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Insecta Mundi 0227: 1–13

Published in 2012 by Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc. P. O. Box 141874 Gainesville, FL 32614-1874 USA.

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Two species of the weevil genus Compsus Schoenherr (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae) from Colombia are redescribed: C. obliquatus Hustache and C.viridivittatus (Guérin-Méneville). A key by Hustache in 1938, to 33 of the 34 recognized species of Colombian Compsus then known, is modified to include the one additional species. Habitus illustrations of males and females of the two species and illustrations of selected parts of the male and female genitalia are included. Nearly all of the specimens of these two species were collected on various species or varieties of citrus, indicating their potential as citrus pests in the future.

Resumen. Se redescriben dos especies de picudos del genero Compsus Schoenherr (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae) colectadas en Colombia: C. obliquatus Hustache y C. viridivittatus (Guérin-Méneville). Se modifica la clave de identificación de Hustache de 1938 la cual incluye 33 a 34 especies conocidas de Compsus en ese entonces en Colombia. Se incluyen ilustraciones con las características físicas de machos y hembras de ambas especies e ilustraciones de partes seleccionadas de la genitalia de machos y hembras de las dos especies. Casi todos los especímenes de estas dos especies fueron colectadas en varias especies o variedades de cítricos, lo cual indica su futuro potencial como plagas de cítricos.

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