›› 2018, Vol. 61 ›› Issue (10): 1202-1211.doi: 10.16380/j.kcxb.2018.10.010

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Revision of scientific names and re-description of five important buprestid species (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in China

WANG Xiao-Yi*, CAO Liang-Ming, YANG Zhong-Qi   

  1. (Key Laboratory of Forest Protection of China State Forestry and Grassland Administration, Research Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Protection, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing 100091, China)
  • Online:2018-10-20 Published:2018-10-20

Abstract:  【Aim】 Buprestid beetles are important wood boring insect pests in agriculture and forestry in China. However, there are many problems of scientific names of these buprestid beetles for years in Chinese literatures, including some college textbooks, e.g., the scientific names revised in the world but not updated in China over a long period of time, wrong identifications, synonyms, records of mistaken species names, etc. In this article, we revised the scientific names of five important buprestid species. 【Methods】 Based on our collections of buprestid specimens for many years, the morphological and biological characteristics of five important buprestid species in China were compared and analyzed through checking literatures and discussion with associated taxonomists, inspection of specimens, dissection of genitalia, and observations of infestation symptoms. 【Results】 The diagnostic morphological characteristics of the five important buprestid species were re-described, and their distribution ranges, host plants and feeding habits were also noted. The correct scientific names of these five buprestids are Lamprodila limbata (Gebler), Trachypteris picta picta (Pallas), Capnodis miliaris metallica Ballion, Meliboeus ohbayashii primoriensis (Alexeev), Agrilus pekinensis pekinensis Obenberger, respectively. 【Conclusion】 Some errors in scientific names of species of Buprestidae in Chinese literatures for a long time have been corrected in this study, which is helpful to clarify the confusions in the research and control of buprestid pests in China.

Key words: Buprestoidae, scientific name, taxonomy, revision, morphological characteristics, China