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18 March 2017 A Striking New Species of Macrocopturus Heller, 1895 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Conoderinae) from Panama: Raising the Question of Coloration
Henry A. Hespenheide
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Macrocopturus richardpackeri Hespenheide, new species, is described from Panama and named in honor of Richard Roland Edward Packer. The possibility of mimicry and the necessity for an adaptive explanation are discussed for this and a complex of red-spotted species in several conoderine genera.

Henry A. Hespenheide "A Striking New Species of Macrocopturus Heller, 1895 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Conoderinae) from Panama: Raising the Question of Coloration," The Coleopterists Bulletin 71(1), 74-76, (18 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-71.1.74
Received: 7 December 2016; Accepted: 1 January 2017; Published: 18 March 2017
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Adaptation
Aposematic coloration
Copturus
Hoplocopturus
mimicry
Paramnemyne
Poecilogaster
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