Agrilus terraereginae, Blackburn, 1892,

Jendek, Eduard & Nakládal, Oto, 2019, Revision of the Agrilus vittatus species-group (Coleoptera, Buprestidae, Agrilinae), Zootaxa 4629 (1), pp. 77-95: 84

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4629.1.6

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:060A63FD-49EF-4492-BF63-313D7690F026

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039E0D6A-E115-0D55-DF89-4C60FBFCF841

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scientific name

Agrilus terraereginae
status

 

terraereginae Blackburn, 1892 

Blackburn, 1892: 220

Kerremans 1903: 291 (catalog)

Carter 1924: 29 (checklist; Australia)

Carter 1929: 276 (checklist; Australia)

Obenberger 1936a: 1105 (world catalog)

Curletti 2001: 6, 17, 40 (subgenus Agrilus  ; characters in key; faunal records; Australia: Queensland)

Bellamy 2002: 353–354 (subgenus Agrilus  ; catalog; type data; Australia)

Curletti 2006: 215–216, 218 (subgenus Agrilus  ; characters; faunal records; remarks)

Bellamy 2008: 2326 (subgenus Agrilus  ; world catalog)

Curletti & Migliore 2014: 98 (faunal records; Australia: Queensland)

= deerratus Curletti, 2006 syn.nov.

Curletti 2006: 216 ( Agrilus  ; subgenus Agrilus  ; subspecies of terraereginae  )

Type material. Agrilus terraereginae Blackburn, 1892  . Described from inexplicit number of specimens. Type locality: “ Queensland ”  . Type specimens: 1 ST ( BMNH), ST ( MVMA)  .

Agrilus (Agrilus) terraereginae deerratus Curletti, 2006  . Described from 8 specimens (Holotype & paratypes). Type locality: “Neu Britannien, Ralum [ Papua New Guinea: New Britain Island”. Type specimens: Holotype ♂ (ZMHB): “Neu Britannien, Ralum, 26.I.97, F. Dahl leg.”; 1 PT (ANIC) 1 PT (MCCI) 1 PT (MCSN).

Examined specimens. AUSTRALIA. Queensland. Cairns ; 16°54‘S, 145°43‘E; 11-1952; 1 ♂, 1 ♀ ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . PAPUA NEW GUINEA. New Guinea ; 2 ♂, 1 ♀ ( EJCB)  . Milne Bay. Milne Bay; 10°21‘S, 150°18‘E; 3 ♂ ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  \\ Woodlark [= Muyua Island]; 09°07‘30”S, 152°45‘E; 3, 4-1897; 1 ♂ ( MNHN)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. AUSTRALIA: Queensland; PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Milne Bay, East New Britain, West New Britain.

Host plant. Unknown.

Remarks. Agrilus terraereginae  is closest to A. striatocollis  but it has shorter membranous sensory zones on parameres of aedeagus ( Fig. 3JView FIGURES 3).

The subspecies deerratus was proposed for specimens from the New Britain Island of Papua New Guinea based on “ less brilliant integument, more bronze dorsally, elytral apex prolonged-pointed and more thickened pubescence at the sternal sides ”. These characters are variable in the whole vittatus  species-group and there is no difference in the shape of aedeagus between specimens of Papua New Guinea and Australia. Therefore, the specific name deerratus is considered the junior subjective synonym of the specific name terraereginae  .

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Buprestidae

Genus

Agrilus

Loc

Agrilus terraereginae

Jendek, Eduard & Nakládal, Oto 2019
2019
Loc

Agrilus (Agrilus) terraereginae deerratus

Curletti 2006
2006