Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

March 1989


Published in Insecta Mundi Vol. 3, No. 1, March 1989. Copyright © 1989 Staines.

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The New World species of Octotoma are revised and keys, diagnoses, and descriptions are provided for the nine known species. The authorship of the genus belongs to Chevrolat rather than Dejean. Octotoma intermedia, from Mexico, is described as new.

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