Revisional study on the genus Mimastra (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae): Species with unmodified protarsomeres in male. Part 1.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 819-840, 2009
Abstract: The first results of a taxonomic study of the type material of the genus
Mimastra Baly, 1865 are presented for 11 species in which the males do not
have modified protarsomeres. Three species are described as new: Mimastra
jelineki sp. nov. (Indonesia: Java and Bali), M. kremitovskyi sp. nov. (China:
Yunnan) and M. riedeli sp. nov. (India: Uttar Pradesh; Nepal). The following new
synonyms are proposed: Mimastra fortipunctata Maulik, 1936 = M. bhutanica
Kimoto, 1982, syn. nov.; M. malvi Chen, 1942 = M. grahami Gressitt & Kimoto,
1963, syn. nov., and M. submetallica Jacoby, 1884 = M. pectoralis Kimoto, 1989,
syn. nov. Mimastra badia Kimoto, 1989 is treated as a valid species and
resurrected from the synonymy with M. polita Jacoby, 1889. Lectotypes are
designated for the following species: Mimastra pallida Jacoby, 1896, M.
submetallica Jacoby, 1884, and M. sumatrensis Jacoby, 1884. Both male and
female genitalia are described for the first time for almost all species
Key words: Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Mimastra, taxonomy, new species, lectotype designation, synonymy, resurrection from synonymy, Oriental Region, Palaearctic Region