Morphosphaera coomani Laboissière,

Lee, Chi-Feng & Bezdĕk, Jan, 2016, Revision of the genus Morphosphaera Baly (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae), Zootaxa 4179 (1), pp. 1-41: 20-23

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Morphosphaera coomani Laboissière 

( Figs 14–15View FIGURES 14View FIGURES 15)

Morphosphaera coomani Laboissière, 1930: 363  (Vietnam); Wilcox, 1971: 219 (list); Weidner, 1976: 226 (catalogue of types at ZMUH); Kimoto, 1989: 97 (key, list); Jolivet & Hawkeswood, 1995: 242 (host plants).

Morphosphaera margaritacea Laboissière, 1930: 365  (Cambodia); Wilcox, 1971: 220 (list); Weidner, 1976: 226 (catalogue of types at ZMUH); Kimoto, 1977: 364 (Bhutan); Kimoto, 1989: 97 (key), 98 (“Indochina”); Kimoto, 2001: 43 (Nepal); Sprecher-Uebersax, 2003: 58; Kimoto, 2004: 58 (West Bengal); Kimoto, 2005: 66 (list); Beenen, 2010: 462 (list); Sprecher-Uebersax, 2011: 441 (list). New synonym

Morphosphaera viridipennis Laboissière, 1930: 366  (Vietnam, China: Sichuan); Ogloblin, 1936: 408 (key); Gressitt and Kimoto, 1963a: 460 (China: Sichuan); Wilcox, 1971: 220 (list); Weidner, 1976: 226 (catalogue of types at ZMUH); Kimoto, 1989: 97 (key), 98 (Thailand); Jiang, 1992: 660 (Yunnan); Zhang et al., 2005: 279 (Guizhou); Zhang et al., 2006: 175 (Guizhou); Beenen, 2010: 462 (list); Yang et al., 2015: 189 (key), 191 (list). New synonym

Morphosphaera prava Maulik, 1936: 320  ( India, Myanmar); Wilcox, 1971: 220 (list); Takizawa, 1990: 280 ( Nepal); Medvedev & Sprecher, 1998: 32 ( Nepal); Medvedev & Sprecher, 1999: 315 (list); Hartmann & Medvedev, 2003: 170 ( Nepal); Kimoto, 2005: 66 (list); Beenen, 2010: 462 (list); Sprecher-Uebersax, 2011: 441 (list). New synonym

Type material. Morphosphaera coomani  . Holotype, sex undetermined, (ZMUH, by monotypus), labeled: “Hoa Binh / de. Cooman [h, w] // TYPE [p, w, red letters] // Morphosphaera  / Coomani  m [h] / V. Laboissière—Dét [p, w] // Le Moult vend / via Reinbek / Eing Nr. 1, 1957 [p, w]”.

Morphosphaera margaritacea  . Holotype ♀ (ZMUH, by monotypus), labeled: “ CAMBODGE [p, w] // TYPE [p, w, red letters] // Morphosphaera  / margaritacea  m [h] / V. Laboissière—Dét [p, w] // Le Moult vend. / via Reinbek / Eing Nr. 1, 1957 [p, w]”.

Morphosphaera viridipennis  . Lectotype ♀ (MNHN), here designated, labeled: “Tchoug-King / Sze-Tchouan [p, w] // MUSEUM PARIS / P GUERRY 1924 [p, w] // TYPE [p, w, red letters] // Morphosphaera  / viridipennis  m [h] / V. Laboissière—Dét [p, w]”. Paralectotypes: 2♀♀ (MNHN): “Tchoug-King / Sze-Tchouan [p, w] // MUSEUM PARIS / P GUERRY 1924 [p, w]”; 1Ƌ (MNHN): “MUSEUM PARIS / TONKIN / Dr R. BAVAY 1904 [p, w] // Morphosphaera  / viridipennis  m [h] / V. Laboissière—Dét [p, w]”; 1♀ (IRSB): “TONKIN / CHO-GANH / L DUPORT [p, w] // Morphosphaera  / viridipennis  m [h] / V. LABOISSIÈRE—DÉT. [p] / paratype [h, w] // cf. Ann. Soc. Ent. / Fr., [p] 1930 / p. 366 [h, w] // R. Mus. Hist. Nat. / Belg. I. G. 12. 752 [p, w]”; 1 ex. (ZMUH): “TONKIN [p] / Chapa / 7. VI [h] 191 [p] 7 [h] / JEANVOINE [p, w] // TYPE [p, w, red letters] // Morphosphaera  / viridipennis  m [h] / V. Laboissière—Dét [p, w] // Le Moult vend. / via Reinbek / Eing Nr. 1, 1957 [p, w]”.

Morphosphaera prava  . Lectotype ♀ (BMNH), here designated, labeled: “Doherty [p, w] // Type [p, w, circle label with red border] // India Or / Manipur [p, w] // Fry Coll. / 1905. 100. [p, w] // Morphosphaera  / prava Mlk.  [h] / S. Maulik det. [p] / Type 1934 [h, w] // SYN- / TYPE [p, w, circle label with blue border]”. Paralectotypes: 8 exs., (BMNH): “Doherty [p, w] // India Or / Manipur [p, w] // Fry Coll. / 1905. 100. [p, w] // SYN- / TYPE [p, w, circle label with blue border]”; 1 ex., (BMNH): “Doherty [p, w] // Birmah / Ruby M es [p, w] // Fry Coll. / 1900. 100. [p, w] // SYN- / TYPE [p, w, circle label with blue border]”.

Description. Length 5.7–7.5 mm, width 3.3–4.4 mm. General color yellowish brown; antenna black except two basal antennomeres; vertex with one dark spot; tibia and tarsus black; elytra reddish brown with purple reflection ( Figs 14View FIGURES 14 A –14C); pronotum with two pairs of large black spots in a transverse line across disc, inner pair smaller, as well as a small black spot on median line slightly anterior to basal margin ( Fig. 14View FIGURES 14 D). Antenna filiform ( Fig. 15View FIGURES 15 A), 0.4x as long as body; length ratios of antennomeres II to XI about 1.0: 1.2: 1.9: 1.6: 1.8: 1.9: 1.9: 1.8: 1.8: 2.0, and length to width ratios of antennomeres II to XI about 1.6: 2.2: 3.2: 2.6: 2.7: 2.8: 2.8: 2.9: 2.8: 4.0. Aedeagus ( Figs 15View FIGURES 15 B –15D) extremely slender in dorsal view, about 10.7x longer than wide; parallel-sided, but abruptly widened at apical 1/8, then apically tapering; ventral surface well sclerotized and smooth; narrow and slightly curved in lateral view; four setae at apex of ventral surface of internal sac, seven or eight setae arranged in a longitudinal row on ventral surface; apical process of endophallic sclerite without subapical branch directed outwards; apico-lateral process slightly curved inwards; with one pair of processes erect and recurved outwards at apical 1/3; base tubelike. Gonocoxae reduced. Ventrite VIII ( Fig. 15View FIGURES 15 D) with short spiculum; apex transverse, with long and short setae scattered along apical area. Receptacle of spermatheca ( Fig. 15View FIGURES 15 E) elongate and strongly swollen, pump much narrower and strongly curved, proximal spermathecal duct long and wide.

Diagnosis. Morphosphaera coomani  is similar to M. sumatrana  in possessing reddish brown elytra and five black spots on the pronotum, but adults of M. coomani  have a dark spot on the vertex (no dark spot on the vertex in M. sumatrana  ), subapically widened penis (parallel-sided penis in M. sumatrana  ), several setae on ventral surface of internal sac (no setae in M. sumatrana  ), no erect and recurved processes on endophallic sclerite (with one pair erect and recurved processes in M. sumatrana  ).

Host plant. Debregeasia orientalis C. J. Chen  ( Urticaceae  ) ( Figs 14View FIGURES 14 E, 14F) (present study), Debregeasia  sp. ( Jiang 1992, Zhang et al 2005, Zhang et al 2006), Ficus  sp. ( Moraceae  ) ( Jolivet & Hawkeswood 1995).

Other material examined. CHINA. Sichuan: 1 ex., Baoxing, Wenxian Shan Park , 12.VI.2014, leg. J. Hájek, J. Růžička & M. Tkoč ( NMPC)  ; 38 exs., Mt. Emei , 5–19.V.1989, leg. L. Bocák ( NMHB)  ; 25 exs., same locality, 4– 20.V.1989, leg. V. Kubáň ( NHMB)  ; 17 exs., same locality, 4–18.V.1989, leg. S. & J. Kolibáč ( NHMB)  ; 2 exs., Suifu , 11.X.1924, leg. D. C. Graham ( BPBM)  ; Tibet: 1Ƌ, 2♀♀, N of Brahamaputra great bend, 2050–2400 m, 16– 20.VII.1992, leg. L. & R. Businský ( NMW)  ; Yunnan: 26 exs., Banggungjianshan , 15–20.IX.2015, leg. native collector ( TARI)  ; 15 exs., Mangdong , 17.IX.2015, leg. native collectors ( TARI)  ; 1 ex., Weibaoshan mts. , E slope, 1800–2500m, 1.VII.1992, leg. D. Král ( NHMB)  ; 18 exs, Xishuangbanna , 18.V.–5.VI.2008, leg. A. Weigel ( NME)  ; 1 ex., same locality, 30.V.2008, leg. A. Weigel ( JBCB)  ; INDIA. Arunachal Pradesh: 14 exs., Mishmi Hills, Mondon , leg. M. Steele ( BMNH)  ; Meghalaya: 1 ex., 8 km N of Shillong , 7–9.V.2004, leg. R. Businský ( JBCB)  ; LAOS. Huouaphan prov.: 1 ex., Mt. Phu Pan , 24–27.III.2005, leg. native collector ( SEHU)  ; MYANMAR. 3 exs., Chin Stae  ; Chin Hills 30 miles camp ( Orchid Station ), 21°29’47.0”N 93°47’21.9”E, 2,495 m, 24–27.VI.2008, leg. M. Langer ( RBCN)GoogleMaps  ; 10 exs., Kambaiti , 12.V.–2.VI.1934, leg. R. Malaise ( BMNH, NHRS)  ; 1 ex., Seinghku Valley, Wang , 18.V.1926, leg. F. K. Ward ( BMNH)  ; THAILAND. 1 ex., Doi Phu Kha NP, 50 km NE Nan, 28.VI.– 1.VII.1997, leg. J. Rejsek ( SMNS)  ; VIETNAM. Lao Cai: 1 ex., Sa Pa , 24.IX.2004, leg. M. Geiser ( BMNH)  ; 1 ex., Chapa (= Sa Pa) (BMNH).

Distribution. Bhutan, Cambodia, China (Guizhou, Sichuan, Tibet, Yunnan), India (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Megalaya, West Bengal), Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal. Yang et al. (2015) listed also from China (Zhejiang).

NMPC

National Museum Prague

NHMB

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel

BPBM

Bishop Museum

NMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

TARI

Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute

NME

Sammlung des Naturkundemseum Erfurt

NHRS

Swedish Museum of Natural History, Entomology Collections

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Morphosphaera

Loc

Morphosphaera coomani Laboissière

Lee, Chi-Feng & Bezdĕk, Jan 2016
2016
Loc

Morphosphaera prava

Sprecher-Uebersax 2011: 441
Beenen 2010: 462
Kimoto 2005: 66
Hartmann 2003: 170
Medvedev 1999: 315
Medvedev 1998: 32
Takizawa 1990: 280
Wilcox 1971: 220
Maulik 1936: 320
1936
Loc

Morphosphaera coomani Laboissière, 1930 : 363

Jolivet 1995: 242
Kimoto 1989: 97
Weidner 1976: 226
Wilcox 1971: 219
Laboissiere 1930: 363
1930
Loc

Morphosphaera margaritacea Laboissière, 1930 : 365

Sprecher-Uebersax 2011: 441
Beenen 2010: 462
Kimoto 2005: 66
Kimoto 2004: 58
Sprecher-Uebersax 2003: 58
Kimoto 2001: 43
Kimoto 1989: 97
Kimoto 1977: 364
Weidner 1976: 226
Wilcox 1971: 220
Laboissiere 1930: 365
1930
Loc

Morphosphaera viridipennis Laboissière, 1930 : 366

Yang 2015: 189
Beenen 2010: 462
Zhang 2006: 175
Zhang 2005: 279
Jiang 1992: 660
Kimoto 1989: 97
Weidner 1976: 226
Wilcox 1971: 220
Gressitt 1963: 460
Ogloblin 1936: 408
Laboissiere 1930: 366
1930