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A new species of Bonfilsus Scherer 1967 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) from the Dominican Republic

Department of Entomology, Smithsonian Institution


National Museum of Natural History
Ph. D., USDA – Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Washington, USA


National Museum of Natural History, Research Entomologist
flea beetles West Indies Hispaniola adult morphology


A new species of previously monotypic genus of flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini), Bonfilsus Scherer 1967, is described from the Dominican Republic. This is the first record of Bonfilsus from the island of Hispaniola. The new species is compared to the only known species of the genus [B. subpubenscens (Bechyne)] and its distinguishing features as well as other morphological characters are illustrated and described.



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