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Five species in the tribes Lethaeini, Cistalia neotropicalis Slater & Baranowski and Paragonatas divergens Distant, and Ozophorini, Balboa variabilis Distant, Lygofuscanellus ozophoroides Slater, and Pamozophora englemani Ashlock & Slater, are recorded for the first time from Colombia. They are also the first generic record for this country. Photographs of all five species are included.
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Neotropical Entomology
ISSN 1519-566X
Neotrop Entomol
DOI 10.1007/s13744-011-0016-6
New Records of Rhyparochromidae
(Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea) from
L A Rengifo-Correa & R González
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New Records of Rhyparochromidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera:
Lygaeoidea) from Colombia
Grupo de Investigaciones Entomológicas, Fac de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Univ del Valle, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Calle 29 No. 24-28 Barrio Prados de Oriente, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Lethaeini, Ozophorini, seed bugs, true bugs
Laura Alexandra Rengifo-Correa, Calle 29 No.
24-28 Barrio Prados de Oriente, Cali, Valle del
Cauca, Colombia;
Edited by Takumasa Kondo CORPOICA
Received 15 June 2011 and accepted 24
August 2011
*Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil 2012
Five species in the tribes Lethaeini, Cistalia neotropicalis Slater &
Baranowski and Paragonatas divergens Distant, and Ozophorini,
Balboa variabilis Distant, Lygofuscanellus ozophoroides Slater, and
Pamozophora englemani Ashlock & Slater, are recorded for the first
time from Colombia. They are also the first generic record for this
country. Photographs of all five species are included.
Rhyparochromidae is the largest family in the superfamily
Lygaeoidea (Henry 1997). Twenty-eight species and 26
genera distributed in five tribes are recorded for Colombia
(Rengifo-Correa & González 2011;Slater1964,Slater&
ODonnell 1995). Due to few collection efforts and minimal
interest in the family, there are no new published records of
Lethaeini and Ozophorini (Rhyparochromidae) in Colombia
after 1995. Fortunately, through the insect-collecting efforts
in national parks in Colombia (Campos & Fernández 2002),
several specimens have been discovered (Fig 1).
The Rhyparochromidae from the Instituto Alexander von
Humboldt (IAvH) and from the entomological collection of
the Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia (MEUV),were
examined, from which five additional Rhyparochromidae
species are newly recorded for Colombia. The geographic
coordinates were obtained with a global positioning
system. Pictures were taken with a Cassio Exilim EX-G1
camera mounted on a Nikon SMZ645 stereoscope.
Specimens were identified following Ashlock & Slater
(1982), Slater & Baranowski (1973), Slater (1999), Dobbs
& Brambila (2004), and Cervantes-Peredo & Briceño-
Baez (2009).
Cistalia neotropicalis Slater & Baranowski
Distribution. Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela
(Slater & Baranowski 1973); and Colombia (new distribution
Material examined. Colombia, Meta, one male, Sierra de
La Macarena NNP, Curio Navigable Stream, Cachicamos
Trail, 03°21N, 73°56W, 460 m asl, 10.xi21.xii.2002,
Duarte M. [IAvH].
Paragonatas divergens Distant
Distribution. North America (Mexico and USA), West Indies
(Bahamas, Brimini Island, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica,
Haiti, Grenada, Mona Island, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent,
and Trinidad), Central America (Guatemala and Panama),
northern South America (Guyana) (Dobbs & Brambila
2004;Slater1964;Slater&ODonnell 1995); and
Colombia (new distribution record).
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Material examined. Colombia: Bolívar, one female, Los
Colorados FFS, Villa Roca, 9°54N, 75°7W, 180 m asl, 6
21.xii.2001, Deulufeut E. [IAvH]. Chocó, two males, three
females, Los Katíos NNP, Sautata Administrative Center, out-
side the forest, 7°51N, 77°8W, 30 m asl,,
López P. [IAvH]; ten males, four females, same data, except, Magdalena, one female, Tayrona NNP, Zaino,
11°20N, 74°2W, 50 m asl, 29.i21.ii. 2001, Henriquez R.
[IAvH]. Meta, one male, Sierra de La Macarena NNP, Curio
Navigable Stream, Cachicamos Trail, 3°21N, 73°56W, 460 m
asl, 417.i. 2003, Duarte M. [IAvH].
Balboa variabilis Distant
Distribution. Guatemala, Mexico, Panama (Slater 1964),
and Colombia (new distribution record).
Material examined. Colombia: Boyacá, one male, four
females, Iguaque FFS, La Planada, 5°25N, 73°27W,
2,850 m asl, 25.vi13.vii.2000, Reina P. [IAvH]; 15 males,
24 females, same data, except, 23.ix11.x.2000, [IAvH]. one
male, one female, Iguaque FFS, Los Francos Stream, 5°25
N, 73°27W, 2,860 m asl, 1331.iii.2003, Reina P. [IAvH].
Cundinamarca, one male, Chingaza NNP, Charrascales,
31N, 73°45W, 2,990 m asl, 1431.v.2001, Cinfuentes A.
[IAvH]; one male, same data, except,, García
A. [IAvH]. Norte de Santander, one female, Cucutilla,
Carrizal Village, Sisavita sector, Salinas stream, 7°27N,
72°50W, 2,300 m asl, 2022.iii.2003, Pulido A. and
González E. [IAvH].
Lygofuscanellus ozophoroides Slater
Distribution. Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, Panama (Slater
1999), and Colombia (new distribution record).
Material examined. Colombia: Valle del Cauca, one female,
Bajo Calima, 03°5710N, 77°0112W, 70 m asl, 20.vii.1996,
Serrano VH. [MEUV].
Pamozophora englemani Ashlock & Slater
Distribution. Costa Rica (INBio 2009), Panama, Venezuela
(Slater & ODonnell 1995), and Colombia (new distribution
Material examined. Colombia: Valle del Cauca, two males,
two females, Dagua, Queremal, 03°3155.5N, 76°4530
W, 1,060 m asl, 45.ix.2010, Rengifo-Correa L.A. [MEUV];
three males, one female, same data, except, 03°3356.4N,
76°4529W, 1,030 m asl, 28.ix.2010, [MEUV]. Four males,
four females, Dagua, Alto Anchicayá, 03°333.7N, 76°53
23.6W, 671 m asl, 10.ix.2010, González R. [MEUV].
Cauca, one female, Gorgona, La Chonta, 02°5803.4N,
78°1045.2W, 14 m asl, 1822.x.2010, González R y
Sarria F [MEUV].
The range of distribution for B. variabilis and L. ozophor-
oides is extended from North and Central America to
northern South America. In addition, the distribution of C.
neotropicalis,P. divergens, and P. englemani in Colombia
was confirmed. B. variabilis was associated to high alti-
tudes (2,3002,990 m asl), while C. neotropicalis,L. ozo-
phoroides,andP. divergens were associated to low
altitudes (under 500 m asl). The first non-continental re-
cord (Gorgona Island in the Cauca Department) for P.
englemani is given. The specimens studied are also the first
generic record from Colombia.
Fig 1 Adults. aCistalia neotropicalis,bParagonatas divergens,c
Balboa variabilis,deLygofuscanellus ozophoroides,fPamozophora
englemani. Bar scale, 1 mm.
Rengifo-Correa & González
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Acknowledgments We would like to thank Dimitri Forero (University
of California Riverside) and three anonymous reviewers whose com-
ments helped to improve the manuscript, and to IAvH and MEUV
for the loan of specimens. Finally, we thank IDEA WILD, COLCIEN-
CIAS, and Universidad del Valle for financial support.
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The life cycle of Balboa variabilis Distant is described for the first time. We include illustrations of all life history stages, as well as biological notes and distribution of this variable species in Mexico. Balboa variabilis can only be found in cloud forest or pine-oak forest. Nymphs of this species can be separated from nymphs of the genus Ozophora, by the shape of the body and measurements. (© 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
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