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Vlasak J, Santos-Silva A. 2023. Description of three new Acanthocinini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) species from Ecuador. Insecta Mundi 0998: 1–13.


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Three new species of Acanthocinini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) are described from Napo province, Ecuador: Anisopodus micromaculatus new species; Parabaryssinus katerinae new species; and Paracleodoxus minutus new species. A key to species of Paracleodoxus Monné and Monné (2010) is provided.

The study of specimens collected by the first author during his stay in Ecuador in 2022 allows us to describe three new species of Acanthocinini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). The biodiversity of this relatively small country has been surprising due to the large number of species that were still unknown. Napo province, where the specimens of the new species were collected, has an area of 13,300 km2 and is located in the transition zone between the eastern Andes and the plain of the upper Amazon basin of Ecuador (FAO 2020).

Anisopodus White, 1855 includes 48 species distributed from Mexico to southern South America, including the Caribbean (Monné 2023; Tavakilian and Chevillotte 2022). Parabaryssinus Monné, 2009 includes a single spe­cies known from Colombia and Ecuador (Monné 2023; Tavakilian and Chevillotte 2022). Paracleodoxus Monné and Monné, 2010 has two species, one reported from Venezuela, the other from Venezuela and Colombia (Monné 2023; Tavakilian and Chevillotte 2022). Herein, we describe a new species in each of these genera.