Halictophagus Curtis, 1832 : 433, Curtis, 1832

Kogan, Marcos, 2012, Two New Species of Halictophagidae (Insecta: Strepsiptera) from the Brazilian Amazon Basin, Zootaxa 3517, pp. 79-87: 80-81

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Halictophagus Curtis, 1832 : 433
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Genus: Halictophagus Curtis, 1832: 433  

Males: Antennae seven-segmented, segments III –VI with lateral flabellae; mandibles short, leathery; maxillae small; tarsi three-segmented, without claws; aedeagus hook- or anchor-shaped; 8 th abdominal sternite often elongated. Hosts: Homoptera: Cercopidae   , Cicadellidae   , Delphacidae   , Deltocephalidae   , Dyctiopharidae, Eurybrachyidae   , Flatidae   , Fulgoridae   , Hecalidae   , Issidae   , Ledridae   , Lophopidae   , Membracidae   , Tettigometridae   , and Tropiduchidae   .

The genus includes over 70 species with a cosmopolitan geographic range. Twenty-three species are known from the Nearctic and Neotropical regions. Four of these species: H. callosus Bohart, 1941: 350   (Washington, USA); H. lappidae Oliveira & Kogan, 1960: 183   (Pará, Brazil); H. obtusae Bohart, 1943: 346   ( Costa Rica); and H. uhleri Pierce, 1909: 169   (‘Dacota’, USA), are known only from female descriptions. Of the remaining 19 species with known male descriptions, 11 are exclusively Nearctic: H. americanus Perkins, 1905: 105   (southern USA); H. barberi ( Pierce, 1908)   : 84 (New Mexico, USA); H. bidentatus Bohart, 1941: 147   (central and western USA); H. forthoodiensis Kathirithamby & Taylor, 2005: 2   (Texas, USA); H. jordani ( Pierce, 1952)   : 5 (southwestern USA); H. mackayi ( Bohart, 1937)   : 103 (Saskatchewan, Canada, and Kansas, USA); H. omani Bohart, 1943: 345   (southwestern USA); H. oncometopiae ( Pierce, 1918)   : 473 (southern and southwestern USA); H. philaroniae Bohart, 1946: 202   (Nebraska, USA); and H. serratus Bohart, 1943: 351   (central USA). Seven species were described from the Neotropical region: H. ararensis Trois, 1988: 466   (São Paulo, Brazil); H. besucheti Luna   de Carvalho, 1978: 355 (Sta. Catarina, Brazil); H. chilensis Hofman, 1965: 36   ( Chile); H. desantisi ( Remes Lenicov, 1970)   : 36 ( Argentina); H. lopesi Oliveira & Kogan, 1959: 227   (Bahia, Brazil); H. naulti Kathirithamby   & Moya- Raygoza, 2000: 1039 (Morelos, Mexico); and H. variatus Kinzelbach, 1971 b: 154   ( Guatemala). Two species were recorded from both zoological regions: H. acutus Bohart, 1943: 352   (North and Central America); and H. insularum ( Pierce, 1908)   : 84 (central and western USA, West Indies and Argentina).