Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

March 1996


Insecta Mundi, published by the Center for Systematic Entomology, is available online at Copyright © by Clark.


A key and diagnoses are provided for the North American species of Scelolyperus Crotch. Descriptions are given for Scelolyperus pasadenae, new species from California and Scelolyperus tetonensis, new species from Wyoming. Luperus morriaoni Jacoby is treated as a junior synonym of Luperus varipes LeConte, Luperodes nigrovirescens Fall is treated as a junior synonym of Luperus nigrocyaneus LeConte, and Scelolyperus chautauquus Wilcox is treated as a junior synonym of Scelolyperus liriophilus Wilcox, new synonymies. Luperus lecontii Crotch is transferred to Scelolyperus, new combination. Distributional and biological data are provided for each species.

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