PROC. ENTOMOL. SOC. WASH. 81(3), 1979, pp. 401-423 REVIEW OF THE CERATOCAPSUS LUTESCENS GROUP, WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF SEVEN NEW SPECIES FROM THE EASTERN UNITED STATES (HEMIPTERA: IVIIRIDAE)^ Thomas J. Henry The Frost Entomological Museum, Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (pres-ent address: Bureau of Plant Industry, Pennsylvania Department of Agri-culture, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120). Abstract. — The generic boundries of Ceratocapsus are redefined and the species belonging to the liitescens group are presented. Of the 23 species treated blatchleyi, knighti and pubescens from Georgia, cecilsmithi and hir-sutus from Georgia and New Jersey, piceatus from the eastern U.S., and wheeleri from North Carolina are described as new. Lectotypes are desig-nated for insperatus Blatchley and modest us (Uhler), and a neotype is se-lected for advenus Blatchley. Male genitalia of all species and adults of pubescens, rubricornis, and vicinus are illustrated, and a key to species is provided. Renter (1876) erected the genus Ceratocapsus for the species lutescens from Texas and punctulatus from Cuba. Kirkaldy (1906) fixed lutescens as the type. Since Renter's original proposal, numerous species have been described in Ceratocapsus, but several species described by other early workers were placed in different genera (e.g., Trichia Renter, 1876, type punctulatus; Dermarata Distant, 1884, type villosa; Melinna Uhler, 1887, type modes ta) and later transferred to Ceratocapsus. The generic boundaries of Ceratocapsus as previously understood have been rather broad. After considering the general body form, antennae, struc-ture and surface development of the pronotum and the form of the genital capsule and genitalia, I have determined that the true Ceratocapsus are ' Authorized for publication on 10/16/78 as paper no. 5621 in the Journal series of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station, University Park, PA 16802. A contribution from the Frost Entomological Museum, The Pennsylvania State University (AES Project No. 2070).