Polycestinae (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Socotra Island
Mark G. Volkovitsh
|Citation||VOLKOVITSH, Mark G.. Polycestinae (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Socotra Island. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. Prague: National Museum, 2012, 52, 195-208. ISSN 0374-1036 (print) 1804-6487 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aemnp/52-sppl2/polycestinae-coleoptera-buprestidae-of-socotra-island|
Five polycestine species are reported from Socotra Island including three new species: Acmaeodera (Acmaeotethya) kabateki sp. nov.; A. (A.) hadiboe sp. nov.; and A. (A.) socotraensis sp. nov. Svatacesta Zabransky, 2004, syn. nov., described originally as a subgenus of the genus Strigoptera Dejean, 1833 is considered a junior synonym of the genus Pseudocastalia Kraatz, 1896, and a new combination, Pseudocastalia socotra (Zabransky, 2004) comb. nov., is proposed. Illustrations of each species are provided, and a key is given for the identification of Socotran species of Acmaeodera Eschscholtz, 1829. Host plants for three Acmaeodera species are recorded for the first time. All Socotran Polycestinae are endemic for the island and demonstrate Afrotropical relations.