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Published: 2016-03-20

A new species of Spiroberotha Adams 1989 (Neuroptera: Berothidae) and the first record of the genus in Brazil

Texas A & M University – TAMU, Department of Entomology, College Station, TX, USA.
Universidade Federal do Tocantins – UFT, Coordenação de Ciências Biológicas, Porto Nacional, TO, Brazil.
Neuroptera beaded lacewings Berothinae Brazilian Savannah Nosybinae Tocantins

Abstract

The genus Spiroberotha Adams, 1989 is classified in Berothidae (Neuroptera) with two described species: S. fernandezi Adams, 1989 from Venezuela and S. sanctarosae Adams, 1989 from Colombia, Costa Rica and Venezuela. Here we describe a new species, S. tocantinensis n. sp., from Palmas, Tocantins, Brazil. This is the first record of the genus in Brazil, extending its geographical distribution.

 

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