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Wappes JE, Santos-Silva A. 2021. Three new species of Phaea Newman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), with discussion of the need for and designation of a lectotype for Phaea rufiventris Bates. Insecta Mundi 0845: 1–13.


Published on January 29, 2021 by Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc. P.O. Box 141874 Gainesville, FL 32614-1874 USA

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[The first author, James E. Wappes, submitted this manuscript and initially served as the corresponding author, but passed away prior to its publication.]


Three new species of Phaea Newman, 1840 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) are described from Me­xico: P. quadrimaculata Wappes and Santos-Silva, new species; P. aurantia Wappes and Santos-Silva, new species; and the third, P. tavakiliani Wappes and Santos-Silva, new species, whose specimens were found within the type series of Phaea rufiventris Bates, 1872. Hence, a lectotype is designated for the latter and the new species is described herein.