Confirmation of establishment in New Zealand of <i>Emesopsis infenestra</i> Tatarnic, Wall & Cassis, 2011 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)

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  • Stephen Thorpe

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Thorpe reported a single specimen of Emesopsis infenestra Tatarnic, Wall & Cassis, 2011, representing a new record for New Zealand, found in long grass on the University of Auckland Tamaki Campus, in the suburb of St Johns, Auckland, on 10 June 2013. The species has been collected only very rarely, with just four published specimen records from outside New Zealand: 2 specimens from Queensland; and 2 from the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Little is known of its habits, except that it is presumably predatory and may be ground dwelling.

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2017-08-22

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Thorpe, S. 2017. Confirmation of establishment in New Zealand of <i>Emesopsis infenestra</i> Tatarnic, Wall & Cassis, 2011 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae). The Wētā. 51, (Aug. 2017), 68–70.

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