Hebrus pusillus arabicus Linnavuori, 1971,

Kment, Petr, Jindra, Zdeněk & Berchi, Gavril Marius, 2016, Review of West-Palaearctic Hebridae with description of a new species and redescription of Hebrus fulvinervis (Hemiptera: Heteroptera), Zootaxa 4147 (3), pp. 201-239: 216

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Hebrus pusillus arabicus Linnavuori, 1971
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Hebrus pusillus arabicus Linnavuori, 1971 

( Fig. 71View FIGURE 71)

Hebrus pusillus arabicus Linnavuori, 1971: 364  . Holotype: ♂, Yemen, Wadi Kebir near Lahej ( NMWC). 

Material examined. IRAN: Hormozgan: Isin (Loc. No. 198), 11.–15. iv.1973, 1 ♀, Exp. Nat  . Mus  . Praha, E. Kanyukova 2006 det. as H. montanus, P. Kment  det. ( NMPC)  . OMAN: Nakhl, Wadi Mistal , 24. iii.1997, 3 Ƌ 1 ♀, E. Heiss lgt., P. Kment det. ( EHIA, NMPC)  .

Distribution ( Fig. 71View FIGURE 71). Asia: Iran: Hormozgan ( Kment & Kanyukova 2010, as H. montanus  ), Iraq ( Linnavuori 1986, 1994), Oman (new record), Saudi Arabia ( Linnavuori 1986), United Arab Emirates (Linnavuori et al. 2011), Yemen ( Brown 1951, as H. pusillus var. rufescens  ; Linnavuori 1971; Linnavuori & van Harten 1997, 2002). Afrotropical Region: Sudan (Port Sudan on Red Sea Coast) ( Linnavuori 1986). New species for Iran and Oman.

Comments. Linnavuori (1971) illustrated only parameres of the new subspecies based on Yemeni specimens. Linnavuori (1986) provided illustrations of metanotal elevations, hemelytron and paramere of specimens from Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and compared the subspecies to Near East populations ascribed by him as H. pusillus pusillus  . However, using the key by Kanyukova (1997, 2006), H. pusillus arabicus  with pale yellowish legs, would run to H. montanus  , although the pilosity of the male metatibia is more similar to that of H. pusillus pusillus  . The relationship and subspecific status of H. pusillus arabicus  and the nominotypical H. pusillus pusillus  is worthy of re-examination; H. pusillus arabicus  possibly deserves specific rank.

NMWC

National Museum of Wales

NMPC

National Museum Prague

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Hebridae

Genus

Hebrus

Loc

Hebrus pusillus arabicus Linnavuori, 1971

Kment, Petr, Jindra, Zdeněk & Berchi, Gavril Marius 2016
2016
Loc

Hebrus pusillus arabicus

Linnavuori 1971: 364