Skip to main content Skip to main navigation menu Skip to site footer
Type: Article
Published: 2017-02-23
Page range: 563–572
Abstract views: 78
PDF downloaded: 9

First record of Brachycoris Stål (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in India, with description of a new species

National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Bangalore, 560024, India.
Hemiptera Aspideurus Signoret insignis (Distant) Menida Motschulsky Saceseurus Breddin semiflavus Stål tralucidus sp. nov.


The genus Brachycoris remained monotypic so far, with Brachycoris semiflavus Stål, 1871 from Philippines. In this paper, the genus is redescribed and its distribution expanded with the description of Brachycoris tralucidus sp. nov., based on specimens from southern part of India. B. tralucidus sp. nov. is described and illustrated based on male and female genitalia.



  1. Ahmad, I. (1986) A fool-proof technique for inflation of male genitalia in Hemiptera (Insecta). Pakistan Journal of Entomology, 1 (2), 111–112.

    Bergroth, E. (1908) Enumeratio Pentatomidarum post Catalogum bruxellensem descriptarum. Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique, 15 (10), 131–200.

    Breddin, G. (1900) Hemiptera Sumatrana collecta a dom. Henrico Dohrn. Pars I. Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung, 61, 275–336.

    Distant, W.L. (1900) Rhynchotal notes.—IV. Heteroptera: Pentatominae (part). Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 7, 5 (29), 420–435.

    Distant, W.L. (1901) Enumeration of the Heteroptera (Rhynchota) collected by Signor Leonardo Fea in Burma and its vicinity. Part I. Family Pentatomidae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1, 99–114.

    Distant, W.L. (1902) Rhynchota. Vol. I. Heteroptera. In: Blanford, W.T. (Ed.), The Fauna of British India Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. I. Taylor and Francis, London, xxxviii + 438 pp.

    Hsiao, T.Y. & Zheng, S.Z. (1977) Family Pentatomidae. In: Hsaio, T.Y., Ren, S.Z., Zheng, L.Y., Jing, H.L. & Liu, S.L. (Eds.), A handbook for the determination of the Chinese Hemiptera–Heteroptera. Vol. I. Science Press, Beijing, pp. 53–158

    ICZN (1999) International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. 4th Edition. The International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature, London, 306 pp.

    Kirkaldy, G.W. (1909) Catalogue of the Hemiptera (Heteroptera) with biological and anatomical references, lists of food plants and parasites etc. Vol. I. Cimicidae (M). Felix L. Dames, Berlin, XI + 392 pp.

    Kment, P. & Vilímová, J. (2010) Thoracic scent efferent system of Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera): a review of terminology. Zootaxa, 2706, 1–77.

    Leston, D. (1954) Brachycoris Stål and Saceseurus Breddin (Hem., Pentatomidae), with the description of an unusual maxillary plate tubercle in the former. Idea, 10 (1–2), 9–10.

    Lethierry, L. & Severin, G. (1893) Catalogue général des HémiptPres. Vol. 1. Bruxelles, Pentatomidae, x + 286 pp.

    Linnavuori, R.E. (1982) Pentatomidae and Acanthosomatidae (Heteroptera) of Nigeria and the Ivory Coast, with remarks on species of the adjacent countries in West and Central Africa. Acta Zoologica Fennica, 163, 1–176.

    Rider, D.A. (2016) Pentatomoidea Home page, The Department of Entomology, Available from: (accessed 16 August 2016)

    Salini, S. & Viraktamath, C.A. (2015) Genera of Pentatomidae (Hemiptera: Pentatomoidea) from south India–an illustrated key to genera and checklist of species. Zootaxa, 3924 (1), 1–76.

    Schmidt, E. (1915) Zur kenntnis der genera Saceseurus Breddin und Cylindrostethus Fieber (Hemiptera Heteroptera). Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung, 76, 359–364.

    Signoret, V. (1880) De quelque generes nouveaux et espPces nouvelles de l'ordre des HémiptPres faisant partie de la collection du Musée Civique de GPnes. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, 15, 531–545.

    Stål, C. (1871) Hemiptera insularum Philippinarum. Bidrag till Philippinska öarnes Hemipter-fauna. Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar, 27 (7), 607–776, pls. 7–9.

    Stål, C. (1876) Enumeratio Hemipterorum. Bidrag till en Förteckning öfver alla hittills kända Hemiptera, Jemte Systematiska Meddelanden. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar, 14 (4), 1–162.

    Tsai, J.F. & Rédei, D. (2014) A revision of the genus Amblycara (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 54 (1), 133–155.

    Tsai, J.F., Rédei, D., Yeh, G.F. & Yang, M.M. (2011) Jewel bugs of Taiwan (Heteroptera: Scutelleridae). National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, 309 pp.

    Walker, F. (1873) Catalogue of the specimens of Hemiptera Heteroptera in the collection of the British Museum. Supplement. E. Newman, London, vi + 63 pp.