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Pachybrachis sassii, a new species from the Mediterranean Giglio Island (Italy) (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cryptocephalinae)

Author(s): Matteo Montagna

Journal: ZooKeys
ISSN 1313-2989

Volume: 155;
Start page: 51;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Entomology | taxonomy | Coleoptera | Chrysomelidae | Cryptocephalinae | Pachybrachini | Tuscan Archipelago | neotype

Pachybrachis sassii, new species is described from Giglio Island, of the Tuscan Archipelago (Italy). The new species belongs to the nominotypical subgenus and is closely related to P. salfii Burlini, 1957, from which it differs in the shape of the median lobe of the aedeagus and in the pattern of the yellow raised spots on the elytra and pronotum. Ecological observations are made. The neotype of P. salfii from Colloreto, Monte Pollino (Italy) is designated.

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