Notosacantha sinica 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: 75

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Notosacantha sinica Gressitt, 1952
status

 

Notosacantha sinica Gressitt, 1952 

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Notosacantha sinica Gressitt, 1952: 449  .

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. Described only from the holotype ( LMNH).

Type material examined. Holotype, glued: ‘Fukien, S. China | ShaoWu TaChuFung [hw] | IV-25–30 - [hw]19[p]43[hw] T.C.Maa [w, p, cb] || L-113 [w, t, cb] || HOLOTYPE | NOTOSACAN [hw] | THA SINICA [hw] | J.L.Gressitt [r, p + hw by Gressitt, cb] || 529 [w, hw, cb] || En-289736 | [Data Matrix barcode] SYS [w. p, cb]’.

Current status. Valid species.

Remarks. Gressitt (1950) stated that the specimen came from ‘Ta-chu-lan’ but on the label is ‘TaChuFung’, however both names refer to the same place known as Dazhulan.

Notosacantha sinica  belongs to the N. vicaria  group and runs to the thesis 100 of the Spaethʼs (1933) key. Recently, several other species were added to the group: N. banaszkiewiczae Świętojańska & Stach, 2011  , N. dembickyi Sekerka, 2008  , N. kantneri Świętojańska & Borowiec, 1999  , and N. nigrodorsata Chen & Zia, 1961  . Notosacantha sinica  is particularly similar to N. nigrodorsata  as both species have black dorsum with yellow spot in the middle of the explanate margin of elytra. According to the original description and key provided by Chen et al. (1986) N. sinica  differs in antennae with black club, mostly black ventrites, and apical tubercle with sutural branch while N. nigrodorsata  has ventrites including antennae brown and apical tubercle without sutural branch. According to the colour figure in Chen et al. (1986) N. nigrodorsata  has more elevated costae, is less parallelsided, and has explanate margin broadly yellow thus without distinct yellow sutural spot present in N. sinica  .

LMNH

Museum d'Histoire naturelle

SYS

Zhongshan (Sun Yatsen) University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Notosacantha

Loc

Notosacantha sinica Gressitt, 1952

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

Notosacantha sinica

Gressitt, J. L. 1952: 449