Redescription of Pachybrachis pentheri (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae), a Little Known Endemic Species from Turkey, with Notes on New Distribution Localities and Habitat

  • İsmail Şen
  • Ali Gök
Keywords: Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cryptocephalinae, Pachybrachis pentheri, redescription, taxonomy, Turkey.

Abstract

Pachybrachis pentheri Ganglbauer, 1905 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae) is a rare and insufficiently known taxon which is described from central Anatolia (Kayseri province). The species was not reported since its original description in 1905 and its validity was controversial. The species is reported here for the second time based on samples collected from Central and Southwestern Anatolia and also redescribed on the basis of 20 specimens (16♂♂, 4 ♀♀) collected from Kızıldağ National Park, Isparta Province (Turkey). Photographs of the habitus and genital structures are presented. Habitat preference and a map of the current known distribution localities of the species are also provided for the first time.

Published
2011-12-05
How to Cite
Şen, İsmail, & Gök, A. (2011). Redescription of Pachybrachis pentheri (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae), a Little Known Endemic Species from Turkey, with Notes on New Distribution Localities and Habitat. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 13(3), 125-129. Retrieved from http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/364
Section
Journal of the Entomological Research Society