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An updated checklist of the checkered beetles (Coleoptera: Cleridae) of Peru

Piura district, post office 20001, Piura Region, Peru.
Piura district, post office 20001, Piura Region, Peru.
Neotropical region South America distribution biodiversity

Abstract

Using mainly data from bibliographic records and revision of some specimens deposited in institutions and private collections, an updated checklist of the checkered beetles (Coleoptera: Cleridae) of Peru is presented. The updated checklist includes 9 subfamilies, 40 genera and 163 species-group taxa. The subfamily Clerinae Latreille, 1802 and Peloniinae Opitz, 2010 and the genera Enoclerus Gahan, 1910 and Cregya LeConte, 1861 are most species-rich, while 36 species are known only from Peru. Each species listed includes its current name, synonyms, and regional/provincial distribution data. Additionally, photographs for some species are provided.

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