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Dolycoris Mulsant & Rey, 1866

Carpocoris Kolenati, 1846: 45-46.

Type Species: Cimex verbasci DeGeer, 1773 (= Cimex baccarum Linnaeus, 1758), by monotypy.

Tribal Placement: This genus has always been considered to be a close relative of Carpocoris, the type genus of the Carpocorini.

Included Species:
alobatus Hasan & Afzal, 1990
baccarum (Linnaeus, 1758)
     verbasci (DeGeer, 1773)
     subater (Harris, 1780)
     albidus (Gmelin, 1790)
     depressa (Westwood, 1837)
     confusa (Westwood, 1837)
     inconcisa (Walker, 1867)
     brevipilis Reuter, 1891
bengalensis Zaidi, 1995
brachyserrata Hasan & Afzal, 1990
formosana Distant, 1887
indicus StŚl, 1876
longispermathecus Hasan & Afzal, 1990
numidicus HorvŠth, 1908
penicillatus HorvŠth, 1904
rotundiparatergite Hasan & Afzal, 1990
 

Comments: I am not familiar with any of the species described by Hasan & Afzal (1990) or Zaidi (1990), or for that matter Dolycoris formosana Distant.  All of these species have relatively isolated distributions however (Taiwan for D. formosana, and the Pakistan region for the other species).  The remaining species (baccarum, indicus, numidicus, and penicillatus) are fairly easy to separate except that indicus and penicillatus are very similar.  There does, however, appear to be a geographical separation between these two species - indicus occurring from Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, eastward into China and Myanmar, while penicillatus occurring in western China, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan, westward into Turkey. To be honest, I have examined quite a few specimens from both of the above geographical areas, and I simply do not see any real differences.  I suspect that D. penicillatus is a junior synonym of D. indicus.
 

Key to males of the common species of the genus Dolycoris
 

1      Lateral lobe on each side of posteroventral pygophoral surface devoid of long hairs

2

-       Lateral lobe on each side of posteroventral pygophoral surface provided with a brush of long hairs

3
   

2(1)  Lateral lobe on each side of posteroventral pygophoral surface quite large, projecting posteriorly nearly as far as lateral angle of pygophore (widespread throughout Europe, Russia, Asia, and China)

baccarum (Linnaeus)

-       Lateral lobe on each side of posteroventral pygophoral surface quite small, not hardly projecting posteriorly at all (northern Africa and the Canary Islands)

numidicus HorvŠth

 

 

3(2)  Occurring in Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, eastward into China and Myanmar

indicus Distant

-       Occurring in western China, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan, westward into Turkey

penicillatus Horvath

 

 

   
   
   
   
   

 

       

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