Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

March 2002


Published in Insecta Mundi Vol. 16, No. 1-3, March-September, 2002. Copyright © 2002 Thomas.
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The following new species of Cryptolestes Ganglbauer are described and illustrated: Cryptolestes obesus Thomas, new species, Brazil; Cryptolestes turnbowi Thomas, new species, Honduras and Mexico; Cryptolestes inyoensis Thomas, new species, California; Cryptolestes spectabilis Thomas, new species, Ecuador. A revised key to the New World species is provided. The male genitalia are illustrated and the female of C. calabozus Thomas is characterized, and new distribution records are provided for it, C. cornutus Thomas and Zimmerman, C. trinidadensis Thomas, C. curus Lefkovitch, and C. klapperichi Lefkovitch.

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