Peirates

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

publication ID

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

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/FB3ED542-FFAA-FFFD-FF2D-6BC7FD15F97D

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scientific name

Peirates
status

 

Peirates  sp.

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Material examined: TOGO: Lama-Kara near road to Kétao, 9°33′N 1°12′33″W, 15.x.1988, at light, leg. Rolf Garms (1 ♂)GoogleMaps  .

Remark: Though presenting the same coloration as the above listed female of P. maurus  its other characters’ combination does neither match this nor any other known species ( Coscarón, 1997). It shares with P. areatus Miller, 1950  and P. aurigans Distant, 1902  having the ocelli on a tubercle and very similar male genitalia. However, the parameres of P. aurigans  are hairless (in P. sp. and P. areatus  hairy), while the coloration of the hemelytra in P. areatus  differs from the present specimen.