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Redescriptions, Lectotype Designations, New Synonyms and New Geographic Records for the “Tiger” Species of Mycotretus Lacordaire, 1842 (Coleoptera: Erotylidae: Tritomini)

Authors
  • c. pecci-maddalena, italo s.
  • lopes-andrade, cristiano
Publication Date
Nov 22, 2018
Source
MDPI
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English
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Abstract

Mycotretus are numerous and are not bilaterally symmetrical in pattern. Here, new geographical records, diagnoses and redescriptions are provided for M. tigrinus, M. centralis, M. tigrinoides, M. tigripennis and M. prioteloides, including the first descriptions of their male and female terminalia. Lectotypes are designated for M. multimaculatus, M. centralis, and M. leopardus. Mycotretus multimaculatus and M. tigrinus pardalis Crotch, 1876 are proposed as new junior synonyms of M. tigrinus. Additionally, the authorship of the name M. leopardus is attributed to Crotch, 1876, because he was the first author to provide a description for that taxon, and the synonymy of M. leopardus and M. conspersus (Germar, 1824) with M. tigrinus (Olivier, 1792) is confirmed.

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