A NEW GENUS AND FIVE NEW SPECIES OF NEOTROPICAL LETHAEINI (HETEROPTERA: LYGAEOIDEA: RHYPAROCHROMIDAE)

Jane E. O'Donnell

Abstract


Neopetissius, new genus, with type species Neopetissius slaterorum, new species, from Brazil, British Honduras (Belize), Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Surinam, Trinidad and Venezuela, is described. Four additional species are described and figured: Neopetissius froeschneri, new species, from Bolivia, Brazil, Panama and Peru; Neopetissius immanis, new species, from Brazil; Neopetissius perplexus, new species, from Bolivia and adjacent Brazil; and Neopetissius variegatus, new species, from the West Indies. Morphological characters are discussed in a phylogenetic context.

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