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Westcott RL, Nápoles JR. 2022. Acmaeodera moesta Dugès, 1891 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), a poorly known species from Mexico. Insecta Mundi 0956: 1–3.
Two new state records are reported for the Mexican Acmaeodera moesta Dugès (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), a lectotype is designated for it, and clarifying discussion is provided.
According to Westcott (2020) there are 152 described valid species of Acmaeodera Eschscholtz in Mexico. Acmaeodera moesta Dugès (Fig. 1–3) was described from the state of Guanajuato, and it has not since been mentioned in the literature except for listings in catalogs and checklists. Herein we record it from the states of México (MEX) and San Luis Potosí (SLP), designate a lectotype, and provide a detailed discussion.