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1 October 2008 Comparison of Male Genitalia of Murgantia histrionica, M. varicolor, and M. violascens (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
J. E. McPherson, Imtiaz Ahmad
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Abstract

Male genitalia, including the pygophore, parameres, and inflated aedeagus, are compared between Murgantia histrionica (Hahn), M. varicolor (Westwood), and M. violascens (Westwood). These structures differ markedly between the three species, particularly the inflated aedeagus. As the inflated aedeagus has not been used previously in this genus for comparative purposes, we suggest that it be examined in the remaining species of Murgantia to determine if the current taxonomic status of each of these species is warranted.

J. E. McPherson and Imtiaz Ahmad "Comparison of Male Genitalia of Murgantia histrionica, M. varicolor, and M. violascens (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)," Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 110(4), 1028-1033, (1 October 2008). https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797-110.4.1028
Published: 1 October 2008
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Heteroptera
inflated aedeagus
male genitalia
paramere
Pentatomidae
pygophore
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