Zonitomorpha Péringuey, 1909,

Pan, Zhao & Ren, Guo-Dong, 2020, New synonyms, combinations and status in the Chinese species of the family Meloidae Gyllenhal, 1810 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) with additional faunistic records, Zootaxa 4820 (2), pp. 260-286: 264

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4820.2.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:581C6773-3B96-48FD-9835-33E26B3B6FEB

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4397935

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038C87A0-FFF0-CE27-61F9-FA97FB34F932

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Plazi

scientific name

Zonitomorpha Péringuey, 1909
status

 

Genus Zonitomorpha Péringuey, 1909 

Remarks. There are three species from East Asia with similar morphology except for the coloration of antennae. Zonitomorpha cribripennis (Fairmaire, 1894)  (from Bengale; Fig. 3View FIGURES 1–6): antennae are almost yellow, only slightly dark on the apical one or two antennomeres; Zonitomorpha davidis ( Fairmaire, 1886)  (from Beijing, China; Fig. 4View FIGURES 1–6): antennomeres VI–XI dark, I–V yellow; Zonitomorpha kimi (Kôno, 1936)  comb. nov. (from Korea; see fig. 3 in Kôno 1936a): antennomeres I–III yellow, IV–XI dark.

We are not sure if this difference in the antennal coloration represents intraspecific variation or diagnostic features for species, which requires further investigation on male genitalia or molecular data.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae