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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4422.3.5

A new species of Derobrachus Audinet-Serville, 1832 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae) from a cloud forest in Honduras

ANTONIO SANTOS-SILVA, NOËL MAL, MARTIJN VAN ROIE, MERLIJN JOCQUÉ

Abstract


A yearly biodiversity monitoring of longhorned beetles (Cerambycidae) in a Honduran cloud forest revealed a new species of prionine. Derobrachus cusucoensis sp. nov. is a locally relatively common species described from Cusuco National Park in Honduras, becoming the ninth species of this genus recorded for the country. Similar both in morphology and a montane habitat to D. dohrni, there is a possibility that this new species represents a disconnected population from the latter that evolved separately. An adapted insert for an existing identification key to all Derobrachus species is included.

 


Keywords


Coleoptera, Central America, key, longhorned beetle, taxonomy, Cusuco National Park

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