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Synopsis of Paxillus MacLeay, 1819 (Coleoptera: Passalidae): distributional records and descriptions of four new species from Brazil.
Paxillus MacLeay, 1819 (Coleoptera: Passalidae) is redescribed, with new distributional records and descriptions of four species from Brazil. Paxillus reyesi new species is characterized by the firstExpand
Systematic review of the firefly genus Amydetes Illiger, 1807 (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), with description of 13 new species.
Fonto-clypeus, antenna, labrum, maxillary palpomere, prothorax, mesosternum, lanterns, abdominal segment VIII and terminalia were structures that provided important characters for delimitation and diagnosis of the species. Expand
A specimen of Curculioninae (Curculionidae, Coleoptera) from the Lower Cretaceous, Araripe Basin, north-eastern Brazil
The very prominent eyes in lateral view, a cylindrical rostrum and a straight posterior margin of ventrite II are strong indications that this fossil belongs to the tribe Anthonomini, however, the claws, which would resolve the exact placement of this fossil, are poorly preserved. Expand
Systematic Review of the Giant Firefly Cratomorphus cossyphinus: Sexual Dimorphism, Immature Stages and Geographic Range (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)
Larva, pupa and female are described for the first time, and the male is redescribed and illustrated, with an emphasis on sexual dimorphism, in the species Cratomorphus cossyphinus. Expand
Molecular systematics reveals the origins of subsociality in tortoise beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae)
A molecular phylogenetic reconstruction of the tribes Mesomphaliini and Eugenysini was used to investigate the evolution of maternal care and to elucidate the phylogenetic relationships among Neotropical cassidine tribes, and re‐establish synonymy of both tribes. Expand
Revision of the genus Dihammaphora Chevrolat (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae). I. Species with 11-segmented antennae
The species of Dihammaphora with 11 antennal segments are revised, seven are redescribed and four are described as new; a redescription of the genus is provided, based on the species with 11-segmented antennae. Expand
Passalidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) from Ilha Grande (Angra dos Reis, RJ) with new diagnosis and distributional records in Brazil
A survey of the Passalidae species recorded to the Ilha Grande is presented, with illustrations for each species and a key with diagnosis for genera, finding Veturius (Veturius) sinuatus was the unique species with distribution confirmed and Spasalus cristinae known only Sao Paulo had the distribution extended to Rio de Janeiro. Expand
Comparative morphology of the type-species of Isotes and Synbrotica(Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae), with a new synonymy of species
A new synonymy is established between Isotes borrei (Baly, 1889) and Isotes crucigera (Weise, 1916) syn. Expand
Natural history of the fireflies of the Serra dos Órgãos mountain range (Brazil: Rio de Janeiro) – one of the ‘hottest’ firefly spots on Earth, with a key to genera (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)
Fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) are charismatic insects that have been fruitful model systems in biotechnology. However, lack of information about firefly taxonomy and ecology renders species id...
Elevational specialization and the monitoring of the effects of climate change in insects: Beetles in a Brazilian rainforest mountain
Abstract Mountains have provided important insights on the impacts of climate change on species distribution. Organisms living in tropical mountains are expected to specialize in narrow temperatureExpand