Systematics, biogeography and host associations of the lace bug genus Inoma (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae)
Gerasimos Cassis, Celia Symonds
|Citation||CASSIS, Gerasimos a SYMONDS, Celia. Systematics, biogeography and host associations of the lace bug genus Inoma (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. Prague: National Museum, 2008, 48(2), 433-484. ISSN 0374-1036 (print) 1804-6487 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aemnp/48-2/systematics-biogeography-and-host-associations-of-the-lace-bug-genus-inoma-hemiptera-heteroptera-tingidae|
The lace bug genus Inoma Hacker, 1927 is revised, including a redescription of the genus and the type species, I. multispinosa Hacker, 1927. Eight species are described as new to science, as follows: I. arrernte sp. nov., I. breviseta sp. nov., I. fuscata sp. nov., I. innamincka sp. nov., I. kalbarri sp. nov., I. silveirae sp. nov., I. solusa sp. nov. and I. stysi sp. nov. A key to species is provided, and diagnostic characters are illustrated. Inoma angusta Drake, 1942 is not congeneric with the above species, based on the given redescription, and is posited as incertae sedis. Inoma is endemic to Australia, with a mostly arid distribution, with up to three species recorded from a single locality. Host plants of Inoma are recorded for the first time, predominantly from the angiosperm plant families, Lamiaceae and Myoporaceae, and most commonly from species of the ubiquitous genera Eremophila and Dicrastylis.