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De Entomologia, São Paulo, 129 Pp. Monné M. A. 2001: Catalogue Of The Neotropical Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) With Known Host Plant - Part I: Subfamily Cerambycinae, Tribes Achrysonini To Elaphidiini. Publicações Avulsas Do Museu Nacional 88: 1-108. Monné M. A. 2005: Catalogue Of The Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) Of The Neotropical Region. Part I. Subfamily Cerambycinae. Zootaxa 946: 1-765. Monné M. A. 2006: Catalogue Of The Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) Of The Neotropical Region. Part Iii. Subfamilies Parandrinae, Prioninae, Anoplodermatinae, Aseminae, Spondylidinae

al. (2011) argue that taxonomic studies should include morphological measurements and molecular data, the idea of identifying genera and species from egg morphology has been around since the very earliest pentastomid studies (e.g. Stiles, 1891 ). In the current study, we present the description of the egg and larva I of a raillietiellid species ( Raillietiella mottae ) in the Neotropical region, with the intention of helping parasitologists, veterinarians, and physicians working with wild animals to identify pentastomiasis, as well as providing additional

Introduction The Neotropical region corresponds to Central and South America, where five species of sea turtles are found: Green turtle ( Chelonia mydas Linnaeus, 1758), loggerhead turtle ( Caretta caretta Linnaeus, 1758), hawksbill turtle ( Eretmochelys imbricata Linnaeus, 1766), Olive ridley turtle ( Lepidochelys olivacea Eschscholtz, 1829) and leatherback turtle ( Dermochelys coriacea Vandelli, 1761) ( Lutz & Musick, 1996 ). The International Union for Conservation of Nature ( IUCN, 2015 ) considers C. caretta, C. mydas and L. olivacea as endangered


Apsectus kaliki sp. n. from Guyana is described, illustrated and compared with all the known Neotropical species of the genus Apsectus LeConte, 1854. Lectotypes are designated for Apsectus centralis Sharp, 1902 and Apsectus hystrix Sharp, 1902

, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae, Rutelini) and annotated catalogue of the species and subspecies. ZooKeys 666 : 1–349. MORRONE J. J. 2014: Biogeographical regionalisation of the Neotropical region. Zootaxa 3782 : 1–110. OHAUS F. 1918: Pars 66. Scarabaeidae: Euchirinae, Phaenomerinae, Rutelinae. In: SCHENKLING S. (ed.): Coleopterorum Catalogus, Volumen XX . Berlin, Junk, 241 pp. OHAUS F. 1934: Coleoptera lamellicornia, Fam. Scarabaeidae, Subfam. Rutelinae. T.1: Tribus Rutelini. Genera Insectorum 199A : 1–172. OHAUS F. 1952: Rutelinae (Col. Scarab.). Pp. 1–10. In: TITSCHACK E. (ed


Philocorydoras longus sp. n. (Dactylogryridae) is described from the gills of the freshwater fish Hoplosternum littorale (Hancock, 1828) (Callichthyidae) from Jurumirim reservoir, Upper Paranapanema River, São Paulo State, Brazil. This new species belongs to the genus Philocorydoras mainly by possessing a curved cirrus accompanied by an accessory piece attached by a conspicuous filament. Philocorydoras longus sp. n. most resembles P. platensis, but differs by having delicate and smaller hooks, grooves in ventral and dorsal anchors, larger cirrus and accessory piece, and ventral bar with a long postero-medial process. Two species of the genus Urocleidoides (U. corydori Molnar, Hanek et Fernando, 1974 and U. margolisi Molnar, Hanek et Fernando, 1974) originally described from the gills of Corydoras aeneus (Gill, 1858) from Talparo River, Trinidad (near Brazil), were transferred to the genus Philocorydoras mostly by the absence of a sinistral vaginal sclerite (i. e., the primary characters of Urocleidoides) and counterclockwise cirral rings (i.e., curved tube, and tapered anteriorly in Philocorydoras). The new species is the fourth species assigned to the genus and the first recorded for Brazil.


Three new species of Anasa Amyot & Serville, 1843 (Coreidae: Coreinae: Coreini), A. cotopaxiana sp. nov., A. crinita sp. nov., and A. humerata sp. nov., from Ecuador are described and illustrated in dorsal and some in ventral view. The new species are distinguished by a combination of colouration patterns and certain morphological traits, such as the shape of the pronotum and the posteroventral edge of the male genital capsule, as well as the armature of the antenniferous tubercles and femora. Drawings of the male genital capsules and a revised key for the sixteen known species of Anasa from Ecuador are also provided.


In this contribution we describe and illustrate for the first time, detailed morphology and chaetotaxy of the last instar larva and the pupa of Ora depressa (Fabricius, 1801), and provide diagnostic characters and information on its biology. The last instar larva of O. depressa exhibits the characters traditionally recognized as diagnostic of the genus, i.e. the tip of the mandible obtuse, and the fourth maxillary palpomere long, almost as long as third palpomere. Ora depressa is characterized by a broadly elliptical body, which is widest at the metanotum, being brownish testaceous in color with several brown spots, having the dorsal surface mostly covered with numerous grooved scale-like setae and also several ungrooved scale-like setae, hair-like setae, club-like setae and pore-like sensilla distributed in a specific pattern, and the femur and tibiotarsus bearing a row of natatorial setae. The last instar larva of Ora depressa can be distinguished from those of the other known species of the genus by lobes of clypeolabrum being as long as wide and socket bristles with 2–6 inner teeth. The pupa of O. depressa differs from those of the other known species of the genus in the absence of pronotal horns and by the place where pupation occurs. Ora depressa pupates underwater, hanging from water’s surface with the aid of the laterally expanded pronotum which bears hydrophobic setation along the lateral margins.


Four new species of Coreidae are described: Crinocerus fernandezi sp. nov. (Acanthocerini) from Colombia, Nectoquintius papillosus sp. nov. from Ecuador, Neoquintius boyacanus sp. nov. from Colombia, and Neoquintius foreroi sp. nov. from Paraguay (all Nematopodini). Keys to all the known species included in the genera Crinocerus Burmeister, 1835, Nectoquintius Brailovsky & Barrera, 2002, and Neoquintius Brailovsky & Barrera, 1986 are given. Photographs of dorsal habitus and male genital capsules are provided.


Four examined specimens from Brazil, Ceará, with morphological characteristics belonging to Tibicinini (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) revealed an undescribed genus and species. Gibbocicada brasiliana gen. et sp. nov., representing the first record of Tibicinini in Brazil, is recognized mainly for the head three times shorter than pronotoum in dorsal view, the lateral ocelli almost reaching the anterior margin of pronotum, the pronotum and mesonotum pronounced dorsally in lateral view, and the fore wings with the median and cubitus anterior veins rising from the same point in the basal cell. A key to the genera of Tibicinini is presented.