Lytta (Lytta) suturella ( Motschulsky, 1860 ),

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: 275-276

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

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4437124

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scientific name

Lytta (Lytta) suturella ( Motschulsky, 1860 )
status

 

Lytta (Lytta) suturella ( Motschulsky, 1860) 

Cantharis suturella Motschulsky, 1860: 144  . Type locality: “Amour” (= Amur River / Heilongjiang River )  . Type depository:

ZMUM.

Lytta suturella: Heyden 1887: 260  .

Lytta (Lytta) choui Wang, Wang et Ren, 2012a: 376  . Type locality: “ Mt. Xiaowutai , Hebei, China ”  . Type depository: MHBU. syn. nov.

Type material examined. Lytta choui  : Holotype: ♂, “ 2001.VII.6– 10 // ṄüṁłŃƜ [ China, Hebei, Mt.Xiaowutai ] // ỪDḢṮ [Ren Guodong leg.] // ṄükṳMUm [Museum of Hebei University]”, “HBU(E)089234”, “ Holotype // Lytta (Lytta) choui Wang H.  -L., Wang X.-P. & Ren G.-D., 2012”, “ Lytta (Lytta) suturella (Motsch.)  // Det. Pan Z., 2016.V” ( MHBU; Fig. 18View FIGURES 13–19)  . Paratypes: 2 ♂, “ 2009.VI.23 // ṄüṆBứwŧ [ China, Hebei, Yu County, Chiyapu] // ŦḚở,ṞẇǿTṮ [Wang Xinpu, Lang Juntong et al. leg.] // ṄükṳMUm [Museum of Hebei University]”, “ Paratype // Lytta (Lytta) choui Wang H.  -L., Wang X.-P. & Ren G.-D., 2012”, “ Lytta (Lytta) suturella (Motsch.)  // Det. Pan Z., 2016.V” ( MHBU)  .

Other material examined from China. GUIZHOU: 1 ex., Yinjiang, Guguosi , 2001.VII.29, Ren Guodong leg. ( MHBU)  . HEBEI: 1 ex., Fuping, Longquanguan , 1999.VII.6, Li  Xinjiang leg. ( MHBU)  ; 15 exx., Laiyuan, Mt. Baishi , 1999.VII.11, Shi Aimin & Yang Xiujuan leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Chengde, Chaodao Forest Farm, 1999.VII.18, Li  Xinjiang leg. ( MHBU)  ; 48 exx., Liaoheyuan , 2015.VI.20–VII.1, Dong Haisen et al. leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Saihanba, Dahuanqi, No. 80 Village (N42˚09.146’ E117˚25.351’, Elev. 1189 m), 2015.VI.1 ( MHBU)  ; 4 exx., Saihanba, Dahuanqi, Haliha (N42˚09.493’ E117˚29.890’, Elev. 1296 m), 2015.VI.5 ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Saihanba, Disanxiang, Liangba (N42˚18.254’ E117˚24.730’, Elev. 1659 m), 2015.VIII.2 ( MHBU)  ; 7 exx., Saihanba, Yinhe Forest Farm, 2016.VI.2, Fang Cheng & Liu Guangzhi leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Saihanba, Liangbingtai , 2016.VI.2, Fang Cheng & Liu Guangzhi leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Saihanba, Qiancengban, Yangchang , 2016.VI.4, Zhou Jianbo & Yuan Zhongwei leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Weichang, Saihanba, Tianqiaoliang (N42°26.346’ E117°19.140’, Elev. 1619 m), 2016.VII.8, Pan Zhao leg. (MHBUa)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ex., Saihanba, Changtuipaozi (N42°26.568’ E117°16.188’, Elev. 1534 m), 2016.VIII.3 ( MHBU)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ex., Weichang, Wudaogou, Longtan Valley (N41˚57.858’ E116˚35.515’, Elev. 1250 m), 2015.VI.2, Ma Li leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Weichang, Wudaogou, Liangtou (N41˚55.267’ E116˚50.232’, Elev. 1720 m), 2015.VI.30, Song Yelong leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Weichang, Wudaogou, Goutangzi (N41˚57.858’ E116˚55.515’, Elev. 1083 m), 2015.VII.7, Cai Shengguo leg. ( MHBU)  ; 4 exx., Weichang, Siheyong, Huzi Beicha (N41˚51.653’ E117˚18.582’, Elev. 1151 m), 2015.VI.3, Li Di et al. leg. ( MHBU)  ; 3 exx., Weichang, Siheyong, Toudaochuan (N41˚45.003’ E117˚35.850’, Elev. 1157 m), 2015.VI.3, Ma Jingjing & Cai Shengguo leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Weichang, Zhong-miaochang, Chazi, Xiaoquangou (N42˚05.628’ E117˚25.120’, Elev. 1298 m), 2015.VI.18, Ma Li leg. ( MHBU)  ; 6 exx., Weichang, Zhongmiaochang, Chazi (N41˚43.043’ E118˚02.023’, Elev. 1078 m), 2015.VI.27, Ma Li et al. leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Weichang, Zhongmiaochang, Chazi (N41˚43.043’ E118˚02.023’, Elev. 1078 m), 2015.VII.7, Cai Shengguo leg. ( MHBU)  ; 5 exx., Weichang, Zhongmiaochang, Chazi (N41°43.043’ E118°02.023’, Elev. 1078 m), 2016.VI.17, Cai Shengguo et al. leg. ( MHBU)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ex., Weichang, Taoshan, Wulaha (N41˚59.770’ E117˚02.465’, Elev. 1276 m), 2015.VI.30, Ma Li leg. ( MHBU)  ; 2 exx., Weichang, Xinfeng, Guapaishu (N41˚41.632’ E118˚08.303’, Elev. 1216 m), 2015.VII.3, Ma Li & Cai Shengguo leg. ( MHBU)  ; 2 exx., Mt. Heilong, East Valley (N41˚19.868’ E116˚09.203’, Elev. 1391 m), 2015.VI.23, Yan Yan & Yu Guang leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Mt. Heilongshan, East Valley (N41˚18.730’ E116˚08.092’, Elev. 1345 m), 2015.VIII.12, Liu Lian & Yin Yuepeng leg. ( MHBU)  ; 16 exx., Mt. Hei-long, Donghouding (N41˚22.643’ E116˚07.782’, Elev. 2058 m), 2015.VI.27–30, Ren Guodong et al. leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Mt. Heilong, Sancha (N41˚19.373’ E116˚01.047’, Elev. 1373 m), 2015.VI.20, Yan Yan & Yin Yuepeng leg. ( MHBU)  ; 11 exx., Mt. Xiaowutai , 2001.VII.6–10 ( MHBU)  ; 20 exx., Yu County, Mt. Xiaowutai , 2002.VII.11–17 ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Yu County, Mt. Xiaowutai , 2008.VII.6–8, Li Yalin leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Yu County, Jinhekou , 2006. VII.7–8, Ren Guodong & Yang Yuxia leg. ( MHBU)  ; 28 exx., Yu County, Jinhekou , 2009.VI.18–19, Wang Xinpu et al. leg. ( MHBU)  ; 2 exx., Yu County, Wangxidong , 2009.VI.21, Wang Xinpu et al. leg. ( MHBU)  ; 5 exx., Yu County, Chiyapu , 2009.VI.23, Wang Xinpu et al. leg. ( MHBU)  ; 12 exx., Zhuolu, Shanjiankou , 2009.VI.21–24, Wang Xinpu et al. leg. ( MHBU)  ; 4 exx., Zhuolu, Yangjiaping , 2001.VII.4–12 ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Zhuolu, Yangjiaping , 2002.VII.12, Shi Aimin et al. leg. ( MHBU)  ; 2 exx., Zhuolu, Yangjiaping , 2004.VII.4–12 ( MHBU)  ; 2 exx., Zhuolu, Yangjiaping , 2005.VII.10–24, Li Jing & Hua Huiran leg. ( MHBU)  ; 51 exx., Zhuolu, Yangjiaping , 2009.VI.25–29, Wang Xinpu et al. leg. ( MHBU)  ; 518 exx., Zhuolu, Mt. Dongling , 2009.VI.28, Wang Xinpu et al. leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Zhuolu, Mt. Xiling , 2009.VI.26, Wang Xinpu et al. leg. ( MHBU)  . INNER MONGOLIA: 1 ex., Xilingol, Zhengxiangbai Qi, Hanhairihan ( Elev. 1680 m), 1991.VII.10, Guo Yuanchao leg. ( MHBU)  ; 10 exx., Chifeng, Bahrain Youqi, Mt. Saihanwulahan (N44°11.933’ E118°45.759’, Elev. 1599 m), 2015.VI.27, Zhang Zhisheng & Wang Luyu leg. (MH-BUa)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. China: Beijing, Guangxi, Guizhou (new record), Hebei, Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Liaoning, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Xinjiang; Japan, Korea, Russia, Tajikistan.

Remarks. Wang et al. (2012a) suggested that Lytta choui  is similar to L. suturella ( Motschulsky, 1860)  , but can be distinguished by the following characters: “head with a rhombic orange spot on frontal; bearing two protibial spurs, the inner one long and stout, the outer one shorter and thin; 8th tergum sharply angulate on margin; the hollow of the front margin of prothorax shallow; median lobe with a well-developed ventral spine”. We examined the type of L. choui  and other specimens from Mt. Xiaowutai (the type locality of L. choui  ) identified as L. suturella  , and conclude that the above features do not support L. choui  as a valid species. Therefore, L. choui  is synonymized with L. suturella  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Genus

Lytta

Loc

Lytta (Lytta) suturella ( Motschulsky, 1860 )

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

Cantharis suturella

Motschulsky, V. de 1860: 144
1860