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1 March 2014 An Integrative Approach to the Taxonomy of Oenopiella Bergroth (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae: Carpocorini) with the Description of Two New Species from Argentina andSouthern Brazil
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“Integrative taxonomy” is a conceptual multisource approach in which the nomination of a species is considered as a hypothesis subject to evaluation through different empirical evidence. In this study, we followed a hypothesis-driven approach, where a set of specimens are used to test previous hypotheses about the existence of species. Thus, Oenopiella Bergroth is revised, based on morphology with emphasis on the genitalia of both sexes. Oenopiella unidentata Spinola, Oenopiella punctaria Stål, and Oenopiella pallidula Stål are redescribed and illustrated, and two new species are described, Oenopiella ventanensis Grazia sp. nov. from Argentina and Oenopiella flonensis Fernández-Aldea sp. nov. from southern Brazil. A key to separate the species is provided. The reliability of O. punctaria and O. unidentata is evaluated through a reanalysis of their morphological characters, by exploring differences in qualitative and quantitative morphologic characteristics. All lines of evidence support these species hypotheses.

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A. F. Fernández-Aldea, K. R. Barão, J. Grazia, and A. Ferrari "An Integrative Approach to the Taxonomy of Oenopiella Bergroth (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae: Carpocorini) with the Description of Two New Species from Argentina andSouthern Brazil," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 107(2), 364-381, (1 March 2014). https://doi.org/10.1603/AN13134
Received: 19 August 2013; Accepted: 1 December 2013; Published: 1 March 2014
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