Cassida inflata Gressitt, 1952,

Sekerka, Lukáš, Jia, Fenglong, Pang, Hong & Borowiec, Lech, 2016, Cassidinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) types deposited at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, Zootaxa 4084 (1), pp. 50-78: 57

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4084.1.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E0CD195C-19E5-4A41-BAEF-9F6195640E8A

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Cassida inflata Gressitt, 1952
status

 

Cassida inflata Gressitt, 1952 

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Cassida (Odontionycha) inflata Gressitt, 1952: 521  .

Type locality. China, Hubei prov., Lichuan Co., Shuishaba village.

Original type series. Described only from the holotype ( CAS).

Type material examined. Holotype, pinned: ‘Suisapa, 1000 M. | Lichuan Distr. | W. Hupeh, China | VII- [p]25[hw]-48 [w, p, cb] || 4 [w, hw, cb] || L-111 [w, t, cb] || HOLOTYPE | CASSIDA  [hw] | INFLATA [hw] | J.L.Gressitt [r, p + hw by Gressitt, cb] || 521 [w, hw, cb] || En-289740 | [Data Matrix barcode] SYS [w. p, cb]’.

Current status. Valid species.

Remarks. Gressitt (1952) stated that the holotype is in CAS, however, there is no such specimen. Because the LMHN specimen agrees with the locality data and posses the original Gressittʼs labels we consider it as the original holotype. Moreover, the primary description mentions very pale body colouration, perfectly agreeing with the one in hand. The specimen is teneral and has much paler colouration than would have fully sclerotized specimen. Cassida inflata  belongs to the C. viridis Linnaeus, 1758  species group and can be separated by broadly rounded humeral angles projecting forwards along pronotal sides and base of elytra with black crenulation.

The type locality refers to Shuishaba village situated approximately in the middle of the Shuishaba valley in the Lichuan district and the specimen was collected during the expedition lead by Gressitt to explore Dawn- Redwood ( Metasequoia glyptostroboides Hu & W.C.Cheng  ), for details see Gressitt (1953b). Chu & Cooper (1950) published a rough map of the Shuishaba valley (as Shui-hsa-pa), however, the coordinates seem to be quite off the true place hence are not accepted here. Exact geographic position of the type locality is unknown to us.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

SYS

Zhongshan (Sun Yatsen) University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Cassida

Loc

Cassida inflata Gressitt, 1952

Sekerka, Lukáš, Jia, Fenglong, Pang, Hong & Borowiec, Lech 2016
2016
Loc

Cassida (Odontionycha) inflata

Gressitt, J. L. 1952: 521