Pessoaia limai Usinger, 1942,

Forero, Dimitri, 2006, New records of Reduviidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from Colombia and other Neotropical countries, Zootaxa 1107, pp. 1-47: 39-40

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.171458

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scientific name

Pessoaia limai Usinger, 1942
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Pessoaia limai Usinger, 1942 

The genus Pessoaia  Costa Lima, 1940, has five described species ( Maldonado 1990). Wygodzinsky (1943) mention this species from Cuba citing Usinger (1942), but the original description only mention specimens from “ Costa Rica.” Alayo (1967) also did not mention Pessoaia  from Cuba. Therefore, without voucher specimens, the Cuban record must be considered an error. P. l i m a i is here recorded for the first time from Guyana and Trinidad. Drake & Harris (1945) recorded P. limai  from “Bonda” in Colombia. This locality is in the Magdalena Department, 75 km east of Santa Marta city by road ( IGAC 1996). P. l i m a i was previously recorded from Costa Rica and Colombia (Maldonado 1995). Additional localities in the Colombian Caribbean coast are given here. Some of the Colombian specimens were found in a tropical dry forest. Since this species has never been figured, an illustration is given now ( Fig. 64View FIGURES 61 – 66). With these additional distributional data at hand, P. l i m a i seems to be restricted to the northern coast of South America and part of Central America.

Material examined: COLOMBIA; 1 ɗ, Bolívar, Zambrano, Hda. Monterrey 9 º 37 ' 48 "N­ 74 º 54 ' 44 "W (Malaise 6. Bosque Lata, suelo), 70 m, 29 ­I­ 1994, F. Fernández [ IAVH]; 1 Ψ, Bolívar, Zambrano, Hda. Monterrey 9 º 45 ’N­ 74 º 49 ’W (Malaise aerea 9. Bosque Lata), 10 m, 22 ­VII­ 1993, F. Fernández [ IAVH]; 1 ɗ, Guajira, Merochón, 5 Km SE Uribía, 11: 14 ­XII­ 1971, B. Malkin, leg. / at light / “ Pessoaia  sp.” Wygodzinsky det. [ FMNH]. GUYANA, 2 ΨΨ, Rio Esequibo (Source), J. Ogilvie [ AMNH]. TRINIDAD [AND TOBAGO], 1 ɗ, Arima Valley, 800­1200 ft, 10: 22 ­II­ 1964, Rozen & Wygodzinsky [ AMNH].

IAVH

Instituto de Ivestigacion de los Recursos Biologicos Alexander von Humboldt

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Metazoa

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Pessoaia