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Published: 2018-04-27
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Paraindopamphantus bruneiensis gen. nov. et sp. nov., as the first representative of the subfamily Pamphantinae from South East Asia (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Geocoridae: Pamphantinae: Indopamphantini)

Agriculture Victoria, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, AgriBio, 5 Ring Road, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia. La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia.
Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z4, Canada.
Hemiptera Indopamphantini new genus and species ant mimic generic key Brunei Oriental Region


Paraindopamphantus gen. nov., containing one species, I. bruneiensis sp. nov., is reported from Brunei, as the first member of the subfamily Pamphantinae from South East Asia and the second from the Oriental Region. The strikingly myrmecomorphic P. bruneiensis, collected only from Bukit Sulang, nr Lamunin in Brunei in the canopy of Shorea johorensis Foxw. (Dipterocarpaceae) tree by insecticide fogging is described and illustrated. The genus is placed in tribe Indopamphantini, that at present contains only other genus Indopamphantus Malipatil recorded from the Western Ghats of India. The significance of the habitus and myrmecomorphy of this species, in relation to Indopamphantus makutaensis Malipatil, is discussed. A key to the two genera of Indopamphantini is provided.



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