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A new flower bug of the genus Montandoniola (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae), a predator of gall-forming thrips on black pepper in southern India

A new flower bug, Montandoniola indica Yamada, sp. nov., is described on the basis of specimens collected in Kerala State, southern India. It is an efficient predator of gall-forming thrips, Liothrips karnyi Bagnall, 1924 (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae), infesting black-pepper leaves. Montandoniola…

Synopsis of the genus Empicoris (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) in Chile

The species of Empicoris Wolff, 1811 recorded from Chile are listed, and an identification key for all four species is provided. Two new distributional records from Chile are added: E. errabundus (Say, 1832) and E. vagabundus (Linnaeus, 1758); the latter species is recorded from the Andean Region…

A review of the genus Linan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)

The tyrine genus Linan Hlaváč, 2002 is reviewed. Six species are recognized, two of which are described as new: L. inornatus sp. nov. from Anhui Province, East China and L. megalobus sp. nov. from Guizhou Province, Southwest China. Illus­trations of major diagnostic characters of all included taxa…

On the identity of Bledius paradoxus (Staphylinidae)

The types of Bledius paradoxus Gridelli, 1936, syn. nov. (described from Italy: Basilicata, Lavello) are studied and the taxon is found to be identical to Bledius corniger Rosenhauer, 1856.

The state of Sphaeroceridae (Diptera: Acalyptratae): a world catalog update covering the years 2000–2010, with new generic synonymy, new combinations, and new distributions

The taxonomy and nomenclature of the family Sphaeroceridae (Diptera: Acalyptratae) is reviewed in the context of a world catalog and bibliography covering the last decade (2000–2010). Bispinicerca Su & Liu, 2009, syn. nov., is synonymized with Opacifrons Duda, 1918 and the following new combinations…