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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF QUARANTINE ALTERNATIVES FOR SUBTROPICAL FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PESTS Title: A stink bug, Edessa protera sp. n. (Pentatomidae: Edessinae) in Mexican amber

Authors
item Poinar Jr, G -
item Thomas, Donald

Submitted to: Historical Biology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: February 1, 2012
Publication Date: February 28, 2012
Citation: Poinar Jr, G., Thomas, D.B. 2012. A stink bug, Edessa protera sp. n. (Pentatomidae: Edessinae) in Mexican amber. Historical Biology. 24(2):207-211.

Technical Abstract: A new species of stink bug, Edessa protera sp. n. (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Edessinae) is described from Mexican amber. Diagnostic characters include: an anterior thin but strongly carinate mesosternum, a scutellum with a long tongue and obtuse apex, alternate connexiva and the configuration of the terminalia. This is the first description of a fossil pentatomid in amber and the first fossil stink bug from the Neotropics.

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