Revisional study on African Apophylia (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae). Part 4

Bezděk Jan
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 45: 165-182, 2005
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Abstract: This study of African Apophylia Thomson, 1858 revises the species related to A. nobilitata Gerstaecker, 1871 and A. vernallis (Allard, 1889). Apophylia cervenkai sp. nov. (from Ethiopia, Oman and Yemen), A. neavei sp. nov. (from Malawi and South Africa), A. oborili sp. nov. (from Malawi), A. snizeki sp. nov. (from Kenya), A. mila sp. nov. (from Tanzania) and A. kaffa sp. nov. (from Ethiopia) are described. The lectotype is designated for Apophylia mauritanica Pic, 1944. The following new synonym is proposed: A. vernallis (Allard, 1889) = A. mauritanica Pic, 1944, syn. nov. Male genitalia of all species are illustrated.
Key words: Taxonomy, new species, lectotype designation, synonymy, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Apophylia, Afrotropical Region