Eriopis opposita (Guérin-Méneville, 1842)

Gonzalez, Guillermo, Cotoras, Darko D. & Grez, Audrey A., 2020, Annotated list of island lady beetles from Chile (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), Zootaxa 4852 (5), pp. 501-526: 512

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4852.5.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:47B2C796-76E1-40EF-A2B3-F587951CDA04

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4509466

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A087C4-0969-FFA3-2A86-5167FA06FAF1

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Plazi

scientific name

Eriopis opposita (Guérin-Méneville, 1842)
status

 

Eriopis opposita (Guérin-Méneville, 1842)   ( Fig 3l View FIGURE 3 ).

Examined material: 2 exx. “ Chile, Islas J. Fernández” “ Eriopis opposita Guerín, Hofmann   det. 58” “Colección P. Germain” ( MNHN); 2 exx. “Islas J. Fernández” “ Eriopis opposita Guerín, Hofmann   det. 58” “Colección P. Germain” ( MNHN); 7 exx. “ Chile, Islas J. Fernández” “Colección P. Germain” ( MNHN); 2 exx. “J. Fernández 6 [18]95” “Colección P. Germain” ( MNHN).

Original reference: Guérin-Méneville (1842) (as Cocc. (Hippodamia) opposita   ): = “de l’île Juan Fernandez, au Chili ”.

Comments: This endemic species is common in the archipelago. Undoubtedly, the species belongs to the Eriopis   genus, but it differs from the others by presenting insular gigantism and other morphological differences.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle