Entomological Review

, Volume 98, Issue 7, pp 883–891 | Cite as

On the Three Enigmatic Species of Acmaeodera Eschscholtz from India and Pakistan in the Collection of Forest Research Institute in Dehradun (Coleoptera, Buprestidae: Polycestinae)

  • M. G. VolkovitshEmail author
  • S. Singh


The taxonomic position of three enigmatic buprestid species: Acmaeodera kerremansi Stebbing, A. beesoni Obenberger, and A. gardneri Obenberger described from the “Upper Punjab” is discussed. Examination of the high resolution images of the type specimens of these species deposited in the National Forest Insect Collection (Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India) has proved that all of them belong to the subgenus Lisposcelis Volkovitsh. Lectotype is designated for A. kerremansi. The putative synonymy of some recently described Indian acmaeoderine taxa is discussed. A list of all the known species of the subgenus Lisposcelis is provided.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Forest Research InstituteDehradunIndia

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