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A synopsis to the parthenopid genus Aethra Latreille, 1816, is provided. The nomenclatural history of the genus is clarified and several problems resolved. Four species are recognized: A. scruposa (Linnaeus, 1764), A. scutata Smith, 1869, A. edentata Edmondson, 1951, and A. seychellensis Takeda, 1975. All are figured and a key is provided for their identification. New records for A. scruposa and A. edentata are also provided.

Un synopsis du genre de Parthenopidae, Aethra Latreille, 1816 est fourni. L'histoire de la nomenclature du genre est clarifiee et plusieurs problemes sont resolus. Quatre especes sont reconnues: A. scruposa (Linnaeus, 1764), A. scutata Smith, 1869, A. edentata Edmondson, 1951, et A. seychellensis Takeda, 1975. Toutes sont figurees et une cle d'identification de ces quatre especes est donnee. De nouvelles recoltes de A. scruposa et A. edentata sont egalement signalees.


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