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Two species of Compsus Schoenherr, new citrus pests from Colombia (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae)
Charles W. O’Brien
- Two species of the weevil genus Compsus Schoenherr (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae) from
Colombia are redescribed: C. obliquatus Hustache and C.viridivittatus (Guérin-Méneville). A key by Hustache
in 1938, to 33 of the 34 recognized species of Colombian Compsus then known, is modified to include the one additional
species. Habitus illustrations of males and females of the two species and illustrations of selected parts
of the male and female genitalia are included. Nearly all of the specimens of these two species were collected on
various species or varieties of citrus, indicating their potential as citrus pests in the future.
Two new species of the genus Pahamunaya Schmid (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae) from Vietnam
Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage
Brian J. Armitage
- Two new species of the genus Pahamunaya Schmid (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae), P. talon sp. n.
and P. spinifera sp. n., from Vietnam are described and illustrated. Examination of the holotype male of P. khoii
Oláh and Johanson, in combination with an additional specimen of the same species, revealed new characters.
New illustrations for this species are provided.
Two new genera of hispines (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from Ecuador
C. L. Staines
- Bicristispa gracilis, new genus and new species, and Orbispa confluens, new genus and new species
(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae), both from canopy fogging material from Ecuador are described and
illustrated. Comparative notes distinguishing them from similar genera are provided.
Tropidosteptes forestierae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae): A New Species of Plant Bug Injuring Ornamental Florida Swampprivet, Forestiera segregata (Oleaceae), in South Florida
Thomas J. Henry
Doug L. Caldwell
Susan E. Halbert
- The mirine plant bug Tropidosteptes forestierae, new species (Hemiptera: Miridae) is described from
Collier County, Florida, where it was found causing serious injury to an extensive ornamental hedge of Florida swampprivet, Forestiera segregata (Jacq.) Krug and Urb. (Oleaceae). Adult male and female, fifth instar, and egg are described. Color images of the adults, nymph, egg, and injury; scanning photomicrographs of selected adult structures; and illustrations of male genitalia are provided. A key to help distinguish the 16 species of Tropidosteptes known to occur in the southeastern United States is given.
The milliped genus Euryurus Koch, 1847 (Polydesmida: Euryuridae) west of the Mississippi River; occurrence of E. leachii (Gray, 1832) on Crowley’s Ridge, Arkansas
Rowland M. Shelley
Chris T. McAllistor
Henry W. Robinson
- The milliped genus Euryurus Koch, 1847, and the species, E. leachii (Gray, 1832) (Polydesmida: Euryuridae),
are recorded from three sites on the northern part of Crowley’s Ridge (Cross, Lee, and Poinsett counties), Arkansas,
where the only prior familial records are of Auturus evides (Bollman, 1887). Coupled with the published locality of
E. leachii in Phillips Co., at the southern extremity of the Ridge, the only known occurrences of both the genus and
species in Arkansas and west of the Mississippi River are in this physiographic feature. The Arkansas population
is geographically peripheral but anatomically intermediate between the two recognized subspecies, E. l. leachii and
E. l. fraternus Hoffman, 1978, and we do not assign it to a race. Molecular investigations seem necessary to resolve
relationships in the “E. leachii complex.”
The Genus Chimarra Stephens (Trichoptera: Philopotamidae) in Vietnam
Roger J. Blahnik
Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage
Brian J. Armitage
- Currently, the genus Chimarra Stephens (Trichoptera: Philopotamidae) is represented in
the Oriental Region by 259 species. Of these, 61 species have been described or recorded from Vietnam.
In this paper, 9 new species from Vietnam are described and illustrated (Chimarra aculeata, C.
carinata, C. corneola, C. insolita, C. mina, C. prominens, C. rostrata, C. undulata, and C. ungula).
In addition, 3 new country records are noted (Chimarra areli Malicky and Mey, Chimarra pipake
Malicky and Chantaramongkol, and Chimarra suthepensis Chantaramongkol and Malicky), and 1
new species group (minuta Group) is proposed and populated. An additional species group (georgensis
“Group”), with 1 new species from Vietnam, but otherwise only known from Africa, is discussed, but
not formally defined. A table listing all known Vietnamese species of Chimarra is included, along
with discussion of variability in the anal veins of the
The apterous endemic genus Omphra Dejean (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Helluonini) of the Indian subcontinent: taxonomy with notes on habits and distributional patterns
Shiju T. Raj
Thomas K. Sabu
- Among the four oriental genera of the tribe Helluonini, Omphra Dejean (Coleoptera: Carabidae), is
unique for its endemism to the Indian subcontinent and aptery. High intraspecies variability in morphological
characters and limited diagnostic information makes species differentiation of the genus Omphra a complicated
task. The present study provides a description of a new species, Omphra drumonti n. sp. from the Western
Ghats, redescriptions and a key to the species of Omphra, details of intraspecies variation, discussion of relationships
between taxa and distributional patterns of the genus. Based on the distributional patterns in the Indian
subcontinent and flightlessness of the genus, inability to cross the physical barrier of the Ganges–Brahmaputra
delta between north and peninsular India is indicated as the reason for its absence in the northeastern Indian
subcontinent and endemism to the lower Indian subcontinent.
Taxonomic notes on Onthophagus (Palaeonthophagus) lemuroides d’Orbigny, 1898 and O. (P.) fortigibber Reitter, 1909 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini)
- The taxonomic position of Onthophagus (Palaeonthophagus) lemuroides d’Orbigny, 1898 and Onthophagus
(Palaeonthophagus) fortigibber Reitter, 1909 is discussed (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini).
A key to the species is given. Photos of type specimens of the two taxa and significant chromatic varieties, and
drawings of aedeagi are presented.
Systematic revision of Gonaphodiellus taxa, with description of two new genera and fourteen new species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae)
Robert D. Gordon
- The American species belonging to the genus Gonaphodiellus Schmidt (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) are redescribed and figured. Two new genera are described: Gonaphodioides and Gonaphodiopsis. Fourteen new species are described: Gonaphodiellus arcanus, G. cerropuntanus, G. manantlanicus, G. martinpierai, G. omiltemicus, G. sacatepequezis, Gonaphodioides newtoni, G. ratcliffei, G. skelleyi, Gonaphodiopsis deloyai, G. hypogea, G. montesdeocai, G. pachecoi, G. teopiscaensis. The lectotype of Aphodius columbicus (Harold, 1880) is designated. The following new combinations are proposed: Gonaphodiellus nigrinus (Schmidt, 1916), Gonaphodioides acutecernans (Balthasar, 1960), Gonaphodioides chapini (Hinton, 1934), Gonaphodioides columbicus (Harold, 1880), Gonaphodioides sincerus (Petrovitz, 1973). Aphodius (Gonaphodiellus) xalapensis Galante, Stebnicka and Verdú, 2003 is placed as a junior synonym of Gonaphodiellus bimaculosus (Schmidt, 1909), new synonymy. Aphodius ataenioides Hinton, 1938 and Aphodius (Blackburneus) castanescens Petrovitz, 1973 are placed as junior synonyms of Gonaphodioides chapini (Hinton, 1934), new synonymies.
Snoqualmia, a new polydesmid milliped genus from the northwestern United States, with a description of two new species (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Polydesmidae)
William A. Shear
- Snoqualmia, new genus, is described for two species of polydesmid millipeds from the northwestern
United States: Snoqualmia snoqualmie, new species, from Washington State, and S. idaho, new species,
from Idaho. Males of S. idaho possess unusually complex gonopods, perhaps the most complex to be found in the Order
Polydesmida. Snoqualmia is placed in context with other polydesmid genera known from North America. The
polydesmid fauna of North America is discussed, as well as characters of the gonopods of the family.