Cosmosycanus, a new genus of harpactorine assassin bug established for Agriosphodrus perelegans (Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
Version of Record online: 25 MAR 2004
Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 47–50, March 2004
How to Cite
ISHIKAWA, T. and TOMOKUNI, M. (2004), Cosmosycanus, a new genus of harpactorine assassin bug established for Agriosphodrus perelegans (Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Entomological Science, 7: 47–50. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2003.00044.x
- Issue online: 25 MAR 2004
- Version of Record online: 25 MAR 2004
- Received 14 April 2003; accepted 30 June 2003.
- new combination;
- new synonymy;
A new monotypic genus Cosmosycanus is established for Agriosphodrus perelegans Breddin, 1903. This genus is separable from Agriosphodrus Stål, 1867 by the head being much longer than the pronotum, and the posterior pronotal lobe lacking a median depression. The new genus is also distinguished from Sycanus Amyot and Serville, 1843 by the smooth posterior pronotal lobe and the unspined and non-tuberculate scutellum. The type species, Cosmosycanus perelegans, comb. nov. is redescribed and considered the senior synonym of Sycanus elongatulus Distant, 1919.