© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/187631210X502798 Insect Systematics & Evolution 41 (2010) 123–141 brill.nl/ise Revision of the Malagasy Durevius Villiers with descriptions of two new species (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Reduviinae) Wei Song Hwang * and Christiane Weirauch Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA * Corresponding author, email: email@example.com Abstract Th e small genus Durevius Villiers, 1962 (Reduviinae) is redescribed and two species are described as new, thus recognizing ﬁ ve species in the genus. Durevius is endemic to Madagascar with species found in the inland plateau and coastal lowland regions. Diagnoses for the genus and all species are developed and an identiﬁ cation key, habitus images, and a distribution map are provided. Keywords Madagascar , taxonomic revision , assassin bugs Introduction Durevius Villiers, 1962 is a small genus of relatively large and stout-bodied Reduviinae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) and currently comprises three described species endemic to Madagascar. Villiers (1962) established this genus based on the presence of a pair of small tubercles posteriorly on the posterior pronotal lobe that distinguishes it from the highly speciose genus Reduvius Fabricius, 1775 and other reduviine genera occurring in Madagascar. Reduvius is a largely Afrotropical and Palaearctic genus with
Insect Systematics & Evolution – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2010
Keywords: ASSASSIN BUGS; TAXONOMIC REVISION; MADAGASCAR
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