Emesinae,

Tatarnic, Nikolai J. & Cassis, Gerasimos, 2011, The thread-legged bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae) of Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands, Zootaxa 2967, pp. 21-43: 22-23

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.207009

persistent identifier

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Plazi

scientific name

Emesinae
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Key to Emesinae  species of Lord Howe Island

1. Macropterous........................................................................................ 2

- Apterous........................................................................................... 5

2. Brachypterous; posterior margin of wing upturned............................................ Emesopsis cirratus 

- Not brachypterous; posterior margin of forewing not upturned.................................................. 3

3. Forewing with one closed cell (discal cell)................................................................. 4

- Forewing with two closed cells (discal cell + subbasal cell).................................... Tridemula metabates 

4. Lateral margin of pronotum without carina; forewings with transverse RS vein joining M to outer margin, without mottled colouration............................................................................. Ploiaria chilensis 

- Lateral margin of pronotum with carina; forewings lacking transverse vein joining M to outer margin, with mottled colouration............................................................................... Empicoris rubromaculatus 

5. Forefemora without a large proximoventral process; metasternum not carinate...................... Pseudobargylia leai 

- Forefemora with a large proximoventral process; metasternum carinate......................................... 6

6. Forefemora with proximoventral process bifid ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2. A C); forelimbs brown with irregular cream banding ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1); length ~ 13 mm .................................................................... Atisne derelictus  (lowland rainforest)

- Forefemora with proximoventral process not divided ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2. A B); forelimbs mostly concolourous orange-brown ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1); length ~ 10 mm ................................................................... Atisne reidi  (Mt. Gower summit)