Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: Review of the genus Ceresium Newman, 1842 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Fiji
|Waqa, H. - Non ARS Employee|
|Winder, L. - Auckland University Of Technology|
Submitted to: ZooKeys
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/20/2015
Publication Date: 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.