Scymnus (Scymnus) nubilus Mulsant, 1850

Rashid, Azad, Chen, Xiaosheng, Qiu, Baoli & Wang, Xingmin, 2017, A new species of the subgenus Scymnus from Pakistan (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae), ZooKeys 694, pp. 31-39: 35-37

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.694.12863

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scientific name

Scymnus (Scymnus) nubilus Mulsant, 1850
status

 

Scymnus (Scymnus) nubilus Mulsant, 1850  Fig. 3

Scymnus nubilus  Mulsant, 1850: 972; Bielawski 1972: 293; Booth and Pope 1989: 359; Canepari 2001: 207; Chen et al. 2013: 438.

Scymnus (Scymnus) nubilus  : Korschefsky 1931: 143; Kapur 1972: 311; Miyatake 1985: 9; Yu and Pang 1992: 44; Poorani 2002: 358; Kovář 2007: 590; Yu 2011: 131; Chen et al. 2013: 438.

Remarks.

Scymnus (S..) nubilus  Mulsant can be easily confused with S. (S..) contortubus  sp. n. and other Scymnus  species due to their similar colouration. However it can be distinguished from other species by the long and slender penis with nearly S-shaped tip (Fig. 3 e–f). Diagnostic are also: the tegmen stout (Fig. 3 g–h), the penis guide nearly parallel along 2/3 of basal length, converging to pointed apex in ventral view (Fig. 3g), in lateral view abruptly narrowing from apical 1/3 length to apex; parameres with long apical setae (Fig. 3h).

Material examined.

PAKISTAN (Kashmir) 1♀ 2♂, Mirpur, [N33°28 23.07", E073°52 57.94"] ca. 500-610 m, 26.X.2015, Huo LZ leg. (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) 1♀ 1♂, Besham [N34°59 51.61", E072°54 21.34"] ca. 750 m, 18.10.2015, Wang XM leg; 1♂ Arab khan, [N34°25 20.73", E073°18 44.21"] ca. 1043 m, 16.X.2015, Wang XM leg. (Punjab) 1♀, Chakwal, [N32°55 33.23", E072°44 56.91"] ca. 515 m, 20.X.2015, Wang XM leg; 3♂, Kallar kahar, [N32°46 20.29", E072°42 56.28"] ca. 648 m, 21.X.2015, Wang XM leg; 3♀ 1♂, Margalla [N33°44 00.16", E073°02 12.16"] ca. 609 m, 10.X.2015, Wang XM leg; 1♂, Pai khel [N32°45 57", E071°34 21"] ca. 226m , 17.IX.2016, Rashid A leg; 2♂, Khurianwala, [N31°31 41.54", E073°14 50.86"], ca. 192 m, 22.X.2015, Wang XM leg.

Distribution.

Pakistan (Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab), China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Nepal, Micronesia, Portugal, La Réunion, African Region.