Merocoris (Corynocoris) distinctus Dallas, 1852 (Coreidae: Meropachyinae: Merocorini): first record for Costa Rica with a unique case of thanatosis




Coreoidea, geographical distribution, behavior, defense mechanism, thanatological behavior


The first record of Merocoris (Corynocoris) distinctus Dallas, 1852 (Coreidae: Meropachyinae: Merocorini) for Costa Rica here presented, thereby expanding its geographical distribution. Additionally, a unique case of thanatological behavior in this bug is documented, providing a new contribution to its biological understanding.


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How to Cite

Peraza-Sánchez, A. J. (2024). Merocoris (Corynocoris) distinctus Dallas, 1852 (Coreidae: Meropachyinae: Merocorini): first record for Costa Rica with a unique case of thanatosis. Entomological Communications, 6, ec06013.



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