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A New Species of Plocetes from the Florida Keys with Notes on Other Species Occurring in the United States (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Curculioninae; Tychiini)

Robert S. Anderson
The Florida Entomologist
Vol. 74, No. 1 (Mar., 1991), pp. 105-110
DOI: 10.2307/3495246
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3495246
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A New Species of Plocetes from the Florida Keys with Notes on Other Species Occurring in the United States (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Curculioninae; Tychiini)
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Abstract

Plocetes clarki Anderson, new species is described (type locality; U.S.A., Florida, Monroe County, Sugarloaf Key, N.W., McKay Tract). Adults were collected on flowering Guettarda scabra Vent. (Rubiaceae) in open areas of a pinelands-palmetto-hardwood hammock transitional forest. This plant is the likely larval host. Plocetes clarki belongs in the P. hamifer group-P. zonatus group-P. apicalis group lineage of Plocetes but precise relationships are otherwise not clear. Other species of Plocetes occurring in the United States are: P. bahamensis (Casey), apparent larval host Erithalis fruticosa L.; P. ulmi LeConte, apparent larval host Cephalanthus occidentalis L.; and P. versicolor (Champion), apparent larval host Randia rhagocarpa Standl. All plants are Rubiaceae. /// Se describe a Plocetes clarki Anderson, una especie nueva (localidad tipo; U.S.A., Florida, Condado de Monroe, Cayo Sugarloaf, Noroeste, Región McKay). Se colectaron adultos en Guettarda scabra Vent. (Rubiácea) florecientes, en bosques transitorios de pinos-palmitos-madera dura de "hammock". Esta planta es muy probable que sea el hospedero de las larvas. Plocetes clarki pertenece al grupo-P. de P. hamifer, grupo-P. zonatus, grupo-P apicalis, linaje de grupo de Plocetes, pero las relaciones precisas no son claras. Otras especies de Plocetes que ocurren en los Estados Unidos son: P. bahamensis (Casey), aparente hospedero larval Erithalis furticosa L.; P. ulmi LeConte, aparente hospedero larval Cephalanthus occidentalis L.; y P. versicolar (Champion), aparente hospedero larval Randia rhagocarpa Standl. Todas las plantas son Rubiáceas.

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