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Neotropical Entomology

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Neotrop. Entomol. vol.35 no.6 Londrina Nov./Dec. 2006 



Navia, a replacement generic name for Euterpia Navia & Flechtmann (Prostigmata: Eriophyoidea: Eriophyidae)


Navia, um nome genérico substituto para Euterpia Navia & Flechtmann (Prostigmata: Eriophyoidea: Eriophyidae)



André Nemésio

Depto. Zoologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Univ. Federal de Minas Gerais, C. postal 486, 30.123-970, Belo Horizonte, MG,




Navia nom. nov. is proposed for Euterpia Navia & Flechtmann, 2005 (Prostigmata: Eriophyoidea), preoccupied by Euterpia Bondar, 1942 (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae).

Key words: Coleoptera, Insecta, Phyllocoptini, Phyllocoptinae, new name, homonymy


Navia nom. nov. é proposto para substituir Euterpia Navia & Flechtmann, 2005 (Prostigmata: Eriophyoidea), pré-ocupado por Euterpia Bondar, 1942 (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae).

Palavras-chave: Insecta, Coleoptera, Phyllocoptini, Phyllocoptinae, nome novo, homonímia



Navia nom. nov.

Euterpia Navia & Flechtmann, 2005 [type-species: Euterpia fissa Navia & Flechtmann, 2005, by original designation (Navia & Flechtmann 2005: 42)], nec Euterpia Bondar, 1942 [(type-species: Euterpia rufa Bondar, 1942, by original designation (Bondar 1942: 25)].

Navia & Flechtmann (2005) described the genus Euterpia (Prostigmata: Eriophyoidea: Eriphyidae: Phyllocoptinae: Phyllocoptini) for one species (E. fissa Navia & Flechtmann 2005) of Neotropical Eriophyoid mites.

However, this name is preoccupied by Euterpia Bondar, 1942, a genus of Curculionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera). Guenée (in Boisduval & Guenée 1852) had already used Euterpia in 1852 as a lapsus calami for Enterpia Guenée, 1850 (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia: Noctuoidea: Noctuidae: Hadeninae). Therefore, Navia nom. nov. is here proposed to replace Euterpia Navia & Flechtmann 2005. The nominal genus is in honor to the acarologist Denise Navia. As a result, the following new combination is introduced: Navia fissa (Navia & Flechtmann, 2005) comb. nov.



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Bondar, G. 1942. Notas entomológicas da Baia, IX. Revta. Entomol. 13: 1-33.        [ Links ]

Guenée, A. 1850. Note sur la conformation du fron dans plusieurs espèces de noctuèlles et sur le devisions du genre Cleophana. Ann. Soc. Entomol. France 8: 233-239.         [ Links ]

Navia, D. & C.H.W. Flechtmann. 2005. A new genus and five new species of Eriophyoidea (Prostigmata) associated with palm trees from Brazilian Amazon. Zootaxa 1078: 41-58.         [ Links ]



Received 23/XI/05.
Accepted 20/II/06.

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