Notosacantha quadra (Spaeth)

Borowiec, Lech, Takizawa, Haruo & Świętojańska, Jolanta, 2013, Five new species of Notosacantha Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from Borneo, with a key to the Bornean species and new faunistic data, Zootaxa 3608 (3), pp. 161-177: 174

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3608.3.1

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Notosacantha quadra (Spaeth)
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Notosacantha quadra (Spaeth)  

Hoplionota quadra Spaeth, 1915: 269   .

Material examined. Malaysia, Sabah, UMS hill, Kota Kinabalu, 8.VII.2007, 29.VIII.2007, 28.XI.2007, 14.XII.2007, 10.VII.2008, 11.XII.2008, 17.I. 2009, H. Takizawa (HTM); Malaysia, Sabah, Poring Park, Ranau, 11.XII. 2008, H. Takizawa (HTM).

Note. Described from Brunei and Banguey (Sabah). The DBET collection includes one specimen from Banguey. Specimens from UMS hill were observed feeding on an undetermined shrub and Ardisia elliptica Thunb.   ( Myrsinaceae   ). The new specimens are highly variable in dorsal coloration from almost uniform reddish brown with slightly infuscate tubercles and costae to almost completely black with only extreme margin yellowish.