Coccinella (Coccinella) transversoguttata transversoguttata Faldermann, 1835

Kovář, Ivo, 2005, Revision of the Palaearctic species of the Coccinella transversoguttata species group with notes on some other species of the genus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 45, pp. 129-164 : 49-56

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Coccinella (Coccinella) transversoguttata transversoguttata Faldermann, 1835


Coccinella (Coccinella) transversoguttata transversoguttata Faldermann, 1835

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Coccinella transversoguttata Faldermann, 1835: 454 ; MULSANT (1850a): 117, partim; CROTCH (1874): 116, partim; WEISE (1879): 109; WEISE (1885): 28, partim; JACOBSON (1915): 982, partim (distribution); DOBRZHANSKIY (1924): 22 (female genitalia); DOBRZHANSKIY (1926): 21; MADER (1930 in 1926-1937): 150, partim (infrasubspecific variation); FÜRSCH (1981): 82; BIELAWSKI (1984): 417.

Coccinella transversoguttata var. Sedakovi: WEISE (1889): 537 (misidentification).

Coccinella geminopunctata Liu, 1962: 265 .

Coccinella (s. str.) geminopunctata : IABLOKOFF- KHNZORIAN (1979): 68 (as incertae sedis); IABLOKOFF- KHNZORIAN (1982): 362.

Coccinella (s. str.) transversoguttata : IABLOKOFF- KHNZORIAN (1979): 67 (catalogue); IABLOKOFF- KHNZORIAN (1982): 364.

Coccinella (s. str.) transversoguttata biinterrupta Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1979: 67 (catalogue); IABLOKOFF- KHNZORIAN (1982): 365.

Material examined. CHINA: GANSU, Xiahe ( Labrang ), 3300-3700 m a.s.l.,, 8 spec., V. Major lgt. ( CVNC, NMPC) ; Shinlong Shan Mts., Yuzhong , 3200 m a.s.l., 6.-7.vii.1989, 3 spec., V. Major lgt. ( CVNC) ; SHAANXI, Hua Shan Mts. ,, 1 spec., R. Dunda lgt. ( NMPC) ; Qing Ling Shan Mts., road Baoji – Taibai vill., pass 35 km S of Baoji,, 1 spec., O. Šafránek & M. Trýzna lgt. ( CVNC) ; Qing Ling Shan Mts., 1500 m a.s.l., Hou Zen Zi county , 30 km SE of Taiban Shan Mt.,, 1 spec., O. Šafránek & M. Trýzna lgt. ( NMPC) ; SICHUAN, Sabde env., 3000 m a.s.l., 13.vii.1992, 1 spec., R. Dunda lgt. ( NMPC) ; Kangding , vii.1992, 2 spec., R. Sauer lgt. ( NMPC) ; Kangding , 3000 m a.s.l., 23.-27.vii.1995, 5 spec., J. Schneider lgt. ( NMPC) ; Zhilong , vii.1992, 1 spec., R. Dunda lgt. ( NMPC) ; XIZANG, ‘ Tibet’, Quamdo – E env., (31°09´N, 97°11´E), ca 3500 m a.s.l., cultural steppe, 15.vii.1997, 5 spec., M. Trýzna & O. Šafránek lgt. ( CVNC) GoogleMaps ; ‘ E Tibet’, Bomi env. (29°52´N, 95°45´E), mixed forest ca 3000 m a.s.l., 9-10.vii.1997, 5 spec., M. Trýzna & O. Šafránek lgt. ( CVNC) GoogleMaps ; YUNNAN, Weibaoshan Mts. , 2800-3000 m a.s.l., (25°12´N 100°24´E),, l spec., V. Kubáň lgt. ( NMPC) GoogleMaps ; Habashan Mts. , S slope, 1 spec., V. Kubáň lgt. ( NMPC) ; Cangshan Mts. , 2500-3000 m a.s.l., (25°43´N 100°06´E), 24.vii.1992, 1 spec., V. Kubáň lgt. ( NMPC) GoogleMaps ; Yunlongshan Nat. Reserve , 50 km N of Lijiang,, 5 spec., E. Jendek & O. Šauša lgt. ( NMPC) ; Zhongdien env. 6.-8.viii.1995, 18 spec., J. Schneider lgt. ( NMPC) . KAZAKHSTAN: Tian Shan Mts., Chr. Bayulu, Dolon pass, 3200 m a.s.l., 16.-18.vii.1988, 7 spec., L. Chernyshev lgt. ( NMPC) . KYRGYZSTAN: Issyk-Kul Lake ( Przevalsk env.), vii.1981, 25 spec., S. Pokorný lgt. ( NMPC) ; Issyk Kul Lake, Grigoryevka , vii.1991, 2 spec., R. Sauer lgt. ( NMPC) ; Tian Shan Mts., Teploklyuchevka , vii.1991, 5 spec. R. Sauer lgt. ( NMPC) . MONGOLIA: BULGAN, Dashinchilen Somon (256 km of Ulaanbaatar),, 1 spec., C. Purkyně lgt. ( NMPC) ; KHENTEY, Somon Cencher , 2 spec., Mandal lgt. ( NMPC) ; 20 km W of Bashiret vill., 1200 m a.s.l., (48°34.99 N, 110°03.92 E), 12.-19.viii.2001, 1 spec., J. Schneider lgt. ( CVNC) GoogleMaps ; BAYANKHONGOR, 86 km NW of Bayankhongor , 2070 m a.s.l., (46°50´N 100°04´E), 14.vii.2004, 1 spec., M. Kadlecová lgt. ( CVMC) GoogleMaps ; CHOYBALSAN, Bogdgegén , 1700 m a.s.l., vii.1961, 1 spec., Frühb lgt. ( NMPC) ; TÖV, Terejl vill. env, Ghorki Tereji Nat. Reserve , 1600 m a.s.l., (47°58.69´N 107°28.31´E), 23.-27.viii.2001, 1 spec., J. Schneider lgt. ( CVNC) GoogleMaps ; ULAANBAATAR, Ulaanbaator , v.-vii.1957, 5 spec., C. Purkyně lgt. ( NMPC) ; Ulaanbaator , (10.) vii.1966, 12 spec., vi.1967, 2 spec., Soběslavský lgt. ( NMPC) ; Ulaanbaator , vi.1984, 6 spec., V. Malý lgt. ( NMPC) ; Ulaanbaatar,, 1 spec., O. Majzlan lgt. ( NMPC) ; 6 km S of Ulaanbaatar city, valley behind Zaisan monument, 1500 m a.s.l., (47°51. 88´N 106°54.76´E), 13.vii.-29.viii.2001, 1 spec., J. Schneider lgt. ( CVNC) GoogleMaps . NEPAL: [POKHARA province], road Dana – Muktinath , 14.-19.viii.1997, 1 spec., A. Křížová lgt. ( CVNC) . RUSSIA: ‘ Sibiria’, Reitter Leder , 5 spec. ( NMPC) ; ‘ Sibiria or. ’, Reitter , 1 spec. ( NMPC) ; ‘ Sibiria’, Berezovka , coll. J. Fleischer, 4 spec. ( NMPC) ; ‘ Transbaikalia’, Berezovka , no other data, 9 spec. ( NMPC) ; Irkutsk, 14.v.1904, 1 spec., Jurinskiy lgt. ( NMPC) ; Tuva, Kyzyl envel., Biy Khem riv., 2.v.1999, 2 spec., A. Klimenko lgt. ( CVNC) ; Irkutsk, vii.1982, 1 spec., Gaier lgt. ( NMPC) ; Baikalska Obl., Jablonovaya , 1912, 1 spec., coll. A. Procházka ( NMPC) ; Baikal Lake, Chamar Daban Mt., Babushkino , 3.-9.viii.1990, 1 spec., R. Sauer lgt. ( NMPC) ; ‘ Transbaikalia’, Troitskosavsk , 7 spec., coll. Gassner ( NMPC) ; Selenga Tal , v.-vi.1908, 4 spec. ( NMPC) ; Yakutsk , no other data, 1 spec. ( NMPC) ; Far East: Pashkova , Amur, 1 spec., B. v. Bodemeyer ( NMPC) .

Redescription. Body broadly oval, in male 1. 30 (1. 28-1. 35) and in female 1. 32 (1. 28-1. 37) times as long as wide, moderately convex. Upper surfaces moderately shiny, finely punctate, covered with rudimentary pubescence. Setae not longer than diameters of punctures.

Head black, eye canthus and rather large roundly triangular spot on each side of frons white-yellow to apricot; each spot touching inner orbit of eye and frequently connected with eye canthus. Mouthparts black, mandible with lateral part of base whitish, apex brown. Antenna pale brown, scape black with brown apex, two or three apical antennomeres infuscate. Scutellum black. Elytra orange-red with 11 black spots arranged in a pattern of ½, 1, 1, 1 and 2. Scutellar spot rather large, triangular to pentagonal, rarely rhomboid, usually deeply emarginate posteriorly along suture; humeral spot small to moderately large, its anterolateral part situated on humeral callus; lateral spot small, subrounded to quadrangular, situated at anterior 0.33 of elytral length close to lateral margin; discal spot moderately large to large, usually transversely oval and about twice as wide as long to subquadrately rounded, situated before midlength of elytron, with center at inner 0.33 of elytral width; marginal spot small, subrounded, situated at posterior 0.65, close to lateral margin; apical spot moderately large, angulately rounded to rounded, situated at posterior 0.65 and medial 0.35 of elytra. Underside black, tips of antero-lateral corners of propleura and mesepimera whitish, metepimera dark or brownish with whitish stripe, elytral epipleuron orange-red. Legs black, anterior face of fore coxae with white-yellow to apricot spot as well as ventral furrow of each front femur in male with a long pale stripe.

Head roundly pentagonal, capsule 1. 33 times as wide as long, 0.53 (0.50-0.57) times as wide as pronotum. Anterior margin of clypeus truncate, straight in middle. Antero-lateral corners asymmetrically triangular, moderately prominent anteriorly and depressed ventrally. Clypeus short, moderately transversely convex, fronto-clypeal furrow rather distinct laterally and slightly so medially, widely V-shaped. Frons 0.57 (0.55-0.62) times as wide as head, slightly convex. Eyes small, shortly oval. Inner orbits moderately arcuate, somewhat more strongly so in posterior third, parallel. Long portion of temples behind eyes feebly arcuate, slightly converging posteriorly, then subrounded and strongly narrowing towards occipital aperture. Surface granulate-reticulate, rather finely punctate, covered with sparse pubescence. Punctures usually 0.9-1. 2 times as large as eye facets; along orbits, on clypeus and vertex intermingled with sparse larger ones being 1. 5 times as large as eye facets. Setae along orbits as long as 2-5 diameters of eye facet, becoming longer anteriorly, at anterior margin of clypeus as long as 7-9 diameters of eye facet. Antenna as in Fig. 59 View Figs .

Pronotum trapezoidal, 1. 84 (1. 80-1. 91) times as wide as long, moderately convex. Anterior margin of pronotum rather widely and deeply emarginate, emargination trapezoidal with moderately convex middle. Anterior corners moderately prominent, their inner margin irregularly sinuous with main portion straight, outer margin rather strongly arcuate, reaching inner one at distinctly sharp and widely arcuate, asymmetrical tip. Posterior corners arcuate at obtuse angle, close to rectangular, situated at posterior third of pronotal length. Distance between anterior and posterior corners almost equal to 0.8 of pronotal length. Sublateral parts of pronotum indistinctly less convex than disc, antero-lateral area rather flattened. Lateral margins towards posterior corners more strongly arcuate, moderately converging anteriorly, narrowly reflexed but rather strongly bordered, the border being stronger medially. Base semicircular, emarginate at sides. Surface finely subgranulate-reticulate, finely and rather densely punctate. Punctures 0.6-1. 2 times as large as eye facets, separated by 2-3 diameters, becoming gradually sparser anteriorly and somewhat larger and denser laterally. Scutellum equilaterally triangular, at base as wide as 0.08-0.10 of pronotal width, sides feebly sinuate. Surface sometimes with shallow median furrow, traces of reticulation and more than 10 minute to small punctures.

Elytra widely oval, in male 1. 06 (1. 03-1.14) and in female 1. 07 (1. 05-1.13) times as long as wide, moderately convex, in both sexes about 2.3-2.6 times as long as high in lateral view, more strongly convex posteriorly than anteriorly, apex not or feebly caudate. Base of elytra slighty concave. Humeral angle widely obtusangulate, arcuate, not projecting anteriorly. Humeral bulge slightly developed, small. Outline of disc (posterior view) semicircular, at lateral margins of elytra shortly straightened, under humeral bulge distinctly depressed, with moderately deep longitudinal furrow near lateral margin. Furrow distinctly dilated on lateral black spot, reaching about half of its width. Lateral margins in anterior half more flatly arcuate than posteriorly, not reflexed but strongly bordered, border gradually weaker from humerus to apex. Apex rather widely arcuate, more or less acuminate, sometimes slightly caudate. Surface obsoletely reticulate, finely and rather densely punctate. Punctures usually 0.8-1. 2 times as large as eye facets, separated by 2.5-4 diameters, becoming nearly twice as large and denser (sometimes catenulate) along lateral margins.

Ventral surface moderately shiny, covered with dense, greyish white and, on distal part of tibiae, ochraceous to pale brown pubescence. Setae usually as long as 4-6 diameters of an eye facet, in middle part of metasternum and abdominal ventrites as long as 3-4 diameters and on lateral parts of body at most as long as 6-8 diameters. Propleura horizontal, anterior portion with wide longitudinal medial furrow. Surface finely obliquely wrinkled at sides of prosternum, all propleura distinctly reticulate and finely densely punctate; punctures subequal to eye facets. Epipleuron 1. 62 (1. 48-1. 84) times as wide as base of mesosternum, feebly sloping latero-ventrally, widely excavate. Surface moderately rugose, finely densely punctate, punctures 1-1. 5 times as large as eye facet, separated usually by 1-2.5 diameters. Prosternum rather strongly convex in middle with anterior margin deeply emarginate; emargination arcuate to broadly V-shaped with shortly truncated apex. Basisternal lobes at the narrowest part hardly three times as wide as prosternal process, flattened laterally. Prosternal process narrow, apex roundly truncate. Prosternal carinae subparallel, feebly narrowing medially, reaching anterior third of prosternum. Surface finely transversely wrinkled and finely punctate. Punctures subequal to eye facets, rather dense, becoming obsolete at postero-lateral part of basisternal lobes. Mesosternal process at base 1.17 (1. 06-1. 28) times as wide as long at midlength, rather strongly convex. Anterior margin not much widely and shallowly emarginate in middle and bordered by thin high carina. Surface of mesosternum irregularly punctate with coarse, radially arranged wrinkles at base; punctures in wrinkles 1. 5-2 times as large as eye facets, sometimes catenulate at base, becoming smaller, subequal to eye facets and much sparser at anterior margin. Metasternum 3.92 (3.45-4.29) times as long as mesosternal process, rather slightly transversely convex, flattened postero-medially, medial longitudinal sulcus complete, slightly impressed medially. Precoxal bulges slightly developed, transversely oval. Surface rather coarsely and densely transversely wrinkled, obsoletely to distinctly reticulate at antero-lateral portions, sparsely punctate. Punctures along median sulcus rather deep, round to oval, subequal to eye facets or larger, irregularly dispersed, separated by 2-5 diameters, becoming much denser and shallower laterally. Abdominal ventrites 1-5 in medial third distinctly transversely convex, sides gradually flattened. Ventrite 1 at most finely saddleshaped in middle. Surface finely densely punctate, punctures 1. 2-1. 5 times larger than eye facets, separated by 0.4-1. 5 diameters. Femoral line V-shaped, inner branch usually regularly arcuate, discontinuously running to line at posterior margin of ventrite 1 and nearly crossed by oblique, feebly sinuate lateral line. Posterior margin of ventrite 5 in female truncate, nearly straight, feebly emarginate laterally, in male slightly emarginate with medial portion straightened. Posterior margin of ventrite 6 in female acuminate with small circular impression before rounded apex, in male semicircular, rather narrow medial portion deeply emarginate with moderately deep, transversely oval impression before apex. Legs slender with long tarsi. Distal end of hind femora only slightly surpassing outer margin of epipleura. Hind tibia straight to feebly curved, 7.09 (6.78-7.74) times as long as wide, with outer margin slightly and regularly arcuate. Tarsomere 3 reaching posterior third of free part of tarsomere 2. Tarsal claw rather slender, obtusangulately curved at midlength, subquadrangular basal tooth situated distinctly beyond midlength.

Male genitalia. Tegmen somewhat slender. Median lobe of aedeagus in ventral view with basal portion subquadrangular, distinctly longer than wide; hastate apical portion rhomboidal and dilated at base, nearly 0.67 times as wide as basal portion wide, passing into long, tongueshaped apex. Dorsal margin of median lobe in lateral view finely sinuate with apex feebly curved dorsally. Parameres finger-shaped but thin, only slightly curved at basal 0.25. Trabes moderately thin, only slightly curved distally. Sipho moderately long, basal capsule robust, inner hook-shaped branch moderately curved dorsally, roundly truncate at apex, dorsal rib strongly developed, semicircular. Siphonal tube at base subrectangular, then straight, preapical portion with supporting sclerites moderately dilated both dorsally and ventrally but narrowed laterally, bearing two swellings: proximal one small and on each side longitudinally oval, remaining partly free, apical one strikingly enlarged ventrally. Terminal ampulla of sipho moderate, triangular.

Female genitalia. Genital plate (hemiventrite 9) robust, blade-shaped, more than twice as long as wide, apex quite asymmetrically truncate, gradually arched outwards. Stylus well developed, cylindrical, bearing usually five setae. Spermatheca C-shaped, nodulus and ramus moderately long, somewhat narrower than cornu, nodulus about 1. 5 times longer than ramus, cornu strongly curved, without dilated portion, slightly straightened distally. Infundibulum about as long as spermatheca thick, with cylindrical body equally enlarged at both ends, distal end campaniform, nearly 0.33 times as long as infundibulum.

Length. Males (n = 17) 5.00- 6.56 mm; females (n = 14) 5.08-6.72 mm. MULSANT (1850a) gives 5.6-7.8 mm for all populations; WEISE (1885, 1892) reports 5.5-8 mm, DOBZHANSKIY (1926) 5.9-7.2 mm, BROWN (1962) 6.0- 7.2 mm and IABLOKOFF- KHNZORIAN (1982) 4-8 mm.

Variability. Coccinella transversoguttata is widely distributed in the Holarctic region and is represented by four subspecies in the New World. Coccinella t. richardsoni Brown, 1962 , common and widely distributed in the main part of America north of Mexico, and C. t. ephippiata Zetterstedt, 1838 , restricted to the coastal parts of Greenland, are both moderately convex. Two montane populations described as distinct species from Mexico are only slightly convex and are now considered as subspecies: C. t. nugatoria Mulsant, 1850 and C. t. sonorica Casey, 1908. They perhaps represent isolated, southernmost Nearctic populations of C. transversoguttata . Specimens of C. t. ephippiata with full elytral pattern are inseparable from fully spoted Palaearctic specimens ( BROWN 1962). On the other hand, C. t. richardsoni is very variable and the colour pattern becomes gradually reduced (as for the presence of an entire subbasal band and the lateral spot) in the east-west direction. BROWN (1962) also suggested that the relative width of apical hastate portion of the median lobe of the aedeagus (measured as the ratio of the width of the anterior tongue-shaped process of the hastate portion to the width of the basal portion of median lobe) is important for delimiting the subspecies of C. transversoguttata . It follows from my measurements here (n = number of specimens measured) that this ratio overlaps between subspecies and cannot be used as the only separating character: 0.28-0.31 (n = 6) for C. t. transversoguttata , 0.27-0.29 (n = 4) for C. t. richardsoni , 0.24 for C. t. ephippiata ( BROWN 1962, Fig. 4 View Figs ) and 0.21-0.27 (n = 3) for C. t. nugatoria . It seems that the Palaearctic populations are subspecifically more clearly distinct from Nearctic ones when the elytral pattern is considered.

The nominate subspecies, treated here, occurs only in the Old World and has the broadest hastate portion of median lobe of aedeagus (see above). The black elytral spots are complete and usually more strongly developed than that in the Nearctic populations, and may be isolat- ed ( Fig. 89 View Figs ) or gradually confluent in the pattern of ½, 1, 2, 3 and 4+5 ( Fig. 90 View Figs ), ½ +1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 ( Fig. 91 View Figs ), and (commonly) ½ +1, 2, 3 and 4+5 ( Fig. 92 View Figs ), forming a subbasal band. The latter pattern is nearly invariably present in northern populations inhabiting West and East Sibiria, Far East of Russia and Mongolia. Middle Asian and Chinese populations are more variable and/or specimens with isolated elytral spots may to a various degree dominate in the local populations. FILIPPOV (1961) surveyed the variability of the elytral colour pattern and recorded numerous colour deviations. Although he illustrated some cases of longitudinal connection betwen two spots, the species never has the tricuspidate pattern of C. marussii or C. hodeki sp. nov.

Distribution. The nominotypical subspecies occurs in China (Gansu, Quinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang and Yunnan provinces), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia (widely distributed in all provinces), Nepal (Pokhara province), Russia (West and East Sibiria: Irkutsk, Tomsk, Tuva, Yenisseisk, Yakutia; Far East: Amur province, Khabarovsk district, Primorskiy district, Magadan region, Kamchatka, Sakhalin). Older records from northern Scandinavia and the northernmost territory of European Russia were not confirmed ( BROWN 1962).

Discussion. Coccinella transversoguttata species group is related to species belonging to C. novemnotata and C. difficilis species groups proposed by DOBRZHANSKIY (1931), all having the median lobe of aedeagus divided into two portions. However, the distal portion is differently shaped in C. transversoguttata group. Palaearctic species of the group may be identified by the key given below.

Coccinella transversoguttata was originally described by FALDERMANN (1835) from Irkutsk (type depository unknown). The concept of the species, broadly distributed in the Holarctic region, was soon uncritically widened. Three taxa with a characteristic subbasal transverse band on the elytra were described before 1850: C. transversoguttata ; C. ephippiata Zetterstedt, 1837 from Greenland and C. quinquenotata Kirby, 1838 from the Nearctic region. MULSANT (1850a) synonymized C. quinquenotata together with C. ephippiata as a variety (‘Var. A.’) of C. transversoguttata (‘Var. B.’), and described a similar species, C. transversalis Mulsant, 1850 , from Mexico. He subsequently replaced the preoccupied name C. transversalis Mulsant (nec Fabricius, 1781) with C. nugatoria Mulsant, 1850 ( MULSANT 1850b). CROTCH (1874) listed all these taxa under C. transversoguttata and added a new synonym, C. californica Mannerheim, 1843 , as an extremely pale variety. WEISE (1879, 1885, 1892) regarded all taxa as identical and separated only quinquenotata as a variety. Later, all taxa synonymized with C. transversoguttata were downgraded by MADER (1930 in 1926-1937) to mere aberrations, who described additional four. Dobrzhanskiy provided a short key of female genitalia ( DOBRZHANSKIY 1924), illustrated the aedeagus of a Palaearctic specimen (DO- BRZHANSKIY 1926) and male and female genitalia of Nearctic representatives ( DOBRZHANSKIY 1931), as well as separated C. californica from C. transversoguttata ( DOBRZHANSKIY 1931) . Somewhat unfortunately, he also divided the latter species into two partly sympatric subspecies, C. t. transversoguttata and C. t. nugatoria . BROWN (1962) treated the infraspecific variability of Nearctic populations of C. transversoguttata , originally named as C. quinquenotata Kirby, 1837 (not C. septempunctata var. quinquenotata Haworth, 1912 ). He replaced that name with C. richardsoni Brown, 1962 and delimited two subspecies, C. t. richardsoni and C. t. ephippiata . He also considered Mexican populations as specifically distinct and used the names C. nugatoria nugatoria and C. nugatoria sonorica for them ( BROWN 1962, 1967). LIU (1962) described C. geminopunctata from China. The type series was composed of 10 select- ed specimens of both sexes from Gansu, Xinjiang and Yunnan provinces. The specimens had elytra with black spots normally developed but isolated, and the schematic illustrations of male genitalia show all details characteristic for C. transversoguttata ( LIU 1962) . IABLOKOFF- KHNZORIAN (1979) placed C. transversoguttata into the subgenus Coccinella s. str. and enumerated six subspecies, four Nearctic, including C. nugatoria , and two Palaearctic, including biinterrupta which he upgraded from Mader’s aberration with the the authorship attributed to Mader. The latter subspecies, C. t. biinterrupta Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1979, described and keyed by IABLOKOFF- KHNZORIAN (1982), is undoubtedly identical with C. geminopunctata Liu, 1962 , and the second name has priority. FÜRSCH (1981) synonymized, without any comment, C. geminopunctata with C. transversoguttata and rejected ssp. biinterrupta Mader, 1930 in the sense of IABLOKOFF- KHNZORIAN (1979) on the basis of overlapping distribution with ‘normal form’. BIELAWSKI (1984) redescribed the nominate (sub)species based on Mongolian material and illustrated its habitus, the characteristic elytral pattern, lateral spot of pronotum, last ventrites and genitalia of both sexes.


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Coccinella (Coccinella) transversoguttata transversoguttata Faldermann, 1835

Kovář, Ivo 2005

Coccinella (s. str.) transversoguttata


Coccinella geminopunctata

LIU C. - L. 1962: 265

Coccinella transversoguttata

WEISE J. 1889: 537

Coccinella transversoguttata

BIELAWSKI R. 1984: 417
FURSCH H. 1981: 82
JACOBSON G. G. 1915: 982
WEISE J. 1885: 28
WEISE J. 1879: 109
CROTCH G. R. 1874: 116
MULSANT E. 1850: 117
FALDERMANN F. 1835: 454