A new synonymy in the genus Rhysostethus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
Dávid Rédei, Shuzhi Ren, Wenjun Bu
|Citation||RÉDEI, Dávid, REN, Shuzhi a BU, Wenjun. A new synonymy in the genus Rhysostethus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. Prague: National Museum, 2012, 52(2), 341-348. ISSN 0374-1036 (print) 1804-6487 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aemnp/52-2/a-new-synonymy-in-the-genus-rhysostethus-hemiptera-heteroptera-reduviidae|
Diagnostic characters of the genus Rhysostethus Hsiao, 1973 are discussed, microptery is recorded for the first time in the genus, and a revised diagnosis of the genus is provided. The following new synonymy is proposed: Rhysostethus glabellus Hsiao, 1973 = Parascadra breuningi Kerzhner & Günther, 2004, syn. nov. The male genitalia of Rh. glabellus are described and illustrated, and the morphology and possible function of its unique fore leg are discussed.