Dactylispa (Triplispa) cervicornis Gressitt, 1950,

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: 64

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

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scientific name

Dactylispa (Triplispa) cervicornis Gressitt, 1950
status

 

Dactylispa (Triplispa) cervicornis Gressitt, 1950 

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Dactylispa cervicornis Gressitt, 1950: 113  .

Type locality. China, Fujian prov., Shaowu Co., Dazhulan, approx. 27°41.7′N, 117°39.0′E, 1000 m a.s.l.

Original type series. Holotype ( LMNH) one paratype from same locality but collected on 10th June 1943 ( CAS).

Type material examined. Holotype, glued: ‘Fukien, S. China | ShaoWu,TaChuFung | KwanYinLang | I- 14 [hw] -4[p]3[hw] T.C.Maa [w, p, cb] || L-61 [w, t, cb] || HOLOTYPE | DACTYLISPA  [hw] | CERVICORNIS [hw] | J.L.Gressitt [r, p + hw by Gressitt, cb] || DACTYLISPA  [hw] | CERVICORNIS [hw] | GRESS. [hw] | J.L.Gressitt-Det.19[p]50[hw] [w, p + hw by Gressitt, cb] || [vernacular name of the genus in Chinese] | 606 [w, hw, cb] || En-289747 | [Data Matrix barcode] SYS [w. p, cb]’.

Current status. Valid species in the subgenus Triplispa Weise, 1897  .

Remarks. Gressitt (1950) stated in the original description ‘Ta-Chu-Lan’ as the type locality while on the label is ‘Ta-Chu-Fung’ but both actually refer to the same place, known as Dazhulan.

Chen et al. (1986) distinguished D. cervicornis  from other Triplispa  species by first two prothoracic spines having long common base. However, the holotype does not have particularly longer base of lateral prothoracic spines in comparison to other species. It is more distinct by the second elytra interval having only three spines and the first interval with spine in basal third. According to these characters D. cervicornis  falls in the couplet 42 near D. carinata Chen  & T’an, 1961. Both species have nearly identical position of spines but according to the description and figure given by Chen et al. (1986) D. carinata  seems to have somewhat shorter spines and body much more widened apically. However, these characters might be just products of intraspecific variability as in other species and thus comparison of types of both taxa would be desirable to confirm their status.

LMNH

Museum d'Histoire naturelle

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

SYS

Zhongshan (Sun Yatsen) University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Dactylispa

Loc

Dactylispa (Triplispa) cervicornis Gressitt, 1950

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

Dactylispa cervicornis

Gressitt, J. L. 1950: 113