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Published: 2019-05-08
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Meschia zoui sp. nov., first representative of the family Meschiidae from China (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea)

Co-Innovation Center for the Sustainable Forestry in Southern China, College of Forestry, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, 210037, China.
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
taxonomy new species key to species new record China Hemiptera


All the species of the family Meschiidae, known until now only from India and Australia, are reviewed. A new species, Meschia zoui sp. nov. from southern China, is described as the first representative of this family from China, also its cuticular structures are studied using the scanning electron microscope. A key to all species of Meschiidae is provided, along with a re-description of Meschia quadrimaculata Distant.


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