Zoological Studies

Vol. 50 No. 4, 2011

A Review of Phyllotreta Chevrolat in Taiwan (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini)

Chi-Feng Lee1,*, Huan-Ying Chang2, Chin-Ling Wang1, and Wen-Shyong Chen3

1Applied Zoology Division, Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Wufeng, Taichung County 413, Taiwan
2Tainan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Council of Agriculture, Sinhua, Tainan County 712, Taiwan
3Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region, Taipei 106, Taiwan

Chi-Feng Lee, Huan-Ying Chang, Chin-Ling Wang, and Wen-Shyong Chen (2011) Species of the genus Phyllotreta Chevrolat in Japan and Taiwan are reviewed. Phyllotreta striolata (Fabricius) is redescribed based on Taiwanese specimens; P. chotanica Duvivier is recorded for the 1st time in Taiwan; and P. downesi insularis Heikertinger is raised to species level. Lectotypes and paratypes are designated for P. downesi insularis.

Key words: Taxonomy, Leaf beetles, Flea beetles.

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