Dendrocellus nepalensis (Hope)

Liang, Hongbin & Kavanaugh, David H., 2007, Review of the Genus Dendrocellus Schmidt-Göbel (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Dryptini), with Descriptions of Seven New Species, The Coleopterists Bulletin (Oxford, England) 61 (1), pp. 1-39 : 1-39

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1649/934.1

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D187BC-FFC8-4818-29A7-BF0226E1F986

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Dendrocellus nepalensis (Hope)
status

 

Dendrocellus nepalensis (Hope)

( Figs. 16 View Figs , 36 View Figs , 68 View Figs , 79–80 View Figs )

Desera nepalensis Hope 1831: 21 ( Nepal)

Dendrocellus nepalensis (Hope) , Chaudoir 1872: 102

Dendrocellus discolor Schmidt-Göbel 1846: 24 ( Myanmar); Andrewes 1923: 7

Specimens examined. Total 50 specimens: Bangladesh : 1 female ( ISNB), ‘‘ Bengale’ ’/‘‘ Collection P. Dupuis’ ’/‘‘ Desera discolor S.G., P. Dupuis det. 1913’’/ ‘‘ Coll. R. I. Sc. N. B. Inde’ ’. Bhutan : 1 male and 1 female ( ISNB), ‘‘ Coll. I. R. Sc. N. B. Inde, Padang Bouthan, ex coll. R. Oberthür’ ’; 2 males and 2 females ( ISNB), Ex Museo R. Oberthür, British Bootang, Padong (Himalaya), 1914- L. Durel’ ’/‘‘ R. I. Sc. N. B. 18.293’’/‘‘ Coll. I. R. Sc. N. B. Inde’ ’. China : 1 male, ‘‘ Tibet, Mêdog , 1,000 –1,100 m’’/‘‘ 1982.I.27, Yinheng Han collector’ GoogleMaps ’; 1 female, ‘‘ Yunnan, Jinping, Hetouzhai , 1,700 m, 1956. V.16, Keren Huang collector’’/‘‘ Desera nepalensis Hope, Kryzhanovskij det. 1986’’ ; 1 female, ‘‘ China, Yunnan Province, Gongshan Co. Cikai Town , along street, 27.74944 ° N, 98.66444 ° E’ ’/‘‘ 1,515 m, 2002.9.25, night, Hongbin Liang’ GoogleMaps ’; 1 female, ‘‘ China, Yunnan Province, Gongshan Co. Cikai, Cikai Bridge , 27.72472 ° N, 98.68250 ° E’ ’/‘‘ 1,442 m, 2002.10.4, day, Xiang Xu, C.M. Yin’ GoogleMaps ’; 1 female, ‘‘ China, Yunnan, Gongshan County, Cikai Township , Pula He just above Nu Jiang Road , 1,440 m, 27.74861 ° N, 098.66675 ° E’ ’/‘‘ 8 October 2002, stop#2002-039 A, D.H. Kavanaugh, P.E. Marek, H.B. Liang & W.D. Ba collectors’ GoogleMaps ’; 1 male and 1 female, ‘‘ China, Yunnan Province, Baoshan, Bawan , Dasheyao forest station, roadside, 24.92942 ° N, 98.75858 ° E’ ’/‘‘ 2,320 m, 2003.10.16, day, Liang H.B. & Yang J.J. Coll. ’’ GoogleMaps ; 1 male and 1 female, ‘‘ China, Yunnan Province, Gaoligongshan Mountain, Nujiang Prefecture , Gangfang Sancha Lukou , 26 ° 07.3 9 N, 98 ° 34.5 9 E’’/‘‘ 1,500 m, 14–15 October 1998, stop#98- 117 C, D.H. Kavanaugh, C.E. Griswold ,, C. Farraris, & C.L. Long collectors’’ ; 1 male ( CAS), ‘‘ China, Tibet, Friendship Bridge , 14-VI-1980, 1,600 m (5,250 ft), Lawrence W. Swan, Donated to CAS 1981 View Materials ’’ ; 1 female, ‘‘ China, Yunnan, Fugong, 28 Lumadeng , Yaping , Yamuhe , roadside, 27.11876 ° N, 98.83118 ° E’ ’/‘‘ 1,800 m, 2004.4.26 day, Liang Hongbin collector GoogleMaps ; 1 female, ‘‘ China, Yunnan, Fugong, Lumadeng , Yaping road above Shilajia , 27.13086 ° N, 98.83874 ° E’ ’/‘‘ 1,630 m, 2004.4.26 day, D.Kavanaugh & C.Greswold GoogleMaps ; 1 male, ‘‘ China, Yunnan, Fugong, Lumadeng , Yaping-Shibali , 11 km, 27.13839 ° N, 98.82147 ° E’ ’/‘‘ 1,850 m, 2004.4.25 day, Liang Hongbin collector’ GoogleMaps ’; 1 male, ‘‘ China, Yunnan, Gongshan, Dulongjiang , Bapo , along roadside, 27.73902 ° N, 98.34975 ° E’ ’/‘‘ 1,424 m, 2004.10.26 night, Hongbin Liang collector’ GoogleMaps ’; 1 female, ‘‘ China, Yunnan, Gongshan, Dulongjiang , 0.6 km N Dizhengdang, 28.08442 ° N, 98.32652 ° E’ ’/‘‘ 1,880 m, 2004.10.29 night, D. Kavanaugh collector’ GoogleMaps ’; 1 male and 3 females, ‘‘ China, Yunnan, Lushui, Pianma , Gangfang , Xuetang , 26.12218 ° N, 98.57546 ° E’ ’/‘‘ 1,625 m, 2005. V.16 N, Kavanaugh D. Dong D.Z. ’’ GoogleMaps ; 1 male, ‘‘ China, Yunnan, Fugong, Lumadeng , Yamuqiao , 27.13056 ° N, 98.83926 ° E’ ’/‘‘ 1,635 m, 2004.8.16 day, Tang Guo, plant beating’ GoogleMaps ’; 1 male, ‘‘ China, Yunnan, Fugong, Lumadeng , 9 km up Laoshibali , 27.10421 ° N, 98.73274 ° E’ ’/‘‘ 2,800 m, 2004.8.13 day, Tang Guo, plant beating’ GoogleMaps ’; 1 male, ‘‘ China, Yunnan, Fugong, Pihe , Zhiziluo , 26.54419 ° N, 98.92676 ° E’ ’/‘‘ 2,285 m, 2004.8.20 day’’. India GoogleMaps : 2 males ( ISNB), ‘‘ Khasia Hill, Assam’ ’/‘‘ R. I. Sc. N. B. I.G. 21.042’’/ ‘‘ Coll. R. I. Sc. N. B. Inde’ ’; 2 males ( ISNB), ‘‘ Pedong’ ’/‘‘ W. Hansen det., 1966, Desera nepalensis Hope’ ’; 1 male ( ISNB), ‘‘ Pedong, A. Desgodins’ ’/‘‘ W. Hansen det., 1966, Desera nepalensis Hope’ ’; 2 females ( ISNB), ‘‘ Pedong, A. Desgodins’ ’/ ‘‘ Collection E. Rousseau’ ’/‘‘ W. Hansen det., 1966, Desera nepalensis Hope’ ’; 1 male and 2 females ( ISNB), ‘‘ Pedong’ ’/‘‘ Collection P. Dupuis’ ’/‘‘ Desera discolor S.G., P. Dupuis det. 1913’’ ; 2 males and 1 female ( ISNB), ‘‘ Pedong, A. Desgodins’’/‘‘ Reg. Mus. Hist. Nat. Belg. I.G. 10294’’; ‘‘ discolor S.G. ’’ ‘‘ G. F. Fagel’ ’/‘‘ G. Fagel det. Drypta discolor S. G. ’’ ; 1 male ( ISNB), ‘‘ W. Hansen det., 1966, Desera nepalensis Hope’ ’/‘‘ Assam Plains, Collect Bates’ ’; 1 female ( ISNB), ‘‘ Surauva Bref. Sud. ’’, Collection P. Dupuis’ ’/‘‘ Desera discolor S.G., P. Dupuis det. 1913’’/‘‘coll. R. I. Sc. N. B. Inde’ ’; 2 males ( ISNB), ‘‘ Konbir’ ’/‘‘ Coll. R. I. Sc. N. B.’’. Myanmar : 2 males ( ISNB), ‘‘ Burmah’ ’/‘‘ Collection P. Dupuis’ ’/‘‘ Desera discolor S.G., P. Dupuis det. 1913’’/‘‘ Coll. R. I. Sc. N. B.’’. Sikkim : 1 male and 1 female ( ISNB), ‘‘ Sikkim India’ ’/‘‘ Coll. R. I. Sc. N. B. Inde’ ’; Vietnam .

Description. Length 9.8–11.7 mm, width 3.2–3.8 mm. Black, head and pronotum with blue luster; elytra with purple luster, and in some specimens mixed with slight blue or green luster; Ant 1 yellow or with apical fourth brown; femora black with blue luster, tibiae yellow. Head equal to or slightly wider than pronotum, HW/PW 5 1.06 (1.00–1.11); Ant 1/Ant 3 5 3.31 (3.07–3.48); labrum with medial lobe slightly or moderately protruded anteriorly; genae short, moderately tumid; eyes large, convex, 2.7 times as long as genae. Pronotum short, PL/PW 5 1.30 (1.25–1.39), widest at apical third. Elytra short, EW/PW 5 2.18 (2.00–2.31), EL/EW 5 1.63 (1.53–1.70), widened posteriad to apical fourth, then slightly narrowed to apex; outer angles broadly rounded ( Fig. 36 View Figs ); intervals slightly convex, sparsely punctate, punctures small, mixed with some larger ones. Protarsomere 3 slightly asymmetrical in male; tarsal claws with 4–5 short pectinations, length of the longest pectination less than half width of claw base ( Fig. 68 View Figs ). Aedeagus with apical lamella wide, thin, linguiform ( Figs. 79–80 View Figs ).

Distribution. Bangadesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim, Vietnam.

Remarks. We have not examined the type. Members of this species are readily recognized by their short pronota and purple elytra. They are very similar to D. kulti Jedlicka members, but differ in having purple elytra and more rounded elytral outer angles ( Figs. 35–36 View Figs ).

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Dendrocellus

Loc

Dendrocellus nepalensis (Hope)

Liang, Hongbin & Kavanaugh, David H. 2007
2007
Loc

Dendrocellus discolor Schmidt-Göbel 1846: 24

Andrewes 1923: 7
1923
Loc

Desera nepalensis Hope 1831: 21

Hope 1831: 21
1831