Chrysina orizabae (H. W. Bates, 1889)

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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Chrysina orizabae (H. W. Bates, 1889)


Chrysina orizabae (H. W. Bates, 1889) 

Plusiotis orizabae  H. W. Bates, 1889: 410 [original combination].

Chrysina orizabae  (H. W. Bates) [new combination by Hawks 2001: 5].

synonym. Plusiotis alticola  H. W. Bates, 1889

Plusiotis alticola  H. W. Bates, 1889: 409-410 [original combination].

Chrysina orizabae  (H. W. Bates) [syn. by Hawks 2001: 5].


MEXICO: Colima, Distrito Federal, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México, Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Veracruz (H. W. Bates 1889, Nonfried 1892, Casey 1915, Ohaus 1918, 1934b, Blackwelder 1944, Machatschke 1972, Morón 1990, Blackaller-Bages and Delgado 1994, Morón et al. 1997, Hawks 2001, Thomas et al. 2006, Krajcik 2008, Morón and Márquez 2012, Márquez et al. 2013, Morón and Nogueira 2016).


1 ♀ holotype of Plusiotis orizabae  at BMNH (Fig. 12); 1 ♂ holotype of Pelidnota alticola  at BMNH.


Krajcik (2012, 2013) erroneously listed C. alticola  as a valid name. Morón and Nogueira (2016) considered the valid name for this species to be Plusiotis orizabae  . Lacking a clearly articulated and evidence-based rationale for this nomenclatural change, we use the name Chrysina orizabae  .