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Published: 2017-11-01

Agrilus (Nigritius) scottoi n. sp. from Cameroun (Coleoptera, Buprestidae)

C/o Museo Civico di Storia naturale, Parco Cascina Vigna, 10022 Carmagnola TO, Italy.
Museo Missioni Consolata, corso Ferrucci 14, 10138 Torino, Italy.
Coleoptera Buprestidae


Agrilus scottoi n. sp. from Cameroun is described. The presence of a long tip at the apex of the last visible tergite, places this species in the subgenus Nigritius Curletti, 1998, although the presence of elytral spots and the apical spines makes it very similar to species placed in the subgenus Pantherina Curletti, 1998.



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How to Cite

CURLETTI, G., & DUTTO, A. (2017). <em>Agrilus</em> (<em>Nigritius</em>) <em>scottoi</em> n. sp. from Cameroun (Coleoptera, Buprestidae). Zootaxa, 4341(3), 423–424.