Peloridiidae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Coleorrhyncha)

Marie-Claude Larivière, Daniel Burckhardt, André Larochelle

Abstract


The New Zealand Peloridiidae fauna (3 genera, 13 species) is reviewed. Results published by Burckhardt (2009: Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 56) and by Burckhardt et al. (2011: Zootaxa 2923) are reconciled with a study of specimens contained in New Zealand and overseas entomological collections and museums (over 2,400 specimens from more than 175 localities).

A concise treatment of the taxonomy of all taxa is presented. New identification keys and descriptions are provided for genera and species, with illustrations emphasising the most important diagnostic features of the external morphology and male genitalia. Information is given on synonymy, type data, material examined, geographic distribution, and biology. Distribution maps, a descriptive biogeographical account, and detailed biological observations are provided for the first time. The composition of the New Zealand peloridiid fauna, with endemism levels of 100% for genera and species, is briefly outlined in relation to the faunas of Australia, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, and South America.

Checklist of taxa

Genus Oiophysa Drake & Salmon, 1950
ablusa Drake & Salmon, 1950
      fuscata Drake & Salmon, 1950
cumberi Woodward, 1958
distincta Woodward, 1952
paradoxa Burckhardt, 2009
pendergrasti Woodward, 1956
      fuscata pendergrasti Woodward, 1956


Genus Xenophyes Bergroth, 1924
adelphus Burckhardt, 2011
cascus Bergroth, 1924
      forsteri Drake & Salmon, 1948
goniomus Burckhardt, 2011
kinlochensis Evans, 1982
metoponcus Burckhardt, 2011
rhachilophus Burckhardt, 2011


Genus Xenophysella Evans, 1982
greensladeae Burckhardt, 2009
stewartensis (Woodward, 1952)
      dugdalei Evans, 1982
      pegasusensis Evans, 1982


Keywords


Hemiptera; Coleorrhyncha; Peloridiidae; moss bugs; Taxonomy; keys; phylogeny; biology

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