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Opitz W. 2022. Revision of the checkered beetle genus Onychotillus Chapin (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Tillinae). Insecta Mundi 0913: 1–16.


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The West Indian genus Onychotillus Chapin (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Tillinae) is revised and includes O. androwi Opitz, new species, O. apiculus Opitz, new species, O. cinctipennis (Chevrolat,1874), O. cubana de Zayas,1988, O. dimidiatus de Zayas,1988, O. lineatus Opitz, new species, O. minutus de Zayas,1988, O. trinitatis de Zayas,1988, O. woodruffi Opitz, new species, and O. vittatus Chapin,1945.

Robert E. Woodruff was a consummate collector of insects, gems, and items of art. He was a superb taxonomist with a specialty in the beetle family Scarabaeidae. This contribution is dedicated to his memory. The genus Onychotillus Chapin, 1945, was described as a monotypic genus. Onychotillus remained bi-typic until de Zayas (1988) described four new species from Cuba.