Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

March 1993


Published in Insecta Mundi Vol. 7, No. 1 - 2. March - June, 1993. Copyright © 1993 by Bohart.

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Twenty-four of the larger species of Oxybelus occurring in South America (except Chile) are recognized. Akey is given and illustrations are provided of the critical thoracic projections: metanotal squamae and propodeal mucro. New species described and their type localities are: aganis (Paraguay), cyaneus (Colombia), decoris (Brazil), fraternus (Argentina), frontis, (Argentina), huae Wcuador), napoensis (Ecuador), osteni, (Argentina), peruensis (Peru), peruvicus (Peru), plaumanni (Brazil), roraimae (Brazil), scutellatus (Argentina), tartagalae (Argentina) and willinki (Argentina).

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