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Published: 2018-06-22
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Description of an enigmatic new genus and new species of Australian Orthotylinae (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae) associated with the plant genus Eremophila

Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052 Australia
Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052 Australia
Insecta Heteroptera Miridae


A new genus and new species of Australian orthotyline is described: Warrumiris viridis gen. nov. et. sp. nov. The species is widespread in Australia, mostly in arid and semi-arid regions of the continent. The species is associated with two species of the scrophulariaceous genus Eremophila. The species has highly autapomorphic male genitalia, with the aedeagus mostly membraneous with elongate lobal sclerites. The significance of the male genitalia is discussed.



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