Epicauta (Epicauta) makliniana Kaszab, 1958,

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: 269-270

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4437086

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038C87A0-FFFD-CE29-61F9-F92FFD2FFD3A

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scientific name

Epicauta (Epicauta) makliniana Kaszab, 1958
status

 

Epicauta (Epicauta) makliniana Kaszab, 1958 

Lytta maklini Haag-Rutenberg, 1880: 88  (homonym). Type locality: “ Camboja, Siam” (= Cambodia, Thailand)  . Type depository: MZH, ZSM  .

Epicauta makliniana Kaszab, 1958b: 189  (replacement name).

Epicauta mojiangensis Tan et Deng, 1993: 155  . Type locality: “ Mojiang , Yunnan, China ”  . Type depository: IZCAS. syn. nov  .

Material examined from China. YUNNAN: 1 ex., Jinghong, 2000.VII.22, Li Zhe leg. ( MHBU); 23 exx., Jing-hong, Lancang River ( Elev. 570–580 m), 2000.VII.22–23, Li Zhe leg. ( MHBU); 1 ex., Jinghong , Wild Elephant Valley , 2006.VIII.4, Yang Yuxia leg. ( MHBU); 1 ex., Mohan (Elev. 610 m), 2000.VII.25, Li Zhe leg. ( MHBU)    ; 2 exx., Menglong (Elev. 620 m), 2000.VII.29, Li Zhe leg. ( MHBU)  ; 5 exx., Mengla , 1979.IX.17, Liu Shengli leg. ( TMNH)  ; 5 exx., Mengla , Shangyong, 2007.VIII.3, Shi Fuming & Mao Shaoli leg. ( MHBU)  ; 2 exx., Mengla , Mengban, 2007. VIII.4, 6, Shi Fuming & Mao Shaoli leg. ( MHBU)  ; 1 ex., Jingdong , 2009.VIII.21, Shi Fuming leg. ( MHBU)  .

Distribution. China: Yunnan; Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam.

Remarks. E. makliniana  is distinctive in the genus Epicauta  for the elytra densely covered by ocher setae. Tan & Deng (1993) described E. mojiangensis  , and pointed out that it was allied to E. maklini  (= E. makliniana  ), but differed from it by the different color pattern of the elytra (the latter without three ocher longitudinal strips on each elytron). However, E. makliniana  also has these longitudinal strips, but was described by Haag-Rutenberg (1880) in a different way: “Flügeldecken nicht viel breiter als der Thorax, 3mal so lang als zusammen breit, nach hinten sich verbreiternd, bräunlich, dicht ockergelb behaart, mit Ausnahme der Spitze, der Schultern und eines öfter undeutlichen Flecks neben dem Schildchen; von Sculptur ist kaum etwas zu bemerken”. For this reason, we considered E. mojiangensis  and E. makliniana  as synonyms.

MZH

Finnish Museum of Natural History

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

IZCAS

Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

TMNH

Tianjin Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Genus

Epicauta

Loc

Epicauta (Epicauta) makliniana Kaszab, 1958

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

Epicauta mojiangensis Tan et Deng, 1993: 155

Tan, J. J. & Deng, Z. J. 1993: 155
1993
Loc

Epicauta makliniana

Kaszab, Z. 1958: 189
1958
Loc

Lytta maklini

Haag-Rutenberg, G. J. 1880: 88
1880