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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 97, No. 1, 2002, pp. 73-77
Bioline Code: oc02012
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 97, No. 1, 2002, pp. 73-77

 en Rhodnius amazonicus check for this species in other resources Almeida, Santos & Sposina, 1973, Bona Species, Close to R. pictipes check for this species in other resources Stål, 1872 ( Heteroptera check for this species in other resources , Reduviidae check for this species in other resources , Triatominae check for this species in other resources )
J-M Bérenger & D Pluot-Sigwalt

Abstract

The discovery of two atypical specimens of Rhodnius pictipes check for this species in other resources Stål, 1872 in French Guiana and the examination of the female holotype of R. amazonicus Almeida, Santos & Sposina, 1973, the only specimen of this species so far known, lead us to propose the rehabilitation of R. amazonicus synonymized with R. pictipes. The male is described for the first time and the female redescribed. Both external characters and genitalia distinguish R. amazonicus from R. pictipes. R. amazonicus shows affinities not only with pictipes but also with R. stali Lent, Jurberg & Galvão, 1993 and R. paraensis Sherlock, Guitton & Miles, 1977. A key is provided for these four species forming, in all likelihood, a natural group, i.e. the "pictipes group".

Keywords
Rhodnius amazonicus, bona species, redescription, French Guiana

 
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