Revisional study on the genus Mimastra (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae): Species with unmodified protarsomeres in male. Part 1.
The first results of a taxonomic study of the type material of the genus Mimastra Baly, 1865 are presented for 11 species in which the males do not have modified protarsomeres. Three species are described as new: Mimastra jelineki sp. nov. (Indonesia: Java and Bali), M. kremitovskyi sp. nov. (China: Yunnan) and M. riedeli sp. nov. (India: Uttar Pradesh; Nepal). The following new synonyms are proposed: Mimastra fortipunctata Maulik, 1936 = M. bhutanica Kimoto, 1982, syn. nov.; M. malvi Chen, 1942 = M. grahami Gressitt & Kimoto, 1963, syn. nov., and M. submetallica Jacoby, 1884 = M. pectoralis Kimoto, 1989, syn. nov. Mimastra badia Kimoto, 1989 is treated as a valid species and resurrected from the synonymy with M. polita Jacoby, 1889. Lectotypes are designated for the following species: Mimastra pallida Jacoby, 1896, M. submetallica Jacoby, 1884, and M. sumatrensis Jacoby, 1884. Both male and female genitalia are described for the first time for almost all species under study.