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dc.contributor.authorGrzymala, Traci Lee
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-27T20:50:33Z
dc.date.available2009-08-27T20:50:33Z
dc.date.issued2009-08-27T20:50:33Z
dc.date.submittedJuly 2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/9803
dc.description.abstractThe longhorned beetle genus Elytroleptus (Dugés) (Cerambycidae:Cerambycinae: Trachyderini) is revised to include fifteen species. One new species is described: E. quadricostatus sp.n. (Grzymala & Miller). Three new synonymies are proposed: E. dichromaticus (Linsley, 1961) = E. divisus (LeConte, 1884) syn. n.; E. luteicollis (Skiles & Chemsak, 1982) = E. ignitus (LeConte, 1884) syn. n.; E. peninsularis (Hovore, 1988) = E. immaculipennis (Knull, 1935) syn. n. The genus is generally distributed throughout the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua) with one species extending the range to the north and southeastern United States. The genus is of interest to both naturalists and taxonomists as several species are lycid (Coleoptera:Lycidae) mimics with three recorded as predaceous on their own models: E. apicalis (LeConte), E. ignitus (LeConte), and E. limpianus (Skiles & Chemsak). Descriptions of all species are provided with an emphasis on clarifying intraspecific polychromatic variation. A key to the adult species, distribution maps, habitus images, and illustrations of mouthparts and genitalia are provided. A phylogenetic analysis of Elytroleptus was performed using twenty-four adult morphological characters. Two most parsimonious trees (L=78;CI=47;RI=72) were recovered.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjecttaxonomic revisionen_US
dc.subjectphylogenetic analysisen_US
dc.subjectCerambycidaeen_US
dc.subjectTrachyderinien_US
dc.subject.lcshCerambycidae--Classification.
dc.subject.lcshCerambycidae--Identification.
dc.titleTaxonomic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the genus Elytroleptus (Dugés) (Coleoptera:Cerambycidae:Cerambycinae:Trachyderini)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeBiologyen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Biology Dept.en_US
dc.description.advisorMiller, Kelly
dc.description.committee-memberLowrey, Timothy
dc.description.committee-memberPoe, Steve


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