Centroscelis kadleci sp. nov. from Yemen and a new synonymy in the genus Centroscelis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae)
Bezděk Jan, Daccordi Mauro, Kantner František
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 237-244, 2012
Abstract: Centroscelis kadleci sp. nov. from Yemen is described and illustrated.
Geographical distribution of the Afrotropical genus Centroscelis Chevrolat,
1836 is extended to the southernmost part of the Arabian Peninsula. Lectotype
is designated for Chrysomela decempustulata Thunberg, 1787. Centroscelis
inenarrabilis Vogel, 1871 (with its synonyms C. trifibulata Vogel, 1871, C.
bisquinquepustulata Vogel, 1871, C. nigripennis Achard, 1924 and C.
quatuordecimmaculata Achard, 1924) is proposed as a new synonym of C.
decempustulatus (Thunberg, 1787), comb. nov.
Key words: Coleoptera Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae, Centroscelis, new species, new synonym, Africa, Yemen, Palaearctic Region