Submitted to: Bishop Museum Occasional Papers
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/15/2009
Publication Date: 8/15/2009
Citation: Waqa, H., Lingafelter, S.W. 2009. New Fijian Callidiopini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers. 14:105. 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 US and are potential pests. This study describes 2 species of longhorned woodboring beetles from Fiji. Numerous figures are provided to facilitate identifications of the species. This study will be important to port identifiers, regulatory personnel associated with APHIS-PPQ, and scientists and laypersons concerned with woodboring beetles and Asian/Oceanic fauna.
Technical Abstract: Based on examination of material collected as part of the NSF – Fiji Terrestrial Arthropod Survey, two new species of Callidiopini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae) are described from Fiji: Ceresium tuberculatum Waqa and Lingafelter (type locality: Fiji, Gau Island, 17.98ºS, 179.27ºE) and Laniferus grandis Waqa and Lingafelter (type locality: Fiji, Viti Levu, 17.58ºS, 178.08ºE).