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Revista Brasileira de Entomologia

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MOURA, Luciano de A.. A new species of Aristobrotica Bechynéand a checklist of the genus (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae). Rev. Bras. entomol. [online]. 2011, vol.55, n.1, pp.27-30. ISSN 0085-5626.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0085-56262011000100005.

A new species of Aristobrotica Bechynéand a checklist of the genus (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae). A new neotropical species of the Section Diabroticites (Luperini, Diabroticina) is described and illustrated. Aristobrotica capillosa sp. nov., from the state of Amazonas, northern Brazil, is the only species of the genus with elytra densely covered by erect hairs. The genus Aristobrotica Bechyné, 1956 now comprises 17 species, with only one occurring in Central America, Aristobrotica allardi (Jacoby, 1887) from Panama, and the remaining 16 are South American. A checklist of Aristobrotica species and their geographic distribution is also provided.

Keywords : Diabroticites; Luperini; Neotropics; North Brazil; Taxonomy.

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