|STYS, P. - Charles University, Czech Republic
Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/30/2014
Publication Date: 3/23/2015
Citation: Stys, P., Henry, T.J. 2015. A new genus and species of Colobathristidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from Peru, a replacement name for the preoccupied genus Labradoria Kormilev, and a key to the Neotropical genera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 117(1):27-35.
Interpretive Summary: The true bug family Colobathristidae, commonly called grass bugs, occurs in the New World tropics, southeastern Asia, and the South Pacific. All species feed on a wide range of grass species, including bamboos, and, at least, one species is a pest of sugarcane in Australia. In this study, a new genus and new species is described from Peru, a replacement name is provided for a previously described genus needing a new name, and a revised identification key to the the 14 genera known from Central and South America is provided. This paper will be important to all researchers and other agriculturists needing accurate identifications of true bugs associated with grass crops in tropical areas of the world.
Technical Abstract: The new colobathristid genus Neolabradoria and new species N. inexpectata are described based on a specimen from Pachitea Province, Peru, and the new name Bradaloria is proposed for the preoccupied genus Labradoria Kormilev, 1951. A revised key to the 14 Neotropical colobathristid genera is provided.