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Abstract

New phenotypes of the introduced Callidiellum rufipenne (Motchulsky, 1860) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae) in Argentina.

Abstract

Callidiellum rufipenne (Motschulsky, 1860) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) is naturally distributed in Asia but it was introduced into China, Korea, Russia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, France, Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Slovenia, United States of America, Canada, Denmark, Belgium, Iran, New Caledonia and Argentina. This species presents chromatic dimorphism: the males have elytra with an indefinite purple-green iridiscent dark colour, while the females have a reddish colour on the elytra. New phenotypes hitherto undescribed in both sexes are presented and illustrated.