Taxonomic notes on Australian herbivorous ladybird beetles (Coccinellidae: Epilachnini)

Karol Szawaryn

Abstract

The Australian fauna of ladybird beetles (Coccinellidae) is very diverse and estimated to include about 500 species with only 260 species currently described (Ślipiński 2007). The tribe Epilachnini is poorly represented and consists of only ten species (Li 1993, Ślipiński 2007). Most of them are widely distributed in Asia and Oceania except Epilachna dawkinsi Li, 1993. This species was originally described by Li (1993) from South Australia near Adelaide, from a single female specimen. There were efforts made to collect other specimens of this beetle but they were not successful. Li drew the female genitalia (precisely one female coxite) but they did not resemble the genitalia of any Australian or Asian members of Epilachnini. 
Author Karol Szawaryn (FB / DIZP)
Karol Szawaryn,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
Journal seriesZootaxa, ISSN 1175-5326, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Vol4413
No1
Pages158-162
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishColeoptera, Entomology, Afissa, Cleta, Epilachna, Coccinelloidea
DOIDOI:10.11646/zootaxa.4413.1.5
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 14-11-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 20.0, 14-11-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 0.972 (2) - 2016=0.911 (5)
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