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1 June 2003 Revision of the Genus NELTUMIUS Bridwell (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)
Jesus Romero, Clarence Dan Johnson
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Abstract

Bridwell (1946) used Bruchus arizonensis Schaeffer as type of the genus when he described Neltumius Bridwell in a key. Bradley (1947) transferred Bruchus gibbithorax Schaeffer and B. texanus Schaeffer into Neltumius. We describe Neltumius dospatrias Romero and Johnson, a new species from Mexico and the U.S.A. related to N. texanus. We update the distributions of the four species, list the known hosts of each species, figure the male genitalia, and key the species. Neltumius is an especially interesting genus of bruchids because its larvae feed in seeds of very different hosts, Prosopis L. (Fabaceae) and Condalia Cav. (Rhamnaceae).

Jesus Romero and Clarence Dan Johnson "Revision of the Genus NELTUMIUS Bridwell (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 57(2), 219-236, (1 June 2003). https://doi.org/10.1649/550
Received: 14 September 2001; Accepted: 1 January 2002; Published: 1 June 2003
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