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A. Santos-Silva ORCID: 0000-0001-7128-1418

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Lingafelter SW, Morris RF II, Skillman FW Jr., Santos-Silva A. 2021. A new genus Cicatrisphaerion, new species, new records, and redescriptions of Neotropical Cerambycidae (Coleoptera). Insecta Mundi 0865: 1–20.


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Published on April 30, 2021 by Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc. P.O. Box 141874 Gainesville, FL 32614-1874 USA


A new genus, Cicatrisphaerion Lingafelter, Morris, Skillman, and Santos-Silva (Coleoptera: Cer­ambycidae), and three new species of the same authorship, C. wappesi from Quintana Roo, Mexico, C. rileyi from Chiapas, Mexico, and Eupogonius wappesi from Quintana Roo, Mexico, are described. New records and clarification on the distribution of Psyrassaforma janzeni Chemsak, 1991 and P. nitida Chemsak, 1991 are provided. Ameriphoderes amoena (Chemsak and Linsley, 1979) is redescribed based on four male specimens and a new country record from Guatemala is documented. New distributional records are provided for Estola flavobasalis Breuning, 1940 (including a new country record for Bolivia) and Estola vittulata Bates, 1874. A redescription and new distributional record are provided for Eupogonius flavovittatus Breuning, 1940 based on a female specimen.

Examination of material mostly from the American Coleoptera Museum of the late James E. Wappes (ACMT) has revealed a new genus, three new species, new distributional records, and morphological variation leading to redescriptions of several Neotropical species. We dedicate two new species to Jim Wappes in recognition of his generosity in sharing his collection with other researchers.