Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

March 1998


Published in Insecta Mundi Vol. 12, Nos. 1 & 2, March-June, 1998. Copyright © 1998 by Muchmore.

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A history of the family is presented. All of the genera and species previously assigned to the family are reviewed, and 4 new species are described: Leucohya parva from Venezuela and Guyana, Mexobisium venii from Belize and Guatemala, M. dominicanum from the Dominican Republic, and Paravachonium sprousei from Mexico. Two subfamilies are established: Bochicinae (including the genera Antillobisium, Bochica, Troglobochica, Troglohya, and Vachonium) and Leucohyinae (including Apohya, Leucohya, Mexobisiurn, and Paravachonium).

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