ⓘ Category:Arthropods of Brazil

Anthonomus morticinus

Anthonomus morticinus is a weevil native to Brazil. Its host plant is Solanum mauritianum Scopoli and it is being considered as a potential biocontrol agent for this plant in South Africa


Bahiaxenos relictus is the sole member of the family Bahiaxenidae, a type of winged insect. It was only discovered and described in 2009 from relictual sand dunes associated with the Rio São Francisco in Bahia, Brazil. It is considered to be the most basal living member of the order Strepsiptera, so is the sister taxon to the remaining extant species. It is known from only a single male specimen, and its biology is unknown.

Chartergellus jeannei

Chartergellus jeannei is a new wasp species described by specimens found at the Ducke Reserve in Manaus Brazil. The species in named in honor of Professor Robert L. Jeanne an animal behaviorist and expert in social wasps.

Megasoma anubis

Megasoma anubis can reach a length of about 90 millimetres 3.5 in including horn. These large and heavy beetles are black but they have a soft, velvety surface, as they are densely covered with a yellowish-grey dust. Males are much larger than females and have a medium length and curved horn on the head. On pronotum there is a short median horn. Females lack horns. The legs are relatively long with sharp claws. These beetles are considered pests. The larvae live and develop within 1-2 years. They feed on the inflorescence of the Chinese fan palm Livistona Chinese. Adults mainly feed on rot ...


Neotrogla are about the size of fleas. The genus can be distinguished from other genera of Speleketorinae by the presence of articulated spines on the anterior side of their legs, and by their unique genitalia. Both sexes have hairs on their tarsus, but the hairs on females are markedly longer. Neotrogla have branched hindwings and brown forewings. Female Neotrogla possess a penis-like organ, incorrectly called gynosome ", but interchangeably referred to penis. They aggressively seek out mates, while males are more selective. During mating, the female collects the male and penetrates his s ...

Ophiomyia lantanae

Ophiomyia lantanae is a fly native to the Americas, from the southern US to Brazil but had been introduced also to Australia as biological control agent of Lantana camara in 1914.


ⓘ Arthropods of Brazil

  • Caxambu. Phytophagous arthropods associated with Solanum mauritianum Scopoli Solanaceae in the first Plateau of Parana, Brazil a cooperative project
  • A large number of arthropods are associated with sloths. These include biting and blood - sucking flies such as mosquitoes and sandflies, triatomine bugs
  • Paleontology portal History of science portal This list of fossil arthropods described in 2012 is a list of new taxa of trilobites, fossil insects, crustaceans
  • 2014 Inflorescences of the bromeliad Vriesea friburgensis as nest sites and food resources for ants and other arthropods in Brazil Psyche 2014 396095
  • List of threatened and endangered arthropods including insects, arachnids, and crustaceans under the United States Endangered Species Act as of October
  • trogons feed mainly on arthropods as well as some fruit, often taken in flight they are one of the most insectivorous trogon species of their range. They
  • a developmental stage of arthropods such as insects, between each moult ecdysis until sexual maturity is reached. Arthropods must shed the exoskeleton
  • This article describes the roles played by arthropods in human culture. The arthropods are a phylum of animals with jointed legs they include the insects
  • entrance. It is nocturnal, and feeds on arthropods Torres - Carvajal, Etheridge de Queiroz 2011 A systematic revision of Neotropical lizards in the clade
  • lists 27 arthropod subspecies as least concern. No subpopulations of arthropods have been evaluated by the IUCN. This is a complete list of least concern

Ghilianella beckeri

Ghilianella beckeri is a species of assassin bug in the subfamily Emesinae found in Brazil. The species was described in 2009 and was found in the collection of the late professor Johann Becker.