Ukrainsky A.S. 2010. Species names homonymy in the ladybirds (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). IV // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.18 (for 2009). No.4: 285–286 [in English].

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KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Coccinellidae, ladybirds, nomenclature, homonyms, replacement name, new combination, Rodolia, Novius, Scymnus, Micraspis, Alesia.

ABSTRACT: The species names Rodolia limbata (Blackburn, 1895), Scymnus (Pullus) utilis Hoаng, 1982, and Micraspis weisei (Sicard, 1909) have proved to be preoccupied. In the present contribution the replacement names for the above-mentioned species-group taxa are established: Rodolia blackburni nom.n. — for the junior primary homonym Rodolia limbata (Blackburn, 1895) (non Motschulsky, 1866); Scymnus (Pullus) dyadechkoi nom.n. — for the junior primary homonym Scymnus (Pullus) utilis Hoаng, 1982 (non Horn, 1895); Micraspis tanalensis comb.n., nom.n. — for the junior secondary homonym Micraspis weisei (Sicard, 1909) (non Rybakow, 1889).

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