Eur. J. Entomol. 115: 30-44, 2018 | DOI: 10.14411/eje.2018.005

Taxonomic revision of the genus Angulaphthona (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini)

Maurizio BIONDI, Paola D'ALESSANDRO*
University of L'Aquila, Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, Division of Environmental Sciences, Via Vetoio, L'Aquila 67100, Italy; e-mails: maurizio.biondi@univaq.it, paola.dalessandro@univaq.it

A revision of the genus Angulaphthona Bechyné, 1960 is provided, with a description of Angulaphthona confusa sp. n. from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and A. rossii sp. n. from Sierra Leone. The following synonymies are proposed: Angulaphthona latipennis (Pic, 1921) = A. latipennis zambeziensis (Bechyné, 1959) syn. n. and Angulaphthona pelengensis Bechyné, 1960 = A. exalta Bechyné, 1960 syn. n. The precedence of the name pelengensis is discussed. Angulaphthona violaceomicans (Chen, 1936) comb. n. (transferred from Aphthona) from Sri Lanka is established, and some hypotheses to explain the presence of the genus outside Africa are put forward. A key to the seven known species is supplied, with microphotographs of diagnostic characters, including male and female genitalia.

Keywords: Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Alticini, Angulaphthona, Afrotropical region, Arabian Peninsula, Sri Lanka, taxonomy, revision, new combination, new species, new synonyms

Received: November 6, 2017; Accepted: December 20, 2017; Revised: December 20, 2017; Published online: February 9, 2018Show citation

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BIONDI, M., & D'ALESSANDRO, P. (2018). Taxonomic revision of the genus Angulaphthona (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini). Eur. J. Entomol.115(1), 2018.000. doi: 10.14411/eje.2018.005.
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