Tridemula contumax Wygodzinsky & Usinger

Tatarnic, Nikolai J., Wall, Michael A. & Cassis, Gerasimos, 2011, A systematic revision of the Australian ploiarioline thread-legged assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae), Zootaxa 2762, pp. 1-30: 28

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10.5281/zenodo.203726

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scientific name

Tridemula contumax Wygodzinsky & Usinger
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Tridemula contumax Wygodzinsky & Usinger 

Figs. 20 View Figure , 21 A View Figure –F

Tridemula contumax Wygodzinsky & Usinger, 1960: 260  , figs. 15.

Material examined. AUSTRALIA: Northern Territory: 1 sex unknown, 12.40 S, 132.30 E, Sth. Alligator Inn, 12.7 o S 132.5 o E, 7–9 July 1979, Rainforest, G. Monteith (QM). Western Australia: 1 ɗ, Pago Pago via Kalumburu, 14.3 o S 126.6 o E, 28 October 1998, J. DeLong (AM).

Diagnosis. Recognized in Australia by the following character states: posterior lobe of the pronotum with a large medial tubercle on the posterior margin ( Fig. 21 A View Figure ), mostly stramineous laterally below carina; first segment of labium stramineous.

Distribution. Northern Australia and the Caroline Islands ( Fig. 20 View Figure ).

Remarks. Previously known only from the Caroline Islands ( Wygodzinsky, 1966), this is the first record of this species in Australia. It is likely that a thorough examination of the New Guinea fauna will fill the perceived gap in this species’ distribution.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Tridemula

Loc

Tridemula contumax Wygodzinsky & Usinger

Tatarnic, Nikolai J., Wall, Michael A. & Cassis, Gerasimos 2011

2011
Loc

Tridemula contumax

Wygodzinsky 1960: 260