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Correction and additions to "'Wild shot' photographs of an apparently undescribed bug species of the tribe Anisoscelini from Costa Rica (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Coreidae)"

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Boln. Asoc. esp. Ent., 40 (1-2): 191-192, 2016
NOTA CIENTÍFICA
Correction and additions to “‘Wild shot’ photographs
of an apparently undescribed bug species of the tribe
Anisoscelini from Costa Rica (Hemiptera, Heteroptera,
Coreidae)”
Corrección y adiciones a “Fotografías de campo de una especie de
chinche de la tribu Anisoscelini de Costa Rica aparentemente no
descrita (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Coreidae)”
Recently, a hitherto undescribed bug species was reported in this journal
(VAN DER HEYDEN, 2015). It was placed in the tribe Anisoscelini within
the family Coreidae. Most likely, this assignment is not correct: The author
was informed by Richard Packauskas (Department of Biological Sciences,
Fort Hays State University, Hays, United States of America), a known ex-
pert for neotropical Coreidae, that the species should be placed in the tribe
Stenoscelideini, which is considered a synonym of Placoscelini by some
authors (COREOIDEASF TEAM, 2015).
Richard Packauskas referred to a published photograph of an adult
specimen (VAN DER HEYDEN, 2015) and wrote: “The bug in this picture
does not have a porrect head, which all Anisoscelini have (head extended
forward well beyond the antenniferous tubercles). It’s head shape would
place it in the Stenoscelideini, and it is reminiscent of some of the species
of Stenoscelidea…”. Furthermore he stated: “…Out of all of the coreids,
only the stenoscelidiines have that abrupt head deflection, with the tylus
a short nub, and the juga no longer than the tylus…”. In the opinion of
Richard Packauskas, the reported species is definitely a new one and quite
possibly belongs to a new genus (personal communication).
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
I would like to thank Richard Packauskas for helpful communication
and information on the reported species.
Boln. Asoc. esp. Ent., 40 (1-2): 191-192, 2016
TORSTEN VAN DER HEYDEN
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REFERENCES
COREOIDEASF TEAM, 2015. Coreoidea Species File Online. Version 5.0/5.0.
[31.12.2015]. <http://Coreoidea.SpeciesFile.org>. VAN DER HEYDEN, T., 2015. “Wild shot”
photographs of an apparently undescribed bug species of the tribe Anisoscelini from Costa
Rica (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Coreidae). Boletín de la Asociación española de Entomología,
39(3-4): 407-410.
Recibido: 31-12-2015. Aceptado: 24-01-2016. Publicado online: 04-02-2016.
ISSN: 0210-8984
TORSTEN VA N DER HEYDEN
Immenweide 83, D-22523 Hamburg, Germany. tmvdh@web.de