A new species of Sphenoptera (subgenus Chrysoblemma) from Iran with taxonomic notes on some Palaearctic species of Sphenoptera from subgenera Chrysoblemma, Hoplistura and Tropeopeltis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)

M.G. Volkovitsh & M.Yu. Kalashian

Abstract. Sphenoptera (Chrysoblemma) zarudniana sp. n. from South Iran is described and compared with closely related species. The synonymy is established for the following taxa: S. (C.) striatipennis Jakovlev, 1885 (= potanini Jakovlev, 1889, procera Reitter, 1890, synn. n.), S. (C.) tamaricis Klug, 1829 (= asiatica Gory & Laporte, 1839, filiformis Gory & Laporte, 1839, walteri Reitter, 1890, dilotti Obenberger, 1929, pseudoignita Alexeev, 1978, synn. n.), S. (C.) amplicollis Jakovlev, 1899 (= phryne Jakovlev, 1905, obtusangula Obenberger, 1927, synn. n.), S. (C.) orichalcea Pallas, 1781 (= meyeri Gebler, 1830, australis Gory & Laporte, 1839, pruinosa Abeille de Perrin, 1891, chrysis Jakovlev, 1899, ostenta Jakovlev, 1908, phoebas Jakovlev, 1908, sinkiangensis Obenberger, 1927, synn. n.), S. (C.) tristicula Reitter, 1895 (= elegans Jakovlev, 1900, syn. n.), S. (C.) tomentosa Jakovlev, 1886 (= ahngeri Jakovlev, 1900, scintilla Jakovlev, 1908, synn. n.), S. (C.) punctatissima Reitter, 1895 (= venus Obenberger, 1927, syn. n.), S. (C.) jakowlewi Reitter, 1895 (= apta Jakovlev, 1903, syn. n.), S. (C.) pubescens Jakovlev, 1886 (= anniae Obenberger, 1927, amudarjensis Obenberger, 1929, synn. n.), S. (Hoplistura) semenovi Jakovlev, 1889 (= reitteri Jakovlev, 1891, sagitta Semenov, 1899, lamaica Obenberger, 1920, jedlickai Obenberger, 1927, synn. n.), S. balassogloi Jakovlev, 1885 (= protracta Jakovlev, 1885, flagrans Semenov, 1895, morawitzi Semenov, 1896, venusta Jakovlev, 1904, synn. n.), S. (H.) mesopotamica Marseul, 1865 (= turkestanica Jakovlev, 1885, fulgurans Obenberger, 1920, mesopotamica deserti Obenberger, 1920, mesopotamica sartica Obenberger, 1927, namanganensis Obenberger, 1927, synn. n.), S. (Tropeopeltis) servistana Obenberger, 1929 (= kambyses Obenberger, 1930, syn. n.), S. (T.) schneideri Reitter, 1898 (= lebedevi Obenberger, 1928, mujunkumensis Obenberger, 1928, synn. n.). A replacement name, S. (C.) obenbergeriana nom. n. proposed for the homonym S. amudarjensis Obenberger, 1952. Lectotypes are designated for 54 nominal species and 12 infraspecific taxa. Taxonomic, nomenclatural, distributional, and biological notes for many species are given.

Zoosystematica Rossica, 2002, 11(2): 331–342  ▪  Published in print 25 June 2003


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