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Volume 2012, Article ID 467949, 15 pages
Research Article

Taxonomic Position of the Oriental Species of Mesosa (Mesosa) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Mesosini)

1Entomological Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime University, Tarumi, Matsuyama 790-8566, Japan
2Kamimiyada 1334-444, Minamishitaura-machi, Miura 238-0101, Japan

Received 9 September 2011; Accepted 25 October 2011

Academic Editor: Michael Rust

Copyright © 2012 Junsuke Yamasako and Nobuo Ohbayashi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Twelve oriental mesosine species which had been belonged to the nominotypical subgenus of the genus Mesosa Latreille, 1829, are transferred to the subgenus Dissosira Pascoe, 1865 of the genus Agelasta Newman, 1842, as follows: A. (D.) perplexa (Pascoe, 1858); A. (D.) columba (Pascoe, 1859); A. (D.) rufa (Breuning, 1935); A. (D.) catenatoides Yamasako and N. Ohbayashi, nom. nov. [replacement name for A. (D.) laosensis (Breuning, 1935) already occupied by Pic (1925)]; A. (D.) gardneri (Breuning, 1938); A. (D.) nigropunctata (Breuning, 1938); A. (D.) konoi (Hayashi, 1956); A. (D.) yonaguni (Hayashi, 1962); A. (D.) nigrostictica (Breuning, 1967); A. (D.) siamana (Breuning, 1974); A. (D.) praelongipes (Kusama and Irie, 1976); A. (D.) kumei (Takakuwa, 1991).