Labidostomis (Labidostomis) elegans Lefèvre, 1876

Bezděk, Jan, 2018, Revision of Labidostomis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae: Clytrini) with large united elytral spot from Iran and adjacent countries, Zootaxa 4457 (4), pp. 501-519: 503-505

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Labidostomis (Labidostomis) elegans Lefèvre, 1876
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Labidostomis (Labidostomis) elegans Lefèvre, 1876 

( Figs 1 View Figure , 7 View Figure , 13 View Figure , 19 View Figure , 26–29 View Figure )

Labidostomis elegans Lefèvre, 1876  : LXXII (original description); Winkler 1929: 1236 (catalogue); Rapilly 1984b: 217; Medvedev 1990: 121 (key); Warchałowski 2003: 31 (key); Warchałowski 2004: 557 (key); Regalin & Medvedev 2010: 570 (catalogue); Warchałowski 2010: 83 (key).

Labidostomis (Labidostomis) elegans: Warchałowski 1985: 673  .

Labidostomis elegans var. inhumeralis Pic, 1920: 6  (unavailable infrasubspecific name); Warchałowski 2004: 557 (as synonym of luristanica  ); Warchałowski 2010: 82 (as synonym of luristanica  ).

Labidostomis reitteri Weise, 1885: 314  (original description); Demaison 1896: 13 (= elegans  ); Bodemeyer 1906: 432; Rapilly, 1984b: 217 (= elegans  ).

Type localities. Labidostomis elegans  : “Asterabad (Perse)” [= Iran, Gorgan]. Labidostomis reitteri  : “ Lenkoran ” [= Azerbaijan, Lankaran]. Labidostomis elegans var. inhumeralis  : “Perse”.

Types examined. Labidostomis elegans  : Holotype: ♂, “Perse sept. / (Staudinger) [w, h] // elegans  / E. Lef. / Ann. Fr. 1976. Bull. / No. 74, p. 76 [w, h] // HOLOTYPE [r, p] // Museum Paris [p] / elegans  / Lef. [w, h] // Labidostomis  / elegans Lefèvre  [h] / M Rapilly dét. 19 [p] 82 [w, h]” (MNHN—coll. generale).

Labidostomis reitteri  : Syntype: ♂, “ Lenkoran / Leder / (Reitter) [w, p] // ex. coll. / J. Weise [w, p] // Wse. [h] / Type [p] / Reitteri [r, h] // elegans Lef.  / (Reitteri Ws.) [w, h] // HOLOTYPE [r, p] // Labidostomis elegans Lef.  , / 1876 = L. reitteri Weise, / 1885  . [h] / M. Rapilly dét. 19 [p] 82 [r, h]” ( ZMHB).

Original material of infrasubspecific entity. Labidostomis elegans var. inhumeralis  : 1 ♂, “ type [w, h] // v. inhumeralis  / Pic [w, h] // v. inhumeralis Pic  [b, h] // v. Bodemeyer / Persien / Luristan [w, p] // TYPE [r, p] // Comparé au type / par [p] M. RAPILLY / 1981 [w, h] // Museum Paris [p] / Pic [w, h] // Labidostomis  / elegans Lefèvre  [h] / M Rapilly dét. 19 [p] 81 [w, h]” (MNHN—coll. generale).

Additional material examined. 98 specimens — AZERBAIJAN: Elisabethpol [= Ganja]  , 2 ♂♂ 2 ♀♀ (NMPC); Elisavetpol [= Ganja], 1916, 2 ♂♂, N. L. Sacharow leg. (BMNH); Lenkoran [= Lankaran], 5 ♂♂ ( NMPCAbout NMPC); Liaki [= Laki ], 1 ♂ 1 ♀  , A. Kricheldorff leg. ( NMPCAbout NMPC). ARMENIA: “Russ  . Armenia”, 1 ♂ (NMPC). ARMENIA / TURKEY: Araxesthal [= Aras river valley], without the date of collecting, 44 ♂♂ 19 ♀♀, Leder & Reitter leg. ( NMPCAbout NMPC, BMNH)  . IRANAbout IRAN: Alborz prov.: Keredj [= Karaj ], 1934, 1 ♂ 1 ♀  , Dr. Kargl leg. ( NMPCAbout NMPC). Lorestan prov. : “ Persien  , Luristan ”, 1 ♂, Bodemeyer leg. ( MMBAbout MMB)  . Azarbaijan-e Gharbi prov.: 9 km NW of Marganlar , 39°14.4´N 44°53.3´E, 9. v.2006, 6 ♂♂ 1 ♀GoogleMaps  , J. Hájek & P. Chvojka leg. (NMPC, 1 ♂ BMNH, 1 ♂ JBCB). Tehran prov.: 12 km NW of Aftar , 35°41.5´N 53°03.5´E, 2120 m, 14.–15. v.2006, 3 ♂♂, J. Hájek & P. Chvojka leg. ( NMPCAbout NMPC)GoogleMaps  . UNCLEAR LOCALITY: Caucas , 1 ♂  , Kambersky leg. (NMPC); Kavkaz, 3 ♂♂ 2 ♀♀ (NMPC); Persia, 2 ♀♀ (BMNH).

Diagnostic characters. Body length: ♂♂ 6.4–8.7 mm; ♀♀ 5.5–6.5 mm.

Colouration. Labrum yellow. Elytra with small black humeral spot (rarely missing). Discal spots variable, usually each elytron with large elongate spot and thin pale suture ( Figs 27, 29 View Figure ), rarely spots very small and somewhat blurred ( Fig. 26 View Figure ) or spots enlarged and united through the suture ( Fig. 28 View Figure ).

Head ( Fig. 13 View Figure ) with large shallow frontal impression. Surface covered with large punctures, posteriorly modified to wrinkles. Anterior clypeal processes small short triangular and moderately divergent, clypeal margin between processes moderately rounded. Mandibles relatively narrow with outer margins nearly straight (except one male from Lorestan with the outer margins of mandibles distinctly rounded), and with obtuse and not distinctly elevated dorsal keel. Outer and inner slopes of mandibles visible in dorsal view. Aedeagus ( Fig. 1 View Figure ) with apical part convergent with straight margins, apex triangular with obtuse tip. Dorsal median impression large, distinctly concave and with thin median keel, lateral sides of dorsal median impression rounded, convergent posteriorly. Apex of aedeagus without inward triangular crooked folds. Operculum trapezoidal. Non-everted anterior sclerite visible as thin median process. In lateral view, aedeagus relatively narrow. Ventral side with two large oval impressions with distinct obtuse keel between them.

Everted aedeagus ( Fig. 19 View Figure ). Ejaculatory guide small, formed by two thin widely round branches directed backwards, anteriorly connected by narrow semicircular conjunction. Lateral sclerites large, subtriangular, with rounded upper angle. Anterior sclerite relatively large, forming two concave plates connected at basal suture.

Spermatheca ( Fig. 7 View Figure ). Vasculum widely round, apical part distinctly narrower than basal part, moderately convergent to almost sharp apex. Bulbus subtubular. Ductus spermathecae ca six times as long as vasculum, with tangled middle part, proximal ca 5/6 very thin and with many small coils, distal 1/6 wider, subparallel, uncoiled.

Distribution. Armenia (present study); Azerbaijan ( Weise 1885, Warchałowski 1985, Medvedev 1990, present study); Iran ( Fig. 43 View Figure ): East Azerbaijan ( Rapilly 1984b), Fars ( Rapilly 1984b), Golestan ( Lefèvre 1876), Lorestan (present study), Mazandaran ( Rapilly 1984b); Turkey ( Regalin & Medvedev 2010).

Differential diagnosis. Labidostomis elegans  differs from all the species with united elytral spot by the combination of following characters: structure of male mandibles with obtuse dorsal keel placed in middle of each mandible, so that outer and inner slopes are visible in dorsal view ( Fig. 13 View Figure ); aedeagus with large and deep dorsomedian impression; aedeagus narrow in lateral view; small ejaculatory guide ( Fig. 19 View Figure ) and the structure of spermatheca with very long ductus with many small loops ( Fig. 7 View Figure ).

Comments. Labidostomis elegans var. inhumeralis  was described in a publication containing also the description of one subspecies ( Pic 1920, Bezděk & Regalin 2015), thus it became infrasubspecific according to Article 45.6.4 of the Code ( ICZN 1999). Based on the examination of the aedeagus of the original specimen, var. inhumeralis  is conspecific with L. elegans  .

NMPC

National Museum Prague

IRAN

Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection

MMB

Moravske Muzeum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Labidostomis

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Labidostomis (Labidostomis) elegans Lefèvre, 1876

Bezděk, Jan 2018

2018
Loc

Labidostomis elegans Lefèvre, 1876

: 1236 : 217 : 121 : 31 : 557 : 570 : 83

Loc

Labidostomis (Labidostomis) elegans: Warchałowski 1985 : 673

: 673

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Labidostomis elegans var. inhumeralis

: 6 : 557 : 82

Loc

Labidostomis reitteri Weise, 1885 : 314

: 314 : 13 : 432 : 217