Leptostylus annulipes Fisher, 1942 ([Holotype] Dominican Republic: Sanchez MCZ)
Leptostylus hispaniolae Fisher, 1942 ([Holotype] Haiti: Kenskoff, near Port-au-Prince, 4000-6000 ft USNM)
Leptostylopsis hispaniolae Gilmour, 1963
Leptostylopsis annulipes Lingafelter & Micheli, 2009
Diagnosis. Th is species is similar to Leptostylopsis milleri (Fisher) but has the setae
atop the elytral tubercles appressed (partially erect in L. milleri). It also is similar to
Leptostylopsis antillarum (Fisher), a species not known from Hispaniola, but diff ers in
having a dark, black macula at the base of the humeri (absent in L. antillarum). Most
specimens have some elytral pubescence with a greenish tinge combined with ochraceous
pubescence concentrated at the basal and apical 1/4 of the elytra and on the
pronotum (most specimens of L. antillarum have more uniformly colored pubescence
without a greenish tinge or in ochraceous patches.) L. annulipes is also very similar to
Leptostylus castaneovirescens Zayas, a species known only from Cuba and which can be
distinguished by its longer antennae (Zayas, 1975). Th e pubescence patterns appear
to be very similar between the two species, and L. castaneovirescens may be conspecifi c
with L. annulipes.
Careful examination of the paratypes of L. hispaniolae (Fisher) show them to be
conspecifi c with L. annulipes. Th e holotype of L. hispaniolae is somewhat unusual in
having a bold white fascia at the middle of the elytra, but it appears to be nothing more
than a dramatically patterned specimen. Examination of many other specimens of L.
annulipes shows that the white macula is variably developed, and the holotype of L.
hispaniolae merely represents an extreme of this variation
Diagnosis from: Lingafelter SW, Micheli CJ (2009) Th e genus Leptostylopsis of Hispaniola (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Acanthocinini).ZooKeys 17: 1-55. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.17.217