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22 March 2024 Two New Genera and Three New Species of Dasytinae (Coleoptera: Melyridae) from the Southwestern United States and Mesoamerica
Adriean J. Mayor, Matthew L. Gimmel
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Abstract

Two new genera of Dasytinae (Melyridae) are described from North America: Altovectura Mayor and Gimmel, new genus (type species: Listrus cupreonitens Gorham, 1882) with one new species, Altovectura mojavensis Mayor and Gimmel, new species; and Gracilivectura Mayor and Gimmel, new genus, with two species, Gracilivectura pygidialis Mayor and Gimmel, new species (type species) and Gracilivectura mojavensis Mayor and Gimmel, new species. Three species are transferred from Listrus Motschulsky, 1860 to Altovectura: Altovectura cupreonitens (Gorham, 1882), new combination, Altovectura subcuprea (Champion, 1914), new combination, and Altovectura subcyanea (Gorham, 1882), new combination. Based on characters of the tibiae, pronotum, and male genitalia, both genera are members of a group of genera including Vectura Casey, 1895, Dasytastes Casey, 1895, and Listrocerus Majer, 1999, but are not placed to tribe pending a broader study of relationships within the subfamily.

Adriean J. Mayor and Matthew L. Gimmel "Two New Genera and Three New Species of Dasytinae (Coleoptera: Melyridae) from the Southwestern United States and Mesoamerica," The Coleopterists Bulletin 78(1), 33-52, (22 March 2024). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-78.1.33
Received: 13 September 2023; Accepted: 3 November 2023; Published: 22 March 2024
KEYWORDS
Cleroidea
host plant associations
new combinations
soft-winged flower beetle
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