Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: Additions and deletions to the known cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of Bolivia Author
Submitted to: Insecta Mundi
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/5/2011
Publication Date: 3/15/2011
Citation: Wappes, J.E., Lingafelter, S.W., Perger, R. 2011. Additions and deletions to the known cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of Bolivia. Insecta Mundi. 150:1-8. Interpretive Summary: Knowledge of species distributions is crucial to the study of invasive species and preventing their introduction. It allows us to make better predictions of sources of invasive species and gives a stronger foundation for other studies involving those species. This publication presents over 100 new species records for longhorned woodboring beetles in a highly diverse country, Bolivia. Woodboring beetles include some of the most important pest insects because their larvae eat and develop within wood, often killing trees or rendering processed wood worthless. This study will be very useful to scientists studying biodiversity, the classification and identification of woodboring beetles, and action agencies concerned with species intercepted at our borders.
Technical Abstract: An additional 137 species and two tribes are added to the known cerambycid fauna of Bolivia while 12 species are deleted. Comments and statistics regarding the growth of knowledge on the Bolivian Cerambycid fauna and species endemicity are included.