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Grebennikov V.V.,Canadian Food Inspection Agency | Heiss E.,Tiroler Landesmuseum
Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny | Year: 2014

This work introduces an open online library of Aradidae DNA barcodes, specimen images and geographical data with intent of promoting further community-based DNA barcoding of flat bugs. We report the results of an attempt to DNA barcode 191 dry specimens of the flat bugs representing all 8 extant subfamilies of the Aradidae. 145 sequences > 300 nt in length were obtained (76% success rate; all can be seen in a publicly accessible dataset "World Aradidae", doi: dx.doi.org/10.5883/DS-WAHG), 98 of them representing 55 species and 29 genera were > 500 nt (51%). These 98 sequences were combined with 10 Heteroptera-Trichophora outgroup taxa into an aligned matrix of 658 positions and variously analysed to obtain the first DNA-based phylogeny for the Aradidae, which was our second goal. Aradidae and five of its subfamilies (Aradinae, Aneurinae, Mezirinae, Isoderminae, Calisiinae) were recovered as monophyletic, although the latter two were markedly underrepresented. The subfamily Carventinae was consistently polyphyletic. Isoderminae + Prosympiestinae was recovered as a clade, while Aradinae formed the sister group to the rest of the family in three of four analyses. The genus Mezira appeared polyphyletic while the genus Neuroctenus was paraphyletic with respect to Ctenoneurus. © Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, 2014.


Ghahari H.,Islamic Azad University at Tehran | Heiss E.,Tiroler Landesmuseum
Zootaxa | Year: 2012

In addition to previous contributions to a general catalog of Iranian Heteroptera, this paper presents a catalog of the flat bug family Aradidae. Nine species and subspecies belonging to two genera (Aneurus Curtis and Aradus Fabricius) of two subfamilies (Aneurinae and Aradinae) are reported. © 2012.


In addition to the ten genera of apterous Mezirinae recorded to date from Madagascar, a new genus Ambohitanlelya gen. nov. with uniquely formed metathoracic evaporatoria is erected for the A. yuripopovi sp. nov., which is described and illustrated. © 2013 Magnolia Press.


Since the description of Helenus hirsutus by Champion (1898) from Panama, it was unclear if this species was a synonym of Helenus hesiformis White, 1879 that was described from Brazil. Now it was possible to locate and compare type specimens of both species, that resulted in recognising them as valid species. In this contribution, a third species, Helenus wachteli n. sp. is described from Peru, and a key to all species of the genus Helenus is presented. © Copyright 2016 Magnolia Press.


Two new micropterous genera and three species of micropterous Mezirinae are described and illustrated. Although of similar habitual appearance as the Oriental genus Hutanicoris Heiss 1993, the two new genera are distinguished at once by the unique structures of their metathoracic evaporatoria. Copyright © 2013 Magnolia Press.


Heiss E.,Tiroler Landesmuseum
Mitteilungen aus dem Museum fur Naturkunde in Berlin - Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift | Year: 2014

The present paper is a continuation of previous contributions describing fossil Aradus species from Baltic Amber inclusions (Heiss 1998, 2002, 2013). Aradus macrosomus sp. n. is a well- preserved large new species which is described and illustrated herein. It differs by a combination of characters from the known Eocene and extant Aradus taxa, documenting again the unexpected richness of species diversity preserved in Baltic Amber. © Ernst Heiss.


From an inclusion in Cretaceous Burmese amber a new genus of flat bugs, Kachinocoris n.gen., is described; its type species K. brevipennis n.sp. is illustrated. Copyright © 2012 · Magnolia Press.


In this paper the apterous Carventinae genus Parataiwanaptera n. gen with the species Parataiwanaptera laevigata n. sp.from Vietnam is described and figured. It is most closely related to the monotypic genus Taiwanaptera Heiss & Nagashima 2008 from Taiwan and Japan, showing however distinct morphological differences. The second new genus, in the Mezirinae, Schuhaptera n. gen with the species Schuhaptera penangensis n. sp from Penang Island, Malaysia, is brachypterous and shows no close relationship to other Mezirinae genera described so far from the Oriental region. Copyright © 2010. Magnolia Press.


In this paper the flat bug genera Jarmilaia Hoberlandt 1957 and Bergrothista Kiritshenko 1959, recorded from Madagascar, are revised. As both genera share distinct metathoracic scent gland canals, a basic character for the classification for the subfamily Mezirinae, these genera, to date treated as Carventinae, are transferred to Mezirinae. Two new species of Jarmilaia, rabitschi n. sp. and zetteli n. sp., and two species of Bergrothista, maculipennis n. sp. and andasibensis n. sp., are recognized and described. For Bergrothista mollis (Hoberlandt 1957) the new genus Parabergrothista n. gen. is erected and a new species P. secunda described and also placed in Mezirinae. A new genus Neobergrothista n. gen. with the species N. rotundiventris n. sp. belongs also to Mezirinae. All taxa are illustrated by colour photographs. Copyright © 2010 · Magnolia Press.


Examination of type species of Calisius pallipes Stål 1860 from Brazil and Calisius ghiliani (A.Costa 1864) from Europe has revealed essential morphological differences warranting their placement into different genera. Stål's pallipes is the genotype of Calisius, and ghiliani that of Aradosyrtis A.Costa, whose generic status is revived. A neotype is designated for Aradosyrtis ghiliani A.Costa 1864. Clearly distinguished from Calisius sensu Stål are the Neotropical Calsius farri Kormilev 1964 and the African Calisius lativentris Horvath 1913, for which the new genera Caribocalisius n.gen and Afrocalsius n.gen are established, respectively. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press.

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