Pseudotaenia frenchi ( Blackburn, 1891 ), Bellamy, 2006

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: 29-30

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5064850

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D90925-FFB0-1621-FEB6-FFC17ADA2696

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scientific name

Pseudotaenia frenchi ( Blackburn, 1891 )
status

comb. nov.

Pseudotaenia frenchi ( Blackburn, 1891)   , comb. nov.

(Figures 9–11, 16)

Chalcophora frenchi Blackburn 1891: 136   .

Chalcotaenia frenchi: Carter 1940: 382   .

Chalcophorotaenia frenchi: Bellamy 2002: 49   .

Type locality. “N. Queensland.”  

Specimens examined. Holotype (♀) ( MVMA T­12018 /BUP­0919) (from digital photographs): Endeavour River [ CYP, S15° 28' 00.0" E145° 15' 00.0", elevation 11m]/ C. French's Coll 5.11.08/ Chalcophora frenchi Blackburn, N.   Queensland; 1 ♂, N. Queensland, Newcastle Range, E. Georgetown, 1.iii.1993, J. Hasenpusch; 1 spm., E. Georgetown, White Springs Creek [ EIU], 6.iv.2003, P. Hasenpusch; 11 ♂♂, 8 ♀♀, N. Queensland, E. of Croydon, Marsupial Creek [ EIU, S18° 16' 36", E142° 40' 10", elevation 210m], J. Hasenpusch as follows: 1 ♀, 7.iv.2003 “ovipositing on Acacia   , 2:30 pm”; 2 ♂♂, 2.i.2005 “emerged from Acacia leptostachya Benth.   ” (new larval host record); 3 ♂♂, 1 ♀, same data except 4.i.2005; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, same data except 8.i.2005; 1 ♀, same data except 11.i.2005; 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, same data except 13.i.2005; 1 ♂, same data except 17.i.2005; 1 ♀, same data except 19.i.2005; 1 ♂, same data except 2.ii.2005; 1 ♂, same data except 7.ii.2005; 1 ♀, same data except 14.ii.2005 “reared from pupa”; 1 ♀, same data except 17.ii.2005; 1 ♀, N. Queensland, Croydon, Lake Bellmore [ EIU, S18° 11'3.03" E142° 15' 55.25", elevation 156m], 15.i.2005, P. Hasenpusch “washed ashore”; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, E. Forsyth , Newcastle Range, 4.iii.2005, J. Hasenpusch; 1 ♀ ( DPQA), Qld., 50 km SW Forsyth, 7.iv.1996, K. Halfpapp. The specimens reared by Jack Hasenpusch have been placed in the following collections: AMSA, ANIC, BMNH, CLBC, DPQA, JHCA, MHCA, NMPC, QMBA, SAMA. GoogleMaps  

Additional localities. Queensland, 22 km E. Georgetown [ EIU, S18° 17' 52.0" E143° 44' 19.0", elevation 480m], 8.ii.1997, 2 larvae ex. Acacia leptostachya, J. Hasenpusch & M. Powell   ( JHCA); White Mts National Park [ DEU], iv.2000, S. Wilson, one elytra and last two abdominal plates, female, on ant nest ( QMBA); 100 km S. Normanton, 15.iv.2002, J. Hasenpusch, one elytron and thorax ( JHCA) GoogleMaps   .

Distribution. Australia, Queensland.

Biology/Bionomy. The first male specimen collected by Jack Hasenpusch (in litt.) was found on Eucalyptus microneura Maiden & Blakely   , possibly an adult food plant of P. frenchi   . The remainder of the specimens recorded above were reared from billets of Acacia leptostachya Benth.  

Remarks. This species was overlooked or ignored in most subsequent works (e.g. Carter, 1929, Kerremans, 1909, Obenberger, 1926), so not surprisingly it has taken until now for the correct generic assignation to be recognized. Carter’s (1940) transfer to Chalcotaenia   indicates both the previously uncertain division between that genus and Pseudotaenia   , as well as a probability that he never saw the type. That P. frenchi   was misplaced is all the more surprising because Blackburn (1891) compared it to P. gigas   , P. superba   and P. waterhousei   in the original description and I acknowledge Mark Hanlon’s suggestion that this name was a probable match to the recent specimens collected and reared by Jack Hasenpusch.

CYP

Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment

EIU

Eastern Illinois University

AMSA

Albany Museum

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

NMPC

National Museum Prague

SAMA

South Australia Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Buprestidae

Genus

Pseudotaenia

Loc

Pseudotaenia frenchi ( Blackburn, 1891 )

Bellamy, C. L. 2006
2006
Loc

Chalcophorotaenia frenchi:

Bellamy, C. L. 2002: 49
2002
Loc

Chalcotaenia frenchi:

Carter, H. J. 1940: 382
1940
Loc

Chalcophora frenchi

Blackburn, T. 1891: 136
1891