Calleida doriae Bates, 1892

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: 34-35

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Calleida doriae Bates, 1892


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Calleida doriae Bates, 1892: 422  (Type locality: Burma: Bhamo; lectotype deposited in MSNGAbout MSNG); Jedlička, 1963: 436.

Type material examined: Lectotype designated herein, female, “Bhamò Birmania Fea VI 1886 ”, “Typus”, “ Calleida Doriae Bates  ” (handwritten by Bates), “ Doriae Bates  ”, “ Call  . Doriae typus! Bates”, “Syntypus ♀”, “ Calleida doriae Bates Lectotypus  ♀ Casale & Shi des. 2014”, “Museo Civico di Genova” (MSNG, fig. 67).  Paralectotypes: one male, "Nandehing Valley, Assam'', " Calleida doriae Bates  ", "Ex. Musaeo H.W. Bates, 1892 ", " Syntype, Calleida doriae Bates, 1892  , det. Shi H.L. 2011" ( MNHNAbout MNHN, fig. 68).

Non-type material examined: Malysia: one female, “ Malaysia –W, Perak, 30 Km SE of Ipoh, 900 m, Cameron Highlands, Ringlet, 25.IV–5.V.2001 P. Čechovský” ( CAD); Laos: one male, “ Laos: Ban Na Khua, II- VII-1920 R.V. de Salvaza” [Ban Nam Kueung, Bokeo] ( NHMLAbout NHML); Vietnam: three males and females, “N-Vietnam, Sapa (Lao Cai), 22°20’ N 103°50’ E, 25.V.-10.VI.1991, E. Jendek” ( NHMWAbout NHMW); China?one female, " Yunnan, Yingjiang county, Nabang, power station, 473m, 2016. V.27, light trap, Yang Xiaodong leg." ( CCCCAbout CCCC); two males, one female, " China, Yunnan Banna, Menglun G213, N21.53833, E101.17001, 2009. XI. 25, 618m, Tang Guo, Yao Zhiyuan leg" ( IZASAbout IZAS); one female, " Yunnan, Xishuangbanna, Xiaomengyang, 850m, 1957. VI.17, Wang Shuyong leg." ( IZASAbout IZAS); one female, " Yunnan, Jingdong county, Jinping town, Liyue, 1630m, 2001. XI.16, Ou Xiaohong leg." ( SWFCAbout SWFC); one male, " Yunnan, Longling county, Banglazhang, 1190-1600m, 2002. IV.18, Situ Yingxian leg." ( SWFCAbout SWFC); one male, " Yunnan, Hekou county, Huayudong, 2009. IV.20-21, Zhang Weiwei leg." ( ZWWC); one male, " Guangxi, Jinxiu county, Luoxiang, 200m, 1999. V.15, Zhang Yanzhou leg." ( IZASAbout IZAS); one male, " Sichuan, Miyi county, 1958. VII.20 " ( IZASAbout IZAS); one male, " Xizang, way between Yarang to Medog, 2006. VIII.20, Liang Hongbin leg." ( IZASAbout IZAS); India: one female, “NE India, Meghalaya, 1 km E Tura, 550 m, 3. V.02 25 ° 30’N, 90° 14’E, Tryzna leg.”; 25 males and females, “ India W. Bengal, Bhakta B., Jalpaiguri Distr. 11-15.IV.90 ”; “ Indien Darjeeling D Ch. J. Rai Kalimpong 1100 m Upp. Bombusty 29.IV.1987 ”; “ Indien W Bengal Bhakta B. Jalpaiguri Distr. Doors 11.- 15.IV.90 ”; “ India 1979 Darjeeling D. Bhakta B. Monshong 1400 m 5.V. ”; “ India Darjeeling D. Bhakta B. Chuba 670 m 16.VII.1984 ”; “Darjeeling D. 79 India Bhakta B. Sombarey 718 m 19.IV.79 ”; “ Indien Darjeeling D. Ch. J. Rai Kalimpong Tirpai 1.V.1987 ” ( NHMBAbout NHMB, CCAAbout CCA); one male, “ India (Sikkim State), N. Sikkim, Phensang 1500 m, 10.V.2013 K. Krause” (CDW); three ex. " Inde Anglaise, Pedong, Region de Darjeeling." ( MNHNAbout MNHN); 33 exs., " Inde Anglaise, Pedong, Region de Darjeeling., Chasseurs indigenes, 1933." ( MNHNAbout MNHN); one ex., " Inde Anglaise, Pedong, Region de Darjeeling., Chasseurs indigenes, 1932." ( MNHNAbout MNHN); one ex., " Inde Anglaise, Pedong, Region de Darjeeling., Chasseurs indigenes, 1935." ( MNHNAbout MNHN); one ex., "Chota-Nagpore, Falkot, R.P.Cardon, VII-VIII 1897" ( MNHNAbout MNHN); one ex. "Bom-bay.", "Janson, Acq. 1884" ( MNHNAbout MNHN); Bhutan: one male, "British Bootang, L. Durel 1898" ( MNHNAbout MNHN); one ex., "British Bootan, Padong, L.Durel 1914" ( MNHNAbout MNHN); one ex., "British Bootan, Padong, L. Durel 1913" ( MNHNAbout MNHN); one ex., "British Bootang, Sakiou, L. Durel" ( MNHNAbout MNHN); Nepal: two ex., “E-Nepal: Koshi, 1200–1600 m, Phulwari-Waku, 9.VI.1985 ” ( NHMWAbout NHMW); one ex., “E-Nepal: Dhakuta, V. 1983 (Holzschuh)” ( NHMWAbout NHMW); three males and females, “E-Lumbughat-Baiseghat 450 m 15.VI.85 Koshi M. Brancucci” ( NHMBAbout NHMB, CCAAbout CCA).

Notes on type material. Bates (1892) wrote that “a male example of the same fine species was taken by Mr. Chennell at Noa Dehing in Assam ”. This male syntype ( fig. 68) has its antennal colour much lighter than other examined specimens of this species, so that is somewhat similar to C. rapax  from NW India (see the key). We attributed it to C. doriae  , not to C. rapax  , owing to: pronotum and tarsomeres distinctly darker than in C. rapax  ; apical lamina of aedeagus a little longer (W/L: 1.23) than in C. rapax  ; and distribution range closer to other confirmed records of C. doriae  .

Because this male syntype does not have characters typical of this species, and Bates (1892) clearly indicated the specimen collected in Burma as the primary type in a paper dedicated to the Carabidae  from Burma, we designated here the female syntype from Bhamo ( MSNGAbout MSNG) as lectotype ( fig. 67).

Notes on non-type material examined. Curiously, although this species is well represented in the collections of the MNHNAbout MNHN by several specimens from the former British India, Andrewes (1924) was not able to examine any Calleida  specimen sampled by Guy Babault in his expedition to that region in 1914.

Diagnosis. This species is easily recognizable from most Asiatic Calleida  except C. rapax  by the following character combination: large size (L: 12.0– 14.5 mm, the largest Asiatic Calleida  species); body dark in colour, pronotal disc largely blackish; legs completely blackish; elytra metallic green, with faint bluish-purple discal patch; median lobe of aedeagus markedly concaved ventrally. The comparisons with C. rapax  are provided in the key.

Description. The short original description provided by Bates (1892) in Latin, here translated and completed with some additional characters, is enough to distinguish this species (see also the Key to the species of this species group).

General features: As in fig. 67–69. Large sized species: L: 12.0–15.0 mm; TL: 11.5–14.5 mm. Body relative wide, elytra depressed, slightly expanded at apical third.

Colour: Dark brownish to black, shiny; head fully dark brownish or black, with two distinct reddish spots on vertex; one or two basal antennomeres yellowish, in sharp contrast with the following third and fourth antennomeres piceous, the remaining antennomeres brownish; disc of pronotum dark brown or blackish, with sides narrowly reddish; elytra metallic green, in some individuals golden-cupreous at apex, with large faint bluish purple discal patch; legs completely blackish, all tarsomeres blackish to dark brown; underside brownish or black.

Lustre and microsculpture: meshes of the microsculpture isodiametric, vanished on head and pronotum, faint on elytra.

Head wide, flat, smooth; genae markedly constricted to the neck; frontal foveae shallow and wide; antennae reaching backwards the basal fifth of elytra.

Pronotum wider than head, cordate; lateral margins widely explanate, widened in front, moderately reflexed and markedly sinuate in the basal third; posterior angles rectangular; disc smooth.

Elytra elongate and depressed; striae finely punctate; intervals smooth, flat or slightly convex; apical margin obliquely truncate, with outer angles gradually thickened but not angulate.

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

Male genitalia: median lobe of aedeagus ( fig. 70) slightly bent, its middle part strongly expanded, and then abruptly narrowed in dorsal view; dorsal and ventral margins slightly curved in lateral view, ventral surface markedly concaved in the middle; apical orifice pleuropic left, with a triangular chitinized piece; apical lamina flat, rounded at apex, expanded and thickened, basal width a little greater than length (W/L about 1.1–1.3); endophallus with two chitinized copulatory pieces, located in the middle area near the left lateral margin, long and narrow, close to each other at base, V-shaped; the dorsal one much shorter than the ventral one; left paramere depressed on the dorsal side; right paramere barely curved at apex ( fig. 71).

Female genitalia (reproductive tract fig. 74 and ovipositor fig. 73): spermatheca digitiform, about same length as the pedicel, surface very faintly whorled, with a fine and sharp basal projection; spermathecal pedicel straight at base, an then weakly bisinuate, with a large apical protuberance; spermathecal gland duct a little longer than spermatheca, laterally inserted on the basal projection; glandular area weakly widened, about same length as gland duct, atrium near base, slightly swollen. Gonocoxite II of ovipositor 2.5 times as long as the basal width, narrowed to apex, apex truncate, not oblique; setose from the apical third to apex; outer margin a little curved; apex with membranous extension.

Geographical distribution and habitat. Widely distributed in Oriental region, but only recorded from the mainland ( map 6 View Figure ): Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia (Malay Peninsula), SW China (Yunnan, Sichuan, Guangxi, Xizang), Bhutan, E Nepal, N and NE India. Some individuals were collected using canopy fogging in tropical forest.


Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 'Giacomo Doria'


Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle


Natural History Museum, Tripoli


Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien


Carthage College


Institut Zoologii Akademii Nauk Ukraini - Institute of Zoology of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine


Southwest Forestry College


Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel


Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Marburg














Calleida doriae Bates, 1892

Casale, Achille & Shi, Hongliang 2018


Calleida doriae Bates, 1892 : 422

Bates Lectotypus 1892: 422