Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


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Insecta Mundi 0291: 1-34

Published in 2013 by Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc. P. O. Box 141874 Gainesville, FL 32614-1874 USA


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The species of the genus Alurnus Fabricius (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) are reviewed. Twenty-three species are recognized as valid. Alurnus bicolor from Colombia and A. crenatus from Bolivia are described as new species. Alurnus costalis dallieri Pic is elevated to full species status. Lectotypes are designated for A. humeralis Rosenberg, A. mutabilis Waterhouse, and A. salvini Baly. The species are redescribed and illustrated, and a key to the species is presented.