Taxonomic notes on Western Hemisphere Cyrtinini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) including description of two new Cyrtinus LeConte species


  • James E. Wappes
  • Antonio Santos-Silva
  • Francisco Eriberto de L. Nascimento


New taxa, geographical distribution, Caribbean, Central America, North America.


Cyrtinus pygmaeus (Haldeman, 1847) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) is redescribed and newly recorded from Mexico. The female of Decarthria stephensii Hope, 1834 is also redescribed, the number of specimens in the type series is corrected, as is the depository of the types, and the species is newly recorded from Dominica. Two new species of Cyrtinus LeConte, 1852 are described from Mexico: C. fisheri Wappes, Santos-Silva and Nascimento; and C. howdeni Wappes, Santos-Silva and Nascimento. A key to species of Decarthria Hope, 1834 (adapted from an earlier key to Cyrtinini) is provided.