Favret, C., Ouvrard, D., & Williams, D.J. 2014 Annotated List of the Species-Group Taxa Described in Combination with Chermes Linnaeus 1758 (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha). Transactions of the American Entomological Society


  • taxonomy
  • Notes: The genus-group name Chermes Linnaeus 1758 has been suppressed, but an accounting of the various nominal species described in combination with it has not been presented until now. Nominal species of Chermes are found in 13 families of three major lineages of Sternorrhyncha (Aphidomorpha, Coccoidea, Psylloidea). Eleven available names remain unplaceable (incertae sedis nomina dubia) and to date do not appear in the various Sternorrhyncha catalogues. In order to clarify their status, we here present an annotated list of the 137 nominal species-group names originally described in combination with Chermes. We provide the original bibliographic citation and an assessment of the current status of each name.