Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

March 1990


Published in Insecta Mundi Vol. 4, No. 1-4, March-December 1990. Copyright © 1990 Bellamy.
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A new genus and species, Oaxacanthaxia viridis, is described from the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The genus is distinguished in a key to the related taxa from Mesoamerica and tabularly from the Old World Philanthaxia, its putative sister genus. A brief discussion is given towards placing this new genus within the tribe Anthaxiini sensu Holynski. Philanthaxina Holynski is reduced to junior synonymy of Thomassetiina Bellamy, stat. nov.

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