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Lectotype designations in Acmaeodera Eschscholtz and Anthaxia Eschscholtz, and new synonymy in Phaenops Dejean and Anthaxia (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)

Insect Collection, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Salem OR 97301-2532, U.S.A.
Czech University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Department of Game Management and Wildlife Biology, Kamýcká 1176, Praha 6-Suchdol, 165 21 Czech Republic.
Coleoptera Afrotropical jewel beetles Nearctic nomenclature taxonomy


Lectotype designations are provided for Acmaeodera conoidea Fall, 1899, A. recticollis Fall, 1899, Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) sculptipennis Obenberger, 1924, and A. (H.) oneili Obenberger, 1931. The following new synonymy is proposed: Phaenops caseyi (Obenberger, 1944), syn. nov. = P. lecontei (Obenberger, 1928), Phaenops horni (Obenberger, 1944), syn. nov. = P. fulvoguttata (Harris, 1829), and Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) oneili Obenberger, 1931, syn. nov. = A. (H.) sculptipennis Obenberger, 1924).



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