Rosalba approximata ( Melzer, 1934 ), Melzer, 1934

Santos-Silva, Antonio, Galileo, Maria Helena M., Joly, Luis J. & Tavakilian, Gérard L., 2018, The genus Rosalba Thomson, 1864 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Apomecynini), Zootaxa 4387 (2), pp. 201-258: 238

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4387.2.1

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scientific name

Rosalba approximata ( Melzer, 1934 )
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Rosalba approximata ( Melzer, 1934)  

( Figs. 52 View FIGURES 49–63 , 75 View FIGURES 64–76 )

Aletretia approximata Melzer, 1934: 85   ; Zikán & Zikán, 1944: 25 (distr.); Blackwelder, 1946: 598 (checklist); Buck, 1959: 598 (distr.); Bachmann & DiIorio, 2002: 59 (types).

Aletretia aproximata   ; Zikán & Wygodzinsky, 1948: 47 (type; error).

Rosalba approximata   ; Breuning, 1960: 174 (cat.); 1971: 227; Viana, 1972: 339 (distr.); Monné & Giesbert, 1994: 189 (checklist); Monné, 1994: 189 (cat.); 2005: 308 (cat.); Monné & Hovore, 2006: 228 (checklist); Galileo & Martins, 2006: 238; Monné et al., 2010: 247 (distr.); Monné et al., 2012: 56 (distr.).

Rosalia approximata   ; Zajciw, 1972: 59 (distr.; error).

Aletretia peraffinis Breuning, 1940: 153   . Syn. nov.

Rosalba peraffinis   ; Breuning, 1960: 174 (cat.); 1971: 228; Monné, 2005:310 (cat.); Monné et al., 2010: 247 (distr.); Monné et al., 2012: 56 (distr.).

Breuning (1971) separated R. apprΟximata from R. peraffinis   in his key as follows (translated):

“9. The outer apical angle of the elytra sometimes spiny, but not stretched in lobe…10 [conducting to R. peraffinis   ] / This angle stretched into a lobe sometimes very small… 14 [conducting to R. apprΟximata].”

Nevertheless, examination of the type series of R. apprΟximata and several specimens belonging to MZSP collection, as well as photograph of the holotype of R. peraffinis   , show that the difference pointed out by Breuning (1971) is just specific variation. There are no other differences separating these species. Thus, we synonymize R. peraffinis   with R. apprΟximata.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cerambycidae

Genus

Rosalba

Loc

Rosalba approximata ( Melzer, 1934 )

Santos-Silva, Antonio, Galileo, Maria Helena M., Joly, Luis J. & Tavakilian, Gérard L. 2018
2018
Loc

Aletretia approximata

Melzer, 1934 : 85
Zikán & Zikán, 1944 : 25
Blackwelder, 1946 : 598
Buck, 1959 : 598
Bachmann & DiIorio, 2002 : 59
Loc

Aletretia aproximata

Zikán & Wygodzinsky, 1948 : 47
Loc

Rosalba approximata

Breuning, 1960 : 174
Viana, 1972 : 339
Monné & Giesbert, 1994 : 189
Monné & Hovore, 2006 : 228
Galileo & Martins, 2006 : 238
Monné et al., 2010 : 247
Monné et al., 2012 : 56
Loc

approximata

Zajciw, 1972 : 59
Loc

Aletretia peraffinis

Breuning, 1940 : 153
Loc

Rosalba peraffinis

Breuning, 1960 : 174
Monné, 2005 :310
Monné et al., 2010 : 247
Monné et al., 2012 : 56