Dactylispa (s. str.) piceomaculata Gressitt, 1939,

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: 67

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

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scientific name

Dactylispa (s. str.) piceomaculata Gressitt, 1939
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Dactylispa (s. str.) piceomaculata Gressitt, 1939 

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Dactylispa piceomaculata Gressitt, 1939a: 179  ; Gressitt, 1950: 128 (as subspecies of D. sauteri  ); Chen et al., 1986: 275 (synonymy).

Type locality. China, Guangdong prov., Boluo Co., Luofu Shan.

Original type series. Holotype ( LMNH); five paratypes from the type locality, two from Jiangxi and one from Guangdong in LMHN, USNM, CAS, and coll. Gressitt. Depositories of particular paratype specimens unspecified.

Type material examined. Holotype, glued: ‘Kwangtung, S. China. | Loh Fau Shan, | Big Pool. 2800 ft. | Oct 14 [hw] 193[p]4[hw] | Ernest R. Tinkham [w, p, cb] || HOLOTYPE | DACTYLISPA  [hw] | PICEOMACULA [hw] | TA [hw] | J.L.Gressitt [r, p + hw by Gressitt, cb] || 163 [w, t, cb] || DACTYLISPA  | PICEOMACULATA | GRESSITT [w, hw by Gressitt, cb] || [vernacular name in Chinese, hw] | Dactylispa sauteri  [hw] | Uhmann [hw] | det. Li-Zhong Hua [in Chinese, p] 1987 [hw] [w, p, cb] || En-289760 | [Data Matrix barcode] SYS [w. p, cb]’; paratype, glued: ‘Kwangtung, S. China. | Loh Fau Shan,51rd | gorge, 3400–3800 ft, | Oct 14 [hw] 193[p]4[hw] | Ernest R. Tinkham [w, p, cb] || 164 [w, t, cb] || PARATYPE | DACTYLISPA  [hw] | PICEOMACULATA [hw] | J.L.Gressitt [y, p + hw by Gressitt, cb]’.

Current status. Synonym of Dactylispa (s. str.) sauteri Uhmann, 1927  .

Remarks. Gressitt (1939a) described it as a distinct species and compared to D. pugnax (Gestro, 1897)  . Later on, Gressitt (1950) downgraded its rank to subspecies of D. sauteri  without any additional comments. Chen et al. (1986) considered the taxon as plain synonym of D. sauteri  . It differs from typical D. sauteri  in shorter spines but their position is exactly the same and by presence of indistinct dark brown patches on the apical half of the elytra near the apical margin. These characters are in our opinion fully within variability of D. sauteri  and we agree with the synonymy.

LMNH

Museum d'Histoire naturelle

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

SYS

Zhongshan (Sun Yatsen) University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Dactylispa

Loc

Dactylispa (s. str.) piceomaculata Gressitt, 1939

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

Dactylispa piceomaculata

Chen, S. & Yu, P. & Sun, C. & Tʼan, C. & Zia, Y. 1986: 275
Gressitt, J. L. 1950: 128
Gressitt, J. L. 1939: 179
1950