A study on the genus Agrilaxia of French Guiana (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Anthaxiini)

Bílý Svatopluk,  Brûlé Stéphane
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(2): 657-686, 2013
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Abstract: The genus Agrilaxia Kerremans, 1903 of French Guiana is revised and 16 species are recorded. Except for two species formerly described from this territory, two Brasilian species and 12 undescribed species are recorded. Ten of them are described, illustrated and compared with the most similar species: Agrilaxia (Agrilaxia) cacao sp. nov., A. (A.) caudata sp. nov., A. (A.) convexifrons sp. nov., A. (A.) cordicollis sp. nov., A. (A.) elegans sp. nov., A. (A.) glabra sp. nov., A. (A.) guianensis sp. nov., A. (A.) prolonga sp. nov., A. (A.) purpureiventris sp. nov. and A. (A.) sulcifrons sp. nov. The history of the taxonomic status of Agrilaxia is briefl y discussed and the morphological characters of the genus are evaluated. Three formal species-groups are suggested and characterised: A. aeruginosa species- group, A. bivittata species-group and A. opima species-group.
Key words: Coleoptera, Buprestidae, Buprestinae, Anthaxiini, taxonomy, new species, new records, French Guiana, Neotropical Region
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