TitleA stink bug, Edessa protera sp n. (Pentatomidae: Edessinae) in Mexican amber
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsPoinar, GO, Thomas, DB
JournalHistorical Biology
Volume24
Pagination207-211
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0891-2963
Abstract

A new species of stink bug, Edessa protera sp. n. (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Edessinae) is described from Mexican amber. Diagnostic characters include: an anterior thin but strongly carinate mesosternum, a scutellum with a long tongue and obtuse apex, alternate connexiva and the configuration of the terminalia. This is the first description of a fossil pentatomid in amber and the first fossil stink bug from the Neotropics.

URL<Go to ISI>://WOS:000304481400006
DOI10.1080/08912963.2011.602403