Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 67 - Peloridiidae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Coleorrhyncha) - Abstract

Larivière, M-C; Burckhardt, D; Larochelle, A 2011. Peloridiidae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Coleorrhyncha). Fauna of New Zealand 67, 78 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ISSN 1179-7193 (online) ; no. 67. ISBN 978-0-478-34730-2 (print), ISBN 978-0-478-34731-9 (online) ). Published 14 Nov 2011


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.

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