Calleida corporaali Andrewes, 1929

Casale, Achille & Shi, Hongliang, 2018, Revision of the Oriental species of Calleida Latreille (sensu lato). Part 1: Introduction, groups of species, and species of six species groups (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Lebiini), Zootaxa 4442 (1), pp. -1--1: 25-28

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Calleida corporaali Andrewes, 1929


[7] Calleida corporaali Andrewes, 1929 

Calleida corporaali Andrewes, 1929: 370  (Type locality: Sumatra, Brastagi; lectotype deposited in NHMLAbout NHML).

Calleida lieftincki Louwerens, 1958: 254  (Type locality: Borneo, Pemantan River near Sampit; holotype deposited in NNML, labeled as Calleida wegneri Louwerens  (nomen in litteris); Stork, 1986: 16 (misspelled as C. lieftincka  ) new synonymy.

Type material examined: Calleida corporaali  : Lectotype, designated herein, male, “ J.B. Corporaal. Sumatra’s O.K., Brastagi. 13.2.21, 1300 M ”, “Type”, “ Calleida Corporaali Type Andr. H.E Andrewes  det.” (handwritten by Andrewes), “H.E. Andrewes Coll. B.M. 1945-97 ”, “Ex Coll. B.H. Klynstra” (NHML, fig. 49 View Figure )  . Paralectotypes: one male, "Malaya Kuala Lumpur. Gombak valley, Oct. 22nd 1921 ", " Calleida Corporaali Cotype Andr., H.E.Andrewes  det.", "15", "Ex F.M.S. / Museum. / B.M. 1955-354." ( NHMLAbout NHML); one female, "J.B.Corporaal Banddar. Baroe 7.1.1920 ", "Museum Leiden Ex coll. B.H.Klynstra", " Calleida Corporaali Cotyp. Andr., H.E.Andrewes  det.", " Call Andr. Corporaali  "; " type " ( NNML).

Calleida lieftincki  : Holotype, teneral female, here identified: "S. Borneo, 109m, Pemantan-Sampit Riv. ult. Vii 1953, M.A.Lieftinck", "Museum Leiden ex. Collection C.J. Louwerens rec. 1979", " Typus Calleida wegneri Louw.  det. C.J. Louwerens", " type " ( NNML, fig. 50 View Figure ).

Non-type material examined: Sumatra: one female, “ Sumatra H. Kubale S.”, "Museum fur Naturkunde Humboldt Univ. Berlin ( MNHUB)", " Callidiola corporaali  det. A. Casale" (identified as C. terminata  ) ( MNHU); one male, “Paggar Alam, Sumatra “ ( CCAAbout CCA); Borneo: one female, "Borneo: Sabah, Keningau district, Jungle Girl Camp, N5.4430, E116.4512; 1182m; Shi H.L. & Liu Y. lgt., light trap, Ins. Zoo., CASAbout CAS. 2016. IV.30 N" ( IZASAbout IZAS); one female, same data but date 2016. V.1 ( IZASAbout IZAS); one male, “ Sarawak: Bidi 23.iii.1909 C.J. Brooks. B.M. 1936-681” ( NHMLAbout NHML); one female, "M398", "Oxford Univ. Exp. B.M. Hobby & A.W. Moore. B.M. 1933-254", " Callida tenuis Andr. Det. G.E. Bryant  ", " Sarawak: R. Kapah trib. of R. Tinjar. 3.x.1932.", "dear tree", " Calleida corporaali Andr. H.E. Andrewes  det." ( NHMLAbout NHML); one male, "H.C.Siebers M.O. Borneo Exp. Long Petak 450M. IX-X.1925"; "Museum Leiden ex. collection C.J. Louwerens rec.1979"; " Calleida Corporaali Andr. H.E. Andrewes  det." ( NNML); Malay peninsula: one female “ Malaysia: Pahang distr., 30 km NE Raub, Lata Lembik, 3°56N 101°38E, 200-400 m, 22.IV-1.V & 8-15.V.2002 E. Jendek & O. Šauša leg.” ( CCAAbout CCA).

Notes on type material. For most species described by Andrewes, the name-baring the type specimen was originally fixed, although cited as " type " (= holotype) and cotype (= paratype). But, for C. corporaali  , there is not any original designation. We here designate the male specimen labeled as " type " by Andrewes himself as lectotype of this species.

Calleida lieftincki Louwerens  has been so far a mysterious and questionable taxon for us. The character state of multisetose abdominal sternum VII (“ last male ventral segment 4-setose at apex ”), as stressed by the author, lead us previously including this taxon in the C. discoidalis  species group as here defined. The type material with the original name has been so far impossible to find. One of the authors of the present contribution (A.C.), despite the help of colleagues of the MNHNAbout MNHN and the NNML, was unable to find it both in the NNML and the Bogor Museum ( Indonesia, Java), where part of the Louwerens entomological material is preserved. Finally, during his stay in Europe in 2010, the junior author (H.S.) found in the NNML a female specimen labeled by Louwerens as “ Calleida wegneri  ” (nomen in litteris never published), coming from the type locality of C. lieftincki  and perfectly corresponding to the original description of this species provided by the author. Therefore, this female specimen has to be considered as the holotype of this taxon. Its examination showed that the abdominal sternum VII is not “multisetose”, but bears two setae in females on each side. This specimen ( fig. 50 View Figure ) is quite teneral, but its morphological features correspond to those of the other specimen cited above (see: non-type material examined). Furthermore, we examined a male specimen of C. corporaali  from Borneo (Long Petak) in NNML, and confirmed that its male genitalia are identical to those of the holotype from Sumatra. Based on these facts, we concluded that C. lieftincki  is a junior synonym of C. corporaali  .

Diagnosis. With the character states of the Calleida terminata  species group, but distinct from the two other species of this group by the following character combination: medium-large sized (L: 9.5–12.0 mm); head and pronotum dark brownish, with faint metallic green lustre on pronotal disc; elytra metallic green with narrow cupreous metallic reflection on apical and lateral regions; femora and underside with weak metallic green reflection. Pronotal disc without or with very shallow transverse wrinkles. Outer apical angles of elytra sharp, but not or only slightly prominent apically. Median lobe of aedeagus in lateral aspect with large ventral lobe, bisinuate on the dorsal and ventral margins; endophallus with one only chitinized piece.

This species is similar to C. terminata Waterhouse  , but differs in: head, pronotum and underside only with very weak metallic lustre; pronotum longer, without deep wrinkles; elytra with reddish purple reflection restricted to a narrow area at apex; outer apical angles of elytra not or only slightly prominent distally; median lobe of aedeagus different in shape.

Description. The original description provided by Andrewes (1929), here completed with some additional characters, is enough to distinguish this taxon.

General features: Medium-large sized species: L: 9.5–12.0 mm; TL: 9.0– 11.3 mm. Body relative wide, elytra sub-depressed, slightly expanded at apical third.

Colour: Head, pronotum and underside dark brown to piceous, with indistinct metallic green reflection. Apex of palpi and lateral margins of pronotum testaceous; antennae reddish, darkened from antennomere 4; trochanters brown; femora and tibiae piceous, with slightly distinct metallic green reflection. Head with two reddish spots, not always divided, on vertex. Elytra metallic green, bright in front and along sides and near apex, but dull on apical two-thirds of disk, with some reddish purple reflections at shoulders and near apex.

Lustre and microsculpture: meshes of the microsculpture isodiametric on elytra and head, faint on the latter; on the pronotum they are wide, but almost vanished.

Head wide, flat, smooth; genae markedly constricted to the neck; frontal foveae shallow, sub-striate in front, ending in a rounded depression on each side behind; eyes prominent, hemispherical; antennae reaching backwards the basal sixth of elytra.

Pronotum flat, cordate, wider than head, barely wider than long (PW/PL: 1.03–1.11); posterior margin bisinuate, wider than the anterior margin. Disc without or with very faint transverse wrinkles. Anterior angles rounded, lateral margins reflexed, rounded anteriorly and sinuate posteriorly. Posterior angles reflexed and projecting laterally, sharply pointed but apex slightly obtuse; median furrow deep, shallower near apex; front transverse impressions very shallow, posterior one deep at sides and joining the deep basal foveae which, starting from near the posterior angles, run forwards on each side, becoming gradually shallower, and disappearing near anterior angles.

Elytra: sub-depressed, wide (EL/EW: 1.58–1.69), transversely depressed on each side behind base, faintly dilated behind the apical third. Shoulders rather square, sides slightly compressed at basal third; apex obliquely truncate; the outer apical angles strongly thickened, on each side forming a sharp tooth, not or only slightly prominent apically. Striae fine, with distinct punctures, very shallow on disk behind, first stria much deeper near apex; intervals slightly convex, flat on disc, third interval with two pores at one fourth and near apex, eighth interval dilated near apex into a smooth rounded callosity.

Underside: Abdominal sternum VII in male deeply notched at middle and with one seta on each side in male; two setae in females.

Male genitalia: similar to those of C. terminata  ; median lobe of aedeagus ( fig. 51 View Figure ) stout, slightly bent; middle of right side strongly dilated in dorsal and ventral aspect, forming a short lobe near the middle; dorsal and ventral margins bisinuate in lateral aspect; ventral margin with a very developed and prominent ventral lobe and a second smaller sized obtuse, rounded lobe beyond the major one; apical lamina flat, short, rounded at apex; endophallus with one only undulate, long and narrow chitinized piece, located in the middle area near the left lateral margin. Left paramere wide, depressed on the dorsal side; right paramere a little protruded at apex. ( fig. 52 View Figure )

Female genitalia (reproductive tract fig. 55 View Figure and ovipositor fig. 54 View Figure ): spermatheca digitiform, about 1.7 times length as the pedicel, surface not whorled, with evident basal sclerotized plate (annulus receptaculi); spermathecal pedicel not expanded; spermathecal gland duct about half length as spermatheca, laterally inserted below the basal sclerotized plate; glandular area weakly inflated, about same length as gland duct, base with small protuberant atrium. Gonocoxite II of ovipositor about 2.5 times as long as the basal width, narrowed to apex, apex oblique truncate,; inner margin setose from the basal third to apex; outer and inner margins straight; apex with membranous extension.

Geographical distribution and habitat. Indonesia and Malaysia ( map 4 View Figure ): Sumatra, Borneo and Malay Peninsula. This species is sympatric with C. terminata  and C. borneensis in Borneo  , in tropical forests.

Besides examined materials, Andrewes (1929) reported this species also from Kuala Lumpur; Selangor, Perak, Gunong Kledang, and Kudat (Borneo). The record of this species in Kudat (N Borneo, Andrewes, 1929) needs to be confirmed (see the Distribution in C. borneensis  ).


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Calleida corporaali Andrewes, 1929

Casale, Achille & Shi, Hongliang 2018


Calleida lieftincki

Louwerens 1958: 254


Calleida corporaali Andrewes, 1929 : 370

Andr. H. E. Andrewes 1929: 370