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A Revision of the genus Brachycoryna (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Hispinae)

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DjVu Document Vol. 1, no. 4, December 1986 INSECTA MUNDI 231 A Revision of the genus Bracbycoryaa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Hispinae) c. L. Staines. Jr. 3302 Decker Place Edgewater. Maryland 21037 male geni talia was not useful in deter- notaticep. Pic. Lectotypes are designated micrometer. Pronotal length and width In thia study all of the above charac- any spec1mens had label data concern- ing the plant from which they were is presented as "collected from". There have been two other species were taken along the midlines. Elytral width was measured at the humeri. Elytral of the frontal sulcus to the apex of the elytra. names associated with Brac"coryaa: B. £Uhi,.. Bah. whieh is now in Brachia length was measured from the base to apex. Total length was measured from the apex mining species. All other characters mentioned are of value in distingushing collected. Unless the data included "reared from" or "larval host" this data species. Types were examined for all species stud ied except B. pilllila Guerin and B. of elytral punctures was found to be \/'ariable in all species examined. The ters were examined as well as the sculp- ture of the occiput. the sculpture of the (Staines. 1986). Measurements were taken with an ocular (Weise. 19l1a); and Brachycoryaa 1aterali. Schaeffer. which is now in SteDopodiaa raised areas of the elytra and pronotum. and the male genitalia. The arrangement for B. liard,i (Crotch) and.. .cnataua (Hor:). as three to eight segmented. The tribe is represented by tbirty-two genera. by having the last antennal segments very closely united and the antennae appearing segments 1 to 6 similar. slender; antennae 7- or a-segmented; antennal club not Bracbyeoryaa is in the tribe Uroplat- ini (Weise, 1911a) which is characterized antennae short. ending in a club; antennal Braehyeoryaa is distingushed by the following combinstion of characters' costae. third often weak; third tarsal segment obviously bilobed; and the fo

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