A new Neotropical genus in the Laemophloeidae, with notes on Phloeolaemus Casey (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea).

Michael C. Thomas

Abstract


The genus Paraphloeolaemus Thomas (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Laemophloeidae) is described for two new Neotropical species, P. vorticosus Thomas, new species, and P. pterosiagon Thomas, new species. Diagnoses and illustrations are provided.

The following 16 species are transferred from Laemophloeus Dejean (s. l.) to Phloeolaemus Casey: Phloeolaemus anticus (Sharp, 1899: 518) [= Laemophloeus anticus Sharp, 1899], new combination; Phloeolaemus boops (Sharp, 1899: 517) [= Laemophloeus boops Sharp, 1899], new combination; Phloeolaemus castaneipennis (Grouvelle, 1876: 494) [= Laemophloeus castaneipennis Grouvelle, 1876: 494], new combination; Phloeolaemus championi (Sharp, 1899: 516) [= Laemophloeus championi Sharp, 1899], new combination; Phloeolaemus curtus (Grouvelle, 1876: xxxiii) [= Laemophloeus curtus Grouvelle, 1876], new combination; Phloeolaemus endomychus (Sharp, 1899: 519) [= Laemophloeus endomychus Sharp, 1899], new combination; Phloeolaemus hoplites (Sharp, 1899: 517) [= Laemophloeus hoplites Sharp, 1899], new combination; Phloeolaemus ignobilis (Sharp, 1899: 518) [= Laemophloeus ignobilis Sharp, 1899], new combination; Phloeolaemus impressus (Grouvelle, 1876: xxxiii) [= Laemophloeus impressus Grouvelle, 1876], new combination; Phloeolaemus lacerdae (Grouvelle, 1877: 211) [= Laemophloeus lacerdae Grouvelle, 1877], new combination; Phloeolaemus macrocephalus (Schaeffer, 1910: 214) [= Laemophloeus macrocephalus Schaeffer, 1910], new combination; Phloeolaemus punctulaticollis (Hetschko, 1929: 94) [= Laemophloeus punctulaticollis Hetschko, 1929], new combination; Phloeolaemus reitteri (Grouvelle, 1877: 210) [= Laemophloeus reitteri Grouvelle, 1877], new combination; Phloeolaemus semiflavus (Grouvelle, 1876: 497) [= Laemophloeus semiflavus Grouvelle, 1876], new combination; Phloeolaemus sharpi (Hetschko, 1929: 41) [= Laemophloeus sharpi Hetschko, 1929], new combination; Phloeolaemus straminipennis (Reitter, 1876: 47) [= Laemophloeus straminipennis Reitter, 1876], new combination; Phloeolaemus teapensis (Grouvelle, 1876: 494) [= Laemophloeus teapensis Grouvelle, 1876], new combination.

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