Asteriza tortuguilla ( Zayas, 1989 ) Sekerka, 2016

Sekerka, Lukáš, 2016, Taxonomic and nomenclatural changes in Cassidinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56 (1), pp. 275-344 : 310

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5305725

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E24F1028-C6AC-4323-9ED5-C9B7FF3434ACD

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5332711

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/677FCF20-FFF9-FFD2-FEA3-FF3AFDCAFC9E

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Asteriza tortuguilla ( Zayas, 1989 )
status

comb. nov.

Asteriza tortuguilla ( Zayas, 1989) comb. nov.

Plagiometriona tortuguilla Zayas, 1989: 148 (original description).

Type locality. Cuba, Guantánamo Province, Tortuguilla.

Remarks. ZAYAS (1989) described this species based on series of 17 specimens and placed it in the genus Plagiometriona Spaeth, 1899 without any additional comment supporting the placement. He also provided a figure, which does not look like any of the Plagiometriona species. The collection of Zayas is in possession of his family and is currently inaccessible. Mike Ivie (Bozman, Montana, USA) was able to examine the collection and kindly provided a photograph of the holotype of P. tortuguilla . Based on the photograph and the primary description I hereby transfer the species to the genus Asteriza .

ZAYAS (1989) reported Rochfortia steliata Bon [sic!; = Rochefortia stellata Britton & P.Wilson ] belonging to the family Boraginaceae as host plant of P. tortuguilla . SEKERKA & WINDSOR (2012) summarized host plants of Plagiometriona and doubted that the record is valid assuming that P. tortuguilla truly belong to this genus as Plagiometriona is exclusively associated with various Solanaceae . The present transfer of P. tortuguilla is supported by the feeding association with Boraginaceae as recently the same plant family was reported as host of Asteriza flavicornis (Olivier, 1791) ( ŚWIĘTOJAŃSKA & WINDSOR 2008) .

Distribution. Cuba: Guantánamo ( ZAYAS 1989).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Asteriza

Loc

Asteriza tortuguilla ( Zayas, 1989 )

Sekerka, Lukáš 2016
2016
Loc

Plagiometriona tortuguilla

ZAYAS F. 1989: 148
1989