Denierella emmerichi ( Pic, 1934 ),

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: 267-268

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

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Denierella emmerichi ( Pic, 1934 )
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Denierella emmerichi ( Pic, 1934) 

Epicauta emmerichi Pic, 1934: 86  . Type locality: “Ginfushan” (= Mt. Jinfoshan , Chongqing, China)  . Type depository: NMPC, MNHN.

Denierella serrata Kaszab, 1952b: 88  . Type locality: “Fukien, Kuatun” (= Guadun , Fujian, China)  . Type depository: ZFMK, HNHM. Synonymized by Batelka & Hájek 2015: 124  .

Epicauta apicipennis Tan, 1958: 163  . Type locality: “Omei-shan, Szechuan” (= Mt. Emeishan, Sichuan), China. Type depository: IZCAS. Synonymized by Kaszab 1960: 256.

Epicauta rishwani Makhan, 2013: 1  . Type locality: “ China, Beibei, Jinyun Mt. , Chongqing ”  . Type depository: cDM. syn. nov.

Denierella emmerichi: Batelka & Hájek 2015: 124 View Cited Treatment   .

Type material examined. Epicauta emmerichi  : Paralectotypes: 4 exx., “Südost Szechuan // 600–1600 m // Ginfushan China // Em. Reitter ”, “ Emmerichi Pic  ”, “ PARALECTOTYPE ” ( MNHN; Fig. 9View FIGURES 9–12); 2 exx., “Szechuan China // Em. Reitter ”, “Tatsienlu Tjiji // Urwald-Rodungen”, “co-type” ( MNHN)  .

Denierella serrata  : Paratypes: 1 ex., “Kuatun (2300 m) 27,40 n. Br. 117,40 ö. L. J. Klapperich // 25.5.193 8 (Fukien)”, “ Paratypus // 1952 // Denierella serrata Kaszab  ” ( HNHM; Fig. 10View FIGURES 9–12)  ; 1 ex., “Kuatun (2300 m) 27,40 n. Br. 117,40 ö. L. J. Klapperich // 31.5.193 8 (Fukien)”, “ Paratypus // 1952 // Denierella serrata Kaszab  ” ( HNHM)  ; 1 ex., “Kuatun (2300 m) 27,40 n. Br. 117,40 ö. L. J. Klapperich // 6.6.193 8 (Fukien)”, “ Paratypus // 1952 // Denierella serrata Kaszab  ” ( HNHM)  .

Epicauta apicipennis  : Paratype: 1 ex., “ ƋnjđḆƜ 580–1150 ½尺 [ China, Sichuan, Mt. Emei , Elev. 580–1150 m] // 1955.VI.27 // Ḿn'ŵ [Ou Bingrong leg.]”, “Омэйшань, 580–1150 м. Сычуань 27.у1.1955 Оу Пэн-жун”, “ PARATYPE ”, “IOZ(E)217532”, “ Epicauta apicipennis  sp. nov. // ẍaeð: ẠṚ± [Det. Tan Juanjie]” ( IZCAS)  .

Other material examined from China. CHONGQING: 2 exx., Mt. Jinyunshan , 2011.VII.5, Wang Yumei & Chen Ting leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Mt. Jinyunshan , 2013.VIII.1, Qiu Jianyue & Xu Hao leg. ( MHBU)  . FUJIAN: 1 ex., Kuatun , 1946.IX.20–24, Tsung-sen leg. ( HNHM)  ; 6 exx., Wuyishan, Tongmu , 2004.V.17, Yuan Caixia & Li Jing leg. ( MHBU)  ; 6 exx., Wuyishan, Guadun , 2004.V.23, Yuan Caixia & Li Jing leg. ( MHBU)  ; 60 exx., Wuyishan, Xingcun , 2004.V.26, Yuan Caixia & Li Jing leg. ( MHBU)  . GUANGXI: 1 ex., Rongshui, Jiuwanshan (N25°12.049’ E108°38.672’, Elev. 1170 m), 2015.VII.24–25, Yuan Caixia leg. ( MHBU)GoogleMaps  . HUNAN: 2 exx., Zhangjiajie, 2008.VI.3 (cMAB); 1 ex., Zhangjiajie, Sangzhi , Guandiping , 2010.VII.12, Xu Hao & Zhou Yang leg. ( MHBU)  ; 2 exx., Huai-hua, Zhongpo National Forest Park, 2004.VII.21, Wang Jiliang leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Chenzhou, Mangshan , 2010. VIII.15, Liu Haoyu, Yang Xiaoqing et al. leg. ( MHBU)  . SICHUAN: 5 exx., Nitou Tatsienlu ( MNHN)  ; 1 ex., Mt. Emeishan ( Elev. 600–1000 m), 1955.VI.27, Pang Ruiying leg. ( MNHN)  ; 1 ex., Luzhou, Huangjing , 2002.VII.20, Bai Ming & Wang Jianfeng leg. ( MHBU)  . ZHEJIANG: 2 exx., Mt. Tianmushan (N30°18.883’ E119°26.492’, Elev. 320 m), 2014.VII.20, Yuan Caixia & Li Di leg. ( MHBU)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ex., Jingning, Wangdongyang (N27°43.767’ E119°38.067’, Elev. 1150 m), 2017.V.17, Niu Yiping & Fang Cheng leg. ( MHBU)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ex., Quzhou, Qili , 2017.V.27, Ba Yibin & Guan Huanhuan leg. ( MHBU)  .

Distribution. China: Chongqing, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi (new record), Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang.

Remarks. Batelka & Hájek (2015) revised Epicauta emmerichi  and designated its lectotype. In the collections of MNHN, one of us (Z. Pan) found four specimens labeled as the lectotype and paralectotypes designated by Batelka & Hájek (2015). Meanwhile, another specimen with different labels was also found at MNHN, but labeled as “co-type”. So, we designated the mentioned five specimens as paralectotypes.

Batelka & Hájek (2015), different form Bologna (2008), considered Epicauta apicipennis Tan, 1958  as a junior synonym of D. emmerichi  according to the comments of Kaszab (1960) and Yang & Ren (2007a). One of us (Z. Pan) examined one paratype of E. apicipennis  at IZCAS and confirms the synonymy.

Makhan (2013) described Epicauta rishwani  from Mt. Jinyunshan of Chongqing, China, with a brief description, but clear illustrations. The illustrations show that E. rishwani  has the same features, e.g. the apex of elytra with gray setation, apical lobes of parameres very short in lateral view, and penis with large distal hook, as D. emmerichi  . Meanwhile, D. Makhan (personal communication) confirmed that the ventral side of the claw dorsal blade has teeth. Consequently, we consider E. rishwani  as a junior synonym of D. emmerichi  .

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

HNHM

Hungarian Natural History Museum (Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum)

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

IZCAS

Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Genus

Denierella

Loc

Denierella emmerichi ( Pic, 1934 )

Pan, Zhao & Ren, Guo-Dong 2020
2020
Loc

Denierella emmerichi: Batelka & Hájek 2015: 124

Batelka, J. & Hajek, J. 2015: 124
2015
Loc

Epicauta rishwani

Makhan, D. 2013: 1
2013
Loc

Epicauta apicipennis

Kaszab, Z. 1960: 256
Tan, J. J. 1958: 163
1958
Loc

Denierella serrata Kaszab, 1952b: 88

Batelka, J. & Hajek, J. 2015: 124
Kaszab, Z. 1952: 88
1952
Loc

Epicauta emmerichi Pic, 1934: 86

Pic, M. 1934: 86
1934