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Published: 2019-03-07
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A new genus and new species of Myodochini from Australia (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae)

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, AgriBio, 5 Ring Road, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia. School of Applied Systems Biology, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia.
Co-Innovation Center for the Sustainable Forestry in Southern China, College of Forestry, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, 210037, China. School of Applied Systems Biology, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia.
Hemiptera Pseudolaryngodus spectabilis Little Desert National Park Victoria Australia Myodochini tribal placement


Pseudolaryngodus spectabilis gen. et sp. nov., from Little Desert National Park in Victoria, Australia, is described and illustrated. The monotypic new genus superficially resembles the udeocorine genus Laryngodus Herrich-Schaeffer in general facies, and is sympatric with one of the species of Laryngodus. Pseudolaryngodus has some characters that share its tribal placement within both Udeocorini and Myodochini of the family Rhyparochromidae. However, it lacks inner laterotergites on abdomen, making it a Myodochini rather than a Udeocorini. Details of the relationships between these two genera, along with their tribal placements, are discussed.



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