Physopeltini, Hussey, 1929

Stehlík, Jaroslav L., 2013, Review and reclassification of the Old World genus Physopelta (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Largidae), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (2), pp. 505-584 : 510

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Physopeltini Hussey, 1929

Physopeltini Hussey, 1929: 28.

Type genus: Physopelta Amyot & Serville, 1843 .

Diagnosis. Labium reaching between meso- and metacoxae. Callar lobe gibbose or not. Ventral surface of profemora with smooth longitudinal furrow along its entire length, denticles forming two longitudinal rows, one on each side of the furrow. Parameres short, directed obliquely towards midline of the genital chamber, not crossing each other, not surpassing ventral rim of pygophore. Parameres basally wide, middle portion forming rounded lobe with sensory setae on its ventral side; apical part narrowed, straight, apically narrowly rounded ( Figs 8–12 View Figs 6–12 , 30–34 View Figs 30–34 , 55–59 View Figs 52–59 , 75–79 View Figs 75–79 ).

These characters were examined in all known genera of the subfamily (except male characters of Wachsiella ). Parameres of various genera and species and their modifications were figured e.g. by ZAMAL & CHOPRA (1990) and STEHLÍK & JINDRA (2008a).

Genera included. Delacampius Distant, 1903 , Iphita Stål, 1870 , Jindraia Stehlík, 2006 , Physopelta Amyot & Serville, 1843 , and Taeuberella Schmidt, 1932 .

The systematic position of the genus Wachsiella is doubtful. The profemur of this taxon lacks any longitudinal furrow ventrally, which is a diagnostic character of the tribe Physopeltini . As the genus is known only by the female sex and male characters cannot be considered to elucidate its relationships, I classify the genus here as Physopeltinae incertae sedis.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Largidae

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Physopeltini

Stehlík, Jaroslav L. 2013
2013
Loc

Physopeltini

HUSSEY F. 1929: 28
1929