Discovery of the types of Platistus spiniceps (Herrich-Schäffer, 1840) and Agroecus scabricornis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1844), with a redescription of Platistus and its only included species, P. spiniceps (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1993
Authors:D. A. Rider
Journal:Journal of the New York Entomological Society

Evidence is given to support the discovery of type material for Aelia spiniceps Herrich-Schäffer, 1840 and Pentatoma scabricorne Herrich-Schäffer, 1844. A lectotype designation is made for Aelia spiniceps. Platistus and P. spiniceps are redescribed.

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