Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


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Published in Insecta Mundi (2014) 0342: 1-40.


Published in 2014 by Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc. P. O. Box 141874 Gainesville, FL 32614-1874 USA

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Considerations of the alimentary canal, mesodermal reproductive organs, and ventral nervous system and brain are provided. The treatise is based on studies of 301 species, representing 99 genera, 11 subfamilies, and two cleroid families. A comparative morphology summary is provided. Morphological variations of the stomodaeum, ventriculus, malpighian tubules, confi guration of the spermathecal capsule, shape of the bursa copulatrix, male accessory glands, and testes provide taxonomically useful characteristics. Provided are 252 illustrations. A new name, Katachaetosoma, nom. nov., is proposed to replace the preoccupied name Chaetosoma Dejean (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).