Graptocleptes sanguineiventris (Stål, 1862),

María C. Melo, Gimena Dellapé, Leonela Olivera, Pablo S. Varela, Sara I. Montemayor & Pablo M. Dellapé, 2017, Diversity of true bugs from Iguazú National Park, Argentina, Check List 13 (5), pp. 479-511: 483

publication ID 10.15560/13.5.479


persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Graptocleptes sanguineiventris (Stål, 1862)


Graptocleptes sanguineiventris (Stål, 1862) 

( Figs 9, 10View Figure 2–13)

Distribution. Guatemala, Mexico, Panama (Maldo- nado Capriles 1990, Lucas et al. 2016).

Material examined. 1♂, CIES, 8-XII-2013, G. Del- lapé coll., PNI0064 ( MLP). 

Remarks. New country record.

Graptocleptes sanguineiventris  can be recognized by the large size of the eyes extending to the ventral region of the head, the short post-antennal tubercle, the abun- dant seta on the gular region, and the reddish abdomen. This species shows the common black and reddish gen- eral coloration, with the hemelytra black or dark brown, with a yellow spot on the external and mid-distal por- tions of the corium, and the mid- and hind femora with a yellow annulus at the middle. These features mimic some Braconidae  and Ichneumonidae ( Gil-Santana et al. 2013)  , a characteristic extended among certain genera of Reduviidae  as Graptocleptes Stål  , Hiranetis Spinola  and Parahiranetis Gil-Santana. The  limits of these three gen- era are not clear and a comprehensive revision is needed ( Gil-Santana et al. 2015).


Centro de Investigacion, Experimentacion y Servicios del Champinon


Museo de La Plata