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Pangaeus rugiceps Horváth - 2 - DAR exchange.
Pangaeus xanthopus Signoret - 2 - DAR exchange.
Pangaeus sp. - 1 - Froeschner ID, from Panama.
Prolobodes gigas (Signoret) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Rhytidoporus indentatus Uhler - 2 - DAR exchange.
Tominotus inconspicuus Froeschner - 3 - 1 Froeschner ID (Paraguay); 2 from DAR exchange.
Tominotus laeviculus (Berg) - 1 - Froeschner ID. From Brazil.
Tominotus unisetosus Froeschner - 2 - DAR exchange.
Tominotus sp. - 1 - not my ID, from Mexico.
Note: There are 8 drawers of unidentified material, mostly of this
subfamily, some has already been sent to Lis.
Scaptocoris divergens Froeschner - 12 - 10 already ID’d; 2 from DAR exchange.
Stibaropus callidus (Schioedte) - 3 - Froeschner ID.
Stibaropus spp. - 5 - not my ID.
Cyrtocoris spp. - 12 - my ID from last visit: 10 from Ecuador, 1 Costa Rica,
1 Brazil. Wait for Schaefer revision.
About 2 drawers of unidentified material. If time permits, I may come back to
these with Durai publication.
Also about 2 drawers of unidentified material, much has been sent to Lis; I may
work on these some if time permits.
Megaris sp. - 1 - my ID, from Colombia.
Alcaeorrhynchus grandis (Dallas) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Amyotea hamata (Walker) - 13 adults already ID’d as this; I matched up another 4 specimens.
Amyotea malabarica (Fabricius) - 6 already ID’d as this; I matched one more with them.
Amyotea reciproca (Walker) - 71 already ID’d as this; I matched up 31 more.
Amyotea sp. A - 9 specimens labeled as such by Gapud. Yellowish species with tip of tylus and base of head black; also calli and narrow to medium longitudinal stripe behind each callus black; scutellum black with two large basal yellow spots, sometimes spots coalescing to form one large basal spot, sometimes tip of scutellum somewhat pale; coria yellow except subasal black stripe along scutellar margin and sometimes a small discal black spot on each corium; membrane and connexiva black; venter black except lateral edge of thoracic segments yellow and the extreme posterior edge of abdominal segments pale yellow. All are from nw New Guinea.
Amyotea sp. B - 2 specimens labeled as such by Gapud. I matched up one more possibly. Gapud’s were from New Guinea, mine is from Australia. Yellowish to reddish species with base of scutellum black and two large medial black spots on posterior disk of pronotum; membrane black; connexiva yellow to red. Pale below.
Andrallus spinidens (Fabricius) - 14 already ID’d as this; I identified 4 more specimens. Localities: New Guinea, s. China (Fukien), Solomon Islands, Philippines, and Ryukyu Islands.
Apateticus lineolatus (Herrich-Schäffer) - 3 specimens already ID’d as this; I ID’d one more.
Apoecilus bracteatus (Fitch) - 1 specimen (I noted generic name change during last visit). One more specimen added from DAR exchange.
Apoecilus cynicus (Say) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Arma tubercula Yang - 1 specimen (Gapud ID).
Arma sp. - 1 specimen (Gapud ID).
Arma sp. - 3; my ID.
Asopus sp. - 1 badly damaged specimen from Japan (not my ID).
Blachia ducalis Walker - 1 specimen from Laos already ID’d; I added one more.
Bulbostethus transversalis Ruckes - 1 paratype from Saipan, Mariana Islands. The metasternum is distinctly bulbous.
Canthecona sp. - 1 - my ID; from Madagascar.
Note: one immature was ID’d (by Ruckes) as Canthecona sp., but can’t be as Canthecona is African, this specimen is from Asia.
Cantheconidea cyanacantha (StDl) - 19 specimens already ID’d as this.
Cantheconidea javana (Dallas) - 3 specimens already ID’d as this.
Cantheconidea spp. - I identified 14 more specimens as belonging to this genus.
Cazira chiroptera (Herrich-Schäffer) - 2 already ID’d.
Cazira frivaldskyi Horváth - 16 - these had been ID’d as bhoutanica Schouteden which is now considered a jr. synonym of frivaldskyi; I had noted name change during last visit.
Cazira verrucosa (Westwood) - 70 already ID’d.
Cazira spp. - 5 already ID’d as this. I added 2 more.
Cecyrina platyrhinoides Walker - 2 already ID’d as this.
Cermatulus nasalis (Westwood) - 70 already ID’d as this. I added four more.
Cermatulus turbotti Woodward - I ID’d 3 specimens from New Zealand. The male genitalia is quite distinct from nasalis. The parameres are larger and more pointed.
Coryzorhaphis sp. - 1 - my ID. Costa Rica.
Dorycoris pavoninus (Westwood) - 1 - my ID. Zambia.
Eocanthecona concinna (Walker) - 10 already ID’d as this.
Eocanthecona furcellata (Wolff) - 36 already ID’d as this.
Eocanthecona spp. - 38 already ID’d as this. I added another 37 specimens which I believe to belong to this genus. I made no attempt to sort to species.
Euthyrhynchus floridanus (Linnaeus) - 4 already ID’d; I added another 8 specimens. Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico.
Heteroscelis sp. - 2 - my ID. British Guiana.
Jalloides opulentus Distant - 1 already ID’d as this. se. New Guinea.
Marmesulus nigricornis (StDl) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Montrouzieriellus falleni (Guérin-Méneville) - lots already identified as Montrouzieriellus melacanthus (Boisduval) which is now considered to be a junior synonym of falleni. Also lots already identified as Platynopus melacanthus which also belong here.
Montrouzieriellus turneri (Distant) - 2 - these were ID’d as Platynopus turneri, but Thomas recently transferred this species to here.
Montrouzieriellus sp. A - lots of specimens labeled as such by Gapud. I matched up another 31 specimens.
Montrouzieriellus spp. - I added ~150 more specimens that belong to this genus, most of which are probably falleni. This also includes 2 specimens that Ruckes misidentified as Platynopus melanoleucus (Westwood).
Oechalia schellenbergi (Guérin-Méneville) - lots already ID’d as this, many were ID’d as consocialis (Boisduval) which is a junior synonym of schellenbergi. I added another 40 specimens.
Oplomus catena (Drury) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Oplomus cruentus (Burmeister) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Oplomus dichrous (Herrich-Schäffer) - 4 - already ID’d as this.
Oplomus mundus StDl - 2 - DAR exchange.
Oplomus pulcher Dallas - 1 - DAR exchange.
Oplomus punctatus Montandon - 1 - DAR exchange.
Oplomus salamandra (Burmeister) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Oplomus spp. - 4, representing 2 species - my ID, may be more of above species.
Parealda bouvieri Schouteden - 5 already ID’d as this.
Parealda chrysopterus (Herrich-Schäffer) - 3 already ID’d as this.
Perillus bioculatus (Fabricius) - 1 already ID’d as this; I added 7 more from their material and 2 more from DAR exchange.
Perillus confluens (Herrich-Schäffer) - 4 - 2 of these I ID’d from their material, 2 were from DAR exchange.
Perillus exaptus (Say) - 3 - 2 were already ID’d, I added one more from their material.
Perillus strigipes (Herrich-Schäffer) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Picromerus spp. - lots already ID’d as this; I ID’d another 6 specimens as belonging to this genus.
Pinthaeus sanguinipes (Fabricius) - 1 already ID’d.
Pinthaeus sp. - 1 - my ID.
Platynopus melanoleucus (Walker) - 9 - already ID’d (note: 2 ID’d by Ruckes were wrong & were transferred to Montrouzieriellus)
Platynopus spp. - 22 - my ID.
Podisus affinis Distant - 2 - DAR exchange.
Podisus crassimargo (StDl) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Podisus distinctus StDl - 2 - DAR exchange.
Podisus maculiventris (Say) - 4 already ID’d.
Podisus nigrispinus (Dallas) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Podisus pallipes (Dallas) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Podisus serieventris Uhler - 1 - DAR exchange.
Podisus sagitta (Fabricius) - 6 - 4 ID’d from their material, 2 are from DAR exchange.
Podisus ventralis (Dallas) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Podisus spp. - 23 - 2 already ID’d; 21 more I added from their material.
nr. Ponapea - 3 immatures ID’d already.
Stiretrus anchorago (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Stiretrus decastigma (Herrich-Schäffer) - 5 - already ID’d as this.
Stiretrus decemguttata (Lepeletier & Serville) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Stiretrus erythrocephala (Lepeletier & Serville) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Tylospilus acutissimus (StDl) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Tylospilus sp. - 1 - my ID. Chile.
Tynacantha marginata Dallas - 2 - DAR exchange.
Tyranocoris sp. - 1 - my ID.
Zicrona caerulea (Linnaeus) - lots already ID’d as this.
Zicrona sp. - 20 - my ID. These are probably all caerulea also. Most from Laos, 3 from Java.
New genus # 1, species # 1 - 2 - from Tahiti, one was already ID’d by Usinger as "new genus near Mecosoma Dall. see Schouteden". I matched another specimen with it. Smallish, elongate oval, head seems prolonged in front of eyes; anterlolateral margins of pronotum slightly convex; profemora unarmed; very small spine at base of abdomen.
New genus # 1, species # 2 - 2 - my ID, also from Tahiti. Not as elongate, and the anterolateral margins of pronotum are straight.
New genus # 2 - 6 - my ID, from New Guinea. Just would not key out in Thomas. Punctures very large, coarse; anterolateral pronotual margins crenulate; profemora unarmed; very large, bulbous spine at base of abdomen, but it does not surpass middle of hind coxae. Mesosternum undifferentiated; metasternum bicarinate to receive apex of rostrum which only reaches about middle of mid coxae. Humeral angles spinose; juga slightly longer than tylus, but not converging or meeting anteriorly; ostiole attended by short ruga reaching only about a fourth to lateral margin; all beak segments about same length; posterolateral angles of abdominal segments are all prominent and produced, but they are obtuse rather than spinose.
Nice red specimen from Ecuador with spinose humeral angles. Probably a known
species, but I don’t have the New World literature.
Alathetis rufitarsis Dallas - 1 - DAR exchange.
Antiteuchus sepulcralis (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Antiteuchus tripterus (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Antiteuchus spp. - 27 - my ID, representing 4 different species.
Coriplatys depressus (White) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Dryptocephala punctata Amyot & Serville - 2 - DAR exchange.
Dryptocephala spp. - 2 - my ID, representing 2 species, Ecuador & Brazil.
Lineostethus marginellus (StDl) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Phoeacia sp. - 2 - my ID, maybe 2 species.
Unidentified discocephalines - 14, representing a number of species.
Unidentified ochlerines - 36, representing a number of species.
Edessa meditabunda Fabricius - 14 - not my ID - from Argentina.
Edessa rufomarginata (DeGeer) - 10 - 6 not my ID - from Argentina. I added in another 4 specimens: 2 from Uruguay & 2 from Paraguay.
Edessa spp. - about 100 more specimens representing many species. Need Van Doesburg’s revision to be finished!!
Pantochlora vivida StDl - 2 - DAR exchange.
Peromatus sp. - 2 - my ID, from Brazil.
Accarana australica Distant - 26 - not my ID.
Accarana spp. - there are maybe 100 specimens and at least 4-5 species (probably more); all of these specimens are from New Guinea.
The character which I used to diagnose this genus is that the metasternum and usually the mesosternum are strongly sulcated with the margins distinctly elevated. There are many specimens that are similar to australica which has the posterolateral pronotal angles moderately produced. There are, however, several species in which the humeral angles are much less produced and a couple species which have them greatly produced. There are a couple specimens of the latter that are labeled "genus nr. Baracellus, so need to check that genus (only 1 described species from Jobie Island). The male genitalia is strikingly similar in all specimens, so I believe that they all belong to Accarana. There are only 3 described species of Accarana including one called metallica; there are three specimens with the scutellum distinctly metallic green?
Acledra albocostata (Spinola) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Acledra dimidiaticollis (Spinola) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Acledra fraterna (StDl) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Acledra sp. - 1 - my ID, from Argentina.
Acledra sp. - 10 - my ID, from Peru.
Acrosternum spp. - many specimens; a large series from s. India, 3 from s. Africa, and 1 from Kenya.
Adria parvula (Dallas) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Aednus spp. - 22 representing at least 2 species - my ID. There are 14 from s. China, 1 from w. China, 2 from Philippines, 1 from Malaya, 1 from Vietnam, 1 from Borneo, and 2 from Ceram. All but 2 specimens from China are rather uniform in structure and may all be one species, although the Borneo and Ceram specimens appear to be somewhat larger. Two of the specimens from s. China are smaller, paler in color and have the scutellum longer, reaching the apex of the abdomen (does not reach apex in all other specimens). I believe that these two are close if not the same as that illustrated as ventralis in Hsiao for China.
Aegaleus sp. 1 - One male - Dark brown species with scutellum and anterior two-thirds of pronotum black. White: arcuate transhumeral stripe, calli, extreme edge of anterior and anterolateral pronotal margins, small basal edge of scutellum, submarginal lateral stripes on scutellum straight, at angle to each other, and tip of scutellum. Abdominal venter distinctly spined. Connexiva mostly dark brown with extreme lateral margins and incisures very narrowly pale. South Africa.
Aegaleus sp. 2 - One female - Dorsal surface black with similar color pattern as above, except submarginal lateral scutellar markings are curved, not straight, the pronotal calli are not pale, and the connexiva is pale with black bands along incisures. Abdominal venter not spined, but with prominent hump. South Africa.
Aegaleus sp. 3 - 3 - Two males and 1 female. Dorsal surface nearly completely black, with a slight blue tinge. One specimen has a few pale markings along the anterior margin of the pronotum; another has a very small pale spot on each basal angle of the scutellum. Although the typical pale markings of the above 2 species are lacking, there are smooth calli in the same general areas (eg. transhumeral smooth calli). Connexiva dark with small to medium pale scallops on each segment. Ventrally colored like above species: pale yellowish-brown with dark punctures, & black spots near lateral incisures. Abdominal venter not spined, but with prominent hump. South Africa.
Aelia acuminata (Linnaeus) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Aelia fieberi Scott - 1 - had been previously ID’d as Aelia lewisi which is now a jr. syn. of fieberi.
Aelia rostrata Boheman - 2 - DAR exchange.
Aeliomorpha lineaticollis (Westwood) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Aeliomorpha spp. - 17 - my ID, a number of species, from a variety of locations.
Aenaria lewisi (Scott) - 9 - my ID, all from Japan.
Aenaria pinchii Yang - 7 - my ID, all from s. China.
Males of the two species are easy to separate (see Hsiao 1977). A. lewisi tends to more elongate and slender while pinchii is shorter and slightly more ovate.
Note: Aenaria and Niphe are somewhat similar, but Aenaria has the juga meeting in front of the tylus and Niphe has the the tylus and juga subequal.
Aeschrocoris ceylonicus Distant - 14 - my ID, from Laos & s. China.
Aeschrocoris obscurus (Dallas) - 1 - my ID, from s. China.
Aeschrocoris sp. - 1 - my ID, from Thailand.
Aethemenes chloris (Dallas) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Agaeus sp. 1 - 1 - my ID, from Borneo.
Agaeus sp. 2 - 21 adults - my ID, from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos.
Agonoscelis femoralis Walker - 6 - my ID - 5 from Laos, 1 from Vietnam.
Agonoscelis nubilus (Fabricius) - 100's
Agonoscelis rutilus (Fabricius) - around 100
Agonoscelis versicoloratus (Turton) - 2 - DAR exchange
Agonoscelis spp. (4) - 2 spp. are from Africa and are identifiable, but I don’t have the literature. The other two, however, may very well be undescribed species. There are 4 females and 1 male from Amboina that appear to be darker versions of rutilus but the black markings are somewhat diffuse. The male genitalia was also different. There are also 3 specimens from Borneo: Sarawak that appear to be different - kind of like smaller rounder versions of femoralis.
Agroecus griseus Dallas - 3 - 2 DAR exchange, their one is from Bolivia.
Alcaeus varicornis (Westwood) - 3 - Gross ID; juga longer than tylus and spinose apically; membrane reticulate; humeral angles spinose, from Australia.
Alcimocoris japonensis Scott - 14 adults - about half my ID, mostly from Ryukyu Islands, 1 from Japan, and 1 from s. China.
Alcimocoris lineolatus (Dallas) - 1 - my ID, from the Philippines, spectacular species, large, with very produced humeral angles, scutellum with margins subparallel, pale, and with two parallel pale longitudinal lines near middle.
Alcimocoris sp. - 3 - my ID, from Laos, larger than japonensis and with a fairly large white spot in each basal angle of the scutellum each followed by a black spot posteriorly.
Alciphron glaucus (Fabricius) - 17 previously ID’d. I ID’d another 50-75 specimens; only 1 species in the genus which is easy to ID. Guam, Australia (NT), Solomons, New Guinea, American Samoa, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Philippines.
Amasenus corticalis StDl - 2 - my ID, from North Borneo and Laos. Distant placed this genus in the Compastini; I have my doubts. The body is covered with wax; the body is very cryptically shaped and colored (see illustration in Distant 1902). My guess is that this is a halyine. This may be what I have in the unidentified drawer at NDSU (from Bolivia I think) - check this out!! It is the same.
Amblycara gladiatoria (StDl) - 11 - my ID; 11 of which are from New Guinea (new locality record), the other is from Ryukyu Islands.
Amphidexius suspensus Bergroth - 12 - not my ID. From Australia (W).
Anaca spp. (3) - 17 - my ID. 3 from Thailand, 5 from Taiwan, and 9 from Laos and Cambodia.
Anaxarchus pardalinus StDl - 4 - 2 from n. Australia are not my ID; 2 from New Guinea are my ID.
Anaxarchus reyi (Montandon) - 3 - my ID, all from New Caledonia.
Schouteden syn. the above 2 species which was disputed by Distant. They appear to be two good species to me. The pygophore is somewhat different. The posteroventral margin is much more produced in reyi with a much more scooped out area between it and the inferior ridge. Also, the tip of the scutellum is bright white in reyi and not always so in pardalinus. These species are both large brown, with large, black, coarse punctures, the basal angles of the scutellum are black, foveate, the connexivum alternates black and stramineous. A. reyi is more coarsely punctate than pardalinus.
Anaxilaus oliva (Van Duzee) - 4 - my ID, all from New Caledonia which may be a new locality record.
Anaxilaus vesiculosus (Herrich-Schäffer) - 1 adult - Gross ID. From Australia (Queensland).
Anaxilaus sp. - 1 - appears similar to oliva - from New Guinea.
Anchises parvulus (Westwood) - 3 - Gross ID’d 2 as A. sulcicornis which Leston 1957 placed as a junior synonym of parvulus. All 3 from New Guinea.
Generic characters: Juga shorter than tylus; ocelli behind line connecting hind margins of eyes; femora unarmed; anterior margin of pronotum completely lacking collar; humeral angles not spinose; 2nd antennal segment weakly sulcated, 3rd depressed.
"Antestia degenera" - Bishop contains 38 specimens that would fall under this name. I can, however, detect at least 6 (based on male genitalia; female genital plates look good, too) species in this group of specimens, and I do not believe that the genus is either Antestia or Plautia; it probably needs a new genus. There are two specific junior synonyms that would have to be checked as well as the possibility of other "Antestia" species possibly refering to one of these. This would make a nice project.
Antestiella sp. - 2 - my ID. From South Africa.
Antestiopsis anchora (Thunberg) - 30 - all but 3 are my ID. China, British North Borneo, Macao, n. India, Laos, Malaya (Perak), Vietnam.
Antestiopsis cederwaldi (Bergroth) - 6 - Gross ID - smaller greenish species with markings more less faded. Australia (Queensland).
Antestiopsis cruciata (Fabricius) - 18 - my ID. Philippines, Vietnam, India, Java.
Antestiopsis orbona Kirkaldy - 6 - Gross ID as pallipes (preocc.) - very dark sp. with very few markings. Australia (NSW).
Antestiopsis spp. - 3 - Gross ID. Australia (Queensland).
There are two drawers full of unidentified "Antestiopsis" species. At least most of these would key to Antestiopsis in some of Linnavuorie’s works, but that was for Africa. There appears to be incredible diversity, especially from New Guinea including probably a number of new genera and species.
Antheminia eurynota remota (Horváth) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Antheminia lunulata (Goeze) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Antheminia pusio (Kolenati) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Aplerotus maculatus (Dallas) - 1 - not my ID. From Australia.
Apodiphus integriceps Horváth - 2 - DAR exchange.
Arniscus humeralis Dallas - 5 - Gross ID. From Australia (W).
Araducta spp. - 52 specimens representing 6 species - my ID. There is currently only one described species: Walker type should be easy to get hold of. Actually 2 of the species are nearly different enough to be in a new genus, but for time being I would place them here. There are good male genitalia characters, the female plates are different for some, and it appears that the color patterns hold up. Good project for near future! All from New Guinea.
Arocera apta (Walker) - 3 - 1 my ID, from Colombia, 2 DAR exchange.
Arocera melanopyga (StDl) - 2 - my ID, they had been identified as rufifrons.
Arocera placens (Walker) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Arvelius albopunctata (DeGeer) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Arvelius porrectispinus Breddin - 6 - not my ID.
Arvelius spp. - 6 - my ID; 4 from British Virgin Islands, 2 from Brazil.
Aspavia acuminata Montandon - 2 - DAR exchange.
Aspavia armigera (Fabricius) - 5 - DAR exchange.
Aspavia brunnea (Signoret) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Aspavia hastator (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Aspavia ingens Distant - 1 - DAR exchange.
Aspavia sp. - 3 - my ID - Could be pallidaspina. From South Africa.
Aspavia sp. - 6 - my ID - From Tanzania (4) and South Africa (2).
Aspideurus spp. - There is about two-thirds of a drawer of semi-sorted, unidentified species. Lots of different color patterns, some of which seem very constant, others exhibit much variation. There are a number of species though as the abdominal spine varies and the shape of the anterolateral pronotal margin. Some may not belong to this genus, especially those from s. China and mainland Southeast Asia. Once again , this would make a great, but difficult project.
Atelias variegatus (Westwood) - 2 - Gross ID; small, humeral angles cornutely produced forward; both from w. Australia.
Atelocera serrata (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Austromalaya aculeata (Bergroth) - 1 - Gross ID, from Queensland.
Austromalaya lata (Walker) - 12 adults - not my ID, all from Queensland.
Austromalaya reticulata (Westwood) - 2 - not my ID, from Northern Territories, Australia; the membrane does appear to be reticulate.
Austromalaya sp. - 2 - my ID, from New Guinea.
Generic characters: tylus longer than juga, head very long and slender, rather abruptly narrowing near insertion of antennae; humeral angles spinose; dorsal surface of pronotum rather flat, lacking gibbosities, etc.
Auxentius spp. - 100-150 specimens - my ID. There are only 2 described species; I has able to separate the males into at least 6 species. There appeared to be about that many different females also, but I did not separate them. These species are somewhat dimorphic as the males have the pronotum somewhat swollen (appearing fat); the females do not (they are flatter); they are not as long and slender as Coctoteris or Bromocoris but are more slender than Babylas or Neoptolemus. They are not pruinose as in the latter 2 genera. The males have the lateral margins of the pygophore expanded into long projections (the most common species has theses rather robust, the others they are more fingerlike); there are also some differences on the posteroventral surface of the pygophore (prominence, projections, etc.). The females usually have a distinct emargination in the last abdominal venter just behind the basal plates (one species was without this emargination, but the last abdominal segment was broadly and shallowly v-shaped). The size and shape of this emargination varies according to species.
Avicenna auricornis (Walker) - 2 - McDonald ID. We have auricornis catalogued as a Vitellus. It has never been in Avicenna. I need to check and see if Gross or McDonald have mentioned anything about moving this species to Avicenna. These two specimens are definitely not Vitellus as they do not have the apex of the scutellum modified as members of that genus. Australia (NT, NSW).
Axiagastus mitescens - 1 - my ID, from Laos. In my opinion this is not a Hoplistoderine. Gross says it belongs in the Antestiini which might be ok. It does have the ostiolar rugae elongate. It has the general appearance of a menidine or even more so an eurysaspine, but it does not have any ventral armature either on the base of the abdomen or on the thoracic sterna.
Axiagastus sp. 1 - lots - I had placed these under Hyrmine last trip. They have the same general facies as Hyrmine, but this is where they belong. This species is darker with the anterior margin of scutellum white, more less of the lateral margins pale, and a kidney shaped white spot on the apex. There is some small pale spots on coria and on pronotum. Solomon Islands, New Britain, New Ireland, Woodlark Island, Admiralty Island, New Hebrides.
Axiagastus sp. 2 - lots - Same as above on prior placement. These are much paler. At the very least anterior half of pronotum is pale with dark punctures; white spot on apex of scutellum much larger. Much less dark pattern on ventral surface. Male genitalia different also. Indonesia (Ambon), New Guinea, Taiwan.
Axiagastus sp. 3 - 1 - from India. Much paler still. Pale with dark punctures, two black spots on basal disk of scutellum, white spot on apex of scutellum not kidney shaped, more arrow shaped.
Axiagastus sp. 4 - 4 - from s. China. This may not be an Axiagastus as the scutellum is somewhat more narrow, and the apices of the bucculae are not greatly produced, and the male genitalia is quite different, but otherwise it appears to be close. The basal portion of the scutellum has a very striking white zig zag pattern, as well as similar markings on anterior half of pronotum. Once again there is a larg chordate spot on the apex of the scutellum.
Babylas bihamatus Horváth - 17 - my ID. Looks much like Neoptolemus, but front femora are unarmed (armed in Neoptolemus); they are also not quite as pruinose as that genus. The male genitalia has two large horn-like structures that protude posteriorly and slowly curve ventrad; the female genitalia is similar to Neoptolemus spp.
Bagrada spp. - 23 - my ID, 21 from India, 2 from South Africa.
Banasa alboapicata (StDl) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Banasa calva (Say) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Banasa centralis Sailer - 2 - not my ID, from Mexico.
Banasa dimidiata (Say) - 6 - not my ID.
Banasa derivata (Walker) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Banasa euchlora StDl - 4 - DAR exchange.
Banasa excavata Thomas - 1 - DAR exchange.
Banasa herbacea (StDl) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Banasa humeralis Barber - 2 - DAR exchange.
Banasa inopinata (Walker) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Banasa irata (Fabricius) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Banasa lenticularis Uhler - 4 - not my ID, from Mexico.
Banasa packardi StDl - 1 - DAR exchange.
Banasa panamensis Sailer - 2 - DAR exchange.
Banasa patagiata (Berg) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Banasa rolstoni Thomas - 2 - DAR exchange.
Banasa salvini (Distant) - 3 - not my ID, from Mexico.
Banasa sordida (Uhler) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Banasa stalii Distant - 2 - DAR exchange.
Banasa subcarnea Van Duzee - 2 - DAR exchange.
Banasa zeteki Sailer - 2 - DAR exchange.
Banasa spp. - 43 - my ID, including a nice long series from Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Baracellus sp. 1 - lots - one of these was labeled nr. Baracellus. There is only one described species of Baracellus; it is from Jobie Island. I have looked over the description and believe this and the next two species also belong in this genus. This is a very interesting genus. The lateral angles of the pygophore are extremely long and spinose and converge together; the female genitalia has either an excavation or is bulging out at the base of the basal plates, this is obviously where the spinose lateral angles of the pygophore insert. The humeral angles are long and spinose in all 3 species, and the anterolateral margins are distinctly dentate. This species is dull olive green (not shiny as in Accarana), with dark punctures. There is sometimes a pale streak at the base of each corium and a small pale discal spot on each coria. The male genitalia has a small medially oriented hook on the inside of each big spinose production of pygophore; the female has a small round notch in the last abdominal sternite just in front of basal plates.
Baracellus sp. 2 - 13 - a little larger than species 1; also dull olive green turning somewhat yellowish on the scutellum, and has some pale markings on the coria. The male genitalia now has a much larger and turned production on the inside of each lateral spinose pygophoral production; the female have a larger excavated area in front of the basal plates.
Baracellus sp. 3 - 5 - is black with 2 relatively large white spots on each corium. The male genitalia is similar, but different from species # 1; the female genitalia has a moderate excavation, but the exposed parts of the basal plates are very small, fingerlike.
New Genus nr. Baracellus - 3 - Large, olive green with large white longitudinal stripe on each corium; humeral angles are still quite large, spinose, with large sawlike teeth on each margin. Male pygophore greatly and robustly produced on each side, but not spinose as in above genus.
Bathrus variegatus Dallas - 1 - Gross ID, from Queensland. More oval.
New genus near Bathrus or Austromalaya - 1 - Gross ID, from w. Australia.
Bathycoelia chlorospila Walker - 13 - some Gross ID, 5 mine. All from New Guinea.
Bathycoelia ovalis StDl - 2 - DAR exchange.
Bathycoelia simmondsi Izzard - 4 - my ID. From Tonga Island, New Hebrides, Fiji.
Bathycoelia thalassina (Herrich-Schäffer) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Bathycoelia spp. (2) - 1 from Indonesia, 1 from Phillipines
Berecynthus hastator (Fabricius) - 9 - these were ID’d as Berecynthus delirator, but that name is preoccupied; hastator is next available.
Biprorulus bibax Breddin - 6 - not my ID. From Australia (Queensland, NSW).
Boerias sp. - 2 representing 2 species - my ID. Both from South Africa.
Brachycoris semiflavus StDl - 2 - From the Philippines. This species was placed among the Scutelleridae. It should go somewhere in the Pentatomidae. We have it catalogued under the Eurysaspini, but in my opinion it does not belong there. It does have a much enlarged scutellum, but it is oval in shape, dark in color with very dense and coarse punctuation; it is dull and drab. Eurysaspines are more elongate oval, pale, with a very shiny appearance. It is a small to medium dark brown oval species with the posterior half of the scutellum, the posterior third of coria (with pale area extending anteriorly along corial margins), and connexiva pale yellowish brown. There is a small white spot near each basal angle of the scutellum, and a small subbasal white spot on the pronotum just behind the head. The anterior pronotal angles are produced forward to beyond middle of compound eyes and are white themselves. The humeral angles are rounded, not at all prominent. The juga are slightly longer than the tylus, but do not meet anteriorly; the dorsal surface of the head is tumid, convex. The first antennal segment does not extend beyond the apex of the head. The abdominal venter is pale yellowish brown with darker brown punctures; there is a smallish narrow abdominal spine projecting between the hind coxae. The thoracic sterna are black except around the coxal clefts, which is colored like the abdomen; the legs are also pale yellowish brown. There is a relatively large evaporative area; the ostiole is elongate auriculate, somewhat arcuate in form curving cephalad, reaching about half the distance laterally. The rostrum reaches to between the hind coxae, segment extends just beyond the bucculae, which has the posterior margin slightly lobed. The thoracic sterna medially are flattish, not sulcate or carinate. The male genital capsule appears somewhat like the eysarcorines or possibly the menidines. See also notes under Saceseurus.
Brachymna tenuis StDl - 21 - my ID, all from s. China, except 1 from Taiwan.
Brachynema germari (Kolenati) - 4 - DAR exchange.
Brachystethus rubromaculatus Dallas - 7 - not my ID. All from Mexico.
Brepholoxa heidemani Van Duzee - 2 - DAR exchange.
Brepholoxa sp. - 1 - my ID, from British Virgin Islands.
Brochymena affinis Van Duzee - 2 - DAR exchange.
Brochymena cariosa StDl - 1 - DAR exchange.
Brochymena carolinensis (Westwood) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Brochymena chelonoides Ruckes - 2 - DAR exchange.
Brochymena parva Ruckes - 2 - DAR exchange.
Brochymena quadripustulata (Fabricius) - 5 adults - not my ID.
Brochymena splendida Ruckes - 1 - DAR exchange.
Brochymena sulcata Van Duzee - 2 - DAR exchange.
Brochymena spp. - 24 - no attempt to ID as of yet.
Bromocoris foetidus (Montrouzier & Signoret) - prob. about 100 specimens - all but 3 my ID, those 3 ID’d by Gross. Initially, there were many specimens ID’d by Gagne, but they turned out to be other Bromocoris or other genera. This species is fairly easy to ID; the female genital plates look just like Horváth’s illustration; the male illustration is a little simplistic, but is accurate: the lateral margins of the pygophore are produced into huge spine-like structures which apically diverge and each end in a small black tooth; the parameres are present, but they are extremely small. This species seems rather distantly related to the other Bromocoris spp. and maybe should be in its own genus.
Bromocoris souefi (Distant) - 8 - my ID (only known species from Australia); very similar to one of the Bromocoris spp. from New Guinea; may be a little smaller and broader.
Bromocoris subsimilis Horváth - maybe 50 specimens - my ID; once again the female genitalia matches Horváth’s illustration, but would also match that for olens; olens is known only from the Solomon Islands though. The male genitalia is distinct: the posterior margin is U-shaped with a pair of white bulges near middle, the parameres are big and globose, and very pilose.
Bromocoris sp. 1 - 2 - my ID, 2 males whose genitalia look similar to subsimilis, but they are much longer and slender (general facies more like Coctoteris). One of the two specimens has very extensive black markings on the abdominal venter (subsimilis usually at most has some signs of lateral black bands near spiracles).
Bromocoris sp. 2 - 2 - my ID, male and female from the Philippines. Once again the male genitalia is nearly identical to subsimilis, but the female genitalia is different (not squared off, but more like that seen in foetidus). The two specimens once again are long and slender and appear similar to Coctoteris species; they are more brownish mottled.
Bromocoris sp. 3 - 14 - my ID, these probably belong to another genus or their own new genus. They are quite large, and solid brown with black punctures. The female basal plates are shaped like foetidus with a notch on each side, the 8th paratergites are expanded apically and are bent such that they hang slightly over the edge of the basal plates. The lateral angles of the pygophore are greatly lengthened (somewhat like in foetidus), but they do not become spinose but rather are concave internally covering the greatly lengthened parameres which do become spinose apically.
Buthumka new species - 2 - Gross ID.
Cahara jugatoria (Lethierry) - 6 - my ID. From Nepal, 1 from India.
Cahara spp. (2) - 2 - my ID. One from India, one from Laos.
Caonabo pseudoscylax (Bergroth) - 2 - my ID, from Brazil.
Capivaccius bufo Distant - 1 - DAR exchange.
Cappaea taprobanensis - 13 - my ID - posterior margin of pygophore looks like what is drawn in Hsiao 1977; all from s. China.
Cappaea sp. 1 - 11, all from s. China.
Cappaea sp. 2 - 20, all from s. China
There are only two described species of Cappaea, so there is apparently at least one undescribed species. In my opinion, neither of these species matched very well with the 2nd known species, tibialis. The pygophore is quite different from each other and also from the picture drawn in Hsiao 1977. Both species have the posterior margin much excavated without the lateral tooth like projections seen in taprobanensis . Species 2 does have a small black tooth on each side of the central excavation, and the tibiae are not distinctly banded with white in the middle. Species 1 lacks all teeth on pygophore and has a distinct white band on middle of each tibia. The basal plates are quite large in both species, but the posterior margin tucks back into the body much more in species 1.
Carbula capito (StDl) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Carbula crassiventris Dallas - 100's of specimens - widespread, length of humeral angles is somewhat variable.
Carbula humerigera Uhler - 34 - all from Japan.
Carbula melanacantha (Fabricius) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Carbula obtusangula Reuter - 100's of specimens, all from s. China.
Carbula scutellata Distant - 8 - my ID, all from India (type country)
Carbula sp. nr. scutellata - 28 mostly from Thailand, 2 from Vietnam - actually may be scutellata: general appearance is similar by distinct from scutellata; male genitalia is quite similar.
Carbula spp. (12) - some of these are probably undescribed. There is an interesting species from Taiwan (15 specimens) that have the anterior angles of the pronotum produced into spines laterad of eyes.
Caribo fasciatus Rolston - 1 - British Virgin Islands.
Caridophthalmus spp. - close to 100 specimens - my ID, there are 5 known species in the genus; I was able to separate 6 out quickly in this material - there is probably more. Request these when I get around to the revision.
Carpocoris coreanus Distant - 2 - DAR exchange.
Carpocoris fuscispinus (Boheman) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Carpocoris mediterraneus mediterraneus Tamanini - 2 - DAR exchange.
Carpocoris mediterraneus atlanticus Tamanini - 2 - DAR exchange.
Carpocoris pudicus (Poda) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Carpocoris purpureipennis (DeGeer) - 4 - 2 not my ID, from Japan; 2 from DAR exchange.
Carpocoris spp. - 5 - Yugoslavia, Japan, Germany
Catacanthus taiti - 20 - not my ID; all of their specimens are from the type locality (Henderson Island); one of the irridescent green species, very similar to viridicatus. In fact, I could see no real difference in the male or female genitalia between the 2 species, but there does seem to be a color difference. Taiti is more of bronzy green color with the lateral edge of the corium pale and the veins on the coria are extensively pale; the legs are light brown in color.
Catacanthus viridicatus - 84 - all but 17 my ID, from the Society Islands. Overall color more pure greenish irridescent than taiti and the corium has much less extensive pale along outer margin and on veins; the legs are black to reddish brown.
Catacanthus sp. 1 - 2 - from Samoa, similar to taiti except the tip of the scutellum is pale.
Catacanthus sp. 2 - 2 - from Guam, another irridescent green species, but has a pale transverse band across anterior pronotal disc, and the connexivum is nearly entirely green.
Catacanthus sp. 3 - 5 - from New Hebrides, much like viridicatus except dorsum is chocolate brown instead of irridescent green; male pygophore slightly different.
Catacanthus sp. 4 - whole drawer - Most specimens are from New Guinea; this may be carenoi. It is three toned, overall color is orange to red, the corium pale, almost white, the head and membranes are black, there is a black spot covering the base of the pronotum and the base of the scutellum and there is a black spot on middle of each corium.
Catacanthus sp. 5 - whole drawer - Most specimens are from Laos, with a few from Java, and 2 from the Philippines. This is an orange species with reduced black markings; there is no black markings on the base of the pronotum, the two black spots in the basal angles of the scutellum are small or wanting, and the black spots on the middle of each corium are reduced to small transverse bars. The spots are a little bigger on the Philippine specimens.
Catacanthus sp. 6 - 19 - all from New Guinea. Markings similar to sp. no. 4, except corial ground color same as rest of body - orange with black markings as described above; connexivum alternating orange and black. Male and female genitalia distinctive.
Catacanthus sp. 7 - 11 - all from New Guinea; marked as above except the black on the base of the pronotum is now connected to anterior pronotal black with a broad band of black; abdomenal spine stout as in typical Catacanthus sp. Connexivum uniformly orange.
Catacanthus sp. 8 - 9 - all from New Guinea. This species is somewhat of an enigma. It is colored nearly identical wi.th sp. no. 7. Its male and female genitalia seems to be nearly identical to sp. no. 7. The only real difference is that the abdominal spine is reduced to a very small spine which just barely protrudes between the hind coxae. They have a different gestalt also - I could usually pick them out from above.
Caura bipartita (Signoret) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Caura pugillator (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Caystrus pallidolimbatus StDl - 1 - not my ID, from New Guinea.
Caystrus pallipes StDl - 1 - not my ID, from North Borneo. I matched another 12 specimens with this one. The male genitalia is distinctive. It is one of the smaller species which lacks the tooth in front of each compound eye. It has the anterolateral pronotal margins straight to slightly sinuous. It also pretty much lacks the pale lateral margins of the abdominal venter. Specimens are from Ceram, se Guinea, Ambon, Borneo, and the Philippines.
Caystrus quadrimaculatus Linnavuori - 1 - DAR exchange.
Caystrus spp. - lots - I separated the remaining specimens first into two groups: 1) smaller specimens which lacked the tooth in front of each eye, and 2) larger specimens which had a distinct tooth in front of each eye. The smaller specimens could be further divided into 5 species. The male genitalia was fairly distinct for all five. One matches the specimen above determined as pallipes. One is from s. India. Another is dark in color as pallipes lacking the pale margins of the abdominal venter and having the anterolateral pronotal margins straight to slightly sinuously concave. The remaining two species are pale in color, have a distinct pale lateral band on the abdominal venter, and have the anterolateral pronotal margins slightly convex. One of these two has only a thin pale stripe down the middle of the scutellum, while the other has this stripe plus a sublateral thin pale stripe on each side of the scutellum. The remaining large specimens with a tooth in front of each eye were left as one big group. I feel certain that these represent at least a couple species, but I was not for the time being able to put a finger on the differences. Most of these may actually match up with the specimen ID’d above as pallidolimbatus.
Cephaloplatus darwini Distant - 11 - Gross ID.
Cephaloplatus fasciatus Distant - 6 - Gross ID.
Cephaloplatus pertyi (White) - 6 - Gross ID.
Cephaloplatus spurcatus Walker - 2 - Gross ID.
Cephaloplatus spp. - 10 - my ID.
Chinavia acutum (Dallas) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Chinavia apicicorne (Berg) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Chinavia australis (Rolston) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Chinavia bellum (Rolston) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Chinavia erythrocnemis (Berg) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Chinavia herbidum (StDl) - 5 - not my ID, from Argentina.
Chinavia hilare (Say) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Chinavia impicticornis (StDl) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Chinavia istum (Rolston) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Chinavia marginatum (Palisot de Beauvois) - 2 - not my ID, from Mexico.
Chinavia musivum (Berg) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Chinavia obstinatum (StDl) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Chinavia pennsylvanicum (DeGeer) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Chinavia runaspis (Dallas) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Chinavia scutellatum (Distant) - 2 - not my ID, from Mexico.
Chinavia wygodzinskyi (Rolston) - 4 - DAR exchange.
Chinavia spp. - 25 - my ID; from many places.
Note: The above were ID’d under the generic name Acrosternum; I believe they more properly belong in Chinavia.
Chlorochroa congrua Uhler - 4 - not my ID.
Chlorochroa granulosa (Uhler) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Chlorochroa ligata (Say) - 6 - 2 Brailovsky ID from Mexico; 4 from DAR exchange.
Chlorochroa persimilis Horváth - 1 - DAR exchange.
Chlorochroa rossiana Buxton & Thomas - 2 - DAR exchange.
Chlorochroa sayi (StDl) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Chlorochroa senilis (Say) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Chlorochroa uhleri StDl - 9 - not my ID.
Chlorochroa spp. - 5 - my ID.
Chlorocoris distinctus Signoret - 4 - 2 not my ID; 2 from DAR exchange.
Chlorocoris rufispinus Dallas - 1 - DAR exchange.
Chlorocoris spp. - 5 - my ID.
Chloropepla rolstoni Grazia - 1 - DAR exchange.
Coctoteris spp. - 100's of specimens representing about 12 different species. Only 6 species have been described. I sorted the males to morpho-species, but have not sorted females. Coctoteris has the outer anterior angle of the juga rectilinear to acute.
Codophila varia (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Codophila sp. - 1 - my ID, from Yugoslavia.
Coenus delius (Say) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Commius elegans (Donovan) - 4 - one was my ID, also a couple in my material. Australia (ACT, NSW).
Compsoprepes spp. (2) - 4 - my ID, there are 2 specimens each of two species, both from New Guinea.
Cooperocoris australis Gross - 3 - Gross ID. Australia (W).
Coponia sp. - 3 - from southern Africa.
Corisseura sp. - 1 - my ID, from Madagascar.
Cosmopepla binotata Distant - 2 from Mexico my ID; 2 from DAR exchange.
Cosmopepla coeruleata Montandon - 1 - DAR exchange.
Cosmopepla conspicillaris (Dallas) - 35.
Cosmopepla decorata (Hahn) - 6 - 3 my ID; 3 from DAR exchange.
Cosmopepla intergressus (Uhler) - 12.
Cosmopepla lintneriana Kirkaldy - 21.
Cosmopepla uhleri Montandon - 31.
Critheus lineatifrons StDl - 3 - my ID, from s. India.
Critheus spp. - 8 - possibly belonging to this genus - the rostrum is quite long as in lineatifrons, but the dorsal patterning, etc. is different.
Cuspicona apithoracica Gross - 5 - paratypes.
Cuspicona cygniterrae Gross - 1 - paratype.
Cuspicona exnigrospersa Gross - 1 - paratype.
Cuspicona forticornis Breddin - 1 - Gross ID.
Cuspicona neocaledoniae Gross - 2 - paratypes.
Cuspicona obesula Gross - 3 - paratypes.
Cuspicona privata Walker - 6 - Gross ID.
Cuspicona procallosa Gross - 1 - paratype.
Cuspicona simplex Walker - 15 - Gross ID.
Cuspicona strenuella Walker - 1 - Gross ID.
Cuspicona thoracica (Westwood) - 32 - Gross ID.
Cuspicona spp. - about a drawer full; I have not sorted to species or attempted to make any specific determinations yet.
Cyptocephala antiguensis (Westwood) - 19 - 16 were my ID.
Cyptocephala bimini (Ruckes) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Cyptocephala elegans (Malloch) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Cyptocephala pallida Rolston - 5 - my ID, from British Virgin Islands.
Dabessus sp. - 4 - my ID. They match the picture D. albovittatus in Hsiao nearly exactly. Three from Laos and one from Hong Kong.
Dalpada cinctipes Walker - 8 - my ID. From s. China.
Dalpada clavata (Fabricius) - 4 - not my ID. From s. China.
Dalpada maculata Hsiao & Cheng - 3 - my ID. From Laos.
Dalpada nodifera Walker - 7 - my ID. China, Hong Kong, Laos.
Dalpada oculata (Fabricius) - lots - my ID.
Dalpada smaragdina (Walker) - 26 - my ID. Beautiful bright green species with the humeral angles knobbed and black.
Dalpada spp. - lots - I did some sorting, but finally gave up. There appears to be quite a few species, especially in mainland Southeast Asia: Laos, Vietnam, Thailand have lots of species, many are probably undescribed.
Delegorguella sp. - 2 - my ID, one from South Africa and one from Tanzania.
Dendrocoris arizonensis Barber - 2 - DAR exchange.
Dendrocoris contaminatus Uhler - 5 - 3 my ID, 2 from DAR exchange.
Dendrocoris fruticicola Bergroth - 2 - DAR exchange.
Dendrocoris humeralis (Uhler) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Dendrocoris reticulatus Barber - 2 - DAR exchange.
Dichelops avilapiresi Grazia - 2 - DAR exchange.
Dichelops furcatus (Fabricius) - 4 - DAR exchange.
Dichelops melacanthus (Dallas) - 3 - DAR exchange.
Dichelops sp. - 1 - Brazil
Dichelops sp. - 1 - Brazil
Dictyotus caenosus (Westwood) - 44 - most were Gross ID.
Dictyotus conspicuus Gross - 12 - Gross ID.
Dictyotus inconspicuus Dallas - 8 - 1 was Gross ID.
Dictyotus roei (Westwood) - 1 - Gross ID.
Dictyotus sp. - 2 - From New Caledonia.
Dictyotus sp. - 2 - From Malaya (Pahang).
Diemenia immarginata (Dallas) - 27 adults - not my ID.
Diemenia rubromarginata rubromarginata (Guérin-Méneville) - 3 adults - not my ID.
Diploxys fallax StDl - 2 - DAR exchange.
Diploxys punctata (Distant) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Diploxys sp. - 4 - Madagascar. These are probably fallax also.
Dippilana membranacea Distant - 1 - Gross ID, from w. Australia. Brown ovate species with faint dark longitudinal lines on head and pronotum, three faint white spots along base of scutellum and v-shaped white spot on apex of scutellum; membrane is clear with veins fuscous.
Dismegistus spp. - 6 representing at least 3 species. My ID. Five are from Ethiopia, 1 from South Africa.
Dollingiana indica Ahmad & Kamaluddin - 3 - my ID. From s. India. The 2nd antennal segment is greatly longer than third (more than twice).
Dolycoris spp. - lots of at least 2 species; have not tried to determine to species.
Drinostia fissiceps StDl - 1 - my ID, from s. China.
Drinostia sp. - 1 - my ID - not angulata; there are a couple more described species that are not included in Hsiao1977. This one is darker brown than fissiceps, the black fovea on basal scutellar angles are more prominent, the apex of the head is more rounded, and the humeral angles are bifid with a small tooth posterior to the acute humeral angles.
Dryadocoris sp. - 5 - my ID, from Kenya and Tanganyika.
Dunnius dorsalis (StDl) - 2 - my ID, from s. China.
Durmia spp. - 14 - my ID, mostly from Madagascar.
Dyroderes sp. - 1 - my ID, from Spain.
Ectenus aereus StDl - 33 - my ID. From the Philippines.
Ectenus mesoleucus Bergroth - 9 - my ID. From the Philippines.
Ectenus spectabilis (Burmeister) - 25 - my ID. From the Philippines.
Ectenus sp. 1 - 25 - my ID. From the Philippines.
Ectenus sp. 2 - 15 - my ID. From the Philippines. Shorter and more brown than other species.
Note: One of these last two species is probably Ectenus brevirostris St
Ectenus sp. 3 - 8 - all females, my ID. From New Guinea; antennal segment two much longer than three; basal plates not excavated medially, but are somewhat produced posteriorly medially.
Ectenus sp. 4 - 21 - my ID. From New Guinea. Antennal segment three much longer than two; basal plates somewhat excavated medially.
Ectenus sp. 5 - 5 - my ID. All from Fly River, New Guinea. Antennal segments two and three subequal; basal plates somewhat excavated medially; male genitalia different from sp. no. 4.
Note: Only one species of Ectenus is known from New Guinea: pudicus St
New Genus nr. Ectenus or Bromocoris no. 1 - All of these species are from the Solomon Islands. In all species the lateral angles of the male pygophore are enlarged and greatly produced, each ultimately forming some type of ventral hook that overlaps the last abdominal sternite.
Species no. 1 - 64 - Gross ID’d 1, I have matched up the rest. This species is rather drab and inornate dark brown, sometimes with hints of metallic green on pronotum and scutellum; in many specimens the scutellum is dark orange-red except for the dark lateral margins. Each pygophoral production is black, robust, somewhat spatulate, each curving medially until they nearly touch each other, each is equipped with a stout hook directed anterolaterally over the last abdominal sternite. Basal plates are nearly circular, except for posterior margin somewhat straight medially, forming a right angle medially.
Species no. 2 - 40 - These are small than sp. no. 1; they are still quite dark, but have more metallic green markings; the apex of the scutellum is distinctly white, and there is usually a more or less distinct pale longitudinal stripe medially on scutellum. The pygophoral processes are yellow, still somewhat spatulate, they curve slightly medially, but do not nearly touch, the hook portion is similar in shape to a ram’s horn. The basal plates are wider than long, the posterior is substraight (a few minor sinuations), and the posteromedial angles are prominent.
Species no. 3 - 18 - about size of species no. 1. Pale to dark with many metallic green markings. Apex of scutellum is pale. Usually other pale markings on scutellum, coria, and pronotum. The male pygophore is pale ventrally, dark dorsally, not spatulate, but rather robust, each with a dorsal medially projected production which nearly contact each other, ventral hooks large and robust. Basal plates with posterior margins arcuate, meeting medially only at their bases forming a large V-shape gap between.
Species no. 4. - 9 - Similar general coloration as last species, tendency towards having pale smooth area near each humeral angle; abdominal venter much darker than in other species. Pygophoral projections black, not spatulate, lacking dorsal productions of last species, curving gently laterad, hooks short, not prominent. Basal plates greatly excavated near posteromedial margins, posteromedial angle hooklike.
Species no. 5 - 22 - Dark brown to black species, with white longitudinal stripe medially on scutellum which is wider basally becoming acuminate apically. The pygophoral projections are large, robust, each entirely being part of the hook, the surfaces are somewhat undulate. The last abdominal segment in the females is distinctly truncatly recessed, the basal plates are large and roundish, but the posteromedial area is slightly excavated. The clincher for this species is that the tongue of the scutellum is very small and narrow, and appears to somewhat deformed. It is nearly always inflated, knoblike, but sometimes taking different shapes including sometimes appearing somewhat bifid apically.
Species no. 6 - 2 - Only two females in material, but the basal plates are very distinct. The whole posterior margin is excavated.
Species no. 7 - 6- All females. More uniformly pale with dark punctures. Basal plates smallish, roundish, not meeting at all medially.
Species no. 8 - 36 - Black species with white spot in each basal angle of scutellum; apex of scutellum white to pale reddish; tip of coria reddish. Pygophoral projections pale, robust, but not really forming hooks. Basal plates typical pentatomoid, unremarkable.
Note: There are still many more specimens representing several more species. There are also a number of unidentified specimens in the unidentified halyines that are close, but probably belong in another new genus (a number of species). They are smaller and paler than above, and the pygophoral projections are less hooklike.
New Genus nr. Ectenus or Bromocoris no. 2 - 19 - Gross ID’d first 7, I matched up the rest. These are from New Britain; they are a brown oval species. The pygophore is fairly complex resulting once again into small hooks overlapping the abdominal venter (it is a different genus than above though).
Elenela hevera Rolston - 1 - DAR exchange.
Erachtheus boris (Dallas) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Eribotes challengeri Distant - 6
Eribotes spp. - 2.
Eudryadocoris goniodes (Dallas) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Eurinome basiventris (Signoret) - 34 - 32 my ID, all from New Caldonia and Loyalty Islands.
Eurinome fasciaticollis StDl - 7 - my ID, all from the Philippines.
Eurinome spp. (at least 10-12 more species) - 100's of specimens.
Note: There are only 5 described species of Eurinome. If I have diagnosed the genus correctly, Bishop has about 15 different species. One has fairly prominent humeral angles and may actually be a new genus (Gross had labeled 2 specimens from n. Australia as unknown genus). The rest of the species can be divided into two species groups. In one group, the parameres are very long and slender, and in the other group, they are thicker to broadly rounded. There are 2-3 species which have the anterior angles of the pronotum produced into a relatively large spine (one of these is probably armata). One of the "toothed" species also has a small pale tubercle behind eash pronotal calli. One species has the anterolateral pronotal margins rather straight with the margin of the tooth in line with the pronotal margin (this species also has the evaporative areas conspicuously black). Another species has the dorsal surface rather dark, sharply contrasting with the pale connexival areas. In some species the anterolateral pronotal margins are sinuous and often there are transhumeral pale lines. A couple of the species are much smaller than the others. There are good male and often female genitalia characters, too.
Genus near Eurinome - see above paragraph; this is the one with the prominent humeral angles that Gross labeled as unknown genus.
Eurydema oleraceum (Linnaeus) - 3 - my ID. One specimen is labeled from Australia and was ID’d as Stenozygum sp. by Gross; it is not a Stenozygum, but is a Eurydema and appears to be oleraceum. Perhaps the label is wrong, or this is an adventitious specimen?
Eurydema ornatum (Linnaeus) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Eurydema pulchrum (Westwood) - 5 - not my ID. I matched several hundred more specimens up with it (some may prove to be other species).
Eurydema rugosum - 19 - not my ID. Note there were 13 pulchrum mixed in with these, I moved them to proper place. I matched 8 more specimens up with these.
Eurydema spectabilis Horváth - 1 - DAR exchange.
Eurydema ventrale Kolenati - 2 - DAR exchange.
Eurydema spp. - 4.
Eurysaspis flavescens Distant - 11 - my ID, easy ID, specimens are from s. China, the Philippines, and New Guinea. Our catalog does not have it listed as from New Guinea.
Eurysaspis spp. (2) - 7 - my ID, from s. Africa.
Euschistus aceratos Berg - 1 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus acutus Dallas - 3 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus atrox (Westwood) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus backhauseni Berg - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus bifibulus (Palisot de Beauvois) - 4 - 2 from their material; 2 from DAR exchange.
Euschistus biformis StDl - 4.
Euschistus comptus Walker - 9.
Euschistus conspersus Uhler - 14.
Euschistus convergens (Herrich-Schäffer) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus corcovacitus Rolston - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus cornutus Dallas - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus crassus Dallas - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus crenator orbiculator Rolston - 2.
Euschistus egglestoni Roslton - 1.
Euschistus emoorei Rolston - 7 - 2 from their material; 5 DAR exchange.
Euschistus heros (Fabricius) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus ictericus (Linnaeus) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus illotus StDl - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus inflatus Van Duzee - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus integer StDl - 1 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus leonensis Rolston - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus nicaraguensis Rolston - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus obscurus (Palisot de Beauvois) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus olacitus Rolston - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus paranticus Grazia - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus picticornis StDl - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus quadrator Rolston - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus rufimanus StDl - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus rugifer StDl - 2.
Euschistus schaffneri Rolston - 1.
Euschistus servus (Say) - 2 - my ID.
Euschistus strenuus StDl - 4 - 2 from their material; 2 from DAR exchange.
Euschistus sulcacitus Rolston - 5.
Euschistus taurulus Berg - 2 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus triangularis (Herrich-Schäffer) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Euschistus tristigmus (Say) - 2.
Euschistus variolarius (Palisot de Beauvois) - 5 - 3 from their material; 2 from DAR exchange.
Euschistus spp. - 79
Note: I have not yet confirmed above ID’s or tried to ID any of the new material. I will if time permits. There are three good specimens of subgenus Lycipta which may be should be borrowed (they are separated out at bottom of unit tray).
Everardia picta Gross - 3 - paratypes. From Western Australia.
Exithemus sp. - 4 - my ID, all from s. China.
Eysarcoris aeneus (Scopoli) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Eysarcoris distinctus Schouteden - 7 - Uvarov ID, all from n. Australia.
Eysarcoris guttiger (Thunberg) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Eysarcoris insularis Dallas - about 30 - Ruckes ID, Bonin, Caroline, Palau Islands.
Eysarcoris lewisi Distant - 4 - not my ID. Looks like a mixture of 2-3 species to me.
Eysarcoris trimaculata (Distant) - 2 - not my ID. Australia.
Eysarcoris ventralis Westwood - 15 - Hidaka ID. Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands.
Eysarcoris venustissumus (Schrank) - 3 - 2 ID’d as melanocephalus, which is preoccupied, venustissumus is next available name; 1 from DAR exchange.
Eysarcoris spp. - 3.5 drawers of unsorted, unidentified material; no time to tackle it this time.
Fecelia sp. - 2 - my ID, from Dominican Republic.
Galedanta myops (Fabricius) - 1 - my ID, from Costa Rica
Glaucias amyoti (White) - 49 - not my ID. Uniformly green in color with concolorous punctures. The black markings seen were the very tips of the posterolateral abdominal angles which are minutely spinose. No white markings except in some species there is some submarginal yellowing on the head and pronotum. Palau Islands, Caroline Islands, New Zealand. Beak reaching to at most middle of fourth (third visible) abdominal tergite. Mesosternal cariana simple, not overly elevated.
Note: There were three specimens from Queensland, Australia, labeled by Gross as this species, but they do not match the other specimens at all. Not even sure if they are Glaucias as the mesosternal carina is elevated somewhat, hinting that it may be a rhynchocorine.
Glaucias eburnopictus Ruckes - 1 - female paratype. Marianas. The punctures on the head, pronotum and basal two-thirds of the scutellum are black, the punctures on the coria are concolorous with the green dorsum except for a few dark punctures laterally along each corial base. The tip of the scutellum is white with a small black spot on each side anterior to the white, the tongue of the scutellum is slightly emarginate at each black spot. The extreme edge of the anterolateral pronotal margin and base of the coria is pale whitish. Beak reaching anterior margin of fourth (third visible) abdominal sternite. Mesosternal carinae simple, not elevated.
Glaucias fulvescens Ruckes - 5 - 4 are paratypes. Marianas, Saipan, Rota, Guam. Actually this species is colored much like the last except for the ground color. It is light brown with dark brown punctures (including all of the coria). There are also brown spots on the connexiva that are lacking in eburnopictus. The tongue of the scutellum does not seem to be slightly emarginate near the black spots. Also a small oblique brown mark anteromesad of each spiracle. Beak reaching anterior margin of fifth (fourth visible) abdominal sternite. Mesosternal carinae very slightly elevated.
Glaucias inornatus (St
Glaucias lucidus Ruckes - 1 - female paratype; Caroline Island. Pale greenish species (faded in only specimen) with very small punctures that are dark brown. Below uniformly yellowish brown. Beak reaching to near middle of fifth (fouth visible) abdominal sternite. Mesosternal carina simple, not unusually elevated.
Glaucias ponapensis Ruckes - 1 - Female. Ruckes ID; from Ponape Island. Overall green in color, punctures concolorous, lateral edge of head brown, a distinct submarginal yellow band on pronotum continuing along lateral basal margin of coria. Connexivum with posterolateral angles distinctly black, but not continuing onto laterotergites. Below yellowish becoming greenish laterally with posterolateral abdominal angles distinctly black. Metasternum somewhat elevated, but flat, not carinate, Mesosternal carina not unusually elevated. Beak reaching anterior margin of fifth (fourth visible) abdominal sternite.
Glaucias samoanus China - 21- 3 are paratypes, I ID’d the remaining 18; from Samoa. Dorsum bright green with distinct contrastingly yellow margins to head, pronotum, and bases of coria, continued by the bright pale yellowish connexiva. Once again the tips of the incisures are black. The antennae and the rostrum are billiant red in color, as well as the thetip of the tylus in one specimen. Below it is yellow medially becoming greenish laterally except for a narrow yellow band along margins; the posterolateral abdominal angles are black. The pygophore is similar to, but different from amyoti, but the parameres are very similar. The beak just reaches the anterior margin of the fourth (third visible) abdominal sternite. The posterior third of the mesosternal carina and the metasternal carina are slightly elevated.
Glaucias venustus Van Duzee - 29 - 8 are paratypes, 21 are my ID; from Marquesas Islands. Green, with slightly yellow margins, the connexiva is contrastingly pale, with all punctures black, including disk of coria. Below yellowish medially, green laterally, tips of incisures both dorsally and ventrally are black. Beak reaching to or nearly to anterior margin of sixth (fifth visible) abdominal sternite. Mesosternal carina typical. The edge of the scutellar tongue with a tiny black spot on each side about two-thirds to the tip, sometimes slight amount of white coloring along edge above and below spot. Sometimes the anterior angle of the pronotum and the edge of the head just in front of the compound eyes is marked with black. Also the spiracles are narrowly ringed with black.
Glaucias spp. - 13 - not my ID. There is then another 2.5-3 drawers of unsorted, unidentified Glaucias. Quick examination revealed that there are many species; for example there are at least 5 or 6 different species with the anterior disk of pronotum white. Undoubtedly a number of undescribed species exist for someone ready for the challenge.
Goilalaka spp. - about 100 specimens, representing at least 4-5 species. There are only two described species, so there has to be several undescribed. Ghauri, 1972, worked on the genus. Some have a reddish fascia between humeral angles, most don’t; there seems to be differences in the shape of the head also. Another good project!
Glyphepomis setigera Kormilev & Piran - 1 - DAR exchange.
Grossiana persignata (Walker) - 9 - my ID; n. Australia; Gross had ID’d these as Stenozygum sp.
Gynenica spp. - 3 - my ID.
Halyabbas unicolor Distant - 5 - my ID, all from Laos.
Halyomorpha picus (Fabricius) - 1 - not my ID, from n. Borneo - probably is not picus
Halyomorpha sp. 1 - 100's, may be brevis or halys, all from s. China, Taiwan, Japan, Macao - the superior ridge is produced over the pygophore with a v-shaped notch in the middle.
Halyomorpha sp. 2 - 100's, from Indonesia, more brown than other species, posteroventral margin of pygophore v-shaped with no sinuation in middle.
Halyomorpha sp. 3 - 11, from s. India - posteroventral margin of pygophore similar to sp. 1, but parameres much different (more elongate); superior ridge not produced over pygophore
Halyomorpha sp. 4 - 3 - 2 from the Philippines, 1 from Laos; pygophore and parameres different; the specimen from Laos may be a different species, but pygophore and parameres match with the male from the Philippines.
Halyomorpha sp. 5 - 8 - also from the Philippines, posteroventral margin of pygophore more transverse, sinuous, with a mesial v-shaped notch between two obtuse teeth like projections; a brownish species with almost no dark markings ventrally.
Halyomorpha sp. 6 - 18 from Laos & British North Borneo; posteroventral margin of pygophore more u-shaped; pygophore dark brown with inner margins of lateral projections pale; usually with small inward projecting obtuse tooth on these inner margins and a patch of long hairs on posterventral surface of pygophore; superior ridge not produced over proctiger.
Halyomorpha sp. 7 - 3 from Laos; large species with distinct longitudinal pale line on head and pronotum becoming faint on scutellum; posteroventral margin of pygophore nearly transverse, slightly sinuous.
Halyomorpha sp. 8 - 3 - 1 from New Guinea and 2 from Indonesia; more mottled coloration above; below with a dark round to square spot posteromesial to each spiracle (not a band); male pygophore much different, posteroventral margin sinuous with a smallish u-shaped notch in middle.
Halyomorpha sp. - 1 - Kenya
Halyomorpha spp. - 33. Some match up with those below (late entries).
Halys spp. (2) - 16 - 1 from s. China; the rest from s. India. My ID.
New Genus in Halys group - 7 - Gross had ID’d one specimen as this; I found 5 more that matched his, and 1 more that appears to be a 2nd sp. in the genus. There is a chance that this genus belongs in the Carpocorini. Species 1 is mottle green with the distal half of the embolium white and a distal vein on the corium is also white; there is a thin pale longitudinal line medially on the pronotum and a faint white spot in each basal angle of the scutellum; the juga are slightly longer than the tylus and acute to spinose; also the anterlolateral pronotal margin is expanded near head with several small teeth. Species 2 is the same except the embolium is not white and the teeth near the head are longer, nearly spinose. There is a specimen in the CAS material.
New Genus in Halys or Carpocorini group - 26 - Once again, Gross had ID’d one specimen; I matched up the remaining 25. This genus also may belong in the Carpocorini. This is a relatively large species; brown, with the apex of the scutellum white, and a small white spot in the middle of each corium; the juga are slightly longer than the tylus and acute to spinose; the connexivum is contrastingly paler than rest of dorsum. There is a specimen in the CAS material.
Hippotiscus scutellatus Distant - 6 - my ID. They match perfectly Distant’s description and they are from the same place - Sarawak, Borneo. There are actually 2 species which superficially look the same, but have quite a few structural differences, such that I do not believe they even belong in the same genus. Both species are oval in shape, light brown with darker brown punctures; both have a white spot on the apex of the scutellum thinly margined anteriorly with black. The spot, however, in scutellatus is chordate in shape (as described by Distant), while it is just oval in the other species. Scutellatus has simple wing venation (somewhat reticulate in other species), and has dark markings along the ventral abdominal incisures, around spiracles and a short transverse line posterior to each spiracle (all lacking in other species). The male genitalia is drastically different between the two. The other species is placed at the end of the subfamily as an unknown genus.
Holcostethus abbreviatus (Uhler) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Holcostethus limbolarius StDl - 7 - 5 my ID
Holcostethus tristis (Van Duzee) - 1 - not my ID
Holcostethus vernalis (Wolff) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Holcostethus spp. - 6
Homalogonia obtusa - 17, all from s. China, except 1 from Japan, and 2 from w. China; the 2 from w. China have the humeral angles more produced than the others - there is a subsp. described from w. China (yunnanensis). Two more from DAR exchange.
Hoplistodera incisa Distant - 2 - my ID, one from Vietnam and 1 from Laos.
Hoplistodera spp. (several) - about 100 specimens, from all over, including New Guinea, and one from the Solomons.
Hymenarcys aequalis (Say) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Hymenarcys nervosa (Say) - 4 - 1 my ID; 3 from DAR exchange.
Hyparete boitardi (Montrouzier) - 42 - someone else ID’d 1 specimen; I matched up the remaining specimens. We have this genus catalogued in the Carpocorini, but I believe it might actually belong in the Halyini. The male pygophore has the lateral angles greatly expanded and produced posteriorly, beginning to hook downwards similar to the new genus described above from the Solomons. This species, however, is smaller and broadly rounded with numerous pale markings on the dorsum (ground color is brown). The connexivum alternates between brown and pale areas which match up to corresponding pale spots on the venter. There is a 2nd species (7 specimens) and possibly a 3rd species (2 specimens); the 2nd species lacks most of the pale markings above except that on connexiva; the 3rd species is nearly totally black except small pale markings on connexiva.
Hyrmine dispar (Westwood) - 1 - Gross ID.
Hyrmine spp. - one half drawer of what appears to be 2-3 species.
Iphiarusa compacta (Distant) - 14 - my ID, relatively easy to ID from Hsiao 1977. All from s. China.
Note: I do not believe that this genus belongs in the Rhynchocorini. It is the abdomenal spine which is produced forward to the head forming the well known structure defining the Rhynchocorines. But in true Rhynchocorines, the abdomenal spine is not usually greatly produced but rather fits into the elevated metasternum which then fits together with the elevated mesosternum which is then produced forward over the prosternum and sometimes under the head.
Ippatha australiensis Distant - 1 - not my ID.
Ippatha ornata Distant - 1 - Lyal ID.
Ippatha new species - 1 - Lyal ID (1976).
Note: These are pretty excellent species; they are elongate oval in shape with black and white longitudinal stripes on scutellum and coria (scutellum is greatly enlarged, nearly covering entire abdomen); pronotum has transverse black and white stripes.
Janeirona bergi (Kormilev) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Kapunda troughtoni (Distant) - 1 - Gross ID.
Kapunda new species 1 - 1 - Gross ID.
Kapunda new species 2 - 2 - Gross ID.
Kermana fucosa (Berg) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Kermana imbuta (Walker) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Ladeaschistus bilobus (StDl) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Laprius varicornis (Dallas) - 32 - Most of these were from s. China, but there were 2 from Hong Kong, 5 from Vietnam, and 1 from Laos.
Laprius sp. - 3 - From s. China. Much smaller than above specimens and male genitalia was different.
Lathraedoeus sp. - 1 - Gross ID.
Lathraedoeus new species - 1 - Gross ID.
Note: Gross, 1976, stated that there were only 6 genera of Menida Group in the the Australian and New Guinea region. Three have the anterolateral pronotal margins slightly reflexed, the other three have them more laminate. Of the three with reflexed margins, one is a new pilose genus from western Australia. The remaining two can be separated by the male genitalia. In Lathradoeus, the male genitalia is concealed by the extended last abdominal ventrite, in Menida, the male genitalia is not hidden as above. Using this criteria, there is a huge amount of material that would fall under the genus Lathradoeus. In fact, it is my belief that this material actually represents 5-6 genera. In addition, the two specimens from Australia identified as Lathradoeus by Gross do not match up very well with anything from New Guinea, the type locality of the type species of Lathradoeus. I have placed all of this material under Lathradoeus in the collection for the time being. Even in what I am calling Lathradoeus, there appears to be tons of species, most of which are probably undescribed. This would be a very challenging project!!
Lelia decempunctata Motschulsky - 4 - my ID, all from Japan.
Lerida punctata (Palisot de Beauvois) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Lopadusa quinquedentata (Spinola) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Loxa deducta Walker - 2 - DAR exchange.
Loxa flavicollis (Drury) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Loxa virescens Amyot & Serville - 7 - not my ID.
Loxa viridis (Palisot de Beauvois) - 7 - not my ID.
Loxa spp. - 7 - my ID.
Lubentius marginellus (Westwood) - 4 - not my ID.
Macrocarenoides scutellatus (Distant) - 2 - Gross ID.
Madates spp. - 58 total specimens. The Problem: Only one species has ever been described in this genus; there are obviously 2 species. Bishop has 16 specimens from s. India which are not conspecific with the remaining specimens from Laos and Malaya. I am not sure which of the 2 species deserves the only name, limbata, and which is undescribed. The pygophore is slightly different between the 2 species, but the real difference is the parameres. The Indian specimens have shorter, stubbier parameres that are roundly truncate apically. The Laos-Malay specimens have a long paremere that is spinose apically. Also, the Indian specimens are somewhat smaller than the other species. Will have to borrow these and describe the new species some day soon!!
Mayrinia curvidens (Mayr) - 5 - DAR exchange.
Mayrinia sp. - 1 - my ID.
Mecidea major Sailer - 2 - DAR exchange.
Mecidea minor Ruckes - 2 - DAR exchange.
Mecidea pampeana Sailer - 1 - my ID. From Argentina.
Menecles insertus (Say) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Menedemus hieroglyphicus Distant - 1 - my ID. Relatively distinctly marked sciocorine. From s. India.
Menestheus cuneatus StDl - 1 - Gross ID.
Menida histrio (Fabricius) - 5 - not my ID.
Menida indecora (Walker) - 8 - not my ID. Big; does not look much like Menida to me. These are like some that I placed under the heading Lathradoeus ? They do have the male genitalia hidden as in that genus.
Menida lata Yang - 1 - my ID. From s. China.
Menida plebeja Distant - 2 - not my ID.
Menida transversa (Signoret) - 4 - DAR exchange.
Menida violacea Motschulsky - 100's - my ID. From s. China & Japan.
Note: Menida is in horrible need of revision. Until such a revision is completed, it will be nearly impossible to understand the generic and specific limits of most of the taxa.
New Genus & Species - 2 - Gross ID, from Northern Territories, Australia. Flattened out species - interesting.
New Genus - 14 representing 2 species. These look all the world like the small elongate Menida, but the male genitalia is completely different; the dorsal part of the pygophore is prolonged into two bluntly elongate projections.
Mimikana spp. - 29 - my ID. See note below.
Note: Mimikana is currently contained in the Halyini, but it looks more like New World oclerines; it presently contains only one described species. I was able to separate the Bishop material into 5 species. Four based upon differences in the male genitalia, the fifth was a female, but the shape of the anterior pronotal angle was very distinct. Once again, a very good project. The one descibed species was by Distant, so the type should be easily accessible, and then there would be at least 4 new species. This genus appears to be endemic to New Guinea.
Monteithiella humeralis (Walker) - 9 - my ID. Six were ID’d as Antestiopsis orbona which is a junior syn. of this name; these 6 were from Australia (NSW, Sydney); 3 From New Zealand.
Mormidea angustata StDl - 2 - DAR exchange.
Mormidea collaris Dallas - 7 - not my ID. From Mexico.
Mormidea cornicollis StDl - 2 - DAR exchange.
Mormidea cubrosa (Dallas) - 5 - DAR exchange.
Mormidea discoidea (Dallas) - 3 - not my ID. From Mexico.
Mormidea hamulata StDl - 2 - DAR exchange.
Mormidea integella (Distant) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Mormidea lugens (Fabricius) - 1 - not my ID. From Texas.
Mormidea lunara Rolston - 2 - DAR exchange.
Mormidea maculata Dallas - 2 - DAR exchange.
Mormidea notulata (Herrich-Schäffer) - 29 - 5 not my ID; the rest are my ID. From Mexico.
Mormidea notulifera StDl - 2 - DAR exchange.
Mormidea pama Rolston - 4 - 2 not my ID; 2 from DAR exchange.
Mormidea paupercula Berg - 14 - not my ID. From Argentina.
Mormidea pictiventris StDl - 4 - 2 not my ID; 2 from DAR exchange.
Mormidea rugosa Rolston - 1 - DAR exchange.
Mormidea v-luteum (Lichtenstein) - prob. nr. 70 - my ID except 2 from DAR exchange.
Mormidea ypsilon (Linnaeus) - 2 - not my ID.
M. spp. - a couple 100, but not many spp. - will try to ID if have time.
Morna armigera - 2 - Usinger ID. Problem: There is no armigera listed in all of the Rhynchocorini. The only species of Morna listed as from New Caledonia is leucospila. I don’t know if generic ID is correct.
Morna sp. - 2 - my ID, from New Caledonia. May match the above 2 specimens.
Moromorpha tetra (Walker) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Munduala new species - 1 - Gross ID, from Queensland. A medium-sized light brown species with a black spot in middle of each corium; the scutellar tongue is dark brown, but ends in a v-shaped white spot at apex. McDonald has described a couple new species (1992) since Gross saw this specimen (1974), so there is a good chance this species now has a name.
Murgantia histrionica (Hahn) - 32 - 30 are my ID.
Murgantia vicina Brailovsky & Barrera - 1 - DAR exchange.
Mygoodano virescens Distant - 1 - not my ID. From Australia.
Myrochea sp. - 1 - my ID. From South Africa. The ostiolar ruga is a little longer than that indicated by Linnavuori; it actually keys to Delegorguella, but it looks more like Myrochea to me. South Africa is out of Linnavuori’s coverage?
Neagenor spinosus (Dallas) - 1 - Gross ID - from w. Australia; large sp. with juga produced in front of tylus, spinose with also obtuse outer tooth. There are numerous black spots between the black veins on the whitish wing membrane.
Neojurtina spp. - 5 - my ID. From Malaya, Borneo, Taiwan, Vietnam.
Neomazium typicum Distant - 4 - not my ID; brachypterous sp. from Australia.
Neoptolemus humeralis - 78 - my ID. Fairly easy species to ID, once you get to Neoptolemus, it is the one with fairly prominent humeral angles. The female genitalia looks just like the illustration by Horv
Neoptolemus proximus - 43 - my ID. Mainly from New Britain and New Ireland, although there were a couple females and several males which could also be this species from New Guinea. Once again the female genitalia looks like the illustration figured by Horváth. The male genitalia is similar to humeralis except that the proctigeral projection is much narrower and the posterior margin of the pygophore is also produced posteriorly to correspond with pygophoral projection.
Neoptolemus sp. 1 - 12 - my ID. This may actually be exigua, but the female genitalia does not quite match Horváth’s illustration. The basal plates are similar to his drawing, but the 8th paratergites are incredibly small (not as in drawing). All but one of the females have a structure (ovipositor?) excerted; it is a very stout sclerotized tube-like structure. In this species, the proctiger is not expanded as in the others; the posterior pygophoral margin is v-shaped with a straight fracture (suture) proceeding anteriorly along midline.
Neoptolemus sp. 2 - 7 - my ID, based on males only. The pygophore is flatter, the whole protruding posteriorly with a relatively large, but narrow v-shaped emargination; the proctiger is produced posteriorly fitting into but not surpassing the v-shaped notch.
Neoptolemus sp. 3 - 4 - my ID, based on males only. The pygophore is similar to no. 2 except not so flat, the proctiger now protudes up and over the v-shaped notch and corresponds with a similar projection coming from the ventral surface of the pygophore (see CAS specimen).
Neoptolemus sp. 4 - 1 - my ID, based on male only. Posterior surface of pygophore is vertical with a shallow v-shaped notch; the proctiger is protruding straight back tapering to an obtuse apex.
Neoptolemus females - 18 - there does appear to be 2-3 different species, but cannot at this time separate them.
Note: Once again there are more species than names for this genus. There are 4 species that have been described, but one has been moved to Brizica. I believe it belongs back here (or the others there - they are all congeneric). I do not know the other species of Brizica so I do not if it is congeneric with these.
Neottiglossa cavifrons StDl - 2 - DAR exchange.
Neottiglossa leporina (Herrich-Schäffer) - DAR exchange.
Neottiglossa pusilla (Gmelin) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Neottiglossa sulcifrons StDl - 3 - my ID.
Neottiglossa tumidifrons Downes - 6 - my ID.
Neottiglossa undata (Say) - 2 - one my ID.
Nezara viridula (Linnaeus) - about a half drawer of already ID’d material.
Nezara spp. - about 3 drawers of unsorted, unidentified material, most of which will be viridula. But there is probably also some specimens of antennata, and there is 4 specimens of a different species from South Africa (it is very round in shape).
Niarius illuminatus Distant - 4 - not my ID.
Niarius venosus StDl - 3 - not my ID.
Niphe elongata (Dallas) - 70 - my ID, all from s. China except 1 from Japan.
Niphe vittativentris St
Niphe spp. - 6 - these also appear as if they could be elongata - 5 from New Guinea, 1 from China.
Notius consputus StDl - 2 - not my ID, from n. Australia - dark brown-black with many small pale spots on dorsum.
Notius depressus Dallas - 45 - 1 was my ID.
Novatilla fasciata Distant - 10 - my ID, all from New Guinea.
Novatilla virgata Dallas - 1 - northern Australia.
Novatilla new species - labeled as such by Gross - from Queensland.
Note: Distant and Bergroth argued extensively upon whether Anaxilaus and Novatilla were good genera. From what I have seen in Bishop, it is my opinion that they are two distinct genera, based on color pattern. Novatilla spp. have at least 3 longitudinal pale stripes including one right down the middle of the scutellum; Anaxilaus spp. do not have these stripes, but rather the scutellum is often margined with pale color - no stripe down its middle.
Ochisme australis (Dallas) - 4 - not my ID. From South and Western Australia.
Ocirrhoe australis (Westwood) - 3 - Gross ID. From Australia.
Ocirrhoe lutescens Distant - 6 - Gross ID. From Australia (NSW).
Ocirrhoe unimaculata (Westwood) - 12 - Gross ID. From Australia (widespread).
Ocirrhoe virescens (Westwood) - 1 - Gross ID. From Australia (Queensland).
Ocirrhoe westwoodi Gross - 1 - paratype. From Tasmania.
Odmalea concolor (Walker) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Odmalea schaefferi (Barber) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Oebalus insularis (StDl) - 5 - 3 from their material; 2 from DAR exchange.
Oebalus mexicanus (Sailer) - 5 - 3 from their material; 2 from DAR exchange.
Oebalus ornatus (Sailer) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Oebalus poecilus (Dallas) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Oebalus ypsilongriseus (DeGeer) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Oebalus spp. - 28, including 2 which are probably linki from the Dominican Republic!
Oenopiella unidentata Spinola - 19 - not my ID.
Oenopiella sp. - 2.
Okeanos quelpartensis Distant - 1 - my ID, very distinctive species.
Omyta centrolineata (Westwood) - 4 - not my ID.
Omyta delineata StDl - 1 - Gross ID; Omyta can be recognized by having only 3 antennal segments.
Oncocoris geniculatus Dallas - 1 - not my ID.
Oncocoris semimarginatus (Westwood) - 15 - not my ID. Had been ID’d as Niarius semimarginatus - made the name change.
Oncocoris subsimilis Montrouzier - 1 - not my ID.
Oncocoris spp. - 10 - not my ID; 100-150 more specimens I ID’d to genus but no further for time being.
Otantestia heteropila (Walker) - 1 - my ID - from Laos.
Otantestia modificata (Distant) - 4 - my ID - from Laos and British Borneo.
Note: Otantestia is indeed a good genus and may not belong in the Antestiini. The species look very much like Antestiini, but the ostiolar rugae are short and auriculate. These 2 species were easy to ID from Hsiao 1977.
Padaeus trivittatus StDl - 3 - 1 my ID, from Mexico; 2 from DAR exchange.
Padaeus viduus (Vollenhoven) - 3 - 2 my ID, from Guatemala 1 from DAR exchange.
Pallantia macula (Dallas) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Pallantia mexicana Grazia - 1 - DAR exchange.
Pallantia sp. - 6 - my ID. From Brazil (Mato Grosso).
Palomena angulosa - 2 - not my ID.
Palomena prasina (Linnaeus) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Palomena viridissima (Poda) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Palomena spp. - 26 - will try to ID if there is time.
Parabrochymena arborea (Say) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Paracritheus trimaculatus (Lepeletier & Serville) - 2 - my ID, all from the Philippines.
Paramenestheus nercivus (Dallas) - 27 adults. Not my ID.
Paramenestheus terricolor Breddin - 26. Not my ID.
Paramenestheus probably new species - 19 - my determination - the genital capsule appears to be different from identified specimens of both nercivus and terricolor; Gross syn. most of the rest of the species - I will still do more checking. All of these specimens are from New Guinea where Paramenestheus has not been reported.
Parocirrhoe woodwardi Gross - 1 - paratype.
Parocirrhoe new species - 9 - I am fairly certain this is the right genus (it keys straight to it in Gross’ work). Woodwardi is the only described species in the genus, it is known only from Australia. These specimens are from New Caledonia and do not match the female paratype of woodwardi nor the description of that species.
Parvacrena punctata Ruckes - 1 paratype.
Note: Members of this genus are smallish, slenderish brown species which has the juga extending slightly past the tylus, it is acute, and the lateral margins runs posteriorly at an angle and then angulates more or less straight back. Females of this genus can be recognized by the basal portions of the 9th paratergites are sunken into the body just posterior to the basal plates, which they themselves are curved inward along their posterior margins. Some females also have the last abdominal sternite produced posteriorly at the lateral angle of the basal plates. This genus is closely related to Udonga, but there are enough differences for them to be distinct genera. To date, only one species has been described in Parvacrena, so all four of the species listed below are probably undescribed.
Parvacrena n. sp. 1 - 3 - Two males from Laos and a female from Thailand. The male genitalia is very similar, but different to that of punctata. It also has the humeral angles quite salient, obtusely produced anterolaterally. Female has the last abdominal sternite projections.
Parvacrena n. sp. 2 - 1 - One female from Malaya. This specimen also has the humeral angles somewhat salient, but not nearly as much as in the above specimens. It lacks the last abdominal sternite projections.
Parvacrena n. sp. 3 - 7 - Two males and 7 females from northeastern New Guinea. The male genitalia is quite distinct, but otherwise the general appearance and the female genitalia are characteristic Parvacrena. It does have the last abdominal sternite projections.
Parvacrena n. sp. 4 - 3 - Two males and 1 female from the Philippines. Once again the male genitalia is wildly different (different genus?), but the general appearance and the female genitalia are very characteristic for Parvacrena, although the last abdominal sternite projections are longer than in other species.
Parvacrena sp. - 1 - There is one more female specimen from the Philippines that is definitely different from n. sp. no. 4 (also from the Philippines), but it being a female, it does not look appreciably different from n. sp. no. 3 (from New Guinea). It is probably another different species though.
Paterculus sp. - 4 - my ID, from s. China (all females).
Paterculus sp. - 4 - my ID, 1 from Borneo, 1 from Vietnam, & 2 from Malaya; two (1 from Malaya and 1 from Vietnam) are males and most closely resembles the illustration of elatus in Hsiao, 1977 (there are many other possibilities though); basal plates rectangular, pointed on the inner posterior angle.
Paterculus sp. - 1 - my ID, from Borneo; coloration and basal plates much different.
Paterculus sp. - 2 - my ID, from s. China, one is a male and most closely resembles the illustration of parvus in Hsiao, 1977.
Note: In my opinion, this genus does not belong in the Menidini - the base of the abdomen is unarmed, and they just don’t look like menidines.
Possibly Paterculus sp. - 1 - my ID, from s. China. This specimen is interesting in that it has three small parasites protruding from between the thorax and the abdomen. These are probably strepsipterans.
Pegala biguttula Haglund - 6 already identified, I matched up another 40 specimens. All from Tonga, Samoa, Fiji.
Note: On the dorsal surface of most species there appears to be many small punctures, sometimes with larger brown punctures; I don’t believe that the small spots are true punctures, but rather characteristics of the underlying integument.
Pegala laevis Bergroth - 16 previously identified specimens (Ruckes); I did not find any more that I thought were this species. These are from Guam and Mariana Islands.
Pegala sp. 1 - lots - smaller species all from New Guinea. Flatter type posterventral surface of pygophore, mesial knob and submesial concave areas lacking, spines rather small. The coria are pale with the apex black and a black spot on the middle of each; the dorsal surface is very sparsely punctate.
Pegala sp. 2 - 2 - one male and one female from New Caledonia. The concave areas on the pygophore on each side of mesial knob are greatly enlarged looking like mouse ears. The coria are pale with a obscure dark area apically and a small dark spot on the disk of each. Dorsum virtually impunctate except for some areas of coria.
Pegala sp. 3 - 4 - Three males and one female from the Solomons. Flat type pygophore, knob and concave areas lacking; posterior margin broadly and shallowly v-shaped with inflated areas on each side of median, spines fairly stout. Coria dark with a small pale spot on each disk; dorsal surface rather heavily punctured.
Pegala sp. 4 - 2 - 2 males from the Solomons. Flat type pygophore, posterior margin more u-shaped with a large black obtuse tooth on each side near lateral margins, no medial knob or submesial concave areas, spines smallish. Coria and dorsal punctation similar to sp. no. 1.
Pegala sp. 5 - 2 - 2 males from the Solomons. Flat type pygophore, lacking medial knob and associated concave areas. Posterior margin v-shaped, appearing lipped, spines very robust, and curving medially at their apices. Whole pygophore appears narrower than other species. Dorsal coloration rather dark. Coria are very dark with small pale spot on each disk; posterior disk of pronotum is dark; punctuation medium.
Pegala sp. 6 - 14 - 7 males and 7 females, all from New Guinea (NE and Kitava Island). Very similar to sp. no. 5, but spines are not as acute apically, and the posterior margin of pygophore not as lipped appearing. Corial markings as in sp. no. 3; punctation sparse.
Pegala sp. 7 (old 8) - 6 - Two males and 4 females, all from New Guinea (NE). Posteroventral surface of pygophore very flat, spines reduced to small minute black teeth; posterior margin slightly sinuous, transverse, with a low black cusp area laterally on each side. Coria pale with large black spot on each disk; punctuation very sparse.
Pegala sp. 8 (old 9) - 6 - All males, all from New Guinea (NE). Flat style pygophore, no medial knob or submedial concave areas (although there is a pale circular shagreened area on each side of middle which may be vestiges of this structure). The spines are rather large, and dorsad of each there is a large truncately obtuse flange directed posteriorly. The middle half of the posterior margin of pygophore is produced dorsad with the lateral angles of this production spinose, spines directed mostly laterad and slightly forward. Dorsal coloration similar to sp. no. 1 with pale areas a little larger.
Pegala sp. 9 (old 10) - 5 - 2 males and 3 females from New Guinea (NE, NW) - flat style pygophore. Posteroventral surface rather short and broad, posterior margin shallowly u-shaped, and somewhat lipped; the lateral pygophoral angles are truncately produced with the ventral corners each ending in a very small spine (the pygophoral spines of above). Coria rather pale all over, but still with distinct pale impunctate spot on each disk; a few (less than 8) scattered punctures on base of head.
Pegala sp. 10 (old 11) - 1 male, from New Guinea (NW) - Flat style pgyophore; posteroventral surface rather short and broad, posterior margin shallowly and sinuously u-shaped, pygophoral spines rather large, ridge between them and lateral pygophoral angles distinctly concave, with a dense circular patch of hairs just mesad of each lateral ridge. Coria dark with large pale spot on each disk; punctures medium, but very contrastingly dark; base of head punctate.
Pegala sp. 11 (old 12) - 2 males from New Guinea (Fly River). Flat style pygophore, pygophoral teeth minute, space between them distinctly narrower than in some species. Posteroventral surface of pygophore actually somewhat tumid, not flat; posterior margin sinuously v-shaped with a black cusp on each side near lateral angles. Coria dark except pale areas along scutellum and a reddish spot on each disk; punctures sparse.
Pegala sp. 12 (old 13) - 1 male from New Guinea (Brown River). Similar to sp. no. 11, except tumid areas on posteroventral surface much small, located medially just below posterior margin, which also lacks the lateral cusps. The lateral pygophoral margins each have a large black tubercle projecting inward into the genital cup. Pygophoral spines are quite small. Coria pale with apex dark and a dark spot on each disk; punctuation sparse.
Pegala sp. 13 (old 14) - 8 - Three males and five females from New Guinea (all over). This is a large distinctly marked species. The coria are dark with a small pale area along lateral margin basally, and a large pale spot near apex along margin that is white with a tinge of red. The posteroventral surface is very short, nearly non-existent. The lateral pygophoral margin is roundly produced and just ventrad to each is the rather large pygophoral spine which is directed posterolaterad. Coria dark with large pale spot distally near lateral margin and small pale area laterally near base; punctuation medium, but base of head is punctured, also margins of tylus are lined with black; humeral angles more prominent, acute (but not spinose) than in other species.
Pegala spp. females - There are 10 specimens that I could not match up with males.
New Genus nr. Pegala 1 - 12 representing 3 species, all from New Guinea. These are darker, more mottled species with the dorsal surface of the head fairly densey punctate. The males, rather than having a posteriorly directed spine laterally on each side of the pygophore, now has just a single medial projection or spine.
New Genus nr. Pegala 2 - 1 male from New Guinea. Much darker brown color overall, with a small pale spot on each corial disk; dorsal punctuation including head relatively dense. Pygophore quite different than any of the above.
New Genus nr. Pegala 3 - 22 representing 4 species - One is from New Britain, one from Indonesia (Ambon), one from New Guinea, and one from the Solomons. These differ from true Pegala in that the humeral angles are now quite produced, spinose, spines tending to curve slightly posteriorly near their apices. The pygophoral ground plan is built on that seen in Pegala biguttula or laevis where there is a medial projection of the posterior margin, two posteriorly directed spines arising from the posteroventral surface, but now the submesial concave areas have been replaced by oblique circular production along the posterior margin between the medial projection and the lateral angles which are also often obtusely produced. The dorsal surface of the head is not punctured, but is wrinkled. Overall they are very sparsely punctate. The coria are darkish, rarely with a small pale spot on disk; the humeral angles are reddish to black.
New Genus nr. Pegala 4 - 7 representing 1 species, all from New Guinea. This is a smaller species with the humeral angles produced into spines. It is more heavily punctate including a few on the base of the head. The coria are dark except for a medium sized white spot on each disk. The lateral margins of the head are obtusely rounded, appearing inflated. The pygophore is quite different. The posterior margin is more deeply u-shaped and is obtusely inflated; there are still two minute black spines on the posteroventral surface, but they are more lateral and dorsal in Pegala spp.
Pegala spp. - Looking at only the males I was able to separate the Solomon Island specimens (19) into 4 species, and the New Guinea material (about 100 specimens) into 13 species, none of which overlap with the Solomon Island taxa, and there was another species from New Caledonia. That makes for a total of 20 species in the Bishop material; there are only 6 described species presently and a couple of these are dubious. Three of the species from New Guinea may actually constitute a new genus. Rather than having 2 spines protruding from the ventrolateral surface of the pygophore, they have a single spine or protuberance emitting from the median of the posteroventral pygophoral surface (they have a different appearance also). Another of the above species may be a another new genus; its pygophore is even more different, and it is more brown in color. There may also be good characters in the female genitalia. Another good project!
Pellaea stictica (Dallas) - 4 - 2 not my ID; 2 from DAR exchange.
Pentatoma distinctus Hsiao & Cheng - 1 - my ID. A very distinctive species. See illustration in Hsiao 1977.
Pentatoma japonicus Distant - 5 - two were my ID. Had been ID’d in genus Tropicoris; I corrected generic placement.
Pentatoma mosaicus Hsiao & Cheng - 1 - my ID; from s. China.
Pentatoma rufipes (Linnaeus) - 4 - 2 from their material, one was my ID; 2 from DAR exchange.
Petalaspis tescorum Bergroth - 3 - not my ID; I did not find any more specimens of this. The male genitalia is distinctly reddish color, and the posterior margin of the pygophore has a sharp spine protruding straight caudad. From Australia (Queensland).
Pharypia nitidiventris (StDl) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Pharypia pulchella (Drury) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Piezodorus grossi Staddon - many specimens. My ID (or name change to be exact). Staddon recently (1997) determined that all the specimens previously determined as hybneri (or the preoccupied rubrofasciatus) from Tahiti and Australia was a species distinct from hybneri, which he named grossi. The differences are largely internal genitalia, but they do appear to be constant and there may be a geographical isolation. I have assumed that all specimens on islands between Tahiti and Australia, from New Guinea westward, are also grossi.
Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood) - 6 - 2 from their material; 4 from DAR exchange.
Piezodorus hybneri (Gmelin) - many specimens. See above note under grossi; I have maintained that all specimens from Borneo and the Philippines westward and northward are still hybneri.
Piezodorus lituratus (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Piezodorus spp. - 6 - 5 from Madagascar, and 1 large specimen from South Africa.
Pirricoris annectens Gross - 1 - Gross ID. From Australia.
Placosternum spp. - 25 - my ID, representing about 5-6 species. One of the species has the humeral angles greatly expanded and appears very similar to the illustration of Compastes bhutanicus in Hsiao 1977. I am convinced these are all congeneric. Is Compastes a good genus; it probably is if the tarsal segments are indeed two in number. I have not seen true Compastes yet.
Platycoris bipunctata Guérin - 4 - not my ID. From Australia (Sydney).
Platycoris rotundatus (Dallas) - 4 - not my ID. From Tasmania.
Plautia affinis Dallas - 19 - all from Australia.
Plautia brunnipennis (Montrouzier) - 4. All from New Caledonia.
Plautia cyanoviridis Ruckes - 6 (5 are paratypes) - from Bonin Islands.
Plautia splendens Distant - 6 - all from Ryukyu Islands.
Plautia stali Scott - 6 - All from Ryukyu Islands.
Plautia sp. - 1 from Australia. A much smaller species.
Note: None of the Plautia ID’s are mine; I still can’t make heads or tails out of the species. There are then two and a third drawers full of Plautia spp. to be identified.
Poecilometis apicalis abdominalis (Distant) - 4.
Poecilometis apicalis apicalis (Westwood) - 8.
Poecilometis armatus (Fabricius) - 23.
Poecilometis australasiae (Donovan) - 1.
Poecilometis calidus Walker - 16.
Poecilometis cooki Gross - 2.
Poecilometis darwini plenicolor Gross - 1.
Poecilometis elongatus (Distant) - 10.
Poecilometis fuscescens (StDl) - 6.
Poecilometis gravis (Fabricius) - 6.
Poecilometis lineatus (Westwood) - 2.
Poecilometis modestus (StDl) - 1.
Poecilometis nigriventris nigriventris (Dallas) - 11.
Poecilometis papuensis Gross - 3.
Poecilometis patruelis patruelis StDl - 5.
Poecilometis punctiventris (StDl) - 1.
Poecilometis spenceri Bergroth - 2.
Poecilometis strigatus (Westwood) - 10.
Poecilometis immatures - 17
None of the above Poecilometis ID’s were mine.
Poecilometis spp. - 32 - my ID, have not tried to ID to species yet.
Poecilotoma grandicornis (Erichson) - 2 - not my ID. From Australia (Sydney, Queensland).
Poecilotoma scutellatus (Van Duzee) - 1 - not my ID. From Western Australia.
Polycarmes punctatissima (Montrouzier) - around 100 specimens - there were 2 specimens in collection ID’d as this, I matched the rest up. There are actually 2 species of Polycarmes described, both from New Caledonia, but all of these look to be one species (quick scan of the material). This is actually a very pretty species. It is pale brown to white with dark brown punctures; there is a pale longitudinal mesial line on head, pronotum and scutellum; the base of the scutellum is impunctate medially, light brown with black markings surrounding the impunctate area; there are extensive pale areas on the coria, and the connexiva alternate brown and white. The posterior margin of the pygophore is broadly and shallowly v-shaped with a hollowed out excavation below middle, the parameres are long ans slender, spinose.
Poriptus luctans StDl - 4 - 2 my ID; 2 from DAR exchange.
Priassus spp. - 16 - my ID, representing 3-4 different species (only 4 have been described).
Prionosoma podopioides Uhler - 1 - DAR exchange.
Proxys albopunctulatus (Palisot de Beauvois) - 4 - my ID.
Proxys punctulatus (Palisot de Beauvois) - 3 - my ID.
Proxys victor (Fabricius) - 3 - 1 was my ID.
Prytanicoris ambivivens Gross - 100's - many were my ID.
Prytanicoris dimorpha Gross - 7 - 5 were my ID.
Prytanicoris solomonensis Gross - about 50 - my ID.
Prytanicoris spp. - 4 - one male is definitely a different species, and prob. not novaebrittaniae.
Prytanicoris ? sp. - 8 - all from Indonesia, except 1 from the Philippines. This is a spectacular species: dorsal surface blackish blue with the scutellum mostly whitish yellow, the tip is orange; the connexivum alternates between red and blue; below it is pale orange with blackish blue markings. Very different from other species of Prytanicoris, but the male genitalia looks like typical Prytanicoris, the posteroventral pygophoral margin is V-shaped.
Note: In my opinion, there is a very little to differentiate Prytanicoris from Halyomorpha. In fact, one of the Halyomorpha spp. listed above (2?) probably should be listed here. They are definitely close if not the same and should be catalogued in the same tribe. Also, there are many species of Halyomorpha described from the Pacific and se Asia; I fear that some of Gross’ names may fall as synonyms.
Pseudapines geminata (Van Duzee) - 7 - not my ID, but looks ok. Some put this genus in other tribes; I think it probably belongs in Menidini.
Pseudatelus spinulosa (Palisot de Beauvois) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Pseudevoplitus longicornis Ruckes - 1 - DAR exchange.
Pseudevoplitus mexicanus Brailovsky & Barrera - 6 - not my ID.
Ramosiana insignis (Blanchard) - 2 - 1 not my ID 1 from DAR exchange.
Rhaphigaster brevispina Horváth - 2 - DAR exchange.
Rhaphigaster nebulosa (Poda) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Rhynchocoris humeralis (Thunberg) - 14 - my ID.Dl - 1 was already ID’d as this (from the Philippines); I matched up another 4 specimens (also from Philippines). Dl - 1 - not my ID; Very small species for Rhynchocoris, but looks like pictures in Hsiao 1977.
Rhynchocoris sp. - 4 representing 2 species - my ID; one is another smallish species with all 3 specimens from Laos.
Rhyncholepta grandicallosa Bergroth - 1 - DAR exchange.
Rhyssocephala infuscata Rider - 6 - my ID, from Mexico. These were previously ID’d as splendens.
Rhyssocephala rufonotata StDl - 4 - my ID.
Rio sp. - 5 - my ID, from Brazil (Mato Grosso).
Rubiconia intermedia (Wolff) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Rubiconia peltata Jakovlev - 1 - not my ID.
Rubiconia sp. - 7 - from s. China.
Sabaeus humeralis (Dallas) - 1 - my ID, from Laos.
Sabaeus sp. - 7 - my ID, from New Guinea.
Saceseurus bicolor Breddin - 2 - Originally there were three specimens ID’d this by Lyal, and they were placed in the scutellerids. After examining the specimens it became obvious that two belonged elsewhere. The first was in bad shape, but the ostiolar canal was quite different (I am not sure where it belongs). The second, from the Philippines, was identical to two other specimens ID’d as Brachycoris semiflavus, and was moved there. It is apparent that this species is very closely related to Brachycoris semiflavus. In fact, they may be congeneric. The only differences I could see is that Saceseurus has the anterior angles of the pronotum short, not produced forward beyond middle of the eye, the narrowly reflexed anterolateral margin of the pronotum is a little more distinct, the abdominal spine is a little larger, projecting to the middle coxae, and the ostiolar canal has a second "lip" laterally beyond the apex of the typical canal. The remainins specimen, which I assume is ID’d correctly is from Laos; I have matched another 2 specimens with it (one from Thailand and another also from Laos). They have more extensive pale areas than semiflavus, in fact, two of the specimens would be described as pale with some black markings, including two fairly large spots on scutellum near apex of frena. They still have the scutellum quite enlarged with a white spot near each basal angle and a subbasal pale spot on the pronotum just behind the head.
Saceseurus sp. - 1 - From Celebes Island (Indonesia). Structurally very similar to above species, but most of dorsum is a dark metallic green, the connexiva is pale. It still has the spots near each scutellar basal angle, but now along with the pronotal spot just behind the head there are also a couple more pale spots (calloused) around each prontal calli. It is pale below except male genital capsule is brown and lateral halves of thoracic sternites and all of head is black. The coxae, femora, and basal half of tibiae are pale yellow, the remainder of the tibiae and the tarsi are black.
Sciocoris cursitans (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Sciocoris spp. - lots - I am not at this time able to ID these to species.
Sennertus typicus Distant - 1 - my ID, from Laos. Matches Distant’s description in Rhynchota of Brit. India exactly, except the spiracles are not black, and it has a very small laevigate spot at distal end of each r-m vein not mentioned by him.
Serdia calligera StDl - 2 - DAR exchange.
Serdia concolor Ruckes - 2 - DAR exchange.
Serdia new species - 1 - labeled by Ruckes; may have been described by now (see Thomas & Rolston paper).
Sibaria andicola Breddin - 2 - my ID. From Ecuador (Puyo).
Sibaria armata (Dallas) - 4 - 2 my ID; 2 from DAR exchange.
Sibaria englemani Rolston - 2 - not my ID, from Mexico.
Spermatodes variolosus (Walker) - 43 - my ID, from s. China.
Spermatodes spp. - 31 - my ID.
Stagonomus amoenus (Brulle) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Staria lunata (Hahn) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Stenozygum speciosum - 9 - my ID, from s. India.
Stenozygum lepida (Walker) - 4 - my ID, from Indonesia (Ambon). There is another group of 18 specimens from New Britain that are identical except that they lack the red spots on the apices of the coria, and 1 more from New Guinea that is the same as the New Britain specimens except more than just the basal half of the scutellum is red.
Stenozygum woodwardi Ahmad & Khan - 18 - my ID, from Fiji.
Stenozygum spp. - many specimens representing about 2-3 species that just would not key out in Ahmad & Khan (there’s are surprise for you!).
Stictochilus tripunctatus Bergroth - 1 - DAR exchange.
Strachia spp. - 2 - my ID. The specimen from Laos looks like the typical crucigera, but the specimen from Vietnam looks different. There is only one species currently recognized as belonging in this genus except for two recently described from Pakistan. Both of these specimens have the characteristic longitudinal carina along the midline of the abdominal venter as well as the abdominal segment edges being elevated. There are also tubercles on the underside of the femora. Together they could form a coarse stridulatory mechanism.
Tachengia sp. 1 - my ID. Pretty species. It is mostly metallic green above, but medial portions of coria are rusty brown, and the apex of the scutellum is white. Below it is yellowish-brown with some metallic green markings laterally. From s. China.
Taurocerus edessoides Spinola - 5 - not my ID.
Tepa brevis (Van Duzee) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Tepa panda (Van Duzee) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Tepa rugulosa (Say) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Tepa vanduzeei Rider - 2 - DAR exchange (paratypes).
Tepa yerma (Rolston) - 3 - 1my ID, from Idaho. Was previously ID’e as rugulosa. The other 2 from DAR exchange.
Tepperocoris new species - 1 - Gross ID. From Australia (Western). Looks like a sciocorine.
Theseus modestus StDl - 13 - not my ID, from Australia.
Tholosanus piceatus Distant - 1 - not my ID.
Tholosanus proximus Dallas - 49 - many were Gross ID. One of these had been ID’d as piceatus, but Gross placed piceatus as a jr. syn. of this species.
Tholosanus spp. - 29.
Thoreylla brasiliensis Spinola - 1 - DAR exchange.
Thyanta acuminata Ruckes - 2 - DAR exchange.
Thyanta aeruginosa Berg - 23 - not my ID, but is correct; 2 from DAR exchange.
Thyanta brasiliensis Jensen-Haarup - 2 - DAR exchange.
Thyanta calceata (Say) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Thyanta custator accerra McAtee - 22 - my ID.
Thyanta custator custator (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Thyanta humilis Bergroth - 2 - DAR exchange.
Thyanta maculata (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Thyanta obsoleta (Dallas) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Thyanta pallidovirens (StDl) - 49 - my ID.
Thyanta perditor (Fabricius) - 8 - my ID.
Thyanta planifrons Ruckes - 1 - DAR exchange.
Thyanta pseudocasta Blatchley - 2 - DAR exchange.
Thyanta spp. - 20-30 specimens from throughout the tropics.
Tibilis sp. - 7 - my ID, representing 2 species.
Tibraca sp. - 1 - from Argentina.
Tinganina dimorpha Bergroth - 3 - not my ID, bracypterous species from Tasmania.
Tolumnia latipes StDl - 8 - not my ID, from China.
Tolumnia spp. - 100-150 specimens of what appear to be several species. Needs more work.
Trichopepla semivittata (Say) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Trincavellius galapagoensis (Butler) - 1 - my ID.
Tripanda signitenens (Distant) - 1 - my ID. From South Africa.
Udonga spinidens - 27 - my ID, from s. China to Laos, most of the specimens do not have the spinose humeral angles, but I believe they are all the same species. Curiously, two specimens had just one of the humeral angles spinose and the other was rounded, one had the left one spinose and the other had the right one spinose.
Udonga spp. There is a long series of what appears to me to be another species of Udonga. They are definitely not the same as those I ID’d as spinidens, but they are similar enough for me to believe they belong in the same genus as spinidens. They are all from New Guinea.
Note: Once again, I do not believe this genus belongs in the Menidini. It is larger, slenderish, the head and genitalia look nothing like menidines, it only has a small acute protuberance at the base of the abdomen. It probably would best be put in the Pentatomini near Parvacrena.
Utana spp. - 5 representing 3 species. There are three specimens from New Guinea and one from the Solomons. Threre are 4 species described (I have a specimen of viridipunctata in my own collection from New Caledonia): albertisi from New Guinea, sponsa from Sumatra, suprema from Borneo, and viridipunctata from New Caledonia. No way to tell about these without looking at original descriptions or comparing with types. Notice though that none have been reported from the Solomons.
Veterna spp. (4) - 31, mainly from South Africa and Madagascar.
Vitellus insularis St
Vitellus mucronatus StDl - there was 1 specimen ID’d as this by Ruckes from Koror; I matched up another 28 specimens, all from New Guinea. There is also another 6 specimens ID’d simply as Vitellus sp. by Gagne that is the same as the above specimens (once again all from New Guinea). According to our catalog, it has not been recorded from New Guinea? It is a very small species. The posterior margin of the pygophore is sinous with a bulbous expansion inside the margin on each of middle; the parameres are long and slender, slightly sinous, extending into the concave lateral angles of the pygophore.
Vitellus orientalis - there were 4 specimens ID’d as this by Hidaka from the Ryukyu Islands; I matched up 1 more, but I have my doubts whether they are truely orientalis. I think Distant described this species from India. There is material in the Bishop holdings from the Solomon Islands which superficially look like orientalis but the genitalia is different (2 of the species listed below), so I have a feeling that the specimens from the Ryukyus is probably different than material from India.
Vitellus sp. nr. insularis - 2 - my ID, 2 females mentioned above; larger, and the basal plates slightly different.
Vitellus sp. nr. orientalis - 4 - my ID, 3 males & 1 female, from Solomon Islands; male genitalia distinct. Also, the punctures are more brown in color than the next species.
Vitellus sp. nr. orientalis - 4 - my ID, 3 males & 1 female, from Solomon Islands; male genitalia distinct. There is a small whitish patch in the inner basal angle of each corium with contrasting brown punctures.
Vitellus sp. - 3 - not my ID; large species from Queensland; the humeral angles are long and slender and produced remarkably straight to the sides perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body.
Vitellus sp. - 9 - my ID; smallish species, almost all margins are marked with red color, also a transhumeral red band, the humeral spines are very short. The male pygophore is produced ventrad in a rectangular shape, the paramere are extremely long, slender, and flat. The basal plates are broader and shorter than in most species. From w. New Guinea.
Vitellus sp. - 3 - close to the above species in having many of the margins red, but there is not red transhumeral band. The pygophore and parameres are also slightly different. There are 2 males from w. New Guinea and 1 female from the Philippines which I believe is this species.
Vitellus sp. - 3 - my ID; a beautiful species from the Solomon Islands. The humeral angles are long, produced slightly forward with the apex curving posteriorly. The overall color is dark brown, the central portions of the coria are white lined on the outer and inner margins with a narrow band of black.
Vitellus spp. - I was able to separate the New Guinea material into 9 more species, one had about 30 specimens, the others had 2 each except for 1 was represented by only 1 male specimen. There were also 2 more species from the Solomon Islands (3 specimens of one and 1 of the other), all different from any of the above. So, by my count there are 21 species in the Bishop material; there are 20 species described, but many of them are from Australia only and I have already discussed orientalis. There has to be several undescribed species in this material.
Note: Gross did not accurately describe the condition of the apex of the scutellum in this genus and Petalaspis. He described them as haveing a rectangular membranous plate that anteriorly was under the scutellum and extended posteriorly beyond the apex of the scutellum. There actually is no membranous plate; what he observed was actually still just the scutellum. In these two genera, when at rest the folded wings do not fit under the apex of the scutellum as in other genera but rather overlap over the apex of the scutellum. That area of the scutellum that lies under the folded wings has become depressed, smooth, devoid of punctures and there is a distinct line marking where the edge of the wings come to. It looks different, but it still simply part of the scutellum.
Vitruvius insignis Distant - 3 - my ID. All 3 are females from Laos. This genus at one time had been placed in the Tessaratomidae; Kumar removed it to the Pentatomidae without assigning it to any subfamily or tribe. We still have it catalogued in the unplaced genera. There is several good descriptions and it does look just like the illustrations in both Distant, Rh. Brit. India, and Hsiao. The extreme lateral margin of the connexiva and the corium is edged in black. The rostrum is short, just barely reaching the intermediate coxae, but the bucculae are typical pentatominae, not flaplike; the first rostral segment slightly surpasses the posterior edge of the bucculae, the second segment is as long as the last two together. The abdominal venter is not spinose, although there may be a very low raised hump. The prosternum is rather short, not carinate; the mesosternum is carinate; the metasternum is elevated somewhat especially posteriorly, in one specimen it almost appeared as a transverse carina. The ostiolar canal is relatively short, auriculate, the evaporative area is medium in size, not reaching the lateral metapleural margin. The spiracles are black; the trichobothria are arranged transversely, both posterior and laterad of spiracles. Eighth paratergites each do have a small pale spiracle.
Vulsirea violacea (Fabricius) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Basicryptus distinctus (Signoret) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Basicryptus interruptus (Westwood) - 9 - Gross ID.
Basicryptus rugicollis (Westwood) - 1 - Gross ID.
Basicryptus spp. - 6 - my ID.
Borrichias frenchi (Bergorth) - 4 - Gross ID.
Chalcopis glandulosa (Wolff) - 2 - my ID, from Hsiao. Basic large dark brown Basicryptus type phyllocephaline, but with a large black spot in each basal scutellar angle. From China.
Cressona spp. - 14 specimens representing 2 species. The situation: There are only 3 described species in this genus, 2 of which have been rather recently and both only known from China. The other species is the well-known and widespread Cressona valida. All 14 specimens are from Laos. One of these 2 species may be valida and the other may match up with one of the 2 Chinese species, but my gut feeling is that at least one of these two is undescribed.
Diplorhinus sp. - 4 - my ID. Matched in Hsiao. From s. China. Juga greatly produced forward, but not the humeral angles.
Gonopsimorpha sp. - 1 - my ID, from Hsiao. Has a very distinct pale fascia between humeral angles which are black and are directed nearly straight laterally or slightly posteriorly.
Gonopsis affinis Uhler - 9 - Gross ID. I added 3 more unit trays of what I think are this species.
Gonopsis coccinea (Walker) - 2 - my ID. From Thailand. This is a nice black species with the scutellum red.
Gonopsis dimorphus Linnavuori - 1 - DAR exchange.
Gonopsis spp. - many - my ID, the shape of the humeral angle varies, and there are some reddish species.
Macrina juvenca (Burmeister) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Megarrhamphus truncatus (Westwood) - lots - my ID, from Hsiao.
Megarrhamphus hastatus (Fabricius) - lots - my ID, from Hsiao.
Minchamia hubbardae Gross - 1 - my ID, from Gross. From Australia (NSW).
Tantia vicina (Signoret) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Tetroda spp. - 12 representing at least 3 species. One from Laos is very small, another also from Laos is very large, and then ten specimens from Laos, Thailand, Java, and China are intermediate in size. The shape of the juga varies in each case. In fact, one of the intermediate sized specimens has the juga much more acute apically and may represent a fourth species.
There are two specimens of two different genera that I do not recognize.
Amaurochrous dubius (Palisot de Beauvois) - 5 - DAR exchange.
Ancyrosoma leucogrammes (Gmelin) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Brachycerocoris camelus Costa - 1 ID’d as this, lots more matched up with it.
Bulbocoris spp. - 9 - my ID; there are 2 species.
Dandinus crassus Distant - 1 - not my ID. From Australia (Wagga).
Deroploa parva (Westwood) - 1 - not my ID. From Australia (Sydney).
Derula flavoguttata Mulsant & Rey - 1 - DAR exchange.
Dybowskyia reticulatus (Dallas) - lots - s. China. These were placed in the collection in the Scutelleridae, and they do look very much like scutellerids.
Graphosoma consimile Horváth - 1 - DAR exchange.
Graphosoma lineatum (Linnaeus) - lots, includes 5 DAR exchange - These had all been placed in the Scutelleridae.
Graphosoma rubrolineatum (Westwood) - lots, includes 4 DAR exchange. These had also been placed in the Scutelleridae.
Graphosoma semipunctata (Fabricius) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Protestrica subpunctata (Walker) - 1 - not my ID. From Australia (Queensland).
Scotinophara aerrata Valley - 4 - there is no such species aerrata or Valley as an author of any other podopine species? There is a Scotinophara serrata (Vollenhoven) that was originally described in Podops.
Scotinophara coarctata (Fabricius) - 19 - This species was ID’d in Podops; I corrected generic placement.
Scotinophara lurida (Burmeister) - lots - not my ID
Scotinophara serrata (Vollenhoven) - 1 - not my ID.
Scotinophara sumatrensis - 3 - There is no sumatrensis described. This, I believe, is a manuscript name in a student’s thesis that was never published. So this is still probably an undescribed species.
There are about 2 drawers of unsorted, unidentified Scotinophara spp.
Testrica antica Walker - 4 - not my ID. From Australia (Queensland).
Testrica rudis (Germar) - 1 - not my ID. From Australia (Benalla).
Tholagmus flavolineatus (Fabricius) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Vilpianus galii (Wolff) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Phloeophana longirostris (Spinola) - 6 - Brazil.
There is one specimen of a species from Borneo. I believe this will turn out to be Serbana borneensis Distant, but need to see the literature.
Brachyplatys insularis Ruckes - 66 - All are paratypes. All are from the islands of Guam, Rota, and Saipan of the Mariana Islands. A typical shiny black species above, black below with some brownish mottling laterally. The male parameres are directed medially at their bases and the curve until they go straight posteriorly, they do not diverge apically.
Brachyplatys pacificus Dallas - lots - Looks much like the above species. The male parameres are long and slender, somewhat arcuate, diverging slightly apically. There are a number of specimens identified as this species from Guam, but they have pale lines along the lateral margins of the dorsum and submarginal curved pale lines on the pronotum. None of the identified specimens of pacificus from other islands have this, but there is a number of specimens identified as Brachyplatys subaeneus from the Ryukyu Islands that do match this.
Brachyplatys subaeneus (Westwood) - lots. From Ryukyu Islands. See above for description.
Brachyplatys spp. - there is about a half drawer of specimens ID’d as this. There appears to be as many as 10-12 species, based on color patterns (if they hold up), most of these are from New Guinea.
Coptosoma assamense Atkinson - 7 - Very small species. From the Ryukyu Islands. Black with the edge of the scutellum pale, the anterior half of the anterolateral pronotal margin pale, a straight submarginal stripe along the anterolateral pronotal margins pale, and the distal half of the juga pale. Black below with pale markings laterally and the legs are pale.
Coptosoma biguttata Matsumura - 2 - From Yokohama. A little larger than above species. Black with narrow margins of scutellum and anterolateral pronotum pale (but edge with black is not straight or very distinct), and two small pale spots along base of scutellum. Below black, with characteristic pale oblique streak running from each spiracle anterolaterad into corner of each abdominal sternite.
Coptosoma chinense Signoret - 1 - Korea. Colored similarly to biguttata except margin of scutellum not pale, and the spots on base of scutellum are a little larger. Still has the anterolateral pronotal margins very narrowly pale, and the pale oblique spiracular streaks described above.
Coptosoma concinnula Walker - 2 - northeastern New Guinea. Smallish species. Colored as in assamense but pale markings wider and more extensive including an extra small spot on each humeral angle, the calli, and two transversely oblong spots along base of scutellum.
Coptosoma cribrarium (Fabricius) - lots - Ryukyu Islands. A fairly large, pale brown species with darker brown punctures. Pale brown below with more or less of the medial areas black, the black coloration continuing laterally along segmental margins, thoracic sterna also a pruinose black.
Coptosoma margheritae Distant - 1 - Ryukyu Islands. Typical medium sized species, black, with typical lateral pale markings on scutellum and pronotum, the apical halves of juga are also pale.
Coptosoma scutellata (Geoffroy) - 4 - DAR exchange.
Coptosoma siamicum Walker - 9 - Ryukyu Islands. Pretty much look like cribrarium, but the same person (Hidaka) ID’d both species, so there may be some difference?
Coptosoma sphaerula (Germar) - 4 - Ryukyu Islands. Very small species and colored much like in assamense; one specimen had very small pale spots along basal margin of scutellum. I think the male and female genitalia did look different from that of assamense.
Coptosoma variegata (Herrich-Schäffer) - 2 - only 2 immatures ID’d by Ruckes as this species from Tinian Island.
Coptosoma xanthogramma White - 2 - From Guam.
Coptosoma spp. - about a half a drawer ID’d as this including many species.
Plataspis haglundi Montandon - 3 - DAR exchange.
There are 17 more drawers of semi-sorted, unidentified plataspids. It is unbelievable the diversity seen in this group. A person could spend several life times sorting out this group alone. Some are add shaped and there are some really beautifully marked species. Maybe someday?
Agonosoma flavolineatum Laporte - 3 - DAR exchange.
Brachyaulax area Distant - 6 - From Australia (Sydney, Queensland).
Brachyaulax ditissima Vollenhoven - 1 - From Australia (Queensland).
Brachyaulax regia Bergroth - 2 - From Australia (Queensland).
Brachyaulax spp. - 43 representing at least 3 species. One of these (from New Guinea and Solomons) is much bigger than the others (one species from Philippines, and another from Laos).
Calliphara bifasciata White - 37 adults - From Fiji.
Calliphara billardierii (Fabricius) - 33 - From New Guinea and Indonesia.
Calliphara caesar (Vollenhoven) - 7 - From New Guinea and Indonesia.
Calliphara dimidiata dimidiata (Dallas) - lots. From New Britain and New Guinea.
Calliphara dimidiata fasciata (Walker) - 4. From New Guinea.
Calliphara excellens Burmeister - lots. From the Philippines.
Calliphara excellens speciosa (White) - 14 - From the Philippines.
Calliphara imperialis Fabricius - 11 - From Australia.
Calliphara munda StDl - lots.
Chelycoris haglundi (Montandon) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Chelysomidea guttata (Herrich-Schäffer) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Chelysomidea leucoptera (Germar) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Chelysomidea stictica (Dallas) - 5 - DAR exchange.
Chelysomidea variabilis (Herrich-Schäffer) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Chrysocoris spp. - about a half drawer of unsorted, unidentified material.
Coleotichus adamsoni Van Duzee - 10 (some are paratypes). From Marquesas Islands.
Coleotichus blackburnia White - 1 - Australia.
Coleotichus bakeri Taeuber - 1 - Philippines.
Coleotichus breddini Schouteden - lots. Guam, Palau.
Coleotichus bulowi Schouteden - 5 - Samoa.
Coleotichus costatus (Fabricius) - 2 - Australia.
Coleotichus handlirschi Schouteden - 1 - Larat.
Coleotichus hendersonensis Usinger - 2 - Henderson Island.
Coleotichus marianensis Usinger - 16 (some paratypes) - Guam.
Coleotichus nigriventris Usinger - 4 adults - Austral Islands.
Coleotichus nigrovarius Walker - 3 - Fiji.
Coleotichus schultzei Taeuber - 2 - Philippines.
Coleotichus sordidus Walker - 19 - Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti.
Coleotichus spp. - 29.
Diolcus chrysorrhoeus (Fabricius) - 3 - DAR exchange.
Epicoleotichus spp. - lots.
Eucorysses grandis (Thunberg) - 4 - China.
Eucorysses spp. - lots.
Eurygaster alternatus (Say) - 9 adults - from California.
Eurygaster integriceps Puton - 1 - DAR exchange.
Eurygaster spp. - lots. All from s. China.
Graptophara reynaudi (Guérin) - 1 - Borneo.
Homaemus aenifrons (Say) - 2 - California.
Homaemus aenifrons consors Uhler - 2 - DAR exchange.
Homaemus parvulus (Germar) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Homaemus proteus StDl - 4 - DAR exchange.
Hotea spp. - lots.
Hyperoncus spp. - 8 - looks like at least 2-3 species. From Philippines, Laos, Macao, s. China.
Lamprocoris spp. - 40 - From Taiwan, s. China, Laos.
Lampromicra spp. - lots (2 drawers) - At least 6-7 different color forms (= different species?).
Lamprophara bifasciata (White) - lots.
Misippus spinolae (Signoret) - 2 - DAR exchange.
Notacalliphara n. sp. rostrata Lyall - 1 - This is how this specimen was labeled; don’t know if it has been described or not. From New Guinea.
Pachycoris torridus (Scopoli) - 1 - DAR exchange.
Paracalliphara flagrans (Walker) - 1 - From New Guinea.
Paracoleotichus spp. - lots.
Peltophora pedicellata Kirby - 20 - Australia.
Philia leucocyanea Montrouzier - 1 - New Guinea.
Philia miyakoensis Matsumura - 26 adults - Ryukyu Islands.
Philia senator (Fabricius) - lots - Australia (Queensland).
Poecilocoris spp. - lots.
Scutellera fasciata Pa. - 4 - Laos, Macao.
Scutellera spp. - 7 - s. India, Laos.
Scutiphora pedicellata (Kirby) - 6 - Australia (Queensland, New South Wales). These are obviously the same as Peltophora pedicellata listed above; I am not sure of the proper generic placement.
Sphyrocoris obliquus (Germar) - 3 - DAR exchange.
Solenotichus circuliferus Walker - 4 - Australia (New South Wales)
Solenotichus rahropunctatum G. - 20 - s. China, Laos.
Tectocoris banksi Dohrn - 2.
Tectocoris diophthalmus (Thunberg) - lots.
Tectocoris lineola (Fabricius) - 17 - A syn. of diophthalmus?
Tectocoris sp. - 2 - These are quite large and do look somewhat different. They are solid yellowish red, and the anterolateral pronotal margins seem to be more convex. From the Solomon Islands.
Tetrathria variegata Dallas - 7 - Palau.
Tetrathria spp. - lots.
Tetyra antillarum Kirkaldy - 2 - DAR exchange.
There are 5 drawers of semi-sorted, unidentified scutellerids.
Note:Although I have not reviewed his dissertation in detail, I am inclined to disagree with raising the Oncomerinae to full family. Until this gets published or I see better evidence, I will use the following classification: Tessaratomidae with 2 subfamilies, Oncomerinae and Tessaratominae. The Tessaratominae can be further broken down into 2 tribes, Natalicolini and Tessaratomini.
Agapophyta bipunctata Guerin - 3 - not my ID. Pale green with a small black spot on apical half of each corium. Posterior wall of pygophore (vertical behind proctiger) has two hook-like projections which distinctly diverge apically. I am skeptical about ID’s.
Agapophyta boschmai Blöte - 2 females - not my ID; ID is incorrect, however. See Agapophyta sp. 1 below.
Agapophyta distincta Blöte - 4 - not my ID. Coria distinctly paler than rest of dorsum, each with a black arcuate line beginning laterally near base and following wing margin, then curves inwards and becomes larger (spot) on each corial disc. Posterior wall of pygophore with a single medial broad hook.
Agapophyta ustulata Blöte - 3 - my ID. This is a very distinctive species, with the single hook that is prolonged by a similar projection of the proctiger. The pygophore is pale with the very edge of the rim black, sharp. The dorsum is green-brown, with darker coarse punctures. Also the parameres are more elongate. From ne New Guinea. See also Agapophyta sp. 3 below.
Agapophyta vankampenii Blöte - 13 (originally there were 21, but I pulled out 8 that did not match the others) - not my ID; once again ID is incorrect. All of the males have the posterior wall of the pygophore with a single small medial hook; vankampeni is described by Blöte as having two hooks. Looks much like bipunctata. Maybe some genitalia differences. Could be what I am calling Agapophyta sp. 2 below.
Agapophyta viridula Blöte - 7 - not my ID. Also looks like bipunctata, except black corial spots are very small to lacking. Posterior wall of pygophore very similar to A. bipunctata. Once again I am skeptical of the ID.
Agapophyta sp. 1 - several hundred of these; this is the same as the 2 specimens ID’d above as boschmai. The males have the posterior wall of the pygophore with a single broad hook; boschmai is described by Blöte as having two hooks. These might be similis, but I doubt it (similis was described from nw New Guinea, these are all from ne or a few from se New Guinea). These are much darker and somewhat larger; connexivum pale with black scallops; anterolateral margin of pronotum straight, pale. Venter mottled pale, dark and reddish, each spiracle on rather large orange-yellow callus. Most are New Guinea: Mt. Kaindi.
Agapophyta sp. 2 - several hundred specimens - common in ne New Guinea. This is the common species with males having two hooks which are directed posterolaterally; in some the hooks are directed mainly ventrally and less laterally - could be a different species. The ventral surface of the pygophore is almost entirely pale yellow.
Agapophyta sp. 3 - 2 - closely related to ustulata, but the edge of the pygophore is more rounded and lacks the black coloration. From w. New Guinea.
Agapophyta sp. 4 - 13 - a little bit larger species, 2 hooks hooking mostly ventrad & slightly laterad, lacks or nearly lacks the small black spot on each corium; the coria are usually more or less reddish in color; the ventral surface of the pygophore is mostly black. From ne New Guinea.
Agapophyta sp. 5 - 18 - a little darker species - posterior disk of pronotum and coria greyish, the scutellum noticeably paler. Males with 2 hooks but hooks bend almost angularly and are directed mostly laterally and back anteriorly, virtually not at all ventrally; also there is often a "bump" between the two hooks. Most of ventral surface of pygophore is black. From western New Guinea.
Agapophyta sp. 6 - 5 - similar in coloration to # 5, but hooks smaller and not produced as much laterally - more ventrally (similar to # 2); most of venter of pygophore black. From ne New Guinea.
Agapophyta sp. 7 - 27 - similar to # 2, but a little larger, and has more of an overall orange tinge to it. The ventral surface of the pygophore is mostly pale, and the basal process below the hooks is somewhat broader than in # 2. From Woodlark Island.
Agapophyta sp. 8 - 1 - similar in coloration to # 7, except ventral surface of pygophore mostly black. The basal process for the hooks itself begins to bend, the 2 hooks are actually very small, appearing more like a denticle on each corner of the central process. From New Ireland.
Agapophyta sp. 9 - 6 - similar in coloration to # 8 (including mostly black ventral pygophoral surface). The basal process for the hooks once again begins tho curve, but the hooks are larger, diverging quickly (forming v-shaped emargination) and then arcuate (kind of like this:Ύ with central process wider). From New Ireland.
Agapophyta sp. 10 - 4 - similar in coloration to # 7; hook structure similar to # 2, except actual hooks are narrower, somewhat claw-like. These are from New Britain.
Agapophyta sp. 11 - 50-60 - These are the males with a single hook. Blöte, 1945, actually indicated that there were more than one species meeting this criteria. I did not see any real differences in these so have left them together.
Note: This genus once again would make a great project; each area of New Guinea seems to support 2-3 different species - give some idea of biogeography, etc.
Cumare pallida Blote - 1 - Gross ID - I confirmed generic ID. Very flat and round species, pale yellow, with minute denticles along lateral margins of connexivum. Abdominal spine short, just reaching between hind coxae and fitting together with metasternum.
Cumare probably new species - 2 - my ID; from New Guinea. There is only one species of Cumare and these definitely do not match with the specimen ID’d as pallida above. The scutellum is much more straight sided and more spinose apically than in above specimen. I suppose it could be a different genus, but it keys to Cumare in Sinclair’s thesis. It looks much like Garceus below, but the abdominal spine is much shorter as in Cumare.
Erga longitudinalis (Westwood) - 1 - not my ID - I confirmed generic ID.
Garceus fidelis Distant - 8 - my ID - 6 of these had been misidentified as Encosternum delegorguei. These were from Queensland, Australia; E. delegorguei is African. Similar habitus as Cumare, but abdominal spine much longer, reaching between middle coxae.
Lyramorpha breddini Horv
Lyramorpha brongersmai Blöte - 4 - not my ID; all are dissected so can’t see genitalia. These all have the large black discal spot on each corium with some additional black markings on veins. It appears that the species with large black spots on the coria form a different subgenus, Diploxiphus, including 3 species: brongersmai, horvathi, and maculifer. Bishop also has a number of specimens ID’d as maculifer. I need to see Blöte’s paper to see what the differences are.
Lyramorpha diluta StDl - 7 - not my ID - one of several species with small black spot in each basal scutellar angle.
Lyramorpha edulis Blöte - 56 - not my ID - most of these also have small black spot in each basal scutellar angle. I am skeptical about some of the identifications.
Lyramorpha maculifer Tryon - 34 - not my ID; see above comments.
Lyramorpha spp. - Belong to subgenus Diploxiphus, my ID - Large dark spot near each corium near apex of scutellum, with some of the corial veins also dark; pronotal punctures pale except for posterior band of black punctures; lateral margins of connexivum entire, not minutely denticulate.
Lyramorpha spp. - lots - my ID - from New Guinea. Lacking above dark markings, but having a small dark spot in each scutellar basal angle; all punctures on pronotum of a uniform color; lateral margins of connexivum minutely denticulate, denticles black. There are at least 2-3 species in this mix.
Lyramorpha spp. - lots - my ID - withouth any black markings dorsally. Once again, there appears to be at least 2-3 species.
Note: Once again, probably a great project; comments under Agapophyta apply here also.
Musgraveia sulciventris (StDl) - 8 - 4 not my ID, I matched 4 more up with these - I confirmed generic ID.
Oncomeris flavicornis (Guérin) - 2 - not my ID - I confirmed generic ID; from New Guinea.
Oncomeris sp. - lots - my ID, could be same as those above ID’d as flavicornis; from New Guinea. All except the first antennal segment is pale orange.
Oncomeris sp. - 1 - my ID, from Solomons. The first, second and basal fourth of third antennal segment black, rest pale orange.
Note: There are more unsorted, unidentified Oncomeris just waiting for work.
Piezosternum subulatum (Thunberg) - 2 - my ID, both from Costa Rica.
Piezosternum thunbergi StDl - 1 - my ID, from s. Brazil.
Piezosternum sp. - 4 - my ID, from Tanzania, Africa.
Plisthenes sp. 1 - 1 - my ID - from New Hebrides - lacks nearly all the dorsal pale markings, connexivum uniformly dark.
Plisthenes sp. 2 - 5 - my ID - from the Solomons - has typical pale markings on head, but they are much reduced or lacking on pronotum, pale markings on connexivum are distinctly narrowed medially; last antennal segment is entirely pale orange, as well as apex of penultimate segment.
Plisthenes sp. 3 - 56 - my ID - from the Solomons - has more extensive pale markings dorsally; pale markings on connexivum not or only slightly narrowed medially; only apical third to half of last antennal segment pale orange.
Note: Many more unsorted unidentified Plisthenes specimens.
Rhoecus australasiae (Westwood) - 2 - I confirmed ID, and updated generic name: Rhoecocoris was an unnecessary new name as Rhoecus was not preoccupied.
Tamolia sp. - 4 - my ID, from ne New Guinea. Very darkly colored species.
Tamolia sp. - 6 - my ID, also from ne New Guinea. More of a bronzy-brownish color.
? genus nr. Erga - 6: 4 are from NE New Guinea and 2 are from NW New Guinea - my ID; this simply does not key out in Sinclair’s thesis. Bishop has a specimen of Erga longitudinalis; this is certainly not that species - longitudinalis is the only know species in Erga. This is a smallish species (for tessaratomids); it is black above with a small white marking in each basal scutellar angle, and the apex of the scutellum is white, v-shaped; there is also a medial, longitudinal white streak on the pronotum, and the anterior half of the anterolateral margins of the pronotum are white; also the apex of the head is pale. The connexivum is pale with black incisures (both sides), except one specimen the connexivum is nearly entirely pale. The 2 from NW New Guinea have the pale markings a little more evident and extensive, but otherwise appear to be conspecific.
Amissus sp. - 14 - my ID. These are very large, reddish-brown species with the humeral angles greatly produced anterolaterad, apices rounded. The apex of the head is also elongate. Very distinctive. All are from Laos.
Asiarchus spp. - 13 - my ID. There are probably two species involved (at least). In the first, the anterolateral margin of the pronotum is nearly straight (4 specimens), and in the other the anterolateral pronotal margins are concave. The coloration of both varies from brown to fuscus; those that are lighter, it is only the coria that are pale, the scutellum, pronotum, etc. are still dark brown to black. These are all from Laos.
Embolosterna sp. - 3 - my ID. Large black species with the humeral angles greatly, but bluntly, produced laterad. The pronotum greatly overlaps the scutellum which has the apex distinctly white (large spot). They are very hairy underneath, laterally. All are from British n. Borneo.
Encosternum sp. - 1 - my ID. Pale yellowish brown species, similar in appearance to Cumare, etc. From Zimbabwe.
Eurostus validus Dallas - 51 - my ID. Fairly distinct according to Sinclair; species ID based upon his statement that both males and females have the hind femora incrassate with a large spine in validus only. These are medium brown specimens, with the basal scutellar angles black to often metallic green; also the connexivum is usually darker or metallic green.
Eurostus spp. - 2 - my ID, but see note. One is an interesting specimen with a pale stripe down middle of scutellum.
Note: I am still not satisfied with the generic limits, or my understanding of them, concerning the genera that key out at the end of Sinclair’s thesis. Specifically, there seems to be quite a bit of variation, and possibility of misidentifying species in the genera Eurostus, Eusthenes, Eusthenimorpha, Mattiphus, Carpona and Pycanum. I have done my best, but still am unsure of the ID’s.
Eusthenes spp. - many - my ID. Whole drawer of unsorted, unidentified specimens that I hope belong to this genus.
Eusthenimorpha jungi Yang - 62 - my ID. Once again, I hope ID is correct. Only one species in genus.
Mattiphus spp. - 50-60 specimens representing 4-5 species - my ID. Some are quite excellent in appearance with metallic green colors.
Mucanum spp. - 3 representing 2 species - my ID. Very similar to Enbolosterna in general appearance, but the scutellum is very sharply acuminate, with only a small amount of white at apex, and there are no hairs ventrally. Also there are some small white marks (spots) on corial disk. In the first species, the humeral angles are bluntly rounded apically and are directed somewhat anterioly. In the second, the humeral angles are more truncate, with the posterior angle somewhat spinose, they are directed more laterad with a slight curve posteriorly. From the Philippines.
Pycanum alternatum (Lepeletier & Serville) - 30 - not my ID - A reddish brown species which often has the scutellum and coria infused with metallic green. The connexivum alternates between pale yellow-orange and dark brown.
Pycanum spp. - rest of drawer of unsorted, unidentified specimens - my ID. Some of these are probably also alternatum. There are a number of specimens of a paler yellow-brown species, also with the connexivum alternating, but with no sign of metallic green infusion. There are also four specimens of a species which have the humeral angles explanately expanded anterolaterally.
Pygoplatys spp. - whole drawer - my ID. I have separated these into at least 8-9 species. The head structure and the prolonged humeral angles are reminiscent of Amissus. Most species are reddish brown, but one larger one is black with the coria pale reddish brown. There is quite a bit of variation in the size and form of the humeral angles.
Siphnus spp. - 9 of one species & 1 of another - my ID. These are large brown species with the coria more mottled brown with pale. The abdomen tapers posteriorly, the head is relatively large for tessaratomids.
Tessaratoma spp. - two drawers of unsorted, unidentified specimens (one specimen is ID’d as T. papillosa) - my ID.
Note: There are still 11 specimens representing 9 different species that I was not able to ID to genus. Some of these may actually represent new genera. There is also most of a drawer of undetermined immatures.
Ruckesona vitrella Schaefer & Ashlock - 14 adults (one was silver-coated for SEM work) - Many are paratypes. All from Thailand.
Urochela quadrinotata (Fabricius) - 12 - China.
Urostylus annulicornis Scopoli - 2 - Korea. Determined by Josifov.
Urostylus lateralis Walker - 2 - Korea. Determined by Josifov.
There is a drawer and a half of unsorted, undetermined urostylids.
David A. Rider