First record of the emesine assassin bug genus Emesopsis (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) from Vietnam, with descriptions of two new species


Dr Tadashi Ishikawa, Laboratory of Insect Resources, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Funako 1737, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa, 243-0034 Japan. Email:


The emesine assassin bug genus Emesopsis is reported from Vietnam for the first time and is briefly diagnosed, and two new species of the genus, E. longipilosa and E. albispinosa, are described. They were collected by beating dead, drooping leaves of the banana, Musa acuminata (Musaceae).