Mescirtes wasungenensis Klausnitzer

Yoshitomi, Hiroyuki & Klausnitzer, Bernhard, 2016, A new species of the genus Mescirtes Motschulsky, 1863, (Coleoptera: Scirtidae: Scirtinae) from Vietnam, with a species list of the world, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 64, pp. 123-126 : 124-125

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5354966

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E896CFED-E3B9-47D3-B72B-C52B490EF762

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EF6B0D-B004-FFB6-FC17-F8DA769BFB5B

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Mescirtes wasungenensis Klausnitzer
status

 

Mescirtes wasungenensis Klausnitzer , replacement name

Prionocyphon (Orientoprionocyphon) herthae Klausnitzer, 2009: 106 .

Mescirtes herthae: Ruta, 2010: 58 ; Klausnitzer, 2012: 201 [additional description].

Specimens examined. 1 Female ( BPBM), “ LAOS: Vientian Prov. Ban Van Eue 15 May 1967 ”, “native collector RONDON – BISHOP MUS. COLLECTION” ; 1 female ( BPBM), ditto but collecting date “ 15 January 1967 ” ; 1 female ( Fig. 4 View Figs : EUMJ), “[LA5] Phou Samsoum , Xieng Khouang Prov., 23–27 May 2013, N19 08.663 E103 48.083, 2157 m, H. Yoshitomi leg. by FIT” GoogleMaps ; 1 ex. ( EUMJ), “ LAOS Ban Saleui, Houa Phan Prov. Alt. ca 1,400 –1,500 m 20~24. VI, 2003 N. Ohbayashi ” GoogleMaps ; 1 ex. ( EUMJ), “ LAOS Mt. Phu- Pan Houa Phan Prov. Alt. ca 1,700 –1,800 m 17–20 June 2003 N. Ohbayashi ” GoogleMaps ; 1 male, 1 female and 2 exs. ( Fig. 3 View Figs ; BPBM), “ THAILAND Chiangmai Prov.; Doi Suthep 1–5 April 1958 ”, “ T. C. Maa Collector BISHOP ” ; 1 male ( Fig. 2 View Figs ; BPBM), “ THAILAND Chiang mai Prov.; Doi Stuthep 1–5 April 1958 ”, “ T. C. Maa Collector BISHOP ” .

Distribution. Laos, Thailand (new record).

Remarks. Mescirtes wasungenensis is proposed as a replacement name for for Prionocyphon (Orientoprionocyphon) herthae Klausnitzer, 2009 , a junior secondary homonym of Scirtes herthae Klausnitzer, 2005 , now that both species are placed in the genus Mescirtes Motschulsky, 1863 . This replacement name is authored by B. Klausnitzer only and should be cited as Mescirtes wasungenensis Klausnitzer in Yoshitomi & Klausnitzer.

The specimens collected from Thailand ( Figs. 2, 3 View Figs ) have different elytral maculation pattern from that of Laosian specimens ( Fig. 4 View Figs ). After close examination of male genitalia, we concluded that these are infraspecific variation.

BPBM

Bishop Museum

EUMJ

Ehime University

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scirtidae

Genus

Mescirtes

Loc

Mescirtes wasungenensis Klausnitzer

Yoshitomi, Hiroyuki & Klausnitzer, Bernhard 2016
2016
Loc

Mescirtes herthae:

Klausnitzer B 2012: 201
Ruta R 2010: 58
2010
Loc

Prionocyphon (Orientoprionocyphon) herthae

Klausnitzer B 2009: 106
2009