Belminus pittieri, Osuna and Ayala

Gonçalves, Teresa Cristina Monte, Novo, Shênia Patrícia Corrêa, Lopes, Catarina Macedo & Santos-Mallet, Jacenir Reis Dos, 2009, Etymology of Triatomine Species (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae), Zootaxa 2148, pp. 1-26: 2-3

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.188695

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C6879F-D40F-C04D-B588-7C07BBECFEB7

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Plazi

scientific name

Belminus pittieri
status

 

Species. B. pittieri Osuna and Ayala 

Etymology. During frequent collections of entomological material performed by our colleague José M. Ayala in the Henri Pittier National Park, a triatominae  specimen of singular appearance because of its small size and black and yellow colors was caught. After detailed observations, it proved to be a new species: the second Triatominae  species in this country, Venezuela ( Osuna & Ayala 1993: 147).

Original citation. “En las frecuentes colectas de material entomológico, realizadas por el colega José M. Ayala en el Parque Nacional Henri Pittier, se capturo uno ejemplar de Triatominae  , de singular aspecto por su pequeno tamaño y colores negro y amarillo, que luego de las detalladas observaciones, resulto ser una nueva especie y la segunda de éstas para el país” ( Osuna & Ayala 1993: 147).

Kingdom

Metazoa

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Belminus