Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

September 1998


Published in Insecta Mundi Vol. 12, No. 3-4, September-December, 1998. Copyright © 1998 by Clark.

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The section Scelidites of the subtribe Luperina is diagnosed and described. A key is provided to separate the genera within this section. Cyphotarsis Jacoby is reduced to a junior synonym of Metacoryna Jacoby. Microscelida, new genus, is erected to include Agelastica viridis Jacoby, Luperus subcostatus Jacoby, Luperus subglabratus Jacoby, Scelidopsis violacea Jacoby, and seven newly described species. A key and diagnoses are provided to enable recognition of each species within this new genus. Scelidacne, new genus, is erected to include a single newly described species.

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