Microperus calamoides (Murayama)

Smith, Sarah M., Beaver, Roger A. & Cognato, Anthony I., 2018, New synonymy, new combinations and other taxonomic changes in Japanese xyleborine ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), Zootaxa 4521 (3), pp. 391-403: 396

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4521.3.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:47341777-8269-4F41-999B-204943738A10

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0397CD04-8348-FF88-49E6-FE3FFEE6FCCE

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scientific name

Microperus calamoides (Murayama)
status

comb. n.

Microperus calamoides (Murayama)  comb. n.

Xyleborus calamoides Murayama, 1934: 291  .

Amasa calamoides (Murayama)  : Wood & Bright, 1992: 682.

Taxonomy: Syntypes of Xyleborus calamoides  (NMNH) were examined by SMS. The specimens have an obliquely truncate declivity which is generally associated with Amasa. However, multiple Asian xyleborine genera have at least one species with a truncate declivity. The species is transferred to Microperus Wood, 1980  because of the following characters: pronotum type 2 (viewed dorsally), antennal club type 3, scutellum not visible and lack of mycangial tufts.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Curculionidae

Genus

Microperus

Loc

Microperus calamoides (Murayama)

Smith, Sarah M., Beaver, Roger A. & Cognato, Anthony I. 2018

2018
Loc

calamoides

Wood, S. L. & Bright, D. E. 1992: 682

1992
Loc

Xyleborus calamoides

Murayama, J. 1934: 291