Lelis Chaudoir 1869: 239

Erwin, Terry L., 2004, The beetle family Carabidae of Costa Rica: The genera of the Cryptobatida group of subtribe Agrina, tribe Lebiini, with new species and notes on their way of life (Insecta: Coleoptera), Zootaxa 662, pp. 1-54: 7

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.158702

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E1878D62-01DE-4BB2-8960-23085056D27F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BA879A-5D66-FFC2-FECC-D1617CF1FE22

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Plazi

scientific name

Lelis Chaudoir 1869: 239
status

 

Lelis Chaudoir 1869: 239 

Alkestis Liebke 1939: 116  . Nomen dubium. New synonymy?

Type species: Alkestis nevermanni Liebke 1939: 117  (original designation).

The single known specimen described by Liebke for his new genus and new species is neither in the Liebke collection in Warsaw, Poland, nor is it in the NMNHAbout NMNH, as Liebke declared in his description, thus it may be that the specimen perished as a result of World War II when Hamburg, Germany was bombed by Allied planes. Liebke's description (not illustrated) is inadequate to determine exactly which species he had represented at the time of description, although he compares the single specimen in color to members of Cryptobatis Eschscholtz  , and that is why I have treated this taxon here. Liebke may have re­described the similarly­colored adults of Lelis rutila (Bates)  , which is not a member of the Cryptobatida Group.

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Lelis Chaudoir 1869: 239

Erwin, Terry L. 2004

2004
Loc

Alkestis

Liebke 1939: 116