A New Central American Species of Derancistrus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Chemsack , J.A. (1983) A New Central American Species of Derancistrus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Proceedings- Entomological Society of Washington, 85 (4). pp. 714-716. ISSN 0013-8797

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    Members of the prionine genus Derancistrus Audinet-Serville are widely distributed throughout the West Indies with only four species presently known from Mexico and Central America. Two specimens ofan undescribed species from Twin Cays, Belize, were recently received through T. J. Spilman, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA. According to Spilman (personal communication), Twin Cays (l6°50'N, 18°06'W), locally called Water Range, is a swampy mangrove island within the Belize Barrier Reef. It is approximately 1 km in diameter and is 22 km SE of Dangriga (Stan Creek), Belize. Although 20 vascular plant species have been recorded from the island (Stoddert et aI., 1982), red mangrove, Rhizophora mangle L., and black mangrove, Avicennia germinans (L.), were the only woody plants in the area where the beetles were found. This is a contribution ofthe Smithsonian Western Atlantic Mangrove Program (SWAMP) in Belize, supported by the Smithsonian Institution and the Exxon Corporation.

    Item Type: Peer-reviewed Journal Article
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    Publisher: Entomological Society of Washington
    Keywords: Avicennia; Cerambycidae; Coleoptera; Derancistrus; Derancistrus fellerae; Rhizophora mangle
    Subjects: (A) Biodiversity > (AH) Plants
    (C) Ecosystems > (CB) Marine > (CBE) Mangroves
    Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3D) Other or Unspecified
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 16:45
    Last Modified: 01 Feb 2011 16:45
    URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1262

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