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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 94, No. 3, 1999, pp. 353-359
Bioline Code: oc99065
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 94, No. 3, 1999, pp. 353-359

 en Triatoma bassolsae sp. n. do México, com uma chave para as espécies do complexo "phyllosoma" (Hemiptera, Reduviidae)
Ricardo Alejandre Aguilar; Benjamín Nogueda Torres; Máximo Cortéz Jímenez; José Jurberg; Cleber Galvão & Rodolfo Carcavallo


Triatoma bassolsae sp. n. from Mexico with a key to species of "phyllosoma" complex{/B} - According to the descriptions of five closely related species of the genus Triatoma Laporte, 1832: T. phyllosoma (Burmeister, 1835), T. pallidipennis (Stal, 1872), T. picturata Usinger, 1939, T. longipennis Usinger, 1939 and T. mazzottii Usinger, 1941 and further published studies, these species could be included in a "specific complex" named as the species formerly described. All these species are typical from Mexico and another species was found in the same country, in the State of Puebla: Triatoma bassolsae sp. n. This species was morphologically compared with the other five of the "phyllosoma" complex, including the external male genitalia. The most important characters used to separate T. bassolsae from T. phyllosoma (which is the most similar to the other species) are the morphometric relationships on the head, with a longer anteocular region and a significant longer second rostral segment, a long and conspicuous pilosity in different areas of the body and specially on the head, and the characters of the anterolateral, lateral and discal tubercles of the pronotum, very long and sharp in the new species. The male genitalia has several differences between T. bassolsae and T. phyllosoma specially significant on the surface of the endosome process and on the branches of the phallosome support, separated at the apex in the new species. Types and paratypes are incorporated in the respective institutions in Mexico DF and Rio de Janeiro.

Triatoma - Triatominae - Triatoma bassolsae sp. n. - "phyllosoma" complex

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