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Taxonomic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the genus Elytroleptus (Dugés) (Coleoptera:Cerambycidae:Cerambycinae:Trachyderini)


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Taxonomic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the genus Elytroleptus (Dugés) (Coleoptera:Cerambycidae:Cerambycinae:Trachyderini)

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dc.contributor.author Grzymala, Traci Lee
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-27T20:50:33Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-27T20:50:33Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-27T20:50:33Z
dc.date.submitted July 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/9803
dc.description.abstract The 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.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject taxonomic revision en_US
dc.subject phylogenetic analysis en_US
dc.subject Cerambycidae en_US
dc.subject Trachyderini en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cerambycidae--Classification.
dc.subject.lcsh Cerambycidae--Identification.
dc.title Taxonomic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the genus Elytroleptus (Dugés) (Coleoptera:Cerambycidae:Cerambycinae:Trachyderini) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Biology en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Biology Dept. en_US
dc.description.advisor Miller, Kelly
dc.description.committee-member Lowrey, Timothy
dc.description.committee-member Poe, Steve

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