oa Annals of the Transvaal Museum - A revision of the genus Brachelytrium Obenberger, 1923 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Anthaxiini)

Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0041-1752



The genus Brachelytrium Obenberger is revised for the first time. A new subgenus, Elytrobrachium, is proposed to contain two species of Anthaxia: A. blairi Obenberger) and A. ventrale (Kerremans), both comb. nov. Fourteen species are now placed in Brachelytrium (s. str.): the type species B. transvalense Obenberger, B. minusculum Obenberger, B. africanum (Pochon), B. lesnei (Théry) comb. nov. and 10 new species: B. cavifrons, B. cordinotum, B. fissifrons, B. globicolle, B. holmi, B. namibiense, B. prolongum, B. straussae, B. tanzaniense, and B. waterbergensis. Tables are presented to differentiate Brachelytrium from Anthaxia Eschscholtz and Tetragonoschema Thomson. Keys are included to separate the two subgenera and the species of both subgenera. Dorsal habitus photographs are given for all species, as well as line-drawings for key diagnostic features and for male genitalia of all species with known males.

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