Pachymerus thoracicus Prevett (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) , Its Host Palm and Places of Occurrence

Silva, P.

The Coleopterists Bulletin 33(3): 347-349

1979


ISSN/ISBN: 0010-065X
Accession: 006056514

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Abstract
P. thoracicus Prevett (P. coperniciae, a nomen nudum) is known from seeds of only 1 sp. of palm, Copernicia alba Morong, which is restricted to southwestern Mato Grosso in Brazil and adjacent portions of neighboring countries. The 2 specimens cited in the original description as being from Bahia were incorrectly labeled, as demonstrated from a search of pertinent documents. Records from northeastern Brazil and from other species of Copernicia are suppressed.