Taxonomic notes on <I>Amblycerus</I> Thunberg, 1815 (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)


  • John M. Kingsolver
  • Cibele S. Ribeiro-Costa


Amblycerus, Bruchidae, taxonomy


The following changes in nomenclature of some species of Amblycerus Thunberg, 1815, are proposed: A) Elevated to new taxonomic status- A. insuturatus (pic, 1902) from (Spermophagus subflavidus var.insuturatus); A. luteolineatus (pic, 1929) from (Spermoplagus luteonotatus var.luteolineatus);A. paulonotatus (pic, 1906) from (Spermophagus luteonotatus var.paulonotatus). B) New synonymy-A. dispar(Sharp, 1885)(=Spermophagus longissimus Pic, 1902; =S. caryoboriformis Pic, 1910;=S. guyanensis Pic, 1917; S.piceosuturalis Pic, 1927; =S. caracasensis Pic, 1954); A. gounellei (pic. 1902)(=S. curtus Pic, 1911;=S. basipennis Pic, 1936); A. insuturatus (pic, 1902)(=A. wolcotti Kingsolver, 1970;A.jatayensis (Pic, 1902)(=S.jatayensis var. bicoloriceps Pic, 1955; =S.jatayensis var. hahnelli Pic, 1955; A. multimaculatus (pic, 1902)( =S. minasensis Pic, 1918); A. perfectus (Sharp, 1885)(=S. maculatopygus Pic, 1927); A. reticulatus (Jekel, 1855)(=S. rufotestaceus Pic, 1912);A.luteolineatus (pic, 1929)(=S. multisignatus Pic, 1954). C). Lectotype/s and paralectotype/s are designated for: S. luteonotatus Pic, 1902; S. multimaculatus Pic, 1902; S. maculatopygus Pic, 1927; S. subflavidus Pic, 1902; S. trisignatus Sharp, 1885; S.jatayensis Pic, 1902; S. longissimus Pic, 1902; S. caryobori formis Pic, 1910; S. dispar Sharp, 1885; S. subflavidus var. insuturatus Pic, 1902. For all species listed in this paper, we provide a bibliography, label data on type material, sex of types and their repository.