Genus Marcius Stål, 1865

Stål (1865b: 186) gave no diagnosis or description of his new genus Marcius, merely indicating the type species. Ahmad (1967) reinstated Babaranus Distant, 1908 as a genus separate from Marcius Stål, 1865, claiming that the latter was endemic to New Guinea. Recent workers in China have continued to use Marcius Stål in the sense of Blöte, 1934, with Babaranus Distant as a synonym. The genus Rhodoclia Distant, 1909 was described in Miridae but the type specimen of its only species, in BMNH, is a nymphal micrelytrine. Schumacher (1918d) referred it to Alydidae.