Pseudotaenia ajax ( Saunders, 1872 )

Bellamy, C. L., 2006, Studies on the Australian Chalcophorini: a new genus for Chalcophora subfasciata Carter, 1916 and a review of the Pseudotaenia Kerremans, 1903 generic-group (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), Zootaxa 1206 (1), pp. 23-46: 29

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1206.1.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F7690060-2579-4495-9EEF-4C612B2FC00B

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D90925-FFB0-1620-FEB6-FB1979B12649

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scientific name

Pseudotaenia ajax ( Saunders, 1872 )
status

 

Pseudotaenia ajax ( Saunders, 1872)  

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Chalcotaenia ajax Saunders 1872: 245   ; Fairmaire 1879: 96;

Chalcophora ajax: Kerremans 1885: 124   ; Masters 1886: 68; Kerremans 1892: 43; Barnard 1890: 180.

Pseudotaenia ajax: Kerremans 1903: 81   ; 1909: 91; Obenberger 1926: 146; Carter 1929: 300; Adams 1966: 111; Bellamy 2002: 55.

Chalcotaenia telamon Fairmaire 1877: 166   ; 1879: 96.

Chalcophora telamon: Kerremans 1885: 127   ; Masters 1886: 70; Kerremans 1892: 43.

Pseudotaenia telamon: Kerremans 1903: 81   ; 1909: 91; Obenberger 1926: 146 (synonym of ajax   ); Carter 1929: 300; Bellamy 2002: 55.

Type locality. “ Queensland.”  

Specimens examined. 1 ♀, Queensland, Edungalba [ BBS, S23° 42' 50.6" E149° 51' 03.4"], 30.xii.1967 GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Queensland (both CLBC)   .

Distribution. Australia, Queensland.

Biology/Bionomy. Barnard (1890) discussed the adults feeding on leaves of a “broadleafed” species of Eucalyptus   . Adams (1966) provided a short discussion about his experience with this species including data on the larval host plant ‘Brigalow’ ( Acacia harpophylla F. Muell. ex Benth   ) and adult host plants ‘Coolibah’ and ‘Grey Box’ ( Eucalyptus microtheca F. Muell.   = E. coolabah Blakely & Jacobs   in W. F. Blakely). Adams (1966) noted “clearing of Brigalow in the Fitzroy Basin has virtually destroyed P. ajax   there.”

Remarks. The synonymy of P. telamon   has been accepted since Obenberger’s catalogue (1926). The species is well defined and bears a superficial resemblance to Austrophorella quadrisignata   . The types of this species and its synonym ( ajax BMNH   , telamon ZMUH   ) were not examined for this study.

BBS

University of Suriname

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Buprestidae

Genus

Pseudotaenia

Loc

Pseudotaenia ajax ( Saunders, 1872 )

Bellamy, C. L. 2006
2006
Loc

Pseudotaenia ajax: Kerremans 1903: 81

Bellamy, C. L. 2002: 55
Adams, E. 1966: 111
Carter, H. J. 1929: 300
Obenberger, J. 1926: 146
Kerremans, C. 1909: 91
Kerremans, C. 1903: 81
1903
Loc

Pseudotaenia telamon: Kerremans 1903: 81

Bellamy, C. L. 2002: 55
Carter, H. J. 1929: 300
Obenberger, J. 1926: 146
Kerremans, C. 1909: 91
Kerremans, C. 1903: 81
1903
Loc

Chalcophora ajax:

Kerremans, C. 1892: 43
Barnard, G. 1890: 180
Masters, G. 1886: 68
Kerremans, C. 1885: 124
1885
Loc

Chalcophora telamon:

Kerremans, C. 1892: 43
Masters, G. 1886: 70
Kerremans, C. 1885: 127
1885
Loc

Chalcotaenia telamon

Fairmaire, L. M. H. 1879: 96
Fairmaire, L. M. H. 1877: 166
1877
Loc

Chalcotaenia ajax

Fairmaire, L. M. H. 1879: 96
Saunders, E. 1872: 245
1872