Barbara Lis

Barbara Lis
Opole University · Department of Biosystematics

Professor of biology

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Introduction
Barbara Lis currently works at the Department of Biosystematics, Opole University. Barbara does research in Systematics (Taxonomy), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Their current project is 'A monograph of the superfamily Lygaeoidea of Poland.'
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October 1994 - present
Opole University
Position
  • Head of Division of Invertebrate Zoology

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Publications (140)
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The tribe Cantacaderini (sensu Froeschner 1996) was studied morphologically and phylogenetically, and its systematic position within Tingidae s. lato was estimated. The cladistic analysis at the tribal level within Tingidae s. lato has shown the subfamily Cantacaderinae is a polyphyletic taxon; moreover, it identified the tribe Phatnomatini (sensu...
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The genus Lygaeus Fabricius, 1794 includes more than fifty species, mainly distributed in the Old World regions, with 17 species known from the Palearctic (Péricart 2001; Wachmann et al. 2007), and only two from Central Europe, i.e., L . equestris (Linnaeus, 1758) and L . simulans Deckert, 1985 (Péricart 2001). The Harlequin bug, L . equestris , wa...
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In our day, thanks to high-speed transport systems, people are moving living species (intentionally or not) across ecosystems and countless borders. As we know, most introduced species usually do not survive, because they find neither a tolerable environment nor an available ecological niche. Sometimes, successful establishment may also require mul...
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Recently, DNA has become a major source for phylogenetic inference. Although, in entomology, morphology-based methods of taxon identification and the use of morphological data for phylogenetic analyses remain prevalent, the value of these types of studies (often called "traditional") are depreciated from time to time. It is obvious, that wrong taxo...
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The systematic position and actual distribution of Recaredus rex, for a long time one of the most enigmatic lace bug genus and species, is very obscure because only the type specimen and three other individuals from India are known to date. In the present paper, we report the first records of R. rex from the Palaearctic region (Iran) and tropical A...
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Ammianus pericarti sp. n., the first strictly Palaearctic representative of the genus, is described from Agadir (Morocco) as new to the science. The species is illustrated and compared to all its morphologically similar representatives of the Ammianus junodi group; a key to this species group is also provided. Moreover, A. vanderijsti (Schouteden,...
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Hypsipyrgias joseliae sp. n. (Heteroptera: Tingidae: Tinginae) from New Guinea is described, illustrated and compared with its two relatives, namely H. telamonides Kirkaldy, 1908 from Australia, and H. euphues Drake and Ruhoff, 1962 from Lord Howe Island. Key to species of the genus Hypsipyrgias is also provided. Two genera very closely related to...
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The paper gives the results of the first studies on the molecular divergence between native and non-native populations of Speonomus normandi hydrophilus (Jeannel, 1907). This species is endemic to Massif Arize in the Central Pyrenees (France), and represents highly specialised organisms that live underground. In 1982, one hundred specimens of S. no...
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During the studies on the invertebrate fauna of the subterranean part of the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine in Wieliczka, Poland, the presence of many specimens of the dipteran species Meoneura obscurella (Fallén 1823) was observed. Organic remains and faeces related to the presence of mice (Mus musculus) were indicated as a potential food source for the in...
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The family Nabidae (damsel bugs) belongs to the infraorder Cimicomorpha and the clade Cimiciformes. In Poland, Nabidae is currently represented by fifteen species that belong to two subfamilies: Prostemmatinae and Nabinae. The first includes two species that belong to the genus Prostemma, while Nabinae are represented by thirteen species that are c...
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Corythucha arcuata, the North American oak lace bug was discovered in Europe in 2000 (in northern Italy) and has spread rapidly in several European countries. However, the species was not reported from Poland, so far. Its potential geographic distribution was modelled using maximum entropy (MaxEnt) in order to predict the regions of Poland where it...
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New records of Sthenarus rotermundi (Scholtz, 1847) (Heteroptera: Miridae) in Poland with remarks on morphology of the species]. This article presents two new records of Sthenarus rotermundi (Scholtz, 1847) in Poland, i.e., Warsaw (Ma-zowiecka Lowland), and Brzeg (Lower Silesia), with a summary on distribution of this species in our country. Detail...
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Assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) of Poland: systematic review, distribution, key to species]. This paper summarises the distribution of eleven species of the family Reduviidae in Poland basing on literature data and new records. Coranus aethiops is for the first time reported from Poland. Moreover, the key for identification of sp...
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Dichrooscytus gustavi Josifov, 1981 (Heteroptera: Miridae)-the first confirmed locality in Poland]. Dichrooscytus gustavi differs from D. rufipennis and D. intermedius primarily by a smaller size of the body and the entirely green scutellum. Its occurrence has been confirmed so far in more than ten European countries, where it was reported to live...
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In Poland, the family Berytidae Fieber, 1851 is currently represented by nine species. This paper gives an overview of their biology, feeding habits, hosts, and known distribution, and presents new localities and the review of their distribution in Poland.
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New records of Oxycarenus lavaterae (Fabricius, 1787) (Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Oxycarenidae), the invasive true bug species are presented, and its distribution in Poland is summarized. New localities are situated in south-west part of Poland, i.e. in Lower and Upper Silesia. The life-cycle of Polish populations of O. lavaterae is also hypothesized...
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Faunistic researches on terrestrial true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Poland: a historical background and per-spectives. The work presents the history of research on Heteroptera in Poland, the current state of knowledge and perspectives of the development of faunistic studies in Poland.
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Psallus albicinctus (Kirschbaum, 1856) and P. pseudoplatani Reichling, 1984 (Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae)-the second localities in Poland]. The genus Psallus Fieber, 1858 is represented in the Palaearctic Region by more than 120 species, and is regarded as a non-monophyletic taxon. Species in this genus are usually small; their body length not e...
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A new genus and species of burrower bug, Chilamnestocoris mixtus gen. et sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Cydnidae), is described from Upper Cretaceous Myanmar amber. The new genus is characterized by a very long claval commissure and, therefore, is classified within the extant subfamily Amnestinae. It presents a mixture of generic characters relevant to the g...
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Cantacader subovatus (Motschulsky, 1863) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cantacaderidae) and Dictyonota opaca Linna-vuori, 1965 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae) are reported for the first time from Pakistan. C. subovatus is the first genus and species of the family Cantacaderidae known from this country, whereas the record of D. opaca increases the numb...
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[First record of Liorhyssus hyalinus (Fabricius, 1794) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhopalidae) in Mazovian Lowland]. Liorhyssus hyalinus (Fabricius, 1794) (Rhopalidae) was collected for the first time in Mazovian Lowland (Warsaw, Białołęka district). It is the fourth known locality of this species in Poland.
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The first confirmed Polish records of Eremocoris fenestratus are presented; additionally, a key to all species of the genus Eremocoris known from Poland is provided.
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The “cydnoid” complex of pentatomoid families, including Cydnidae, Parastrachiidae, Thaumastellidae, and Thyreocoridae, is morphologically defined by the presence of an array of more or less flattened stout setae (called coxal combs), situated on the distal margin of coxae. These structures, suggested to prevent the coxal-trochanteral articulation...
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A list of 149 true-bug species collected form Gdynia and its vicinity (Polish Baltic Coast) is provided, including 11 species recorded for the first time from the Polish Baltic Coast (Elasmostethus minor Horváth, Gonocerus juniperi Herrich-Schaeffer, Tritomegas sexmaculatus (Rambur), Nysius senecionis (Schilling), Deraeocoris annulipes (Herrich-Sch...
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New localities of true-bugs (Heteroptera) rarely recorded in Poland]. New records of Heteroptera rarely collected in Poland are presented, i.e. Amphiareus obscuriceps (Poppius, 1909)-first record in Lower Silesia, second locality in Poland, Himacerus (Anaptus) major (A. Costa, 1842)-new to Lower Silesia, Prostemma aeneicolle Stein, 1857-second loca...
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A list of 25 species of Heteroptera from Zabrze (Upper Silesia) is presented as results of faunistic studies conducted in 2015-2016. All species have been collected for the first time in this city.
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Chilocoris capensis n. sp. collected from fallen ripe figs of broom cluster fig Ficus sur Forsskål, 1775, the first burrower bug species of the genus Chilocoris Mayr, 1865 recorded in the Republic of South Africa, is described and compared with Chilocoris laevicollis Horváth, 1919, the morphologically most closely allied Afrotropical species. Addit...
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A new species of the genus Amnestus Dallas, 1851, Amnestus mendeli, is described from the cloud zone of Green Mountain, Ascension Island, and compared with its closest relatives, the Brazilian Amnestus lenkoi Froeschner, 1975 and Amnestus pequinus Froeschner, 1975. It is the first representative of the family Cydnidae recorded on the island thus fa...
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An assessment was performed regarding the accuracy of various types of data deposited in the Barcode of Life Data system (BOLD) related to the true bug family Cydnidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Taxonomic nomenclature and classification, identification reliability, and the correctness of the data provided in the “Taxon description” were analyzed and...
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Macroscytus raunoi, a new species of the genus Macroscytus Fieber, 1860, is described from the Morobe Province on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea. The new species is similar in its morphological characters to Australian M. arnhemicus J. A. Lis, 1999. Differences in morphology and male genitalia which enable separation of both species are pro...
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Two new species of the genus Agachila Drake and Gomez-Menor, 1954, Agachila raunoi sp. nov. and A. linnavuorii sp. nov., are described from the Virungas National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Images of female holotype specimens of both described species are provided.
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The first burrower bug species recorded in Guinea-Bissau, Chilocoris serratus n. sp., is described and compared with morphologically related species. Additionally, an annotated checklist of Afrotropical species of the genus Chilocoris is provided. References Bergroth, E. (1910) Neue Hemiptera aus Madagaskar. Wiener entomologische Zeitung, 29 (7–8)...
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First country records of two burrower bugs, Chilocoris laevicollis, and Ch. umbricola (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae) from Gabon (Central Africa) are presented. The study was based on the specimens collected by Dr. V. Aellen, a well-known Swiss speleologist, taken from two caves near Lastoursville in the Gabonese Republic. Diagnostic characters...
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Studies on true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) carried out in Przedmość (a rural administrative unit of the municipality Praszka) were conducted in 2014. A total of 2287 Heteroptera specimens representing 17 families and 156 species have been collected during the studies, including several species rarely found in Poland, i.e. Acetropis longirostris...
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Studies on true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) have been conducted during six months, from May to October of 2014 in different types of meadow communities in Jełowa (Łubniany district, Opole voivodeship). Altogether, 226 specimens of 32 species representing 8 families (Blissidae, Coreidae, Miridae, Nabidae, Pentatomidae, Rhopalidae, Rhoparochromidae...
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Liorhyssus hyalinus (Fabricius, 1794) (Rhopalidae) was collected from a raspberry cane (Rubus sp.) in Przedmość (Opole voivod-eship, Upper Silesia, Poland). It is the third known locality of this species in Poland.
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The lace-bug genus Pseudophatnoma was described for P. corniculata from the Riau Archipelago in Indonesia, and because of its morphological characteristics the genus was placed in the subfamily Cantacaderinae of the family Tingidae (Blöte 1945). Drake and Ruhoff (1965), when cataloguing the World Tingidae, placed this genus within the tribe Phatnom...
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The present note reports the first Ugandan record of Raunoloma longiceps (Linnavuori, 1977), the rarely collected African burrower bug species (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae). This record increases the number of Cydnidae genera reported from Uganda to seven, with a total of 12 species.
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The note presents the first records of the striped shield bug Graphosoma lineatum (Linnaeus, 1758) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in the western part of the Polish Baltic Coast, including the Wolin Island.
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The genus Aethus in Cambodia is known only from a single species collected in the 1950s that was originally identified as A. indicus. However, what was regarded as A. indicus in the Oriental and Australian regions appeared to consist of three sibling species, recognizable only on the basis of male genital structures, i.e., A. philippinensis, A. pse...
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Ochetostethomorpha secunda sp. nov. from Namibia, the second species of the South African endemic genus is described, illustrated, and compared with O. nollothensis Schumacher, 1913. The new species is the third of the subfamily Sehirinae known from Namibia. Moreover, a DNA barcode sequence was generated for this new species (827 bp of cytochrome o...
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Studies on the true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) were conducted during five months, from 18. May to 24. September in 2013. Investigations have been carried out in selected meadow communities of the Nature 2000 area „Meadows in the vicinity of Kluczbork by the Stobrawa river” located in nearby areas of two cities, i.e., Kluczbork and Wołczyn (Opole...
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The Cydnidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea) is a true bug family with almost 700 species distributed worldwide (Lis 1996, 1999, 2006). These bugs usually dig in the ground (e.g., sand, soil, litter) and, therefore, are commonly known as the burrower bugs or burrowing bugs. Digging in the ground is possible because of several morphological...
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Acetropis longirostris Puton, 1875 (Miridae: Stenodemini) and Oxycarenus (Euoxycarenus) pallens (Herrich- Schaeffer, 1850) (Oxycarenidae) are recorded for the first time from Poland; both species were collected in a mountain meadow in a vicinity of Bystra in the Silesian Beskid Mts. The adult specimen of O. pallens, collected at the end of August,...
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One of the most enigmatic lace bug genera, Recaredus, was described by Distant (1909) from West Bengal in India. In its description, the author suggested (p. 361) that “this genus apart from the structure of the head has a considerable resemblance to Acalypta Westw., a Palaearctic genus; in the Indian enumeration it may be placed after Phatnoma and...
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The genus Lygaeus Fabricius, 1794 includes more than fifty species, mainly distributed in the Old World regions, with 17 species known from the Palearctic (Péricart 2001; Wachmann et al. 2007), and only two from Central Europe, i.e., L. equestris (Linnaeus, 1758) and L. simulans Deckert, 1985 (Péricart 2001).
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Data on truebugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) overwintering in the forest litter are still scarce and insufficient. Specimens for the study have been collected from October 2011 to April 2013, during the accumulation of a litter and a high probability of bugs overwintering. As a result, new localities for 19 species of Heteroptera in Turawa and Szczedr...
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This paper describes three new species of Ceratocader (Tingidae), almost doubling the number of known species. Ceratocader langlandsi sp. nov. is found in arid south Western Australia. In contrast, C. coatesi sp. nov. and C. bridgettae sp. nov. are found in the wetter tall forests of the far south-west of Western Australia. Notes on the genus, and...
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A list of 62 species of terrestrial true-bugs collected in the botanical garden in Štramberk in Moravia (Czech Republic) is presented, among them Brachynotocoris puncticornis Reuter (Miridae), very rarely collected in the Czech Republic
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Scolopostethus grandis Horváth (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhyparo-chromidae) – a bug species new to the Polish fauna]. Two specimens of Scolopostethus grandis were found overwintering in a litter in two localities in southern regions of Po-land (Upper Silesia). The third specimen of this species (collected also in Upper Silesia) was found in the H. N...
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Currently, the Palaearctic genus Emblethis Fieber, 1860 comprises 29 species (Péricart 2001). Up to date, the 5th instars were known only for five species representing this genus, i.e., E. ciliatus Horváth, E. verbasci (Fabricius), E. griseus (Wolff), E. denticollis Horváth, and E. minutus Kiritshenko— descriptions and keys for their identification...
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Abstract. [Arocatus longiceps Stål (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) – a species new for the Polish fauna, and other true-bugs overwintering underthe bark of plane trees in Wrocław (Lower Silesia)]. The paper presents results of the studies on true-bugs overwintering under the bark of plane trees (Platanus sp.) in Wrocław (Lower Silesia). 138 spe...
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Migration potential of 57 species of the Polish Tingidae were analyzed using the following parameters, i. e., an ability to fly, a mode of reproduction, a population size, the trophic associations, and a chance of accidental translocation. Most Polish Tingidae appeared to have a little (42.9 %) or very little (28.6%) migration potential, and only 8...
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Teabooma secunda sp. nov., the second species of a New Caledonian endemic genus, is described, illustrated, and compared with T. princeps Distant, 1914. Additionally, the latter is redescribed on the basis of its lectotype and seven other specimens.
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Notes on the type material (the only preserved syntype) of Emblethis verbasci f. hedickei, described from Bielinek on the Odra river by Michalk in 1938, and deposited in the Biology Centre Linz (Austria) are presented. Syntypes of this form were regarded as presumably lost in the “Catalogue of the Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region, volume 4, Pe...
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The New Caledonian endemic genus Cephalidiosus Guilbert, 1999, can be recognized among the genera of the tribe Litadeini by its greatly expanded, multiseriate costal area; the presence of 4-5 cephalic spines; first antennal segment 3-4 times as long as the second one; a simple uninflated collar; and narrow, at best uniseriate, paranota (Froeschner...
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Malagasotingis ursulae gen. et sp. nov. from Madagascar is described, illustrated and compared with its relatives. Moreover, the Oriental genus Tanytingis (Drake, 1939) is transferred to the tribe Litadeini on the basis of the tarsal structure of its species, and the Froeschner's (2001) key to genera of the tribe is modified to include all its pres...
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Malagasotingis ursulae gen. et sp. nov. from Madagascar is described, illustrated and compared with its relatives. Moreover, the Oriental genus Tanytingis (Drake, 1939) is transferred to the tribe Litadeini on the basis of the tarsal structure of its species, and the Froeschner’s (2001) key to genera of the tribe is modified to include all its pres...
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This paper in the first volume including data on the specimens of the Polish Heteroptera preserved in the entomological collection of the Department of Biosystematics (Opole University, Poland). The oldest material in this collection comes from 1994, and, at present, the collection includes about 50,000 unidentified Polish specimens. This volume in...
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Corythucha ciliata (Say) is recorded for the first time from Poland. Data on its present distribution in Europe is summarized.
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Lis, Jerzy A., Lis, Barbara (2008): Lactistes obesipes Signoret, 1879 (Hemiptera: Cydnidae) — the burrower bug enigma: redescription, synonymy, and remarks on its distribution and taxonomic status. Zootaxa 1933: 66-68, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.184905
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The genus Lactistes Schiødte, 1847 (Cydnidae: Cydninae: Geotomini sensu lato – for a new classification of the Cydnidae, see Pluot-Sigwalt & J.A. Lis, 2008) comprises 15 species distributed in the Palaearctic, Afrotropical, and Oriental Regions, and only a single species reported from the Australian Region (J.A. Lis 1996, 1999; Cassis & Gross 2002)...
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The dorsolateral glands at the thoraco-abdominal junction in the Tingidae sensu Carayon 1962 (i.e., excluding Vianaididae) were described by Carayon (1962), who suggested that they are homologous to Brindley’s glands (known only in Reduvioidea and functioning as specific scent glands). The glands described by Carayon (1962) in Tingidae occur in bot...
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New records for 109 species of Heteroptera collected in the Hel Peninsula (Polish Baltic Coast) are presented. 78 species are new to the fauna of the Hel Peninsula, and 10 are recorded for the first time from the Polish Baltic Coast. The occurrence of Dimorphopterus spinolae (Signoret) (Blissidae) in Poland is confirmed. Emblethis duplicatus Seiden...
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FIGURE 1. Lactistes obesipes. (a) Habitus of female lectotype (partly reconstructed); (b) evaporatorium of female lectotype; (c) peritreme of evaporatorium; (d-e) anterior leg in different views; (f) head with rostrum in lateral view [figures c – f from Signoret, 1881].
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Peltoxys sataranus n. sp. (Cydnidae: Garsauriinae) from the Maharashtra State (India) is described and illustrated; a key to Oriental species of the genus is provided. Nishadana umbrosa HorvátH, 1919 (so far known only from Vietnam) is recorded for the first time from India. Moreover, new records for ten other Heteroptera species collected in the M...
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Authors present new data on the fauna of true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of the Góry Opawskie Mountains. Specimens were collected during the years 1998-2007 within ca. 20 study plots spre ad out all over the territory of Góry Opawskie Mountai ns, both western and eastern part of the mountain r ange. Altogether 124 species of Heteroptera were ide...
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The monotypic phatnomatine genus Pampacader (with its single species P. cicchinoi) was recently described from Argentina (Carpintero & Montemayor 2005) as the first genus of the tribe Phatnomatini recorded from Buenos Aires province and the third (after Phatnoma Fieber and Eocader Drake & Hambelton) known from Argentina. The genus was then soon com...
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New records of ten Heteroptera rarely collected in Poland are presented, as follows: Dufouriellus ater (Anthocoridae) and Ischnodemus sabuleti (Blissidae) – both the second record in Lower Silesia and the first after 70 years break; Elatophilus nigricornis (Anthocoridae) – the third Polish record and the first in Lower Silesia; Himacerus major (Nab...