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Published: 2023-11-24
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Rediscovery and redescription of Scaphisoma nigrofasciatum Pic (Coleoptera: Staphylindae: Scaphidiinae): a remarkable new record from a distant continent

Universidade Federal de Viçosa; Departamento de Biologia Animal; Campus Universitário; Viçosa - MG; 36570-900; Brazil
Coleoptera India Brazil Pest Fungi Taxonomy Shining fungus beetle


Scaphisoma nigrofasciatum Pic is a shining fungus beetle whose distribution was recorded from the Asian continent and three insular African countries. This paper presents a new record of this species from Brazil. In this paper, photographs of specimens from both Brazil and Asia are provided, accompanied by a brief new redescription. A preliminary hypothesis suggests that this species may have been introduced to Brazil alongside flamboyant trees.



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