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Research Project: SYSTEMATICS OF BEETLES IMPORTANT TO AGRICULTURE, LANDSCAPE PLANTS, AND BIOLOGICAL CONTROL

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: A new species of Burumoseria Csiki, 1939 from Taiwan, with redescription of the genus and new generic synonym (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini)

Author
item Lee, C. - Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute
item Konstantinov, Alexander - Alex

Submitted to: The Coleopterists Bulletin
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/23/2015
Publication Date: 6/18/2015
Citation: Lee, C.F., Konstantinov, A.S. 2015. A new species of Burumoseria Csiki, 1939 from Taiwan, with redescription of the genus and new generic synonym (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini). The Coleopterists Bulletin. 69(2):325-331.

Interpretive Summary: Leaf beetles are among the most important insects affecting U.S. agriculture. Many are serious pests and feed on crops destroying valuable plants costing millions of dollars annually. Others are important biological control agents that can be used to destroy unwanted and invasive weeds. This work provides description and illustrations for a group of flea beetles in the Oriental Region, describing one new species and redefining 3 previously known genera, one of which is synonymized, to allow for their identification and proper classification. This study will be useful to taxonomists, evolutionary biologists, and anyone interested in plant-feeding beetles.

Technical Abstract: The Oriental genus Burumoseria Csiki is redescribed. A new species, Burumoseria yuae from Taiwan is described and illustrated. A key to Burumoseria species is provided. The Oriental and Australian genus Licyllus Jacoby 1885 is synonymized with Thrasychroma Jacoby 1885.