Two new species of the plant bug genus Sejanus Distant from Japan (Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae: Leucophoropterini), inhabiting urbanized environments or gardens

In: Tijdschrift voor Entomologie

Two new species of the plant bug genus Sejanus Distant, S. komabanus and S. vivaricolus, are described from Japan, with information on their ecology. Both species are recently confirmed within urbanized environments, including the university campus in the Tokyo metropolis, and gardens and residential quarters in Kyushu. They are considered to have been widespread originally, but their populations are now fragmented and can survive only in some restricted campuses and artificial zones where traditional vegetation is partly preserved. A checklist with known distribution and a revised key are provided for proper recognition and identification of the Japanese Sejanus species.

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