Alticinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Socotra Island

Pages 429-447
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae | 2012/52/sppl2

Data on Alticinae from Socotra Island (Yemen) are presented for the first time. Altogether, 17 species in ten genera are recorded including the following new taxa: Aphthona socotrana sp. nov., Bezdekaltica gen. nov. with B. socotrana sp. nov. as the type species, Luperomorpha biondii sp. nov., and Yemenaltica furthi sp. nov. Three species of Aphthona Chevrolat, 1836, two of Eriotica Harold, 1877, and one of Longitarsus Latreille, 1829 remain unidentified. New synonymy is proposed: Hermaeophaga ruficollis (Lucas, 1847) = Lactica unicolor Jacoby, 1886, syn. nov. Lectotypes are designated for Lactica unicolor and Podagrica puncticollis Weise, 1902. Aedeagi, spermathecae, and habiti are illustrated for all species.

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