Eugenio Nearns

Eugenio Nearns
United States Department of Agriculture | USDA · National Identification Services

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I am a systematist with broad entomological interests, although my research is focused on the worldwide biodiversity of longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Additional affiliations
July 2017 - present
United States Department of Agriculture
Position
  • Entomologist
July 2014 - July 2017
Purdue University
Position
  • Collections Manager
January 2007 - December 2012
University of New Mexico
Position
  • PhD Student

Publications

Publications (78)
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Two new species of longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Central America are described and illustrated: Crossomeles copei sp. nov. and Crossomeles oscarcastilloi sp. nov. (Cerambycinae: Rhinotragini) from Mexico and Costa Rica, respectively. A key to the known species of Crossomeles Chemsak & Noguera, 1993 is provided. Also, two new co...
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A new species of Periergates Lacordaire, 1872 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Onciderini) from Costa Rica is described: Periergates kenjii Nearns & Swift, sp. nov. All life stages (egg, larva, pupa, and adult) are described and illustrated. Girdling behavior in Periergates is reported for the first time. Eight host plants are recorded for the...
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Hesychotypa albofasciata sp. nov. from Mexico (Veracruz) and Honduras, and Tulcus santossilvai sp. nov. from Mexico (Oaxaca) are described and illustrated. Distinguishing characters from closely related species are provided and discussed.
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Four new species are described from Brazil (Espírito Santo): Xylergates quinquetuberculatus (Acanthocinini); Trichonius w-notatus (Acanthocinini); Pseudobeta casariae (Onciderini); Xenofrea mariae (Xenofreini). Additionally, Nyssodrysina infima (Bates, 1885) is recorded for the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo for the first time.
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Three new species of longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Central and South America are described and illustrated: Strangalia yoryinethaesp. nov. and Strangalia lourdesaesp. nov. (Lepturinae: Lepturini), both from Monteverde, Costa Rica; and Peritrox shanebouchardisp. nov. (Lamiinae: Onciderini) from Paraguay. In addition, a key to th...
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The primary types of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) of the Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo (MZSP), São Paulo, are catalogued and illustrated. Data on the original combination, current name, gender, and type locality are verified and presented. There are 85 primary types of Onciderini including 23 in Oncid...
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A new genus and new species of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) are described and illustrated: Velozideres buntyni, from Ecuador. The following two new synonymies in Onciderini are proposed: Oncideres paurosoma Noguera, 1993 = Microcanus minor (Bates, 1885); Oncioderes piauiensis Martins and Galileo, 2013 = Oncioderes r...
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Two new species of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) are described and illustrated: Neocherentes adrianoi Nearns and Monné, from Brazil, and Neocherentes pergeri Nearns and Monné, from Bolivia. The male of Neocherentes dilloniorum Tippmann, 1960 is redescribed and the female is described for the first time. Neocherentes...
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Lesbates chavesi sp. nov. is described and a key to species of the genus is presented. In addition, nine new records of Onciderini for the states of Rio de Janeiro and Paraná (Brazil) are provided.
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Thomsonista Nearns and Nascimento, a new genus of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae), is described and illustrated. Seven new species of Onciderini are described and illustrated: Hesychotypa antonkozlovi from Ecuador; Hesychotypa danilevskyi from Panama; Lingafelteria pandolfii from Brazil; Oncideres antonkozlovi and Onci...
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The primary types of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) of the Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Berlin (ZMHB), Germany, are catalogued and illustrated. Data on the original combination, current name, gender, and type locality are verified and presented. There are 16 primary...
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A new genus and new species of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) are described and illustrated: Velozideres buntyni, from Ecuador. The following two new synonymies in Onciderini are proposed: Oncideres paurosoma Noguera, 1993 = Microcanus minor (Bates, 1885); Oncioderes piauiensis Martins and Galileo, 2013 = Oncioderes r...
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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) commits its 196 nation parties to conserve biological diversity, use its components sustainably, and share fairly and equitably the benefits from the utilization of genetic resources. The last of these objectives was further codified in the Convention's Nagoya Protocol (NP), which came into effect in 201...
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Two new species of Onciderini are described and illustrated: Oncideres tavakiliani, from Brazil (Pará), and Clavidesmus egeri, from Peru. Oncideres defectiofasciata Gilmour, 1950 is a junior synonym of O. chevrolatii Thomson, 1868. The following four new country records are reported: O. crassicornis Bates, 1865 (Paraguay); O. glebulenta Martins, 19...
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A revision of the American species of Prionus Geoffroy, 1762 is presented. Prionus (Neopolyarthron) Semenov, 1899 and Prionus (Antennalia) Casey, 1912 are synonymized with Prionus Geoffroy, 1762. Homaesthesis LeConte, 1873 is considered a true subgenus of Prionus. Prionus (Homaesthesis) rhodocerus Linsley, 1957 and Prionus (Homaesthesis) linsleyi H...
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The primary types of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 of the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH) are catalogued and illustrated. Data on the original combination, current name, gender, and type locality are verifi ed and presented. There are 14 primary types of Onciderini including fi ve in Oncideres Lacordaire, 1830; three in Charoides Dillon and Dillo...
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Seven new species of Oncideres Lacordaire, 1830 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Onciderini) are described and illustrated: Oncideres aliciae from French Guiana, Oncideres barclayi from French Guiana, Oncideres bezarki from Argentina, Oncideres birai from Peru, Oncideres brunapalanzae from Colombia, Oncideres jodii from French Guiana, and Oncid...
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A new species of Eclipta Bates, 1873 from Brazil (São Paulo), E. birai, is described and illustrated. A tribute to the late Ubirajara Ribeiro Martins de Souza is provided.
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The primary types of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN), Paris, are catalogued and illustrated. Data on the original combination, current name, gender, and type locality are verifi ed and presented. There are 139 primary types of Onciderini including 38 in Oncideres Lacordaire, 1830; 17 in Hypsioma Audinet-S...
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The primary types of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 deposited at The Natural History Museum (BMNH), London, United Kingdom, are catalogued and illustrated. Data on the original combination, current name, and type locality are verified and presented. There are 39 primary types of Onciderini including 11 in Oncideres Lacordaire, 1830; and three each in Hes...
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The longhorn beetles (family Cerambycidae) are a diverse and economically important group of insects. With more than 37 000 described species in about 5000 genera worldwide (Tavakilian & Chevillotte, 2013), the longhorn beetles comprise one of the largest beetle families. Nearly all cerambycids are phytophagous or xylophagous as larvae, generally f...
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Recent generic changes in the Australian fauna of Lamiinae lead us to rename 27 species of the genus Rhytiphora Audinet-Serville, 1835. We also point out the 206 resulting new combinations of species now included in this huge genus (412 species), half of which belongs to the Australian fauna and was already recombined. We completed the synonymy at...
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The primary types of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) deposited at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) are catalogued and illustrated. Data on the original combination, current name, and type locality are verified and presented. There are 36 primary types of Onciderini including 12 in Oncideres Lacordaire, 183...
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We present an overview of the difficulties sometimes encountered when determining whether a published name following a binomen is available or infrasubspecific and unavailable, following Article 45.6 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN, 1999). We propose a dichotomous key that facilitates this determination and as a preferabl...
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Prionacalus White, 1845, a genus restricted to western South America from Colombia to northern Argentina, is revised. Of the 15 species currently described, seven are considered as distinct and redescribed herein. The following five new synonymies are proposed: Prionacalus gunteri Gahan, 1894 is removed from synonymy with Prionacalus buckleyi Water...
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The primary types of Chinese (mainland China, Taiwan, and Tibet) longhorned woodboring beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae, Disteniidae) of the Smithsonian Institution are catalogued and figured, current through 2012. Data on the original combination, current name, current tribal classification, and type locality are verified and presented. There are...
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Lingafelteria, a new genus of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) is described and illustrated. Five new species of Onciderini are also described and illustrated: Cylicasta mariahelenae, Lingafelteria giuglarisi, Psyllotoxus dalensi, Psyllotoxus faurei from French Guiana; Trestonia solangeae from Bolivia. Keys to the known...
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Touroultia, a new genus of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) is described and illustrated. Five new species of Onciderini are also described and illustrated: Jamesia ramirezi from Costa Rica; Peritrox marcelae from French Guiana; Touroultia swifti from Ecuador; Touroultia lordi from French Guiana; Trestoncideres santossi...
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A preliminary checklist of the Cerambycidae, Disteniidae, and Vesperidae (Coleoptera) of Peru is presented. Within Cerambycidae, we record five subfamilies, 55 tribes, 345 genera and subgenera, and 714 species. Within Disteniidae, we record one tribe, six genera, and 11 species. We also record one subfamily, one tribe, one genus, and two species wi...
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Monneoncideres, a new genus of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) is described and illustrated. Six new species of Onciderini are also described and illustrated: Hesycha tavakiliani from Brazil; Lesbates milleri from Venezuela; Monneoncideres cristata from Ecuador and Peru; Neodillonia waltersi from Ecuador; Tibiosioma ma...
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Ironclad ID: Tool for Diagnosing Ironclad and Cylindrical Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Zopheridae) of the United States, ws developed through collaboration between CPHST and University of New Mexico. Designed for use by a wide variety of individuals, Ironclad ID aims to provide support for the identification of all genera and species in the family Zop...
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A preliminary molecular phylogenetic study of the longhorned beetle subfamilies Parandrinae and Prioninae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) was undertaken. Sixty one species were sequenced, including 33 ingroup taxa representing 12 tribes and 25 genera. Twenty eight outgroup taxa representing five subfamilies (Aseminae, Cerambycinae, Disteniinae, Lamiinae...
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The genus Nothopleurus Lacordaire is reviewed and generic limits redefined. Two species are transferred from Nothopleurus to Olethrius Lacordaire and the following new combinations are proposed: Olethrius cariosicollis (Fairmaire), Olethrius macrothorax (Montrouzier). Nothopleurus arabicus (Buquet) is transferred from Nothopleurus and returned to i...
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The history of the genus Trichocnemis LeConte, 1851 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae) is discussed. Its taxonomic status in relation to the genera Ergates Audinet-Serville, 1832 and Callergates Lameere, 1904 is clarified. The synonymy of Macrotoma californica White, 1853, Macrotoma spiculigera White, 1853, and Trichocnemis spiculatus LeConte, 1...
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An updated checklist of the Cerambycidae of Costa Rica is presented. This new version includes 1,071 species and subspecies in 429 genera, 69 tribes, and six subfamilies. Of these, 181 are new country records and 136 species are known only from Costa Rica. In addition, provincial distribution data are provided for each species. The checklist suppor...
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Family-group names proposed for beetles belonging to the family Cerambycidae are catalogued and their availability is determined using the rules of the current International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. A synoptic classification of the family summarizes the validity of the names. Type genera of all family-group names are listed and the type spe...
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A molecular phylogenetic study of forty two species of predaceous diving beetles (Dytiscidae) emphasizing Hygrotus Stephens and Coelambus Thomson was undertaken. Sequences were generated from the following genes: cytochrome c oxidase I (COI), cytochrome c oxidase II (COII), wingless (Wnt), elongation factor 1 alpha (Ef1) and histone III (H3). Parsi...
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Curius chemsaki Nearns and Ray, 2006 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Curiini), is reported from Colombia for the first time. In addition, the range of this taxon within Venezuela is extended to the Andean Province of Táchira.
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A new species, Plectromerus roncavei (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae, Plectromerini), from Honduras and Nicaragua is described and illustrated. Features distinguishing the new species from its congeners as well as a modified key to species is presented. In addition, the previously unknown female of Plectromerus dezayasi Nearns & Branham, 20...
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The 144 Coleoptera holotypes in the Museo de Historia Natural, Noel Kempff Mercado, Santa Cruz, Bolivia are listed alphabetically within their respective family. Full literature citations for the original descriptions of listed holotypes are included in the Literature Cited section. Los 144 holotipos de Coleoptera depositados en el Museo de Histori...
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A checklist is presented of the cerambycid (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) holdings of the Fernando de Zayas Collection, La Habana, Cuba. The size, importance, and condition of the collection are discussed.
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Phoenicus sanguinipennis was described by Lacordaire in 1869 based on one male specimen of unknown origin. We rediscovered this species 135 years later in the Punta Cana region in La Altagracía Province of eastern Dominican Republic (18°30.477'N, 68°22.499'W). Twenty-seven specimens were collected at lights and on dead Maclura tinctoria (Linnaeus)...
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A molecular phylogenetic study of longhorned beetles (Cerambycidae) was undertaken. Fifty species were sequenced representing seven subfamilies and 35 tribes. Sequences were generated from the following genes: 12S rRNA, 16S rRNA, 28S rRNA, and histone 3. Parsimony, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian analyses were performed. Relationships among subfam...
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enced or abstracted by several sources including the Zoological Record, CAB Abstracts, etc. Asof 2007, Insecta Mundi is published irregularly throughout the year, not as quarterly issues. As manuscripts,are completed,they are published,and given an individual number.,Manuscripts,must,be peer reviewed prior to submission, after which they are again...
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The previously unknown male of Plectromerus michelii Nearns and Branham is described and illustrated.
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Habitus photographs of holotypes and syntypes of Buprestidae (Coleoptera) in the Fernando de Zayas Collection, Havana, Cuba, are presented. Notes on the identities of the species are given. Peronaemis viridithorax Zayas 1988 is synonymized with Peronaemis monticola Fisher 1936.
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Five new species of longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the Dominican Republic are diagnosed, described, and illustrated: Ataxia hovorei, Atimiola rickstanleyi, Drycothaea indistincta, Eburia pseudostigma, and Hormathus giesberti. In addition, Hormathus Gahan 1890 is transferred from Tillomorphini Lacordaire into Ibidionini Thomson,...
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Habitus photographs of the cerambycid types (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) of the Fernando de Zayas Collection, Havana, Cuba, are presented. Color photographs are available on the Internet. Lectotypes are herein designated for two taxa, Plectromerus pinicola Zayas and Phidola superba Zayas (= Eupogonius superbus (Zayas)). Resumen Se presentan fotografí...
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A new species, Curius chemsaki (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Curiini), from Venezuela is described. Features distinguishing the new species from its congeners as well as a key to the four species are presented. Sexual dimorphism in pronotal and prosternal morphology within the genus is also discussed. Resumen Una nueva especie, Curius ch...
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A new species, Plectromerus navassae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Curiini), from Navassa Island, Greater Antilles, is described. Features distinguishing the new species from its congeners are presented.
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A list of the Cerambycidae of Bolivia is presented. It totals 1,259 species including 496 new country records. When available the known geographical distribution by department is shown for each species. Resumen: Se presenta una lista de los Cerambycidae de Bolivia. En total son 1.259 especies incluyendo 496 que son nuevas para el país. En los casos...
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A new species, Plectromerus grimaldii (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Curiini), from Dominican amber (Oligo-Miocene) is described. Features distinguishing the new species from its congeners are presented. A discussion of the comparison of this new species to another Plectromerus fossil, P. tertiarius Vitali, is also presented.
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Fisher (1932) described Pentomacrus puncta- tus from eight specimens, the holotype of which is a male specimen deposited in the USNM, type locality Santiago de las Vegas, Cuba (Fig. 1b). Giesbert (1985) synonymized Pentomacrus with Plectromerus. Plectromerus punctatus (Fisher) is listed as endemic to Cuba (Fisher 1932, Monné 2005, Monné and Hovore...
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During revisionary work on the tribe Curiini LeConte, 1873, a new country record for Plectromerus exis Zayas was noticed. Plectromerus exis was described by Fernando de Zayas in 1975 from five specimens collected in several localities in Cuba (Zayas, 1975) and is listed as endemic to that island (Monné, 2005; Monné and Hovore, 2005; Peck, 2005). Th...