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Published: 2018-09-27

Synopsis of the shore bugs of China (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Leptopodomorpha: Saldidae)

Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Prospekt Lenina 41, Yakutsk 677980, Russia.
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Yuanmingyuan West Road, Beijing 100193, China.
Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands.
Hemiptera Saldidae Heteroptera Leptopodomorpha China endemic

Abstract

In China, most research on shore bugs (Hemiptera: Leptopodomorpha: Saldidae) has been conducted intermittently during the second half of the 19th century. Records from the literature supplemented by our collections were used to construct an annotated list of 50 species in 13 genera and 2 subfamilies (Chiloxanthinae and Saldinae) of Saldidae now known from China. This paper also presents new distributional records and color plates depicting 26 species. Further, a list of 12 species of Saldidae known in neighboring territories that might occur in China is presented.

 

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