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Published: 2016-01-07

Chilocoris laevicollis Horváth, 1919, and Ch. umbricola Linnavuori, 1993—two trogloxenic burrower bugs recorded for the first time in Gabon (Central Africa)

Department of Biosystematics, Opole University, Oleska 22, 45-052 Opole, Poland
Department of Biosystematics, Opole University, Oleska 22, 45-052 Opole, Poland
Hemiptera Heteroptera Cydnidae caves first country records Afrotropical Region

Abstract

First country records of two burrower bugs, Chilocoris laevicollis, and Ch. umbricola (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae) from Gabon (Central Africa) are presented. The study was based on the specimens collected by Dr. V. Aellen, a well-known Swiss speleologist, taken from two caves near Lastoursville in the Gabonese Republic. Diagnostic characters for both recorded species are provided, and data on their biology and distribution are summarized.

 

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How to Cite

LIS, B., & LIS, J. A. (2016). <em>Chilocoris laevicollis</em> Horváth, 1919, and<em> Ch. umbricola</em> Linnavuori, 1993—two trogloxenic burrower bugs recorded for the first time in Gabon (Central Africa). Zootaxa, 4061(3), 286–290. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4061.3.8