Case 3575 Haltica undulata Kutschera, 1860 (currently Phyllotreta undulata, Insecta, Coleoptera, CHRYSOMELIDAE): proposed precedence over Haltica bivittata Waterhouse, 1838 (currently Phyllotreta bivittata)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:Reid, C, Booth, R, Döberl, M
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:24
Date Published:03/12
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Australia, CHRYSOMELIDAE, Coleoptera, Eurasia, GALERUCINAE, Nomenclature, North America, P. undulata, Pacific region, Phyllotreta, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Articles 23.9.3 and 81 of the Code, is to conserve the name Phyllotreta undulata (Kutschera, 1860), for a common and widespread flea-beetle species (CHRYSOMELIDAE, GALERUCINAE), which is also a crop pest, by giving it precedence over the unused older name P. bivittata (Waterhouse, 1838), whenever these names are considered to be synonyms.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith