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Description of a New Species of Neoadoxoplatys and Immature Stages of Neoadoxoplatys saileri Kormilev (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) Associated with Bamboo

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Neoadoxoplatys thomasi is described as a new species from Mexico and Venezuela. The immature stages of Neoadoxoplatys saileri Kormilev are presented for the first time. Immature stages are described and illustrated, some bamboo species of Guadua are recorded as hosts, distributional records in Mexico are also included; scanning electron micrographs of the eggs of N. saileri are provided. A key to separate the four known species of Neoadoxoplatys is included.

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We thank Eduardo Ruiz and Teresa Mejia from Instituto de Ecologia, A.C. for identifying the bamboo species. Our gratitude goes to Pablo Alejandro Rios Berriel from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, UNAM for drawing the different instars of N. saileri and the adult of N. thomasi. We also thank Tiburcio Laez from Instituto de Ecologia, A. C. for taking the scanning electron images of the egg of N. saileri. Finally, we are in complete gratitude with Donald Thomas from USDA for all his help while studying Mexican Pentatomids. Financial support to collect some of the specimens was granted by a strategic project of Instituto de Ecologia, A.C.

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Cervantes-Peredo, L., Ortega-León, G. Description of a New Species of Neoadoxoplatys and Immature Stages of Neoadoxoplatys saileri Kormilev (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) Associated with Bamboo. Neotrop Entomol 43, 236–244 (2014).

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