Phyllobrotica malinka sp.nov. from Turkey and Iran and a review of allied species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 563-575, 2010
Abstract: Phyllobrotica malinka sp. nov. from Turkey and Iran is described, illustrated
and compared with closely related P. frontalis Weise, 1886 and P. elegans
Kraatz, 1866. Male and female genitalia are figured for all three species. The
distribution of P. frontalis and P. elegans is summarized based on literature
and newly identified material. Phyllobrotica elegans is recorded for the first
time from Lebanon and Syria, and P. frontalis is confirmed from Syria. An
identification key to the West Palaearctic species of Phyllobrotica Chevrolat,
1836 is provided.
Key words: Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Phyllobrotica, taxonomy, new species, Iran, Turkey, Palaearctic Region.