A New Species of Molchina Amyot and Serville, 1843, from Ecuador (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Spartocerini)

Harry Brailovsky


A new species, Molchina xantha, is described from Ecuador. Comments and new distribution data are provided for M. compressicornis (Fabricius), M. hopei (Perty), and M. linnei Stål. Molchina molitor Breddin is synonymized with Molchina granulata Stål. A key to the known species of Molchina is provided, along with illustrations of the habitus of M. xantha and the pronotum of all known species.

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