Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series


Eight species of the tribe Amblyopinini are known from Venezuela. The descriptions of five species (Amblyopinus proximus, A. intermedius and A. metasternalis plus Amblyopinodes major and A. venezolanus) are given in this paper. Megamblyopinus seeversi Machado-Allison and Barrera is placed in the genus Amblyopinus and A. bolivari Barrera, Machado-Allison and Muñiz is reduced to a subspecies of A. schmidti Seevers. Data on hosts and distribution are given for the new species as well as A. emarginatus Seevers and A. waterhousei Fauvel.