Ectomocoris pretiosus Schouteden, 1931

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: 236

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4688.2.4

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scientific name

Ectomocoris pretiosus Schouteden, 1931
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Ectomocoris pretiosus Schouteden, 1931 

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Material examined: LIBERIA: Bong county, trip  Bong town—Fahn-Gbolo, 6°48′N 10°21′W, 9.v.1989, vehiclemounted net, leg. Rolf Garms (1 ♀)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution: New for Liberia. Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Sierra Leone.

Remark: Roughly 40 species of this genus have been described from mainland tropical Africa, only 12 of which were keyed ( Villiers, 1948). However, of those known from the region ( Villiers, 1963) E. pretiosus  is easily separable. Its closest relative, E. leucodermus Schouteden, 1914  ( Democratic Republic of the Congo) is larger and darker.

Empicoris  sp. near E. morstatti (Schumacher, 1911) 

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Material examined: LIBERIA: Bong county, trip Hs 15— Fahn-Gbolo , 6°50′N 10°20′W, 18.iv.1989, 5:45–6:12 am, vehicle-mounted net, leg. Rolf Garms (1 ♂)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution: New for Liberia. Tanzania.

Remark: Definite identification impossible due to missing head.