Clytra

Wang, Feng-Yan & Zhou, Hong-Zhang, 2011, A synopsis on the Chinese species of Clytra Laicharting, with description of two new species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae: Clytrini), Zootaxa 3067, pp. 1-25: 15

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Clytra
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9. Clytra  (s. str.) laeviuscula Ratzeburg, 1837 

( Figs. 8 View Figure A–G, 12 F).

Ratzeburg, 1837: 202 (type locality: Europe); Lacordaire, 1848: 206; Clavareau, 1913: 49 (catalogue); Warchałowski, 2003: 60; Regalin & Medvedev, 2010: 566 (catalogue).

Syn.: Clytra connexa Fricken, 1888: 325  .

Clythra fasciata Ratzeburg, 1837: 201  (nec Fabricius, 1801).

Material examined. CHINA: Xinjiang: 63, 3 ƤƤ, Fuyun, 14.VII. 1960, coll. Shuyong Wang; 13, Altay, 14.VIII. 1960, coll. Shuyong Wang; 13, Burqin, 19.VII. 1960, coll. Shuyong Wang.

Distribution. Afghanistan, China (Xinjiang), Europe, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia (West Siberia), Tajikistan, Turkey.

Remarks. This species can be identified by having a black pronotum with broader margins, sparsely punctured elytra, and apical-broadened median lobe.

After identified a large series of specimens collected from China, we found that some earlier records were misidentifications and are now found to be C. (s. str.) arida  . C. (s. str.) laeviuscula  ( Fig. 12 View Figure F) shares a similar color pattern with one form of C. (s. str.) arida  ( Fig. 13 View Figure B): each elytron with a large humeral spot and a transverse band at apical two-fifths, but they can be distinguished from one another by different forms of the median lobe and the broader lateral margins of the pronotum.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Loc

Clytra

Wang, Feng-Yan & Zhou, Hong-Zhang 2011

2011
Loc

Clythra fasciata

Ratzeburg 1837: 201