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Title: Review of the West Indian Arachnocoris Scott, 1881 (Hemiptera: Nabidae), with descriptions of two new species, and a catalog of the species

Author: Mercado, Javier E.; Santiago-Blay, Jorge A.; Webb, Michael D.;

Date: 2016

Source: Life: The Excitement of Biology. 4(1): 32-71.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

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We review the West Indian species of Arachnocoris, a genus of spider-web dwelling kleptoparasitic nabids. We recognize five species: A. berytoides Uhler from Grenada, A. darlingtoni n. sp. from Hispaniola, A. karukerae Lopez-Moncet from Guadeloupe, A. portoricensis n. sp. from Puerto Rico, and A. trinitatis Bergroth from Trinidad. West Indian Arachnocoris antennal and profemoral color banding patterns are useful diagnostic characters and may have evolved to mimic their spider hosts, which are often island endemic spiders in the family Pholcidae. We provide a simplified and illustrated key to the species based on external characters. A catalog for the 16 recognized species of Arachnocoris is presented.

Keywords: Hemiptera, Nabidae, Arachnocoris, new species, Neotropical, West Indies

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Mercado, Javier E.; Santiago-Blay, Jorge A.; Webb, Michael D. 2016. Review of the West Indian Arachnocoris Scott, 1881 (Hemiptera: Nabidae), with descriptions of two new species, and a catalog of the species. Life: The Excitement of Biology. 4(1): 32-71.

 


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