[Taxacom] mystery ladybug: "Menoscelis panamensis El-Ali"

Doug Yanega dyanega at ucr.edu
Fri Apr 9 12:41:28 CDT 2010

Hi, folks. Can anyone out there confirm or refute that this ladybug 
was ever actually described? There is a holotype (presently at the 
CAS), but I cannot locate a corresponding publication.

I'm guessing this was a MS name that somehow got catalogued as if it 
were valid.

Thanks in advance for any definitive replies.

Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314        skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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