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Rifkind J. 2023. A new species of Colyphus Spinola (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae) from Veracruz, Mexico. Insecta Mundi 1015: 1–4.

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Colyphus lostuxtlas new species (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae) is described from Veracruz, Mexico.

With the addition of the new species described herein, the genus Colyphus Spinola now comprises 27 species, distributed from Mexico to Panama (Ekis 1977; Rifkind 1997, 2014, 2020, 2023; Rifkind and Barr 2011). The spe­cies described herein is known only from a cloud forest reserve (part of La Reserva Biosfera Los Tuxtlas) on the lower slopes of Volcán San Martín in Veracruz, Mexico. Other Colyphus species with distributions in cloud forests include the Costa Rican species C. hansoni Rifkind, C. irazu Ekis, and C. ska Rifkind and Barr, the Honduran species C. lamed Rifkind, and C. artus Ekis from Chiapas, Mexico, although only the first of these appears to be restricted to that habitat.