Deloyala guttata (Olivier)

Clark, Shawn M., Lillrose, Tiffany & Belo Neto, Luiz A., 2013, Leaf Beetles of the Cayman Islands (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), Insecta Mundi 2013 (279), pp. 1-41: 15-16

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5175767

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:50B509BC-A8F0-4F02-8DD4-2E5823EFBBA4

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/4F725324-FF91-1923-5585-FCBF5F8BFE30

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Felipe

scientific name

Deloyala guttata (Olivier)
status

 

Deloyala guttata (Olivier)  

( Figure 5)

Cassida guttata Olivier 1791: 383   .

Cassida signifer Herbst 1799: 313   .

Cassida fuliginosa Olivier 1808: 971   .

Coptocycla extensa Boheman 1855: 261   .

Coptocycla hamulata Boheman 1855: 316   .

Coptocycla lugubrina Boheman 1855: 317   .

Coptocycla immuntia Boheman 1855: 318   .

Coptocycla trabeata Boheman 1855: 319   .

Coptocycla immunda Boheman 1855: 320   .

Coptocycla lucidula Boheman 1855: 321   .

Coptocycla glabricula Boheman 1855: 341   .

Chirida signifera bohemani Spaeth 1914: 124   .

Chirida signifera   , ab. pennsilvanica Spaeth 1914: 124 [unavailable name].

Chirida guttata columbica Spaeth 1936: 139   .

Diagnosis. As with other species in the tribes Ischyrosonychini   and Cassidini   (tortoise beetles), the prothorax is broadly explanate, completely covering the head in dorsal view. The elytral epipleura are also broadly explanate, resulting in the roundish dorsal shape. In this species, each tarsal claw is simple, although appearing to be appendiculate due to distally projecting flanks of the distal tarsomere. The basal margin of each elytron is finely crenulate for much of its distance, and the prothorax immediately laterad to the head is grooved for reception of the antennae. These characters together distinguish this species from all other chrysomelids known to occur in the Cayman Islands. The dorsal coloration is extremely variable. Pale specimens are almost uniformly yellowish brown, with the margins only slightly paler. The elytral disc of dark specimens is black, with this color extending to the anterolateral corners, the paler coloration being limited to the lateral margin behind the anterolateral corners and to the posterior margin. Intermediately colored specimens have the dark area interrupted by pale markings, thereby forming a mottled pattern, and the black areas may be lightened to various shades of brown.

Material examined. Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, 0.7 mi. N Sand Bluff, 20-V-2009, R. Turnbow (1, RHTC).

Extralimital distribution. This species is widely distributed, not only in the West Indies, but also throughout much of North, Central, and South America ( Riley et al. 2003).

Plant associations. This beetle species has been associated with various plants in the family Convolvulaceae ( Clark et al. 2004)   .

Comments. Our interpretation of this species follows that of Riley et al. (2003), rather than the more narrow interpretation of Borowiec (1999) who treated most of the Latin American forms as Deloyala fuliginosa (Olivier)   .

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Deloyala

Loc

Deloyala guttata (Olivier)

Clark, Shawn M., Lillrose, Tiffany & Belo Neto, Luiz A. 2013
2013
Loc

Chirida guttata columbica

Spaeth, F. 1936: 139
1936
Loc

Chirida signifera bohemani

Spaeth, F. 1914: 124
1914
Loc

Chirida signifera

Spaeth, F. 1914: 124
1914
Loc

Coptocycla extensa

Boheman, C. H. 1855: 261
1855
Loc

Coptocycla hamulata

Boheman, C. H. 1855: 316
1855
Loc

Coptocycla lugubrina

Boheman, C. H. 1855: 317
1855
Loc

Coptocycla immuntia

Boheman, C. H. 1855: 318
1855
Loc

Coptocycla trabeata

Boheman, C. H. 1855: 319
1855
Loc

Coptocycla immunda

Boheman, C. H. 1855: 320
1855
Loc

Coptocycla lucidula

Boheman, C. H. 1855: 321
1855
Loc

Coptocycla glabricula

Boheman, C. H. 1855: 341
1855
Loc

Cassida fuliginosa

Olivier, A. G. 1808: 971
1808
Loc

Cassida signifer

Herbst, J. F. W. 1799: 313
1799
Loc

Cassida guttata

Olivier, A. G. 1791: 383
1791