FLORES Gustavo Ernesto
congresos y reuniones científicas
Revision of some types of Billberg and Germar of the South American genera Scotobius and Nyctelia (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), with new synonymies and taxonomic implications
SILVESTRO, V.A. Y G.E. FLORES
Simposio; IV International Tenebrionoidea Symposium; 2015
The genera Scotobius (Tenebrioninae) and Nyctelia (Pimeliinae) are widely distributed in southern South America, are among the threemost species-rich in Argentina and constitute the type genera of the tribes Scotobiini and Nycteliini. The study of the types species described by Billberg (1815) and Germar (1824) and bibliographical research led us to perform taxonomic changes in both genera. A new synonymy within the genus Scotobius Germar, 1824 is proposed: Scotobius crispatus Germar, 1824 with S. miliaris (Billberg 1815). Scotobius pilularius Germar, 1824 is restored from an erroneous synonymy with S. miliaris and becomes again the type species of the genus, subsequently designated by Lacordaire (1830). The author of the genus Nyctelia is Berthold, 1827, attributed for 190 years to Latreille, 1825. Zophosis picipes Billberg, 1815 is transferred to the genus Nyctelia and two new synonymies are proposed: N. nodosa (Germar,1824) with Nyctelia picipes (Billberg, 1815) and N. brunnipes Guérin-Méneville, 1834 with Nyctelia picipes (Billberg, 1815).From Zophosis nodosa fixing the type species of Nyctelia, its senior synonymous Zophosis picipe sbecomes the type species of Nyctelia.