Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida
Paul E. Skelley https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2687-6740
Date of this Version
Skelley PE. 2023. Subgenera of Dacne Latreille, 1797 (Erotylidae: Erotylinae: Dacnini) given full generic rank. Insecta Mundi 0971: 1–9.
Previously described subgenera of Dacne Latreille, 1797 (Coleoptera: Erotylidae) show character states and combinations implying closer relationships with genera other than with Dacne, suggesting “Dacne” is not monophyletic. These characters are briefly discussed along with the genera sharing the characters. To improve the current classification, the subgenera of Dacne are raised to generic status as: Afrodacne Delkeskamp, 1954, Ameridacne Skelley, 2009, and Xenodacne Boyle, 1956. A checklist of all species included in these genera is presented, updating generic combinations as needed.
Published on February 3, 2023 by Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc. P.O. Box 141874 Gainesville, FL 32614-1874 USA http://centerforsystematicentomology.org/
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