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19 June 2020 A Comparative Morphological Study of Anthrenus pimpinellae pimpinellae (Fabricius, 1775) and Anthrenus amandae Holloway, 2019 (Coleoptera: Dermestidae)
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Recent research has shown that Anthrenus pimpinellae (Fabricius, 1775) is a complex of species numbering at least 21 in the Palearctic region. No work has been published illustrating what A. pimpinellae pimpinellae looks like relative to any other species in the complex, which interferes with accurate recording. Two species are considered here: A. pimpinellae pimpinellae and Anthrenus amandaeHolloway, 2019. Identification of both species is confirmed by examination of the male genitalia. There are consistent differences between the species and relatively little intraspecific variation, offering routes to identification under field conditions. In addition, the validity of A. amandae as a distinct species is clarified.

Graham J. Holloway and Dimitrios E. Bakaloudis "A Comparative Morphological Study of Anthrenus pimpinellae pimpinellae (Fabricius, 1775) and Anthrenus amandae Holloway, 2019 (Coleoptera: Dermestidae)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 74(2), 315-321, (19 June 2020). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-74.2.315
Received: 28 August 2019; Accepted: 15 April 2020; Published: 19 June 2020
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