Two new species of Lissoderes Champion, 1906 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Conoderinae) with comments on the ecology of the genus

Publication Type:Journal Article
Authors:H. A. Hespenheide
Journal:Coleopterists Bulletin
Date Published:December
:Lissoderes longinoi

Lissoderes longinoi, new species, and L. masneri, new species are described from specimens collected in Costa Rica and Ecuador, respectively. Lissoderes championi Hespenheide is reported for the first time to be associated with Cecropia angustifolia Trecul, and L. cecropiae Hespenheide reported for the first time with C obtusifolia Bertoloni. The distribution of members of the genus along an elevational transect in Costa Rica is described, and the ecology of their association with the plant genus Cecropia (Cecropiaceae) is reviewed.

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