Diego de Santana Souza


Research Summary

My research interests are mainly focused on diversity, taxonomy, morphological and molecular systematics, evolution and historical biogeography of longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), especially the subfamily Lamiinae.

Current project

Short Bio & Education

  • 2017–present: Postdoc, Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • 2017: Ph.D. in Entomology, Universidade Federal do Paraná, UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil.

  • 2013: M.Sc. in Entomology, Universidade Federal do Paraná, UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil.


  • Souza, D.S., Sepúlveda, T.A., Marinoni, L. Monné, M.L. Phylogenetic analyses provide new insights into systematics of the longhorned beetle tribe Acrocinini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae). Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny (in press).

  • Monné, M.L., Souza, D.S., Mello, A.P., Monné, M.A. Synopsis of the genus Pseudocriopsis (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Zootaxa 4772 (3), 512–516. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4772.3.4

  • Souza, D.S., Marinoni, L., Monné, M.L., Gómez-Zurita, J. 2020. Molecular phylogenetic assessment of the tribal classification of Lamiinae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 145: 106736. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106736

  • Monteiro, G.S., Souza, D.S., Nascimento, F.E.L., Haseyama, K.L.F. 2020. Checklist of the Lamiinae (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of the Taxonomic Collections Center of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). Zootaxa 4742 (2): 168–180. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4742.1.11

  • Sepúlveda, T.A., Echeverry, A., Souza, D.S. 2020. New species of Chaetonerius Hendel (Diptera: Neriidae) and key for identification of the Neriidae of Tanzania. Zootaxa 4755: 190–194. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4755.1.12

  • Monné, M.L., Monné, M.A., Souza, D.S. 2019. The genus Ozineus Bates, 1863 in South America (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae). Zootaxa 4695: 593–600. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4695.6.10

  • Silva Júnior, J.O., Haseyama, K.L.F., Souza, D.S. 2019. New species and new combination in the genus Plistonax Thomson, 1864 (Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Acanthoderini). Zootaxa 4679: 392–396. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4679.2.10

  • Sepúlveda, T.A., Souza, D.S. 2019. A new species of Chaetonerius Hendel (Diptera: Neriidae) from Northeast Madagascar. Zootaxa 4656: 389–392. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4656.2.12

  • Sepúlveda, T.A., Souza, D.S., Gomes, L.R.P., Fogaça, J.M., de Carvalho, C.J.B. 2019. The Neriidae (Diptera) of Southeast Asia: A taxonomic revision of the genus Telostylus. European Journal of Entomology 116: 281–301. https://doi.org/10.14411/eje.2019.032

  • Sepúlveda, T.A., Souza, D.S. 2019. Taxonomy and phylogeny of the Eoneria-group (Diptera, Neriidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 1–35. https://doi.org/10.1163/1876312X-00002305

  • Souza, D.S., Monné, M.L., Marinoni, L. 2017. Phylogeny of the Neotropical longhorn beetle genus Ateralphus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae). Zoologia 34: 1–11. https://doi.org/10.3897/zoologia.34.e11996

  • Souza, D.S. 2016. A new species of Colobothea Lepeletier & Audinet-Serville, 1825 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) from Ecuador. Zootaxa 4161: 129–132. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4161.1.8

  • Souza, D.S., Monné, M.L. 2014. Synopsis of the genus Exalphus Restello, Iannuzzi & Marinoni (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae), with description of a new species and new country records. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 58: 19–24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0085-56262014000100004

  • Souza, D.S., Monné, M.L. 2013. Revision of the genus Ateralphus Restello, Iannuzzi & Marinoni, 2001 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae). Zootaxa 3736: 301–337. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3736.4.1

  • Souza, D. S., Monné, M.L. 2013. Alphus marinonii sp. nov., nova espécie para o Peru e Brasil (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 57: 9–11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0085-56262013000100002

  • Souza, D.S., Silva, A.A. 2012. Cerambycidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the Parque Natural Municipal de Porto Velho, Rondônia, Western Amazon, Brazil. Biota Neotropica 12: 237-240. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1676-06032012000100018