ssp. natali Lobanov, 1994
[= Phytoecia natali Lobanov, 1994]
Subfamilia: LAMIINAE / Tribus: SAPERDINI
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Helladia iranica Villiers, 1960 and Helladia natali Lobanov, 1994, syn.n. of Helladia armeniaca testaceovittata Pic, 1934. The type specimen of Musaria testaceovittata, described from “Kojim, Lac Urmia” and currently regarded as species incertae sedis [Breuning, 1951], has recently been located in the Zoological Museum of Moscow University. It clearly belongs to Helladia Fairmaire, and agrees with the same species subsequently described as H. iranica and H. natali. Özdikmen created the name Helladia armeniaca holzschuhi. This is an obvious misunderstandig which cannot be explained, since Holzschuh neither described H. armeniaca iranica, nor mentioned such a name in the article quoted by Özdikmen. Helladia armeniaca holzschuhi Özdikmen, 2008 is to be consequently regarded as nomen nudum, since it was created as a replacement name for a non existing name.
Females (a single female is known in Ph. testaceovittata natali) of Ph. t. testaceovittata and Ph. t. natali considerably differs by very wide prothorax, wider body and shorter antennae, besides the locality of P. natali is strongly distant from the area (Iran) of Ph. testaceovittata. So, synonyms Ph. testaceovitata (Pic, 1934) = Ph. natali Lobanov, 1994 can not be accepted. Ph. testaceovitta natali is a northern subspecies.
Additions and corrections to the new Catalogue of Palaearctic Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) edited by I. Löbl and A. Smetana, 2010.
Russian Entomological. Journal 19 (3): 215–239, 2010. [download ]
|Subfamilia||Lamiinae Latreille, 1825|
|Tribus||Saperdini Mulsant, 1839|
|Genus||Phytoecia Pic, 1892|
|Subgenus||Helladia Fairmaire, 1864|
|Species||Phytoecia (Helladia) testaceovittata (Pic, 1934)|
|Subspecies||Phytoecia (Helladia) testaceovittata natali Lobanov, 1994|