<I>Pachystigmus</I> Helle&acute;n, 1927, a substitute name for <I>Noserus</I> Foerster, 1863 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), not <I>Noserus</I> LeConte, 1862 (Coleoptera: Zopheridae)

  • I. A. Foley
  • M. A. Ivie
  • M. Spies
Keywords: Coleoptera


By establishing the date of its first publication, Noserus Foerster, 1863 (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) is shown to be a junior primary homonym of Noserus LeConte, 1862 (Coleoptera, Zopheridae). The substitute name for Noserus Foerster is that of its subjective synonym, Pachystigmus Hell�n, 1927 [type species: Pachystigmus nitidulus Hell�n, 1927]. Other described species in the genus are: Pachystigmus facialis (Foerster, 1863) New Combination; P. similis (Sz�pligeti, 1896) New Combination, P. nitidulus Hell�n, 1927, P. gigas (Tobias, 1964) New Combination, P. occipitalis (Belokobylskij, 1986) New Combination, P. olgensis (Belokobylskij, 1994) New Combination, and P. sculpturator (Belokobylskij, 1999) New Combination.