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O'Brien C.W.,2313 West Calle Balaustre | Haseeb M.,Florida A&M University
Coleopterists Bulletin | Year: 2014

The six species of Lissorhoptrus LeConte known previously from Noth America north of Mexico are treated taxonomically. Two subspecies are raised in rank to species, Lissorhoptrus insularis Kuschel and Lissorhoptrus longitarsis Kuschel, new rank, and one species, Lissorhoptrus robbinsorum O'Brien, new species, is described. The nine species include one that attacks rice, Oryza sativa L., and two that attack wild rice, Zizania aquatica L. The new species L. robbinsorum has been reared from the aquatic grasses Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) and Echinochloa holciformis (H. B. K.) Chase. The genus and previously described eight species are redescribed, and the nine species are keyed. Photographs of the habitus and the male hind tibial mucro of all species and the male genitalia of selected species are provided.


Van Dam M.H.,University of California at Berkeley | O'Brien C.W.,2313 West Calle Balaustre
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

The genus Miloderes Casey, 1888 is reviewed and three new species are described. The genus now has eight valid species: M. amargosensis sp. nov., M. mercuryensis Tanner, M. nelsoni Kissinger, M. panamintensis sp. nov., M. setosus Casey, M. tingi Tanner, M. ubehebensis sp. nov. and M. viridis Pierce. Miloderes allredi Tanner, 1974 is a new junior synonym of M. viridis Pierce, 1910. The relationships of the species are discussed based on morphological characters from external morphology as well as from the endophallus. A key to species is provided. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press.

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