Description of a new species of Adesmus Lepeletier and Audinet-Serville, 1825, displaying chromatic dimorphism, from Bolivia (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Hemilophini)

  • James E. Wappes
  • Antonio Santos-Silva
Keywords: Neotropical, sexual dimorphism, South America, taxonomy.


Adesmus martinsi (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Hemilophini), a new species from Bolivia, is described, illustrated, and included in a previous key. The new species displays gender dimorphism in the pubescent pattern and in anatomical structure. Thus, Adesmus becomes the second genus recorded in the Hemilophini to have visual chromatic dimorphism.