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20 June 2018 Redescription of Aporrhipis Pascoe, 1887 (Coleoptera: Lycidae), with a Discussion of its Tribal Placement
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Aporrhipis flexilisPascoe, 1887 is the sole species of a monospecific genus of beetles from Brazil, originally described in the family Ripiphoridae. Despite the fact that this genus was moved to Lycidae, its correct tribal placement remains uncertain. In this study, A. flexilis is redescribed, its tribal placement is discussed, and it is tentatively placed within the Calopterini, Acroleptina. The problems of distinguishing the Acroleptina from the Leptolycini are highlighted by this case, and a plea is made for additional specimens to help resolve this conundrum.

Vinicius S. Ferreira, Maxwell V. L. Barclay, and Michael A. Ivie "Redescription of Aporrhipis Pascoe, 1887 (Coleoptera: Lycidae), with a Discussion of its Tribal Placement," The Coleopterists Bulletin 72(2), 371-375, (20 June 2018). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-72.2.371
Received: 15 August 2017; Accepted: 8 April 2018; Published: 20 June 2018
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