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A comparative morphological study of Anthrenus pimpinellae pimpinellae (Fabricius, 1775) and Anthrenus amandae Holloway, 2019 (Coleoptera: Dermestidae)

Holloway, G. J. and Bakaloudis, D. E. (2020) A comparative morphological study of Anthrenus pimpinellae pimpinellae (Fabricius, 1775) and Anthrenus amandae Holloway, 2019 (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 74 (2). pp. 315-321. ISSN 1938-4394

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1649/0010-065X-74.2.315

Abstract/Summary

Recent research has shown that Anthrenus pimpinellae (Fabricius, 1775) is a complex of species numbering at least 21 in the Palearctic region. No work has been published illustrating what A. pimpinellae pimpinellae looks like relative to any other species in the complex, which interferes with accurate recording. Two species are considered here: A. pimpinellae pimpinellae and Anthrenus amandaeHolloway, 2019. Identification of both species is confirmed by examination of the male genitalia. There are consistent differences between the species and relatively little intraspecific variation, offering routes to identification under field conditions. In addition, the validity of A. amandae as a distinct species is clarified.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
ID Code:92171
Publisher:Coleopterists Society

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