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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3238.1.3

Is Elsiella Froeschner, 1981 a valid genus? (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae)

FELIPE LORENZ SIMÕES, AUGUSTO FERRARI, JOCÉLIA GRAZIA

Abstract


The genus Elsiella Froeschner, 1981 is validated based on the analysis of a recently found male specimen of E. plana(Walker, 1867). A cladistic analysis comprising a data set of 40 morphological characters and 22 taxa, including the generaElsiella, Serdia Stål, Similliserdia Fortes & Grazia, Neotibilis Grazia & Barcellos, and Tibilis Stål, was performed. Elsiellaplana is redescribed and illustrated. Maps are provided for Elsiella and Serdia with biogeographical considerations for Serdia.

Keywords


Hemiptera, Pentatomini, morphology of genitalia, cladistics, taxonomy, biogeography

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