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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: New Species of Stizocera (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Bolivia

Author
item Lingafelter, Steven

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 13, 2004
Publication Date: May 13, 2004
Citation: Lingafelter, S.W. 2004. New species of stizocera (coleoptera: cerambycidae) from bolivia. Zootaxa. 498:1-11

Interpretive Summary: Longhorned beetles are very important to agriculture and the economy due to their destruction of wood during their development. Many species of woodboring beetles are intercepted at ports-of-entry in the United States and are potential pests. This study describes 2 species of longhorned woodboring beetles that are representative of a large confusing genus that is widespread throughout North, Central, South America and the Caribbean. Numerous figures are provided to allow easy identifications of the species. Representatives of the genus are periodically intercepted at U.S. ports of entry. This study will be important to port identifiers, regulatory personnel associated with APHIS-PPQ, and scientists and laypersons concerned with woodboring beetles and tropical biodiversity.

Technical Abstract: Two species of Stizocera (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Elaphidiini) are described from Buena Vista, Ichilo Province, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia: Stizocera delicata, new species and Stizocera ichilo, new species. Comparison of diagnostic features with the similar species Stizocera longicollis Zajciw, Stizocera rugicollis Guérin-Méneville, and Stizocera nigroapicalis Fuchs is presented.

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