Eur. J. Entomol. 114: 355-364, 2017 | DOI: 10.14411/eje.2017.045

New species of Cicadocoris (Hemiptera: Coleorrhyncha: Progonocimicidae) from mid-Jurassic deposits in northeastern China

Jia-Qian JIANG1,2, Di-Ying HUANG1,*
1 State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, P.R. China; e-mail:,
2 Graduate School, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19A Yuquanlu, Beijing 100049, P.R. China

A new progonocimicid bug named Cicadocoris parvus sp. n. is described from the mid-Jurassic Haifanggou Formation at Daohugou, Ningcheng County, Inner Mongolia, northeastern China. It differs from other species by being distinctly smaller, veins dSc, R1 and Rs run parallel to one another and are nearly evenly spaced on left tegmen, widest length of apical half/basal half of left tegmen is 1.1 and that of right tegmen is 1.0. Thus, there are at least three species of Cicadocoris (Progonocimicidae) described from Daohugou. All these species are relatively abundant in the Haifanggou Formation and are remarkable representatives of the early Yanliao biota.

Keywords: Hemiptera, Coleorrhyncha, Progonocimicidae, Cicadocoris parvus sp. n., fossil, mid-Jurassic, Daohugou, China

Received: March 8, 2017; Accepted: July 12, 2017; Revised: July 12, 2017; Published online: August 14, 2017Show citation

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JIANG, J., & HUANG, D. (2017). New species of Cicadocoris (Hemiptera: Coleorrhyncha: Progonocimicidae) from mid-Jurassic deposits in northeastern China. Eur. J. Entomol.114(1), 2017.000. doi: 10.14411/eje.2017.045.
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