Diplocheila (Diplocheila) laevigotoides Jedlicka , 1936, Jedlicka, 1936

Allegro, Gianni & Giachino, Pier Mauro, 2021, The genus Diplocheila Brulle, 1834 in Cambodia, with descriptions of two new species (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Licinini), ZooKeys 1044, pp. 427-448: 427

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scientific name

Diplocheila (Diplocheila) laevigotoides Jedlicka , 1936
status

 

Diplocheila (Diplocheila) laevigotoides Jedlicka, 1936   Figures 3 View Figure 3 , 7 View Figures 6–11 , 13 View Figures 12–17

Diplochila laevigotoides   Jedlička 1936: 92

Diplocheila laevigatoides   Jedlička, 1936: Ball 1959: 36

Diplocheila laevigotoides   Jedlička, 1936: Lorenz 2005a: 342

Diplocheila laevigotoides   Jedlička, 1936: Lorenz 2005b: 571

Diplocheila laevigatoides   Jedlička, 1936: Lafer and Kataev 2008: 682

Type locality.

The Philippines: Manila.

Material examined.

Philippine Islands, ♀ HT, Manila, 4.II.1914, Coll. Bottcher ( BMNH) (Fig. 3 View Figure 3 )   .

Diagnosis.

Diplocheila laevigotoides   may be distinguished by the combination of the following characters. ABL = 14 mm; head with 1 supraorbital setiferous pore on each side; labrum with 6 setae (4 medial + 2 lateral), symmetrical and deeply emarginate (LR = 0.80) (Fig. 13 View Figures 12–17 ); anterior margin of clypeus markedly concave (Fig. 13 View Figures 12–17 ); pronotum transverse (PW/PL = 1.31), with sides markedly sinuate backwards (Fig. 7 View Figures 6–11 ); elytral striae nearly impunctate.

Remarks.

Diplocheila laevigotoides   has often been confused in the past with D. laevigata   ; for this reason, although the species is probably not present in Cambodia, we decided to examine and illustrate the habitus of the HT specimen (Fig. 3 View Figure 3 ) deposited at BMNH, in order to examine some aspects of its morphology and clarify possible misunderstandings. For this reason, the species is also included in the identification key to the species of Cambodia (see below). Unfortunately, the HT is a female specimen (and the unique PT specimen found by Jiří Hájek in Jedlička Collection at NMPC is also a female). Nevertheless, its habitus and the particular shape of the pronotum and labrum allow for D. laevigata   and D. laevigotoides   to be reliably distinguished. The opinion of Lafer and Kataev (2008) that the records of D. laevigata   from Indonesia could refer to D. laevigotoides   is not confirmed by our examination of a male specimen from the same area (see Remarks under D. laevigata   ). We have nothing at present to add about the records from Japan (Habu 1959) and the Philippines ( Ball 1959), which are also suspected to belong to D. laevigotoides   .

It is curious that this species was described by Jedlička (1936) as D. laevigotoides   (probably a printing error), although the label of the HT reports " Diplocheila laevigatoides   " (Fig. 3 View Figure 3 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Diplocheila

Loc

Diplocheila (Diplocheila) laevigotoides Jedlicka , 1936

Allegro, Gianni & Giachino, Pier Mauro 2021
2021
Loc

Diplocheila laevigotoides

Jedlicka 1936
1936
Loc

Diplocheila laevigotoides

Jedlicka 1936
1936
Loc

Diplochila laevigotoides

Brullé 1834
1834