Monohispa tuberculata ( 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: 70-71

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

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scientific name

Monohispa tuberculata ( Gressitt, 1950 )
status

 

Monohispa tuberculata ( Gressitt, 1950) 

( Fig. 30View FIGURES 26 – 31. 26)

Dactylispa tuberculata Gressitt, 1950: 131  .

Type locality. China, Guangdong prov., Lianping Co.,Jiulianshan Mt., approx. 24°27.3′N, 114°33.8′E, 400–500 m a.s.l.

Original type series. Holotype ( LMNH) and unspecified number of paratypes ( CAS, USNM) from the same locality as the holotype.

Type material examined. Holotype, glued: ‘Kwangtung, S. China | Kau-lin Shan, 700-900 | M. Lien pʼing Dist. | April 23 [or 25], 1940 J. L. | Gressitt and F. K. To. [w, p, cb] || HOLOTYPE | DACTYLISPA  [hw] | TUBERCULATA [hw] | J.L.Gressitt [r, p + hw by Gressitt, cb] || M-304 [w, hw, cb] || [vernacular name in Chinese, hw] | Monohispa  [hw] | tuberculata (Gressitt)  [hw] | det. Li-Zhong Hua [in Chinese, p] 1987 [hw] [w, p, cb] || En- 289762 | [Data Matrix barcode] SYS [w. p, cb]’; paratype, glued: ‘Kwangtung, S. China | Kau-lin Shan, 700-900 | M. Lien pʼing Dist. | April 19, 1940 J. L. | Gressitt and F. K. To. [w, p, cb] || PARATYPE | DACTYLISPA  [hw] | TUBERCULATA [hw] | J.L.Gressitt [y, p + hw by Gressitt, cb]’.

Current status. Valid species.

Remarks. Gressitt (1950) stated that the holotype was collected on ‘ Apr. 23, 1940 ’ but it is not clear whether there is 23rd or 25th on the label as the text is partly missing. This species is very characteristic by having anterior margin of pronotum with two massive unbranched spines while other species of Dactylispa Weise, 1897  have the anterior spines with at least two branches. Weise (1897) proposed subgenus Monohispa  based on this character for a single species— Hispa singularis Gestro, 1888  . Most authors did not accept the subgeneric system of Dactylispa  until Chen et al. (1986) who found additional constant differences applicable at least to Asiatic species. In the same publication the authors raised Monohispa  to genus level and included Gressittʼs D. tuberculata  . This view was followed in recent catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera ( Borowiec & Sekerka 2010)  . We did not study type specimens of D. singularis  but based on the primary description the species seems to quite similar to D. tuberculata  and perhaps the latter may represent only its geographic form.

LMNH

Museum d'Histoire naturelle

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

SYS

Zhongshan (Sun Yatsen) University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Monohispa

Loc

Monohispa tuberculata ( Gressitt, 1950 )

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

Dactylispa tuberculata

Gressitt, J. L. 1950: 131