Synonymy of Maladera rubida (Moser, 1915) comb. N. (Coleoptera, scarabaeidae, sericini), with comments on its distribution

  • Dirk Ahrens Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, ZALF e.V. Schicklerstr. 5, 16225 Eberswalde, Germany


During a revision of type material of Afrotropical and Asian Sericini, the following new synonymy was established: Maladera rubida (Moser, 1915) comb. n. (= Autoserica errata Moser, 1916, syn. n.), Maladera laminifera (Moser, 1916) comb. n. and Maladera fuscescens (Moser, 1917) comb. n. Lectotypes for Autoserica rubida Moser, 1915 and Autoserica errata Moser, 1916 are designated. Based on the examination of a large amount of material from Indochina and from the type locality of Autoserica errata Moser (Dar-es-Salaam), it was concluded that the species was an element of East African savannah, rather than being Indochinese.

Journal of East African Natural History Vol. 92 (1&2) 2003: pp. 97-105

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