A replacement name for the Baltic amber ripidiine genus <i>Olemehlia</i> (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae)

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Jan Batelka


A replacement name is established to remove homonymy between a genus of ripidiine beetles (Ripiphoridae) in mid-Eocene Baltic amber and a group of extant longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae) from Southeast Asia. Olemehlia Holzschuh (type species: Olemehlia mystica Holzschuh) was established for a species of Disteniinae from Vietnam, while Olemehlia Batelka (type species: Olemehlia krali Batelka) was described for a species of Ripidiinae, with both names appearing within a few weeks of each other. Olemehliella Batelka, new name, is established for the ripidiine name which is junior, resulting in the new combination: Olemehliella krali (Batelka).

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Batelka, J. 2011 [2012]. Olemehlia krali, a new genus and species of Ripidiinae from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 47(3–4): 361–364. [Nota bene: publication date January 2012, as indicated on issue: “depot legal Janvier 2012”]

Holzschuh, C. 2011. Beschreibung von 69 neuen Bockkäfern und 6 neuen Gattungen aus Asien, vorwiegend aus Borneo, China, Laos und Thailand (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae). Entomologica Basiliensia et Collectionis Frey 33: 249–328. [Nota bene: publication date 22 December 2011]