treatment provided by
North American Peltinodinae
are Holopsis carolinae (Casey) , H. virginica (Casey) , H. convexa (Casey) , and H. sphaericula (Casey) . Peltinodinae is a monogeneric subfamily that can be recognized by the basally open procoxal cavities (a key to the higher taxa is included in Bowestead 1999).
Material Examined ( USNM). United States: Bathona carolinae Casey ; Lectotype female (present designation) labelled ‘‘N.C. [5 North Carolina], Casey bequest 1925, Type USNM 48390, Bathona carolinae Cas. , det Holopsis carolinae (Casey) by S. Bowestead’’. Bathona virginica Casey ; labelled ‘‘Va [5 Virginia], Casey bequest 1925, virginica 3, Paratype USNM 48391, det Holopsis virginica (Casey) by S. Bowestead’’.
Microstagetus parvulus Wollaston, 1861 . New Record from North America.
Notes. A dissected female confirmed that the specimens collected in Oklahoma are M. parvulus , a species introduced from the Palaearctic. Microstagetus is a genus containing two species with an Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Afrotropical distribution. Of the two described genera of Old World Corylophini , Microstagetus can be distinguished from Corylophus Stephens by having a small projecting plate on the anterior margin of the prosternum, antenna with antennomeres 4 and 6 well developed, and a vestigial spermatheca.
Notes. The synonymy of Conodes with Ectinocephalus was suggested previously by Pakaluk and Lawrence (1986) who included the genus in a paraphyletic Orthoperini . Dissections of the female type specimens confirm the generic synonymy resulting in the new combination Ectinocephalus conicus (Matthews) . Ectinocephalus can be distinguished from other members of Aenigmaticini by having the prothorax widest at the base and a 10segmented antennal club.
Material Examined ( BMNH). Guatemala: ‘‘ Ectinocephalus tropicus Matthews ; Lectotype female (present designation), labelled ’’ Ectinocephalus tropicus Capetillo Guat. Champion [hand written by D. Sharp], figured, Capetillo Guatemala G. Champion (printed), Ectinocephalus tropicus [hand written by A. Matthews]’’; and 1 paralectotype, female, same locality; labelled ‘‘Mason number 3, Matthews number 2, Matthews coll 1904120, Ectinocephalus tropicus [hand written by A. Matthews]’’. Conodes conicus Matthews (1888) ; Lectotype female (present designation), labelled: ‘‘ Conodes conicus Guatemala, Capetillo Guatemala G. Champion [hand written by D. Sharp], Capetillo Guatemala G. C. Champion [printed], Conodes conicus [hand written by A. Matthews], det Ectinocephalus tropicus (Matthews) by S. Bowestead’’; and 1 paralectotype, female, same locality, labelled ‘‘Mason number 4, Capetillo Guatemala G. C. Champion, Matthews coll 1904120, Conodes conicus [hand written by A. Matthews], det Ectinocephalus tropicus (Matthews) by S. Bowestead’’.
Notes. Casey (1900) described five species of Gronevus and we examined two species to confirm the synonymy above resulting in the following new combinations: Gloeosoma sticticum (Casey) , G. fuscicornis (Casey) , G. truncatum (Casey) , G. hesperum (Casey) , G. laevis (Casey) .
The tribe Gloeosomatini Bowestead contains the genera: Gloeosoma Wollaston, 1854 and Catoptyx Matthews, 1887 . Gloeosoma can be distinguished from Oriental genus Catoptyx by the procoxal cavities elongate and the presence of a prosternal process, which is effaced in Catoptyx and also has the anterior margin of the pronotum emarginate and thickened ventrally.
Material Examined ( USNM). United States: Gronevus sticticus Casey ; Lectotype (not sexed, present designation) labelled ‘‘Ia [5 Iowa], Casey bequest 1925, Type USNM 48398, sticticus, det Gloeosoma sticticum (Casey) by S. Bowestead’’. Gronevus hesperum : labelled, ‘‘Ia [5 Iowa], Casey bequest 1925, hesperus 3, Paratype USNM 48396, det Gloeosoma hesperum (Casey) by S. Bowestead’’.
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|Leschen, Richard A. B. & Bowestead, Stanley 2001|
|Bowestead 1999: 23|
|Paulian 1950: 19|
|Bowestead 1999: 129|
|Bruce 1948: 33|
|Casey 1900: 62|
|Casey 1900: 64|
|Bowestead 1999: 129|
|Matthews 1899: 164|
|Matthews 1888: 105|
|Matthews 1888: 107|
|Matthews 1899: 145|
|Matthews 1885: 160|
|Broun & Revision of the New Zealand Cossonidae 1883: 498|
|Jacquelin du Val 1859: 234|
|Wollaston 1854: 480|