The purpose of this application, under Article 81 of the Code, is to conserve the usage of the generic names Eumolpus Weber, 1801, Chrysochus Chevrolat in Dejean, 1836 and Bromius Chevrolat in Dejean, 1836 by suppressing the name Eumolpus Kugelann in Illiger, 1798. Eumolpus Kugelann in Illiger, 1798 in its original usage included European species currently assigned to different genera, while in its modern usage Eumolpus includes mostly Neotropical species and is almost universally used in the sense of Weber (1801). It is proposed that the original usage of the name Eumolpus by Kugelann in Illiger (1798) and all usages of the name before that by Weber (1801) be suppressed. The name Eumolpus subsequently used by Weber (1801) will then become a name in its own right taking Weber's authorship thereby maintaining stability and eliminating confusion caused by potential use of Eumolpus Kugelann in Illiger, 1798.
Eumolpus Weber, 1801, Chrysochus Chevrolat in Dejean, 1836 and Bromius Chevrolat in Dejean, 1836 (Insecta, Coleoptera, chrysomelidae): proposed conservation of usage," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 67(3), 218-224, (1 September 2010). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v67i3.a10