Colaspis suilla, Fabricius, 1801

Riley, Edward G., 2020, A review of the Colaspis suilla species group, with description of three new species from Florida (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae), Insecta Mundi 2020 (830), pp. 1-21 : 4-5

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5353844

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D80162-FFDD-7D6D-FF62-EF4EFA1DFE72

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Colaspis suilla
status

 

Key to species of the Colaspis suilla species group

1. Pronotum dark red without strong metallic reflection, contrasting with dark metallic elytra ( Fig. 9–10 View Figures 5–10 ); primary intervals of elytral disc flat, only interval VIII and those at extreme elytral apex costate................................................................ C. thomasi Riley , n. sp.

— Pronotum metallic green or blackish-green, ranging to brownish with weak aeneous reflection ( Fig. 1–8 View Figures 1–4 View Figures 5–10 ); primary intervals of elytral disc with partially or completely developed costae............ 2

2(1). Dorsum unicolorous, entirely blackish-green, pronotal color not contrasting with color of elytra costae ( Fig. 5–6 View Figures 5–10 ).......................................................... C. ansa Riley , n. sp.

— Dorsum multicolored, pronotal color contrasting with pale color of elytral costate ( Fig. 1–4 View Figures 1–4 , 7–8 View Figures 5–10 )... 3

3(2). Primary elytral costae well developed and pale throughout, nearly as wide as intervening strial areas ( Fig. 3–4 View Figures 1–4 ); body of male more elongate (as in Fig. 3 View Figures 1–4 )......................... C. costipennis Crotch

— Primary elytral costae well developed or some unequally developed or incomplete, if all are well developed, then much narrower than intervening strial areas ( Fig. 1–2 View Figures 1–4 , 7–8 View Figures 5–10 ); body of male shorter (as in Fig. 1 View Figures 1–4 , 7 View Figures 5–10 )............................................................................ 4

4(3). Costae of primary elytral intervals equally developed; elytral color generally pale or (rarely) suffuse with dark aeneous reflections; costae uniform in color, pale, not strongly contrasting with color of strial areas (most specimens) ( Fig. 1–2 View Figures 1–4 ); apex of median lobe of male genitalia drawn-out, post-orificial length long ( Fig. 39 View Figures 33–40 ); spermatheca bulbous distally, gradually tapering to duct connection (Fig. 47–48)............................................................... C. suilla Fabricius

— Costae on primary intervals unevenly developed; elytral color generally dark greenish with costae on intervals II and VIII (and rarely IV) pale, sharply contrasting in color with strial areas ( Fig. 7–8 View Figures 5–10 ); apex of median lobe of male genitalia broadly rounded with distinct nodule, post-orificial length short ( Fig. 35 View Figures 33–40 ); spermatheca uniformly narrow, cylindric, with abrupt duct connection (Fig. 52).................................................................... C. skelleyi Riley , n. sp.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Colaspis