Brontostoma discus ( Burmeister, 1835 )

María C. Melo, Gimena Dellapé, Leonela Olivera, Pablo S. Varela, Sara I. Montemayor & Pablo M. Dellapé, 2017, Diversity of true bugs from Iguazú National Park, Argentina, Check List 13 (5), pp. 479-511: 481

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Brontostoma discus ( Burmeister, 1835 )


Brontostoma discus ( Burmeister, 1835)  

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Distribution. Argentina: Chaco, Corrientes, For- mosa, Jujuy, Misiones, Salta, and Santa Fe; Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela ( Wygodzinsky 1951, Dougherty 1995, Forero 2006).

Material examined. 2♂, CIES, 7-XII-2013, light trap, P.M. Dellapé coll., PNI0004-5 (MLP);   3♂, CIES, 8-XII-2013, light trap, P.M. Dellapé coll., PNI0006-8 (MLP).  

Remarks. Although this species is similar to B. nanus, the specimens we have examined are much larger (18.275 mm), with less prominent eyes and shorter anten- niferous tubercles. According to Carpintero (1980) B. nanus is a much smaller species (15.12 mm), with much more protruding eyes and longer antenniferous tubercles.