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

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Review of the genus Ceresium Newman, 1842 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Fiji

Author
item Waqa, H. - Non Ars Employee
item Winder, L. - Auckland University Of Technology
item Lingafelter, Steven

Submitted to: ZooKeys
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/20/2015
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

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 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: A taxonomic review of the genus Ceresium (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) found within the Fiji Islands is presented. A total of 17 species is treated. Full morphological descriptions and comparative images of each species are included, along with a dichotomous key for their identification.