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Published: 2016-09-07

The assassin bug genera Nagustoides and Stenolemus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) newly recorded from Japan

Laboratory of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa, Japan.
Okinawa-shi, Okinawa, Japan.
Hemiptera first record Reduviidae Harpactorinae Emesinae Ryukyu Islands Japan


Two assassin bug genera, Nagustoides Miller, 1954 of Harpactorinae and Stenolemus Signoret, 1858 of Emesinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae), are recorded from Japan for the first time, with the presence of the representative species N. lii Zhao, Cai & Ren, 2006 and S. alikakay Rédei & Tsai, 2010. Distribution ranges of the two species are revised by the present finding.



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How to Cite

ISHIKAWA, T., & NAKA, T. (2016). The assassin bug genera <em>Nagustoides</em> and <em>Stenolemus</em> (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) newly recorded from Japan. Zootaxa, 4161(4), 593–600.