Chikatunolepta n. gen. – a new genus of Saharo-Arabian Monoleptites (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae)

Authors

  • Jan Bezděk Mendel University, Department of Zoology, Fisheries, Hydrobiology and Apiculture, Zemědělská 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Keywords:

Biodiversity, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Monoleptites, leaf-beetles, taxonomy, new genus, new synonymy, Saharo-Arabian chorotype

Abstract

ABSTRACT

The genus Chikatunolepta n. gen. is proposed to accommodate yellow species of Monoleptites leaf-beetles up to now classified in the genus Nymphius Weise, 1900: Chikatunolepta buettikeri (Medvedev, 1996) n. comb. (type species), Ch. emir (Lopatin, 2006) n. comb., and Ch. millingeni (Pic, 1915) n. comb. = Nymphius artificiosus (Peyerimhoff, 1931) n. syn., = Nymphius friedmani (Lopatin, 2002) n. syn. The new genus is characterised by a pale body, large pronotum, peculiar structure of the abdomen, very long and thin aedeagus and long basimetatarsomere. Morphological characters of all included species are illustrated in detail.

To cite: Bezděk, J. 2020. Chikatunolepta n. gen. – a new genus of Saharo-Arabian Monoleptites (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae). Israel Journal of Entomology 50(2): 11–29.
http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3945126
http://zoobank.org/References/A9B32D0B-A916-430F-9E25-CF446922CA31

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Published

2020-07-14