Morphology of the adult and immatures of a striking new species of leaf-mining Brachys Dejean from Brazil (Buprestidae, Agrilinae)




Aedeagus, Brachyina, Larva, Marmelinho, Mine, Pupa


Adult and immature stages of a new species, Brachys cleidecostae sp. nov., are described and illustrated. This species represents the first leaf-mining buprestid with two broad, prominent horn-like apophyses on vertex, resembling broad horns. The material was collected within unusual shaped leaf mines in Alibertia sessilis (Vell.) K. Schum (Rubiaceae), a native species from Brazilian Savanna (Cerrado). This is the first record of Brachys associated with a host plant of family Rubiaceae.


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  • Letizia Janaina Migliore, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Museu de Zoologia (MZUSP) - São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

    Avenida Nazaré, 481, Ipiranga, CEP 04263-000, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

  • Sonia A. Casari, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Museu de Zoologia (MZUSP) - São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

    Avenida Nazaré, 481, Ipiranga, CEP 04263-000, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

  • Gabriel Paiola, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Faculdade de Engenharia (FEIS), Departamento de Proteção Vegetal - Ilha Solteira, SP. Brasil.

    Avenida Brasil, 56, Centro, CEP 15385-000, Ilha Solteira, SP. Brasil.


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Migliore, L. J., Casari, S. A., & Paiola, G. (2020). Morphology of the adult and immatures of a striking new species of leaf-mining Brachys Dejean from Brazil (Buprestidae, Agrilinae). Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 60(special), e202060(s.i.).32.