Bisaltes (Bisaltes) strandi Breuning, 1940

Santos-Silva, Antonio & Bezark, Larry G., 2022, The primary types of Bisaltes (Bisaltes) Thomson of the Museu de Zoologia Universidade de São Paulo, with notes and synonymies regarding other species of this subgenus and Bisaltes (Craspedocerus) Aurivillius (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae Lamiinae), Zootaxa 5165 (1), pp. 95-106 : 99

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Bisaltes (Bisaltes) strandi Breuning, 1940


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Bisaltes strandi Breuning, 1940a: 43 View in CoL .

Remarks. Breuning (1940a) described B. strandi based on a single specimen from Argentina ( Formosa). According to him, it is similar to B. buquetii , but differs by the elytral apex lacking the dark apical macula, covered by a very large preapical pale yellow pubescent macula, and the antennae unicolorous, not annulated. However, the dark apical macula is present, although there is lighter pubescence interspersed. Comparing the original description of this species with that of B. roseiceps Breuning, 1939 as well as photographs of the holotypes, apparently, they belong to the same species. Both have the antennae with the same pubescent pattern, and the elytral apex with a very similar pubescent pattern. The geographical distribution of both species also suggests that they are a single species. Breuning (1939) reported that the holotype of Bisaltes (B.) roseiceps was from Brazil (Bahia). However, he had at least one male and one female in the original description (translated): “Close to Buqueti Thoms. (= Batesi Auriv.), but: smaller and narrower, the antennae a little longer (male) or a little shorter (female) than the body ...” According to Breuning (1971a), the species occurs in Brazil (Bahia, Pernambuco, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro) and Paraguay (a country adjacent to the Argentinean province of Formosa). For now, we prefer to not formalize the synonymy. This decision was made because the pubescence on the basal half of the elytra was partially rubbed in the holotype of B. (B.) roseiceps , and does not allow us to be sure if the dark longitudinal pubescent area along suture is present. It is also very probable that Ataxia parva Galileo & Martins, 2011 is a synonym of B. (B.) roseiceps (see photographs on Bezark 2022a).














Bisaltes (Bisaltes) strandi Breuning, 1940

Santos-Silva, Antonio & Bezark, Larry G. 2022

Bisaltes strandi

Breuning, S. 1940: 43
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