A new species of Hypsohapsis (Heteroptera: Schizopteridae: Hypselosomatinae) from the Brazilian Amazon.


Flavio Roberto de Albuquerque Almeida


Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA), Belém, Pará, Brazil.. [Email]


The genus Hypsohapsis Hoey-Chamberlain Weirauch was erected based on only one male specimen from southern Brazil (São Paulo). Hypsohapsis amazonica sp.n., described herein from the Brazilian Amazon, is based on a male and two females collected in pristine tropical forest. The female of Hypsohapsis is described for the first time. In addition, an updated key to the genera of Hypselosomatinae is provided.


Heteroptera, Big-eyed minute litter bug, Dipsocoromorpha, Neotropical region, taxonomy,