Dipsocoroidea (in True Bugs)


10 Jan 2020 18:43:54
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Phum Prêk Pôpél, Koh Kong, Cambodia
Added to iNaturalist
17 Jan 2020 14:05:57
Last updated
19 Jan 2020 10:38:13


Anthocoridae, Lyctocoridae or Lasiochilidae. See here: web.facebook.com/groups/TheEntomologyGroup/permalink/1015...

Identifications and Comments

Identification by geechartier at 17 Jan 2020 14:06:01
Taxon: Cimicoidea [superfamily]
Identification by wongun at 17 Jan 2020 17:06:14
Taxon: Dipsocoroidea [superfamily]
Identification by claasdamken at 18 Jan 2020 06:31:01
Taxon: Dipsocoroidea [superfamily]
Identification by geechartier at 18 Jan 2020 09:57:57
Taxon: Dipsocoroidea [superfamily]
Comment by geechartier at 18 Jan 2020 09:58:35
@wongun thank you
Comment by geechartier at 18 Jan 2020 10:01:29
It has been pointed out to me by Doug Yanega that the wing venation is fairly similar to this one. In fact, he said it was the only one he could find in Dipsocoroidea with similar wing venation. https://www.insectimages.org/browse/taxthumb.cfm?fam=1652
Comment by claasdamken at 19 Jan 2020 04:25:54
@geechartier There are nummerous if not hundreds of undecribed species in the superfamily. And it is not much better in the family Ceratocombidae or even in the genus Ceratocombus . My collection of litter bugs from Borneo is sitting on the desk of the late Pavel Stys, the world expert for the group, and I have no images at the moment to feed into iNATULALIST
Comment by geechartier at 19 Jan 2020 10:38:13
@claasdamken thank you for the info. Sadly, one of many examples of lost specialist expertise.

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