Remarks on the type material of Emblethis verbasci f. hedickei Michalk, 1938 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae)

Barbara Lis

Zakład Zoologii Bezkręgowców, Katedra Biosystematyki, Uniwersytet Opolski, ul. Oleska 22, 45-052 Opole

31.12.2010 11 – 14


Notes on the type material (the only preserved syntype) of Emblethis verbasci f. hedickei, described from Bielinek on the Odra river by Michalk in 1938, and deposited in the Biology Centre Linz (Austria) are presented. Syntypes of this form were regarded as presumably lost in the “Catalogue of the Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region, volume 4, Pentatomomorpha I” edited by Aukema & Rieger (2001). Presently studied syntype (male) confirmed that it actually represented a dark form of Emblethis verbasci (Fabricius, 1803).