Rhynocoris albopilosus (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: 241-242

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Rhynocoris albopilosus (Signoret, 1858)
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Rhynocoris albopilosus (Signoret, 1858) 

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Material examined: LIBERIA: Bong county, Bong mine tailings, pond area, Dam 1b/2b, 6°47′N 10°20′W, 1.iv. + 22. iv.1989, hand-collected, leg. Rolf Garms (1 ♂, 1 ♀)GoogleMaps  ; Bong county, Gengema, St. Paul River , 6°54′N 10°22′W, 27.iv.1989, hand-collected, leg. Rolf Garms (1 ♂)GoogleMaps  . GUINEA: Reg. Tougoé, Bafing River at Bac Koukout- amba, 11°16′N 11°20′W, 14.ix.1988, hand-collected, leg. Rolf Garms (1 ♂)GoogleMaps  . UGANDA: Kabarole district, Dura River at UEB bridge, 0°21′N 30°22′E, 1200 m, 31.iii.1993, hand-collected, leg. Rolf Garms (1 ♂)GoogleMaps  ; Hoima district, NO-Bugoma forest, Njugu River , 1°26,932′N 31°10,283′E, 20.iii.1996, hand-collected, leg. Andreas Krüger (1 ♀)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution: Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda; Intertropical Africa.

Remark: Maldonado Capriles (1990) listed some 80 species of the genus Rhynocoris  from the Afrotropical mainland, but highlights the confusion in the taxonomy of Neotropical vs. non-Neotropical taxa, with “the real status of the latter species … to be determined”. Villiers (1948) keyed only 25 of them. However, the identifications presented herewith, based on Villiers’ outdated key, may suffice the aim of faunistics and biodiversity in Liberia, as they are at least validated against previous records from this country (see below).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Rhynocoris