Harpactor rhombeus ( Erichson, 1848 ),

Forero, Dimitri, 2006, New records of Reduviidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from Colombia and other Neotropical countries, Zootaxa 1107, pp. 1-47: 27

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.171458

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scientific name

Harpactor rhombeus ( Erichson, 1848 )
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Harpactor rhombeus ( Erichson, 1848) 

Wygodzinsky (1947 c) gave a synopsis of the genus Harpactor Laporte, 1833  . H. rhombeus  often has waxy secretions over the body, a character not mentioned by Wygodzinsky (1947 c). An unidentified reduviid mentioned by Espinel (2000) as a predator of nymphs of Rhammatocerus schistocercoides  ( Orthoptera  : Acrididae  ), a serious occasional pest of the area, probably belongs to this species judging from the photograph of the nymph examined. H. rhombeus  has been recorded from Mexico, Guyana and Venezuela ( Stål 1872; Wygodzinsky 1947 c; Maldonado 1990). The area in which the specimens listed below were collected is an extensive Colombian savanna called the “Llanos Orientales.” The specimens listed below are a new generic record from Colombia ( Fig. 46View FIGURES 43 – 51).

Material examined: COLOMBIA, 2 ɗɗ, 1 Ψ, Meta, Pto. Gaitán, Río Yucabo, 200 m, I­ 1975, R. Jaramillo [ UNCB]; 1 Ψ, Meta, Remolinos, Centro Cafamllanos, 220 m, 23 ­III­ 1996 [ MUJ].

MUJ

Museo Javeriano de Historia Natural, Laboratoriao de Entomologia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Harpactor