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Published: 2020-03-24

Galerucella (Neogalerucella) anserina Ødegaard & Hanssen, sp. nov., a new species of Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae) from Norway

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Natural History, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway.
Oddvar Hanssen, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), PB 5685 Torgarden, NO-7485 Trondheim, Norway.
Coleoptera Chrysomelidae Galerucinae Galerucella Neogalerucella West Palaearctic Norway taxonomy description new species sibling species cryptic diversity Potentilla anserina

Abstract

A new chrysomelid beetle, Galerucella anserina Ødegaard & Hanssen, sp. nov., belonging to the Galerucella tenella-group (subgenus Neogalerucella) is described, illustrated and distinguished from similar species within the genus. The type specimens were collected in coastal wetlands in southeastern Norway. The species is associated with Potentilla anserina L. (Rosaceae), and lives sympatrically with the closely related G. tenella (L.).

 

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