A new species of Bruchidius (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae) from Albizia in Northern Thailand and a review of Bruchidius Group 5

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A new species, Bruchidius paicus (Insecta, Coleoptera) reared from the seeds of a leguminous tree, Albizia lebbeck (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae: Ingeae), is described from Northern Thailand. Inspection of genital and external morphological traits of B. paicus revealed that the new species belongs to Bruchidius Group 5 (sensu Chûjô, 1937). The definition of Group 5 is reviewed based on both external and genital morphology. Further comparison of the group to molecular Clade I of Bruchidius (sensu Kergoat,2007a) indicates the two groups correspond to each other.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-454
Number of pages4
JournalZoological science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2008


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  • Animal Science and Zoology

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