Maurizio Biondi

Psylliodes urbaniae: a new species from Central Apennines (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini)


Abstract. Psylliodes urbaniae sp. nov. from Central Apennines (Italy) is described. Male genitalia and some biometric characters allow to distinguish between the new species and the very similar P. napi (Fabricius, 1792). Due to its limited distribution in mountain areas, its monophagy, and its subapterism, we propose possible processes leading to its differentiation.

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