New genera and species of Lygaeoidea (Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Rhyparochromidae)

James A. Slater

Abstract


Afralampes capensis is described as a new genus and species in the Megalonotini. The systematic position of Serranegra Lindberg is discussed, a new species is described from South Africa and a key to species included. A new species of Diniella Bergroth is described from South Africa and a key to the African species included. A new species of Polycrates Stal is described from South Africa. The immature stages of Polycrates consutus (Germar) are described with notes on its distribution and biology. The first records of the occurrence of species of Lampropunctus Scudder and Lamproceps Reuter from South Africa are included. Wing polymorphism is discussed. Lispolophus Bergroth is reduced to junior synonymy with Diniella. Diniella nitens (Wagner) is reduced to a junior synonym of Diniella laevicollis.

Keywords


South Africa; wing polymorphism; Megalonotini; Polycrates; Serranegra; Diniella; Afralampes; Lampropunctus; Lamproceps

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