Eur. J. Entomol. 106 (4): 631-642, 2009 | DOI: 10.14411/eje.2009.079

Systematic revision of Macrotingis and phylogenetic analysis of the genera Macrotingis and Ceratotingis (Heteroptera: Tingidae)

Sara Itzel MONTEMAYOR1, Luiz Antônio Alves COSTA2
1 División Entomología, Museo de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque S/N, 1900 La Plata, Argentina; e-mail: smontemay@fcnym.unlp.edu.ar
2 Museu Nacional, Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro 20940-040, Brazil; e-mail: tlcosta@uol.com.br

The Central American genus Macrotingis Champion, 1897 was revised and the morphological characters of the species of Macrotingis and those of its sister group Ceratotingis Montemayor, 2008 were subjected to a phylogenetic analysis. A species previously placed in the genus Tigava is now Ceratotingis spatula (Monte, 1945), new combination. Cladistic analysis indicates that both genera are monophyletic and defined the relationships between species. Keys to the species in these genera are provided together with illustrations of their main morphological characters and a map of their distribution in Central America.

Keywords: Heteroptera, Tingidae, phylogenetic analysis, Macrotingis, Ceratotingis, Ceratotingis spatula comb. n.

Received: March 2, 2009; Accepted: April 6, 2009; Published: November 20, 2009

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