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27 July 2012 Nomenclatural history of Melanophila drummondi ab. nicolayi Obenberger, 1944 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), a change of authorship and synonymy under Phaenops drummondi (Kirby 1837), and a new distribution record and summary of larval hosts for the species
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Melanophila drummondi ab. nicolayi Obenberger 1944 has been listed in some of the more recent literature as M. drummondi nicolayi Obenberger, thus creating problems with interpretation of its status as an unavailable name under Articles 13 and 45.6.2 of the ICZN (1999). This issue is discussed. Based on examination of a photograph of the type specimen, we consider the taxon unworthy of separation from Phaenops drummondi (Kirby 1837), which is compared to similar species occurring in its range. A new distribution record and summary of known larval hosts are provided for the species.

Ted C. MacRae and Richard L. Westcott "Nomenclatural history of Melanophila drummondi ab. nicolayi Obenberger, 1944 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), a change of authorship and synonymy under Phaenops drummondi (Kirby 1837), and a new distribution record and summary of larval hosts for the species," The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 88(1), 87-91, (27 July 2012). https://doi.org/10.3956/2012-27.1
Received: 5 April 2012; Published: 27 July 2012
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