Polycestinae (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Socotra Island

Volkovitsh Mark G.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(supplementum 2): 195-208, 2012
Views: 105
Abstract: Five polycestine species are reported from Socotra Island including three new species: Acmaeodera (Acmaeotethya) kabateki sp. nov.; A. (A.) hadiboe sp. nov.; and A. (A.) socotraensis sp. nov. Svatacesta Zabransky, 2004, syn. nov., described originally as a subgenus of the genus Strigoptera Dejean, 1833 is considered a junior synonym of the genus Pseudocastalia Kraatz, 1896, and a new combination, Pseudocastalia socotra (Zabransky, 2004) comb. nov., is proposed. Illustrations of each species are provided, and a key is given for the identification of Socotran species of Acmaeodera Eschscholtz, 1829. Host plants for three Acmaeodera species are recorded for the first time. All Socotran Polycestinae are endemic for the island and demonstrate Afrotropical relations.
Key words: Coleoptera, Buprestidae, Polycestinae, Pseudocastalia, Strigoptera, Acmaeodera, taxonomy, new species, new synonym, new combination, new host plants, Yemen, Socotra
Papers
Socotra Archipelago – a lifeboat in the sea of changes: advancement in Socotran insect biodiversity surveyList of local Socotran geographical names used in entomological literatureCalosoma chlorostictum ivinskisi, a new synonym of Calosoma chlorostictum chlorostictum (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Carabini)Annotated checklist of the Carabidae (Coleoptera) of the Socotra ArchipelagoThe Hydrophiloid beetles of Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Georissidae, Hydrophilidae)Limnebius dioscoridus sp. nov. from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae)New species of Euconnus, subgen. Euconophron (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae) from Socotra IslandBaeocera socotrana sp. nov., the first species of Scaphidiinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) reported from Socotra IslandAfromorgus reiterorum sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Trogidae) from Socotra IslandTanyproctini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) of Socotra IslandHomothyrea inornatipennis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Leucocelina): immature stages and distributionPolycestinae (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Socotra IslandA new species of the genus Chalcogenia from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Buprestinae: Anthaxiini)Description of Selasia socotrana sp. nov. (Elateridae: Agrypninae: Drilini) from Socotra Island, with notes on S. homhiliaPtinus bertranpetiti, a new species of spider beetle from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Ptinidae)New species of Oryzaephilus and Silvanolomus from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Silvanidae: Silvaninae)Phalacridae of Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)A new species of Lamiogethes from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae)Description of a new Corticaria from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Latridiidae)Mordellidae (Coleoptera) from Socotra IslandPtilophorus purcharti sp. nov., the first ripiphorid from Socotra Island, with an account of the biogeography of the Ptilophorini (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae)Colydiinae (Coleoptera: Zopheridae) of Socotra IslandDescription of larva and pupa of the genus Deretus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) with key to the larvae of the tribe HelopiniNanocaecus hlavaci gen. & sp. nov. – first record of the tribe Gnathidiini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Diaperinae) from the Socotra ArchipelagoA new species of the genus Corticeus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from Socotra IslandNew species of the genus Socotralia and first record of the genus Alogista from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Alleculinae)A review of the family Oedemeridae (Coleoptera) of the Socotra ArchipelagoStudies on the genus Anthelephila (Coleoptera: Anthicidae). 12. Review of the species from Yemen, including Socotra IslandSynonymical notes on the genus Sybrinus from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae)Bruchinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from Socotra IslandCassidinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from Socotra IslandTituboea purcharti sp. nov., the first representative of Clytrini from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae)Galerucinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Socotra Island, with a review of taxa recorded from YemenAlticinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Socotra IslandEumolpinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Socotra IslandDescription of a new species of Aglycyderes (Coleoptera: Belidae: Oxycoryninae)A new species of Halystus from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Polygraphini)Description of male of Leucospis insularis (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Leucospidae) with new records and check-list of Chalcidoidea of Socotra IslandNew species and new records of mutillid wasps from the Socotra Archipelago (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)A new species of the genus Gondwanoscurus, and two new records of non-biting moth flies (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae) from Socotra Island