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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SYSTEMATICS OF BEETLES IMPORTANT TO AGRICULTURE, LANDSCAPE PLANTS, AND BIOLOGICAL CONTROL

Location: Systematic Entomology

Title: A new species of Trichoxys Chevrolat (Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Clytini) from Mexico, with a key to known species

Authors
item Lingafelter, Steven
item Wappes, J. -

Submitted to: Pan-Pacific Entomologist
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 6, 2012
Publication Date: September 25, 2012
Citation: Lingafelter, S.W., Wappes, J.E. 2012. A new species of Trichoxys Chevrolat (Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Clytini) from Mexico, with a key to known species. Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 88(2):154-162.

Interpretive Summary: Longhorned beetles are very important to agriculture and the economy because they damage a variety of plants during their development. Recently, pests such as the Asian longhorn beetle have cost millions of dollars of damage to trees and other agricultural products. This paper provides a diagnosis for a genus from Mexico and Central America, and whose close relatives are important pests of locust and hickory trees in the U.S. One species new to science is described and fully illustrated and an identification key is presented. This study will be important to port identifiers, regulatory personel associated with APHIS-PPQ, and farmers whose crops may be attacked by this genus and its relatives.

Technical Abstract: The cerambycine genus Trichoxys Chevrolat is diagnosed and a new species from Mexico, T. penrosei Lingafelter & Wappes, is described. Trichoxys ochraetheoides Linsley, 1935 is a new synonym of T. hirtellus (Chevrolat 1860). Habitus photos of all 15 species are provided, along with a key to species.

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