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Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

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Three new genera are described: Ephippiotragus with two new species, E. wappesi and E. thomasi; Amborotragus with A. vestigiepimeron sp. nov.; and Tomopterchasia with T. sullivanorum sp. nov. Additonally, five new species are described: Acyphoderes amboroensis, Isthmiade mariahelenae, Chrysaethe lazzoi, Ecliptoides pseudovicinus, and Stenopseustes lingafelteri. All the new species are illustrated, and host flower records provided. A striking example of structurally different genitalia in two very closely related species is illustrated and briefly discussed. Ischasia cuneiformis Fisher, 1952 is transferred to Tomopterchasia. The following new country records for Bolivia are registered: Odontocera hirundipennis Zajciw, 1962 and Odontocera ornaticollis Bates, 1870.


Clarke R.O.S.,Hotel Flora and Fauna | Martins U.R.,University of Sao Paulo | Santos-Silva A.,University of Sao Paulo
Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia | Year: 2011

The genus Rhopalessa is revised and divided into two groups: the clavicornis-group with R. clavicornis (Bates, 1873), R. demissa (Melzer, 1934), R. hirticollis (Zajciw, 1958), R. moraguesi (Tavakilian & Peñaherrera-Leiva, 2003), R. pilosicollis (Zajciw, 1966) and R. subandina sp. nov.; and the rubroscutellaris-group with R. durantoni (Peñaherrera- Leiva & Tavakilian, 2004) and R. rubroscutellaris (Tippmann, 1960). Two species were synonymyzed with R. clavicornis: Ommata (Rhopalessa) nigrotarsis Fisher, 1937 and Ommata (Rhopalessa) nigricollis Zajciw, 1969.


Clarke R.O.S.,Hotel Flora and Fauna
Revista Brasileira de Entomologia | Year: 2011

Brachylophora auricollis (Bruch, 1918) comb. nov. = Pasiphyle auricollis Bruch, 1918, originally described from Argentina (Salta), is redescribed and illustrated. Although with reduced elytra, the genus is transferred from Rhinotragini to Rhopalophorini based on the following characters: eyes well separated in both sexes, frons between eyes depressed and lacking frontal suture; pro-, meso-, and metasternum planar; mesothorax parallel-sided, not at all declivous before mesosternal process; metasternum large, together with mesosternum twice length of prosternum, metepisternum very wide, entire suture separating it from metasternum clearly visible when viewed from below; female ovipositor shortened with short cylindrical styles; and, more generally, structural features of hind legs, and surface ornamentation. Habitus similar to Coremia group. Bolivian specimens were netted as they visited flowers of Croton sp. (Euphorbiaceae).


A new genus, Caprichasia, is described with two species: Caprichasia serjaniaphila sp. nov. from Bolivia; and Caprichasia tommyi (Hovore, 1989) comb. nov. from central America, transferred from Ecliptophanes (Melzer 1935). The new species is illustrated, and host flower records are provided.


Clarke R.O.S.,Hotel Flora and Fauna
Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia | Year: 2011

Paraeclipta gen. nov. is described to allocate five new species, and ten transferred from Eclipta Bates, 1873: P. cabrujai sp. nov.; P. clementecruzi sp. nov.; P. melgarae sp. nov.; P. tomhack-etti sp. nov.; P. moscosoi sp. nov.; P. bicoloripes (Zajciw, 1965), comb. nov.; P. croceicornis (Gounelle, 1911), comb. nov.; P. flavipes (Melzer, 1922), comb. nov.; P. jejuna (Gounelle, 1911), comb. nov.; P. kawensis (Peñaherrera-Leiva & Tavakilian, 2004), comb. nov.; P. lon-gipennis (Fisher, 1947), comb. nov.; P. rectipennis (Zajciw, 1965), comb. nov.; P. soumour-ouensis (Tavakilian & Peñaherrera-Leiva, 2003), comb. nov.; P. tenuis (Burmeister, 1865), comb. nov.; and P. unicoloripes (Zajciw, 1965), comb. nov. The Bolivian species are illustrated. A key to their identification and host flower records are provided.


Oxyommata Zajciw, 1970 and O. collaris (Audinet-Serville, 1833) are redescribed and commented uppon. A new genus from the division of Xenocrasis Bates, 1873 is described, and three species are allocated in to it: X. fulvicollis (Lacordaire, 1868); X. pubipennis (Fisher, 1952); and X. vestitipennis Zajciw, 1963. A key to the species of the new genus is added.


Clarke R.O.S.,Hotel Flora and Fauna
Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia | Year: 2014

Two new genera are described: Fissapoda for two species, F. barbicrus (Kirby, 1818) and F. manni (Fisher, 1930), transferred from Epimelitta Bates, 1870; and Epipoda for two new species, E. abeli from Bolivia, and E. vanini from Brazil. All the species are illustrated (including their genitalia), and host plant and host flower records provided. © 2014, Universidade de Sao Paulo. All right reserved.


Pseudophygopoda Tavakilian & Peñaherrera-Leiva, 2007 is redescribed. Four new, closely related genera are described. Panamapoda gen. nov., with P. panamensis (Giesbert, 1996); Paraphygopoda gen nov., with Paraphygopoda nappae sp. nov., P. albitarsis (Klug, 1825), P. viridimicans (Fisher, 1952), and, provisionally, P. longipennis (Zajciw, 1963); Paramelitta gen. nov., with Paramelitta wappesi sp. nov., and P. aglaia (Newman, 1840); and Phygomelitta gen. nov., with one species, P. triangularis (Fuchs, 1961). All the species are illustrated (including genitalia); and keys to the genera, and their species, are provided. © 2014, Universidade de Sao Paulo. All right reserved.


Three new genera are described: Anomalotragus with two new species, A. recurvielytra and A. morrisi; Antennommata with one new species, A. costata; and Stultutragus with two new species, S. mataybaphilus and S. crotonaphilus, five transferred from Ommata (Eclipta) Bates, 1873, S. fenestratus (Lucas, 1857) comb. nov., S. poecilus (Bates, 1873) comb. nov., S. xantho (Bates 1873) comb. nov., S. bifasciatus (Zajciw, 1965) comb. nov., and S. cerdai (Peñaherrera-Leiva & Tavakilian, 2003) comb. nov., and one transferred from Cantharoxylymna Linsley, 1934, S. linsleyi (Fisher, 1947) comb. nov. Other new species described are: Ommata (Ommata) buddemeyerae, Ommata (Chrysaethe) amboroensis and Neoregostoma bettelai. Both sexes of Ommata (Ommata) quinquemaculata Zajciw, 1966 and Pseudagaone suturafissa Tippmann, 1960 are redescribed, and one species transferred from Neoregostoma Monne ́ & Giesbert, 1992, Pseudagaone cerdai (Tavakilian & Peñaherrera-Leiva, 2007) comb. nov. All the Bolivian species are illustrated and host flower records provided.


Bolivian Rhinotragini V: new species of Erythroplatys White, 1855, Rhinotragus Germar, 1824, Ornistomus Thomson, 1864, and Aechmutes Bates, 1867 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae). Six new species are described: Erythroplatys boliviensis, Rhinotragus antonioi, Rhinotragus monnei, Ornistomus simulatrix, Aechmutes boliviensis, and Aechmutes subandinus. The female of Erythroplatys simulator Gounelle, 1911 is redescribed, and the male for the first time. Ornistomus bicinctus Thomson, 1864, Aechmutes lycoides Bates, 1867 and Aechmutes armatus Gounelle, 1911 are formally excluded from the fauna of Bolivia. All the species are illustrated, and host flower records provided.

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