Eur. J. Entomol. 105 (5): 909-916, 2008 | DOI: 10.14411/eje.2008.118

Taxonomy of the genus Amphiareus (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) in Southeast Asia

Kazutaka YAMADA
Tokushima Prefectural Museum, Bunka-no-mori Park, Hachiman-chô, 770-8070 Tokushima, Japan;

Four species of the genus Amphiareus are recognized in southeastern Asia, including two new species, A. edentulus and A. rompinus, both from Johor, Malaysia. The two known species, A. constrictus (Stål) and A. ruficollaris Yamada & Hirowatari are also diagnosed and figured; the latter is recorded from this region for the first time. The genus is diagnosed and briefly discussed.

Keywords: Heteroptera, Anthocoridae, Amphiareus, new species, Southeast Asia, taxonomy

Received: May 16, 2008; Accepted: July 24, 2008; Revised: July 24, 2008; Published: December 30, 2008Show citation

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