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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Cachiporrini, a remarkable new tribe of Lamprosomatinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from South America)

Author
item Chamorro-lacayo, M.
item Konstantinov, Alexander - Alex

Submitted to: ZooKeys
Publication Type: Peer reviewed journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/14/2011
Publication Date: 1/28/2011
Citation: Chamorro-Lacayo, M.L., Konstantinov, A.S. 2011. Cachiporrini, a remarkable new tribe of Lamprosomatinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from South America. ZooKeys. 78:43-59.

Interpretive Summary: Leaf beetles, especially flea beetles, are among the most important insects to U.S. agriculture. Many are serious pests, feeding on crops and destroy valuable plants; others are important biological control agents that can be used to control unwanted weeds. This work describes a new leaf beetle group with species from Brazil, providing key characters, description, and illustrations for its identification. This study will be useful to biological control workers, taxonomists, ecologists, and anyone interested in phytophagous beetles.

Technical Abstract: A new genus and species of Lamprosomatinae, Cachiporra extremaglobosa Chamorro & Konstantinov, is described from Brazil. A new tribe, Cachiporrini, is proposed. Comparisons are made among lamprosomatine tribes and genera. Key to tribes is provided.

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