Graptocleptes sanguineiventris (Stål, 1862), sanguineiventris (Stal, 1862

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 : 483

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/13.5.479

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4606086

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scientific name

Graptocleptes sanguineiventris (Stål, 1862)
status

 

Graptocleptes sanguineiventris (Stål, 1862)

( Figs 9, 10 View Figure 2–13 )

Distribution. Guatemala, Mexico, Panama ( Maldonado Capriles 1990, Lucas et al. 2016).

Material examined. 1♂, CIES, 8-XII-2013, G. Dellapé coll., PNI0064 ( MLP).

Remarks. New country record.

Graptocleptes sanguineiventris can be recognized by the large size of the eyes extending to the ventral region of the head, the short post-antennal tubercle, the abundant seta on the gular region, and the reddish abdomen. This species shows the common black and reddish general coloration, with the hemelytra black or dark brown, with a yellow spot on the external and mid-distal portions of the corium, and the mid- and hind femora with a yellow annulus at the middle. These features mimic some Braconidae and Ichneumonidae ( Gil-Santana et al. 2013) , a characteristic extended among certain genera of Reduviidae as Graptocleptes Stål , Hiranetis Spinola and Parahiranetis Gil-Santana. The limits of these three genera are not clear and a comprehensive revision is needed ( Gil-Santana et al. 2015).

CIES

Centro de Investigacion, Experimentacion y Servicios del Champinon

MLP

Museo de La Plata

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Graptocleptes