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A new sp. of Agrilus, w/ dist. records, taxonomic & biological notes for Agrilinae & Trachyinae (Buprestidae) of Mex. & C. Amer.
By Westcott, R.L. & H.A. Hespenheide.
Cite: 1638484

Westcott, R.L. & H.A. Hespenheide. 2006. The description of a new species of Agrilus Curtis, with distributional records, and taxonomic and biological notes for Agrilinae and Trachyinae (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Mexico and Central America. Zootaxa 1367: 1-35.


This paper treats 225 species of Buprestidae in the genera Agrilus, Brachys, Callimicra, Cyphothorax, Dismorpha, Hylaeogena, Leiopleura, Lius, Omochyseus, Pachyschelus, Paragrilus, Taphrocerus and Trypantius.
New country records are recorded for Mexico and all Central American countries. Agrilus vandenberghei Westcott and Hespenheide, new species, from Central America and Mexico, and the male of Agrilus eyai Westcott and Noguera are described and figured. Rational is provided for changing Agrilus aurilatera Waterhouse to A. aurilaterus; A. catherinae Chevrolat is shown to be a justified emendation of A. catharinae; A. complexus (Waterhouse) is a new combination; and A. consobrinus Dug├Ęs is synonymized with A. correctus Thompson.