Lepidiota minuta Moser, 1913

Allsopp, Peter G., 2020, Clarification of the status of the types of Australian Melolonthini (Coleoptera Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) described before 1950, Zootaxa 4885 (4), pp. 451-486: 467

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4885.4.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2E69687C-74B4-4087-9BF6-039F5FE14A9E

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4340883

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C264702F-452A-350E-2BE7-99FEFC64FD47

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scientific name

Lepidiota minuta Moser, 1913
status

 

Lepidiota minuta Moser, 1913  

Lepidiota minuta Moser, 1913: 49   .

Lectotype (designated by Britton 1978: 70) male ( Fig. 29 View FIGURES 29–37. 29–30 ): Queensland Cooktown [15.47°S, 145.25°E] (black bordered, typeset and handwritten) | Lepidiota minuta   Type ♂ Mos. (handwritten) | LECTO-TYPE (circular darkblue ringed, typeset) GoogleMaps   | LECTOTYPE Lepidiota minuta Moser   selected by E.B. Britton det. 1964 (handwritten and typeset) | my lectotype label; in ZMB   .

Paralectotype female ( Fig. 30 View FIGURES 29–37. 29–30 ): Queensland Cooktown (black bordered, typeset and handwritten) | Coll. Brenske (black bordered, typeset) | Lepidiota minuta   Type ♀ Mos (handwritten) | my paralectotype label; in ZMB   .

Moser (1913) did not define the type series, seeing an unknown number of specimens (vide Articles 73.1.2, 72.1.1) but he gave a range of body lengths and noted the different lengths of the antennal clubs of males and females. Britton (1978) located two specimens in ZMB from type locality of Cooktown and designated the male with the aedeagus dissected and mounted the lectotype. He did not specifically designate the second specimen (gender not stated) as a paralectotype. Houston & Weir (1992) listed a male paralectotype in ZMB, but I presume that they mistakenly thought that the second specimen seen by Britton (1978) was a male. There are three additional specimens from Cooktown in ZMB, but these were not labelled at types by Moser.

ZMB

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Zoological Collections)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Melolonthidae

Genus

Lepidiota

Loc

Lepidiota minuta Moser, 1913

Allsopp, Peter G. 2020
2020
Loc

Lepidiota minuta

Moser, J. von 1913: 49
1913