Dejongiella cavifrons (Fairmaire)

Bellamy, C. L., 2003, The Madagascan Coraebini (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae): Part 4, New genera and species, Zootaxa 174, pp. 1-19: 4

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.157035

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6B92B285-2D4A-4FDC-8AB5-F61FBA007CDF

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Dejongiella cavifrons (Fairmaire)
status

comb. nov.

Dejongiella cavifrons (Fairmaire)  , comb. nov.

(Fig. 1)

Discoderes cavifrons Fairmaire 1904: 234  (orig. desc.); Théry 1905: 178; Marie & Lesne 1917: 40. Phlocteis cavifrons: Obenberger 1928: 341  ; 1934: 796; Bellamy 2001 b: 66.

Specimens examined. Holotype (gender indet.) ( MNHNAbout MNHN): Soalala, H. Perrier; 2 spms. ( CASC): Madagascar, Bekiley, xii. 1943, det. Descarpentries.

Remarks. This little species is neither a Discoderes Chevrolat, 1838  (type species: Agrilus salzmanni Solier, 1833  , original designation) nor a Phlocteis Kerremans, 1893  (type species: Buprestis exasperata Swartz  , in Schönherr, 1817, original designation), the two genera where it has been placed in the past, as currently defined ( Bellamy 1986, 1988a, 1988 b). No members of the former genus are known to occur on Madagascar, while two species of Phlocteis  are known from the island ( Bellamy 2001 a). Discoderes  is represented by two species: D. salzmanni (Solier)  is known from Subsaharan Africa including records for Ethiopia, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal is probably naturally distributed in the thorn­scrub savanna immediately below the southern boundary of the Sahara Desert. The second species, D. villiersi Descarpentries, 1952  is known only from Benin. These two species are moderate­sized coraebines, relatively elongate, flattened above, with the upper surface uniform in color, aeneneous ( D. villiersi  ) to black ( D. salzmanni  ) with the head only very feebly longitudinally sulcate, with the upper surface notably patterned with setal spots and short fasciae (white on D. salzmanni  or cream­colored on D. villiersi  ). The five species of Phlocteis  differ by having both the head and pronotum with narrow, moderately elevated gibbosities, four on the frontovertex.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Buprestidae

Genus

Dejongiella

Loc

Dejongiella cavifrons (Fairmaire)

Bellamy, C. L. 2003

2003
Loc

Discoderes cavifrons

Bellamy 2001: 66Obenberger 1928: 341
Marie 1917: 40
Thery 1905: 178Fairmaire 1904: 234

1905