Chrysina psittacina (Sturm, 1843)

Moore, Matthew R., Jameson, Mary L., Garner, Beulah H., Audibert, Cedric, Smith, Andrew B. T. & Seidel, Matthias, 2017, Synopsis of the pelidnotine scarabs (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae, Rutelini) and annotated catalog of the species and subspecies, ZooKeys 666, pp. 1-349: 1

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scientific name

Chrysina psittacina (Sturm, 1843)
status

 

Chrysina psittacina (Sturm, 1843) 

Pelidnota psittacina  Sturm, 1843: 340 [original combination].

Plusiotis auripes  (Gray) [syn. by Burmeister 1844: 419].

Plusiotis psittacina  (Sturm) [revised species status by Boucard 1875: 123].

Chrysina psittacina  (Sturm) [new combination and revised application by Hawks 2001: 3].

synonym. Plusiotis amalia  Burmeister, 1844

Plusiotis amalia  Burmeister, 1844: 422 [original combination].

Plusiotis laeta  Sturm [syn. by Boucard 1875: 121].

Plusiotis psittacina  Sturm [syn. by H. W. Bates 1888: 281].

synonym. Pelidnota laeta  Sturm, 1843

Pelidnota laeta  Sturm, 1843: 341 [original combination].

Plusiotis psittacina  (Sturm) [syn. by Boucard 1878: 294].

Plusiotis adelaidae  (Hope) [syn. by Nonfried 1891: 302].

Plusiotis psittacina var. laeta  (Sturm) [syn. by Ohaus 1918: 17].

Distribution.

MEXICO: Chiapas, Hidalgo, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas ( Sturm 1843, Burmeister 1844, H. W. Bates 1888, Nonfried 1891, Ohaus 1918, 1934b, Blackwelder 1944, Machatschke 1972, Morón 1981, 1990, Thomas 1993, Hawks 2001, Thomas et al. 2006, Krajcik 2008, Márquez et al. 2013).

Types.

1 ♀ lectotype of Pelidnota psittacina  at BMNH ( Hawks 2001).

Remarks.

In reference to species groups, Hawks (2001) listed C. amalia  as "incertae sedis" (that is, Hawks was not able to assign the species to a species group). In his usage of "incertae sedis", Hawks (2001) was not suggesting that the validity of the species was in question. H. W. Bates (1888) noted that P. amalia  had uncertain locality data but synonymized the species under Plusiotis psittacina  . Morón (1990) maintained the synonymy. We cautiously list C. amalia  here in synonymy with Chrysina psittacina  until the validity of the species is reevaluated.