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New species of Brachiacantha Dejean, 1837 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) from Mexico and Central America

JORGE ISMAEL NESTOR-ARRIOLA, VÍCTOR HUGO TOLEDO-HERNÁNDEZ

Abstract


Five new species of the genus Brachiacantha Dejean (Coccinellidae) from Mexico and Central America are described and illustrated. The species B. angulata sp. nov., B. truncata sp. nov., B. brevicuspidata sp. nov. and B. robustihamata sp. nov. are consistent with the dentipes group. The species B. brevihamata sp. nov. is consistent with the fifth group of Leng (1911); the species shares some characteristics with South American species.

 


Keywords


Coleoptera, Brachiacanthini, alae, Hyperaspinae, cusps, Neotropical

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4365.1.2

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