Scientific names of New Zealand Heteroptera (Insecta: Hemiptera) and their meanings
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How to cite this publication: Larivière M-C, Larochelle A 2014-present. Scientific names of New Zealand Heteroptera (Insecta: Hemiptera) and their meanings. Retrieved [date] from http://www.nzhemiptera.com/Heteroptera-Identification/Scientific-Names/
alpina/alpinum/alpinus L. alpinus alpine, of high mountains (alpes high mountains; alps)
obscurum/obscurus L. obscurus dark, dusky
Oncacontias Gr. onkos bulk, weight; contias?
parvula/parvulus L. parvulus very small (dim. from parvus small)
vitta/vittatum/vittatus L. vittatus banded (vitta ribbon, band)
tonnoiri André Léon Tonnoir (1885-1940) Belgian entomologist