Parapirates cachani Villiers, 1959

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: 240

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Parapirates cachani Villiers, 1959


Parapirates cachani Villiers, 1959 

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Material examined: LIBERIA: Bong county, Liberia Research Unit (Bong Mine)  , 6°48′37″N 10°21′23″W, 150 m,, at light, leg. Rolf Garms (1 ♂).

Distribution: New for Liberia. Ivory Coast.

Remark: Since its description this is the first new record, with the first images of male genitalia. An apical hook on the right paramere (less so on the left) and a very long and almost straight pygophore’s apical spine with a small basoventral tooth are very characteristic.