Revisional Notes Concerned with Cimbocera and Related Genera (Coleoptera, Curculionidae)
Ting Sr., Peter C.
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In order to more correctly place certain new species described herein a rather critical study was made of the genus Cimbocera Horn and other closely related genera which revealed the need for several revisional changes. The so-called "Cimbocera complex" in North America includes the genera Cimbocera Horn, Paracimbocera Van Dyke, Miloderoides Van Dyke, Cryptolepidus Van Dyke, and Miloderes Casey. The apparent close relationship of these five genera now placed in the Tropiphorini is possibly only artificial and further comprehensive studies of the higher categories will probably place Miloderoides, Cryptolepidus, and Miloderes in other tribes. The present study undertaken by the author is a necessary preliminary step, and is only to reappraise the status of the included species, to assign or transfer them to their proper generic position, and to elucidate their more salient generic and specific characters.