Homothyrea inornatipennis Gahan, 1903

Šípek, Petr, Vendl, Tomáš & Král, David, 2012, Homothyrea inornatipennis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Leucocelina): immature stages and distribution, Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52, pp. 183-193: 184-185

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5354207

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5452361

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scientific name

Homothyrea inornatipennis Gahan, 1903
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Homothyrea inornatipennis Gahan, 1903  

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Homothyrea inornatipennis Gahan, 1903: 269   . Type locality: ‘Sokotra: Hadibu plain’.

Published record. Sokotra, 10.16 Dec. [18]98, Hadibu plain, W. R. O.Grant, Lectotype, BMNH ( ANTOINE 1993).  

Material examined (112 adult specimens). Yemen, Soqotra Is., 22.xi.2003, ca 20–170m, Suq, E env. – sand dune, N12°40′02′′ E54°03′45′′ (GPS), David Král lgt., Yemen – Soqotra 2003 Expedition GoogleMaps   ; Jan Farkač, Petr Kabátek & David Král, 2 spec. in NMPC   ; Yemen, Soqotra Is., 5.–6.xii. 2003, Noged plain, Qaareh (waterfall), 57 m, N12°20′10′′ E 53°37′56′′ (GPS), David Král lgt., Yemen – Soqotra 2003 Expedition GoogleMaps   ; Jan Farkač, Petr Kabátek & David Král, 3 spec. in NMPC   ; same data but Jan Farkač lgt., 1 spec. in NMPC   ; Yemen, Soqotra Is., 5.–6.xii. 2003, Noged plain (sand dunes), 11 m, N12°21′09′′ E54°01′47′′ (GPS), David Král lgt., Yemen – Soqotra 2003 Expedition GoogleMaps   ; Jan Farkač, Petr Kabátek & David Král, 18 spec. in NMPC   ; same data but Jan Farkač lgt., 26 spec. in CULS, 23 spec. in NMPC   ; same data but Petr Kabátek lgt., 18 spec. in NMPC   ; Yemen, Soqotra Is., 6.–7.xii.2003, Noged plain, Wadi Ireeh, 95 m, N12°23′11′′ E53°59′47′′ (GPS), David Král lgt., Yemen – Soqotra 2003 Expedition GoogleMaps   ; Jan Farkač, Petr Kabátek & David Král, 9 spec. in NMPC   ; Yemen, Soqotra Is., 9.xii.2003, Qalansiyah env., Ditwah (lagoon), 23m, N12°41′42′′ E 53°30′08′′ (GPS), David Král lgt., Yemen – Soqotra 2003 Expedition GoogleMaps   ; Jan Farkač, Petr Kabátek & David Král, 5 spec. in NMPC   ; Yemen, Socotra Island, 10.–11.xi.2010, Noged plain (sand dunes), Sharet Halma vill. env., 12°21.9′N, 54°05.3′E, 20 m, Jan Batelka leg., 26 spec. in JBCP GoogleMaps   ; same data but Jan Bezděk leg., 2 spec. in NMPC GoogleMaps   ; same data but Jiří Hájek leg., 7 spec. in NMPC GoogleMaps   .

Natural history. This species is probably associated with sandy habitats, including sand dunes. The above material was taken predominantly from flowers of Asteraceae   , trees and shrubs of Adenium Roemer & Schultes   , Tamarix Linnaeus   and Mimosoideae (formerly referred to as genus Acacia Miller   ).

Distribution. Endemic to the Socotra Island, see map on Fig. 1 View Fig .

Remark. Old records of Homothyrea helenae   from the Socotra Island ( WATERHOUSE 1881, TASCHENBERG 1883) are most likely related to H. inornatipennis   . These records come from the time when H. inornatipennis   had not yet been described and more recent records ( MIKŠIĆ 1982, SMETANA 2006) only seem to repeat the older sources.

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

NMPC

National Museum Prague

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cetoniidae

Genus

Homothyrea

Loc

Homothyrea inornatipennis Gahan, 1903

Šípek, Petr, Vendl, Tomáš & Král, David 2012
2012
Loc

Homothyrea inornatipennis

GAHAN C. J. 1903: 269
1903