Rediscovery of Cryptocephalus (Heterichnus) loebli (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Crytocephalinae), A Poorly Known Species from Turkey

GÖK A., Ekiz A. N. , Kucukkayki E. C. , Sen I.

JOURNAL OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, vol.12, pp.51-55, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-55
  • Keywords: Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cryptocephalus loebli, Heterichnus, redescription, taxonomy, Turkey
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


Cryptocephalus (Heterichnus) loebli Sassi, 1997 is a poorly known species which was collected from north-western part of Turkey and described based on only two specimens. In the present study, the first additional descriptive information about this species is given since its description. Recently, two male specimens were collected from Amasya province which is far from the type locality. The species is redescribed on the basis of the collected male specimens. Habitus and genital features are illustrated. A map showing the previous and new distribution localities of the species is provided. The nomenclatural history and current status of the subgenus Heterichnus Warchatowski, 1991 are reviewed.