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1 March 2012 The Genus Lepilius Champion (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae: Conotrachelini) in North America, with Description of a New Species, Lepilius chisosensis Anderson, from Big Bend National Park, Texas, U.S.A.
Robert S. Anderson
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The single known species of the genus Lepilius Champion in the United States is formally described and named. Lepilius chisosensis Anderson, new species, is known from leaf litter samples taken in Pine Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas. Lepilius chisosensis is distinguished from the only other described species in the genus, Lepilius pulchellus Champion, by the pattern of surface vestiture, robust tibia, and form of male genitalia. Numerous undescribed species of Lepilius are known from Mexico south into Honduras.

Robert S. Anderson "The Genus Lepilius Champion (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae: Conotrachelini) in North America, with Description of a New Species, Lepilius chisosensis Anderson, from Big Bend National Park, Texas, U.S.A.," The Coleopterists Bulletin 66(1), 67-69, (1 March 2012). https://doi.org/10.1649/072.066.0122
Received: 10 November 2011; Accepted: 22 December 2011; Published: 1 March 2012
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leaf litter
Mesoamerica
taxonomy
weevil
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