Identity of taxa proposed in Clythra (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae) by Carl Peter Forsberg (1821)

Bezděk Jan
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(2): 769-784, 2016
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Abstract: The taxa of Clythra Fabricius, 1798 (nowadays Clytra Laicharting, 1781) introduced by Carl Peter Forsberg (1821a) are reviewed. The primary type specimens of all species were examined. Mastostethus ruficauda (Forsberg, 1821), comb. nov. is transferred as a valid species to Megalopodidae. The following new synonymies are proposed: Clytra duodecimmaculata duodecimmaculata (Fabricius, 1781) = Clythra gigas Forsberg, 1821, syn. nov.; Coptocephala plagiocephala (Fabricius, 1792) = Clythra bipunctata Forsberg, 1821, syn. nov.; Tituboea biguttata (Olivier, 1791) = Clythra sexpunctata Forsberg, 1821, syn. nov.; Tituboea macropus (Illiger, 1800) = Clythra coalita Forsberg, 1821, syn. nov.; Tituboea octopunctata (Fabricius, 1787) = Clythra quadrisignata Forsberg, 1821, syn. nov. Colour photographs of all taxa described by Forsberg are also provided.
Key words: Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cryptocephalinae, Clytrini, Megalopodidae, new synonymy, new combination, taxonomy, Carl Peter Forsberg, Carl Peter Thunberg
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