Alain Drumont

Alain Drumont
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences · Direction Taxonomy and Phylogeny

Master in zoological sciences

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Introduction
Alain Drumont currently works at the Direction Taxonomy and Phylogeny, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Alain does research in Systematics (Taxonomy) and Entomology. His researches are devoted, through several projects, to the Prioninae subfamily from Old World (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) and to the Trictenotomidae family (Coleoptera). He is also the coordinator of an entomological survey conducted in the botanical garden Jean Massart located in the Brussels-Capital region in Belgium.

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A new species of Autocrates J. Thomson, 1860 is described and illustrated from the well-known biodiversity refugium of Dayaoshan Mountains in Guangxi Province, SE China. The new species, Autocrates lini sp. nov., appears closely related to A. vitalisi Vuillet, 1912. The type of A. vitalisi was studied, illustrated and is here re-described. An updat...
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The longhorn beetles are cosmopolitan in nature, with diverse host range and species diversity. Identification of the longhorn beetles based on the conventional taxonomy is time consuming and tough to adopt due to scarce availability of the type specimens, lingual problems, and scanty literature. There is a wide scope for alternative tool for ident...
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A new species of Sarmydus Pascoe, 1867, S. phani sp. nov., is described from the Lâm Đồng province in south Vietnam. S. phani sp. nov. is illustrated and compared with its closest relative species within the genus. An actualized check-list of the species composing the genus Sarmydus is provided.
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Since the first record, in 2006, of Saitis barbipes (Simon, 1868) in Belgium, numerous observations were accumulated in various naturalist observation platforms such as Waarnemingen.be. This note intends to update the status of Saitis barbipes to "established" in Belgium. A brief description is provided and detailed illustrations of specimens colle...
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The genus Archetypus Thomson, 1861 is revised. Archetypus parandroides Thomson, 1861 and A. castaneus Waterhouse, 1884, which have been regarded as synonyms of A. fulvipennis (Pascoe, 1859) are revised as different species. Four new species are described under the names A. acutus, A. longicornis, A. paukstadtorum and A. jacquoti spp. nov. The relat...
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Several interceptions or new reports of a cerambycid of Asian origin, Trichoferus campestris (Faldermann, 1835), have been made very recently in Europe, particularly in France and for the first time in Belgium. The establishment of this invasive species has already been observed in several European countries as well as in Canada and the United Stat...
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Staphylinidae beetles belonging to the genus Euplectus Leach, 1817 were obtained during inventories of the insect fauna present in the Jean Massart botanical garden (Brussels-Capital region) and in the Claire-Fontaine nature reserve (Hainaut province). The results of the identification of this material allowed the census of 5 species for which coll...
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Une troisième espèce du genre Oceanomegopis Komiya & Drumont, 2009, également endémique de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, est décrite : Oceanomegopis doensis n. sp.
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During biological inventories carried out with intensity and pugnacity in two protected Belgian sites, the national nature reserve of Claire-Fontaine (Province of Hainaut) and the botanical garden Jean Massart (Region of Brussels-Capital, Auderghem), three species of Alticinae were recorded for the first time in Belgium: Phyllotreta astrachanica Lo...
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The discovery of the occurrence of the genus Trichogomphus Burmeister, 1847 in Nepal is reported, based on the study of two females of the species T. martabani (Guérin-Méneville, 1833) collected in the eastern part of the country. The number of Dynastinae species known to occur in Nepal is now increased to 11 species.
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The Botanic Garden Jean Massart is a tiny 4.5 ha site, squeezed in between the eastern border of the city of Brussels and the Sonian forest. The Garden is a Natura 2000 site with around 2.000 plant species. The area is composed of various biotopes such as humid areas with a swamp and ponds, an old orchard on dry grassland, a medicinal plants garden...
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A new species of the genus Aegolipton Gressitt, 1940 is described from central Vietnam under the name Aegolipton uenoi sp. nov. A short note on the genus related to the new species is given. A female of Aegolipton bawangum Komiya, 2005 is described and illustrated for the first time.
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Résumé. Dans cette note, nous signalons pour la première fois la présence de Phloeotribus liminaris (Harris, 1852) en Belgique. Abstract. In this note, we report for the first time the presence of Phloeotribus liminaris (Harris, 1852) in Belgium. Keyword. Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae, Phloeotribus liminaris (Harris, 1852), Belgium, first r...
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The Sphecidae species Sceliphron curvatum (Smith, 1870) has been reported from Belgium for the first time in 2014, based on a single exemplar collected in 2013 in the Brussels-Capital Region. One more specimen has been caught in 2019 at the same location, which tends to demonstrate the occurrence of a population of this species at least in the cent...
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The occurrence of Bruchidius imbricornis (Panzer, 1795), Bruchus occidentalis Lukjanovitch & Ter-Minassian, 1957 and Bruchus brachialis Fåhraeus, 1839 is documented for the first time from Belgium. Bruchidius siliquastri Delobel, 2007, previously known only from the Brussels region, is confirmed by several additional localities and is also recorded...
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A new species of the genus Prionus Geoffroy, 1762, P. antonkozlovi n. sp., is described from the Fujian Province in eastern China. P. antonkozlovi n. sp. is illustrated and compared with the type material of the closest relative species within the genus. An updated list of species of the genus Prionus found in China is provided.
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A new species of Catypnes is described and illustrated: Catypnes marazziorum sp. nov. (type locality: Papua New Guinea, Morobe province, Kapiro village, deposited in Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences; Brussels). The new species is compared to the single Catypnes species previously known from Papua New Guinea and to C. pirkli (Drumont, Kom...
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The occurrence in Thailand of the species Trichogomphus rongi Dechambre & Drumont, 2000 is reported for the first time on base of two males, and its geographical distribution is discussed. The habitus and the male genitalia are illustrated. The number of Dynastinae species known to occur in this country is now increased to 33 species.
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Pseudoprionus bienerti waitzbaueri ssp. n. (Cerambycidae, Prioninae) from S-Jordan is described for the first time.
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A large number of specimens of the Vietnamese species Metaegosoma annamensis (Pic, 1930) were examined as part of this study in order to characterize the variability of the species from the point of view of size, coloration and other morphological characteristics. The possibility of the existence of speciation in the populations of M. annamensis st...
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Abstract. We present observations from a small collection of longhorns belonging to the subfamily Prioninae and collected during an expedition in the rainy season to a newly designated protected area, Mahimborondro, in North-East Madagascar. The material includes a new species (S. mahimborondroensis sp. nov.) of Closterini (Prioninae) from a small...
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Five species of Prioninae from the Indian state of Mizoram were studied: Megobaralipton kalimantanum (Komiya & Makihara, 2001); Nepiodes bowringi (Gahan, 1894); Anomophysis hainana (Gressitt, 1940); Eurypoda (Eurypoda) nigrita Thomson, 1865 and Eurypoda (Neoprion) batesi Gahan, 1894. New country records are provided to: Megobaralipton kalimantanum...
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The species of Trictenotoma Grey, 1832 from the Philippine Archipelago are critically assessed, description of T. boudanti Drumont et Telnov sp. nov. from Balabac and Palawan, and a redescription of T. cindarella Kriesche, 1921 from Mindanao are provided. A key to the Philippine Trictenotomidae Blanchard, 1845 is presented for the first time.
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The genus of longhorn beetle Parmena Dejean, 1821 is presented in Belgium for which two species have been recorded : P. balteus (Linnaeus, 1767) and P. unifasciata (Rossi, 1790). Several specimens of P. balteus have recently been collected in two Belgian provinces (Brabant Wallon and Luxembourg) on sight, by breeding currant or ivy branches as well...
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The genus Psalidosphryon was described by Komiya 2001 based on the species Osphryon spiniscapus Schwarzer 1924 and since then, it has been known as a monospecific genus. However, a second species was found recently and in the present paper, this new species is going to be described after precise examination.
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Résumé ouvrage complet. Cet ouvrage, fruit de 13 années de travail et coordonné par Henri-Pierre Aberlenc, est l'œuvre de 50 scientifiques de renommée mondiale. Ce manuel est à la fois une synthèse des connaissances, un guide pratique et un outil pédagogique, que les auteurs ont souhaité compréhensible et accessible au plus large public possible...
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Trictenotoma davidi Deyrolle, 1875 and T. formosana Kriesche, 1919 are the only insular Palaearctic Trictenotomidae. Both species are related and T. formosana was originally defined on the basis of unstable morphological features and originally described as a subspecies of T. davidi. In this paper, a detailed redescription of T. formosana is provid...
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The genus Paroplites is revived from a junior synonym of the genus Cnemoplites to an independent genus and the type species of the genus designated as P. edwardsii. The genus Geoffmonteithia Jin, de Keyzer & Slipinski is synonymized to Paroplites. Cnemoplites aurivillii, C. edwardsii, C. inermis and C. ritsemai transferred to the genus Paroplites....
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Following the capture of two specimens of Opilo mollis (Linnaeus, 1758) in 2017 and 2019 at Oudergem (Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium), the first author decided to gather all information about the presence of this species in the Benelux countries. This beetle lives under the bark of decaying stems and branches of deciduous trees which are colonize...
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The occurrence of the Asian hornet, Vespa velutina Lepeletier, 1836, in the Brussels-Capital region and the results of its progression in Belgium until the end of 2019 are presented. A brief biology of the species is recalled. The criteria for distinguishing it from its closest species in Belgium, the European hornet, Vespa crabro Linnaeus, 1758 an...
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The African prionine longhorn beetle Cantharocnemis (Cantharoplatys) faimairei Lameere, 1902 is newly recorded from Mozambique. Details of its discovery there are presented.
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A new species belonging to the genus Aegosoma Audinet-Serville, 1832 is described on the basis of specimens from the provinces of Jiangxi and Fujian in the southeastern part of China. This species is compared with the following species that may live in the same ecozone: A. sinicum White, 1853; A. hainanense Gahan, 1900; A. ornaticolle White, 1853 e...
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A survey of the Botanical Garden Jean Massart situated at the outskirts of the city of Brussels revealed the presence of ten species of the Rhagionidae representing nearly 50% of the species ever recorded in Belgium. Chrysopilus asiliformis (Preyssler, 1791) and Chrysopilus cristatus (Fabricius, 1775) were the most abundant species. Rhagio immacula...
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In the Botanic Garden Jean Massart at Oudergem, a specimen of Rhizophagus fenestralis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera: Monotomidae) was found between 18.vi and 1.vii.2019. This little beetle is new for the Brussels Capital Region. After the first Belgian capture at Dinant in 1955, and 6 other captures between 1964 and 1993 in the surrounding of Liège,...
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A review and species key to Trictenotoma Gray, 1832 (Trictenotomidae Blanchard, 1845) from the Indochina bioregion, mainland Southeast Asia, is presented for the first time. Adults of Trictenotoma childreni Gray, 1832, T. davidi Deyrolle, 1875 and T. mouhoti Deyrolle, 1875 are redescribed. Trictenotoma pollocki sp. nov. from southern Vietnam is des...
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On 13.v.2019 a female of Isorhipis melasoides (Laporte de Castelnau, 1835) was caught in the Botanical Garden Jean Massart at Oudergem (Brussels Capital Region). This eucnemid species was discovered in Belgium for the first time in 2010. Until now, it has only been encountered in three localities. I. melasoides occurs in Europe, mainly in old beech...
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A new species of Sarmydus Pascoe, 1867, S. bagh sp. nov., is described from north India and adjacent countries based on the habitus of both male and female, and male genitalia characters. Detailed taxonomic investigations reveal previous misidentification of several specimens from India of the new species as S. antennatus Pascoe, 1867. Accordingly,...
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The presence in Belgium of the weevil beetle Ferreria marqueti (Aubé, 1863) (Curculionidae) is treated and confirmed on the basis of several collected samples realized in the botanical garden Jean Massart, Brussels-Capital Region, and in the vicinity of the village of Nethen, Walloon Region. The data related to these collections as well as previous...
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The presentation is focused on the resulats obtained for the entomological survey that takes place in the Botanical Garden Jean Massart located in Auderghem, in Brussels -Capital region. The inventory used various insect trappings and most of the specimens collected are mounted. Later, the exemplars are identified by a college of 57 citizen scienti...
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In June 2015, a specimen of Anidorus sanguinolentus (Kiesenwetter, 1861) was found in Anderlecht (Brussels Capital Region) in a light trap. This was the first discovery of this beetle species in Belgium. In the spring of 2019, onother four specimens were collected in our country: the first in March in a nature reserve in Gouy-lez-Piéton (province o...
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Based on recent collections in Laos, a new species of the genus Aegosoma Audinet-Serville, 1832 is described as A. fuliginosum sp. nov. The new species is illustrated and compared to the closest species in the genus, and particularly related to other species living in Laos in sympatry with the new species.
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A new species of Sarmydus Pascoe, 1867, S. lii n. sp., is described from the Taiwan island in Eastern China. S. lii n. sp. is illustrated and compared with its closest relative species up to now within the genus. An actualized check-list of the species composing the genus Sarmydus is provided.
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A new species of Toxeutes Newman, 1840, T. (Catypnes) pirkli n. sp., is described from the Sulawesi island in Indonesia. T. pirkli n. sp., is illustrated and compared to T. macleayi Pascoe, 1864 and to T. negrosianus Hüdepohl, 1987, its closest taxa inside the subgenus Catypnes Pascoe, 1864. An adapted checklist of the species composing the genus T...
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The adult male and female of a new species of longhorn beetle, Sarmydus nicobarensis sp. nov. are described from the Great Nicobar and Camorta Islands, India. Illustrations of habitus and male genitalia of the new species, as well as photographs of the holotype of S. paukstadtorum Drumont, 2011 are provided.
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We present records of seven new carabid species for Belgium as well as new records of 67 rare carabid species collected or identified in Belgium mainly during the period 2008-2018. Detailed information about these records is discussed in relation to previously available distributional or taxonomic knowledge. These recent records improve the general...
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Recently collected specimens provide some additional information on the distribution of Autocrates (Trictenotomidae). New records are presented from China and Vietnam for A. ivanovi Drumont, 2016, A. maqueti Drumont, 2006 and A. vitalisi Vuillet, 1912. These new data supplement the hitherto known geographic distribution of the focused species.
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The peculiar Prioninae genus Vietetropis Komiya, 1997 comprised up to now a single species, V. viridis, described at the same time. A new species has been recently found in southern China in the Guangxi province. It is described under the name V. cheni sp. nov. and compared to the original type species of the genus V. viridis
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Three new species and one new genus are described: Psyrassa lisitskyi sp. nov., from Peru (Elaphidiini); Ophtalmibidion antonkozlovi sp. nov., from Colombia (Neoibidionini); and Nappella gen. nov., is proposed to N. antonkozlovi sp. nov., from Peru (Calliini). Epectasis mexicana Breuning, 1954 is redescribed, and figured for the first time, and rec...
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Two specimens of Euglenes oculatus Paykull, 1798 were collected in July 2015 and in June 2016 in the botanical garden Jean Massart in Audergem (Brussels Capital Region). The authors then decided to accumulate all information about this rare beetle belonging to the family of Aderidae. So far, the species seems to be almost unknown in the Benelux cou...
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Between 1970 and 2016, 39 cerambycid species were found at the westside of Brussels-Capital Region. Since then, 4 new species were captured: Alosterna tabacicolor (De Geer, 1775), Callidium violaceum (Linnaeus, 1758), Leiopus nebulosus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Saperda scalaris (Linnaeus, 1758). These discoveries could be the result of a more friendly m...
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Acanthocinus griseus (Fabricius, 1792), a Cerambycidae beetle species, has been reported from Belgium for the first time in 2004 on a single female exemplar collected in 2002. Several specimens have been recently collected with interception pheromone traps, by UV light trapping and by beating branches of pine trees. These additional data demonstrat...
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The invasive bark-beetle species Phloeosinus rudis Blandford, 1894 was collected for the first time in Belgium during an entomological inventory in the Jean Massart botanical garden located in Auderghem (Brussels-Capital Region). Adults emerged in abundance by keeping in the laboratory a single trunk of Cupressus sempervirens L. found dead in the g...
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Prionus sontinh new species, from Lai Chau, Lao Cai and Yen Bai provinces in northern Vietnam, is described and illustrated. The new species is compared with its closest taxa in the genus Prionus. urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:8562579E-BD9F-4987-B7E2-E0D86E559713.
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We present the first capture in Belgium of the bark beetle species Pityokteines vorontzowi (Jakobson, 1896), carried out during a trapping performed in the botanical garden Jean Massart located in Auderghem (Brussels-Capital Region).
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In this paper, the first interception of Anthelephila caeruleipennis (La Ferté-Sénectère, 1847) in Belgium is reported. This finding is presented and discussed here.
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In this paper, the first interception of Anthelephila caeruleipennis (La Ferté-Sénectère, 1847) in Belgium is reported. This finding is presented and discussed here.
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New occurrence and distribution data are presented for five invasive species of the genus Otiorhynchus Germar, 1822 in Belgium. The presence of the species Otiorhynchus (Arammichnus) cribricollis Gyllenhal, 1834 on our territory is confirmed by the recent collection of specimens at the Belgian coast. For the first time, O. (Arammichnus) indefinitus...
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The presence in Belgium of the beetle Berginus tamarisci Wollaston, 1854 belonging to the Mycetophagidae family is treated and confirmed on the basis of several collects realized in the Brussels-Capital Region and in the provinces of Liège and Limburg. The data relating to these collections are presented and discussed.
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We present here the first case of gynandromorphism in the beetles family Trictenotomidae. The specimen belongs to the species Autocrates vitalisi Vuillet, 1912 and demonstrates male and female mixed characteristics distributed in a complex manner, not as in the case of a strict bilateral gynandromorphism. Therefore, this individual could be better...
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Podagrica fuscicornis (Linnaeus, 1767) is a little flea-beetle, living in Central, South and West Europe, as well as in the Middle East and North Africa. Since a few years it has become more common in the Benelux, South England, North Germany, Denmark and even in the Baltic region. One can find the beetle on Malvaceae, especially in gardens on rose...
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A new species of the genus Aegolipton Gressitt, 1940 is described from the Lam Dong province in southern-central part of Vietnam under the name A. dvoraceki n. sp. The new species is illustrated and compared with A. kumei Komiya, 2005 and A. tavakiliani Drumont & Do, 2017 which are, up to now, its closest species included in this genus
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Based on recent collections in Laos, a new species of the genus Aegosoma Audinet-Serville, 1832 is described as A. dorei n. sp. The new species is illustrated and compared to its closest species within the genus. The female sex of Drumontiana costata Komiya & Niisato, 2007), a species of Prioninae from the Anacolini tribe restricted to the northeas...
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The occurrence of the genus Megobaralipton Lepesme & Breuning, 1952 in Vietnam is reported, based on recent collections of the species M. kalimantanum Komiya & Makihara, 2001 in several areas of the country. This first record in Vietnam extends the distribution of the species to the North-East in the continental Asia region and is discussed.
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Pine wilt disease is one of the most serious introduced threats to coniferous forests worldwide. Its causal agent, the pinewood nematode (PWN), Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, is vectored primarily by cerambycids of the genus Monochamus Dejean throughout its native (North America) and introduced (Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Portugal) ranges. Despite s...