Laemophloeus suturalis Reitter

Thomas, Michael C., 2015, A review of New World Laemophloeus Dejean (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae): 3. Nearctic species, Insecta Mundi 2015 (450), pp. 1-35: 12

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5182779

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:57F953EC-45DC-43FE-A5E4-4871940265B3

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scientific name

Laemophloeus suturalis Reitter
status

 

Laemophloeus suturalis Reitter  

Fig. 15 View Figure 15 , 43-46 View Figures 43-46

Laemophloeus suturalis Reitter, 1876:50  

Types: Thomas (2014) discussed the possible fate of the type of this widespread species.

Diagnosis. The combination of glabrous dorsal surface, testaceous coloration with infuscate elytral base and suture ( Fig. 15 View Figure 15 ), simple scape and uncurved antennomere XI ( Fig. 46 View Figures 43-46 ) are diagnostic for this species. Length, 1.9mm - 3.0mm.

Distribution. Mexico, Central and South America. In the Nearctic, only in extreme southern Florida.

Specimens examined. 26 in the FSCA.

USA: FLORIDA: Broward Co.: Ft. Lauderdale, west of airport; Miami-Dade Co.: Castellow Hammock; Homestead, Camp Owaissa-Bauer.

Discussion. This widely distributed Neotropical species seems to form a close-knit group with L. terminalis   and L. insulatestudinorum Thomas. The   basal plates of the male genitalia ( Fig. 44 View Figures 43-46 ) are somewhat broader in South Florida specimens, approaching those of L. terminalis   ( Fig. 48 View Figures 47-50 ), than in specimens from farther south, but otherwise they are indistinguishable.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Laemophloeidae

Genus

Laemophloeus

Loc

Laemophloeus suturalis Reitter

Thomas, Michael C. 2015
2015
Loc

Laemophloeus suturalis

Reitter, E. 1876: 50
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