Two new species of the emesine assassin bug genus Ploiaria (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) from Indonesia

Pages 345-359
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae | 2008/48/2

Two new species of the emesine reduviid genus Ploiaria Scopoli, 1786, P. stysi sp. nov. and P. paveli sp. nov., are described from Bali and Flores, Indonesia. Ploiaria stysi sp. nov. differs from P. maai Wygodzinsky, 1966, by the male antennal segments I and II lacking long setae, the procoxa 1.3 times as long as the pronotum, the anteroventral series of the profemur beginning with two basal spine-like setae distinctly placed from other spine-like setae, the parameres not overlapping each other in rest, etc. Ploiaria paveli sp. nov. is distinguished from P. halosydne Wygodzinsky & Usinger, 1960, by the body length more than 12 mm, the anteroventral series of the profemur beginning with one basal spine-like seta distinctly placed from other spine-like setae, the metafemur pale in apical part, etc.

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