Acanthaspis sulcipes Signoret, 1858

Krüger, Andreas, 2019, Notes on Afrotropical Enicocephalidae and Reduviidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) with emphasis on vehicle-mounted net samples from Liberia, West Africa, Zootaxa 4688 (2), pp. 232-248: 235

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Acanthaspis sulcipes Signoret, 1858


Acanthaspis sulcipes Signoret, 1858 

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Material examined: LIBERIA: Bong county, Bong town, 6°48′N 10°21′W,, hand-collected, leg. Rolf Garms (1 ♀)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone.

Remark: Type image under: Villiers (1948) keyed nine African species, but ignored another 20 species described mainly by Schouteden between 1906–1931, Jeannel (1917, 1919), and even by himself (e.g. Villiers, 1944). Six more species were described after 1948. Two of them, A. alluaudi Jeannel, 1919  and A. vaneyeni Schouteden, 1952  are imaged under: https://www. Acanthaspis  &guide= Reduviidae  &flags=col2:&res=640 (© C. Weirauch), and differ considerably from A. sulcipes  . For all but eight species (from East and southern Africa) of the above mentioned 26 unkeyed taxa the original descriptions were studied.