Pseudholophylla lepidoptera ( Blackburn, 1912 ),

Allsopp, Peter G., 2020, Clarification of the status of the types of Australian Melolonthini (Coleoptera Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) described before 1950, Zootaxa 4885 (4), pp. 451-486: 478

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4885.4.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2E69687C-74B4-4087-9BF6-039F5FE14A9E

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4340932

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C264702F-4521-3505-2BE7-9BC1FABCFB7F

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pseudholophylla lepidoptera ( Blackburn, 1912 )
status

 

Pseudholophylla lepidoptera ( Blackburn, 1912) 

Paralepidiota lepidoptera Blackburn, 1912: 51  .

Pseudholophylla lepidoptera: Britton 1978: 34  .

Lectotype (designated by Britton 1978) male: Type H.T. (circular red ringed, typeset) | Blackburn coll. 1910-236 (typeset) | Cairns E. Allen (typeset) | 7893 N. Qu. [North Queensland] (handwritten in red) T (handwritten) | Paralepidiota lepidoptera, Blackb.  (handwritten) | my lectotype label; in NHML. 

Paralectotype: 1 female: Cairns (typeset) | my paralectotype label; in SAM  .

Blackburn (1912) described this species from one male (Cairns) and one female (N. Queensland), although both specimens are labelled ‘Cairns’. The ‘type’ was sent to NHML ( Lea 1912). Britton (1978) referred to a “ holotype ” male from Cairns in SAM and a “ paratype ” female from North Queensland in SAM. Houston & Weir (1992) interpreted Britton’s (1978) incorrect reference to a holotype as a lectotype designation and the reference to a paratype as a paralectotype designation. Given that Britton (1978) clearly nominated the male specimen as the holotype, I follow Houston & Weir (1992) in accepting a lectotype designation by Britton (vide Article 74.5). Britton (1978) was in error in placing the lectotype in SAM, although there is an obvious space for it in that collection.

NHML

Libya, Tripoli, Natural History Museum

SAM

Australia, South Australia, Adelaide, South Australian Museum

SAM

South African Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Melolonthidae

Genus

Pseudholophylla

Loc

Pseudholophylla lepidoptera ( Blackburn, 1912 )

Allsopp, Peter G. 2020
2020
Loc

Pseudholophylla lepidoptera:

Britton, E. B. 1978: 34
1978
Loc

Paralepidiota lepidoptera

Blackburn, T. 1912: 51
1912