20 March 2014 Revision of the New World Genus Parapelonides Barr (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Enopliinae)

The genus Parapelonides Barr consists of five species: Parapelonides beckeri Barr, Parapelonides bellamyi Opitz, new species, Parapelonides chamelae Barr; Parapelonides nigrescens (Schaeffer), and Parapelonides penrosei Barr. Morphological evidence suggests that the sister genus of Parapelonides is Pelonides Kuwert. Included in this work are a generic description of Parapelonides, description of one new species, a key to species, 15 line drawings, eight scanning electron micrographs, one species distribution map, three color photos of male genitalia, five color habitus illustrations, and a discussion of the diversification of the species.

"Revision of the New World Genus Parapelonides Barr (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Enopliinae)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 68(1), 73-81, (20 March 2014). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-68.1.73
Received: 6 December 2013; Accepted: 18 January 2014; Published: 20 March 2014
checkered beetles
key to species
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