A taxonomic revision of the genus Bocatella Villiers, 1948 with redescription and notes on the systematic position of Sphedanolestes nigripennis (Fairmaire, 1858) (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae)

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The African genus Bocatella Villiers, 1948 is revised. The type species of Bocatella by original designation is Harpactor nigripennis (non Fairmaire, 1858): Villiers, 1948 (misidentification). A lectotype is designated for H. nigripennis and the new combination Sphedanolestes nigripennis (Fairmaire, 1858), comb.n. is proposed. The taxonomic species Harpactor nigripennis (non Fairmaire, 1858): Villiers, 1948 is recognized as representing an undescribed species and is described as Bocatella nigra sp.n. Since the type species of Bocatella was misidentified, B. nigra sp.n. is fixed as the type species of Bocatella. An additional new species, B. femorata sp.n. is described, both species and S. nigripennis are illustrated, species of Bocatella are keyed. Sphedanolestes fenestriculatus Karsch, 1892, erroneously synonymized with H. nigripennis (non Fairmaire, 1858): Villiers, 1948 by Villiers (1948) is synonymized with H. nigripennis Fairmaire, 1858.

A taxonomic revision of the genus Bocatella Villiers, 1948 with redescription and notes on the systematic position of Sphedanolestes nigripennis (Fairmaire, 1858) (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae)

in Insect Systematics & Evolution

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    Bocatella nigra sp.n., dorsal habitus.

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    Bocatella nigra sp.n. (2) gonocoxites and gonapophyses of eight and ninth segment, inner view; (3) styloids, outer view; (4) pygophore, median process, ventral view; (5) pygophore, median process, lateral view; (6) left paramere, lateral view; (7) right paramere, lateral view; (8) phallus, right ventrolateral view; (9) phallus, left lateral view; (10) phallus, dorsal view; (11) phallus, frontal view.

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    Bocatella femorata sp.n. (12) legs, dorsal view; (13) styloids, outer view; (14) gonocoxites and gonapophyses of eight and ninth segment, inner view; (15) gonocoxites and gonapophyses of eight and ninth segment, lateral view; (16) pygophore, median process, ventral view; (17) right paramere, lateral view; (18) left paramere, lateral view; (19) right paramere, dorsolateral view; (20) left paramere, dorsolateral view; (21) phallus, left dorsolateral view; (22) phallus, left lateral view; (23) phallus, dorsal view; (24) phallus, frontal view.

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    (28) Bocatella nigra sp.n., head, lateral view. (29) Sphedanolestes nigripennis (Fairmaire), head, lateral view. (30) Peyrierocoris mirabilis Chłond & Junkiert, head, lateral view. (31) Bocatella nigra sp.n., pronotum, lateral view. (32) Bocatella femorata sp.n., pronotum, lateral view.

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    Sphedanolestes nigripennis (Fairmaire) (25) dorsal habitus; (26) gonocoxites and gonapophyses of eight and ninth segment, inner view; (27) styloids, outer view.

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