--Paranota if explanate without basal fold; costal margin of hemelytra
not upturned; pronotal hood if with crest, not curved downward over head and extending beyond antennal insertion 8
hyaline, somewhat tinged with maroon; apex of clavus dark brown; apex of embolium and apical 1/3 of cuneus infuscate; membrane pale grayish brown, semitransparent, with slightly brownish veins.
The area under the wings was divided into 2 distinct portions, the forewings (hemelytra
) that cover the abdomen, i.e., the coriaceous anterior portion, and the membranous posterior portion (Fig.
1B) with small ovate aperture, peritreme well-developed, sword-shaped with apex subacute and facing upward, evaporatoria large and very well-defined; membrane of hemelytra
equal to abdomen.
Diagnosis: Aneurocoris insolitus can be distinguished from other species of Naucoridae in Tanzania by the entirely coriaceous hemelytra
which are devoid of claval and embolar sutures and membrane (Fig.
General coloration dark brown, with pale markings on scutellum and hemelytra
, legs predominantly golden-yellow (Fig.
2A) ovate, obliquely placed with well-developed sword-shaped peritreme with anterior margin a little concave, evaporatoria very well-defined; membrane of hemelytra
almost equal to tip of abdomen.
DIAGNOSIS: Pinophylus is distinguished from other conifer inhabiting genera of Phylini by the distinctive sexual dimorphism, with the costal margins of the hemelytra
elongate and parallel-sided in the male and shorter and subovoid in the female; the brownish black dorsum with inconspicuous dark simple setae; the pretarsus with the base of the claw expanded and the pulvillus small; and the endosoma composed of two straps with a subapical secondary gonopore.
Within Belostomatinae water bug species (Heteroptera, Belostomatidae) it has been hitherto believed that the completion of embryonic development is successful only if eggs are incubated on male hemelytra
. Nevertheless, we found egg successful hatching from a back-brooding Belostoma elegans (Mayr) and B.