Epitrichius cupreipes (Bourgoin)

Li, Chun-Lin, Yang, Ping-Shih & Wang, Kuo-Sheng Hsu Chuan-Chan, 2008, A review of the genus Epitrichius Tagawa, with an analysis of the internal sac armature of the male genitalia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae), Zootaxa 1895, pp. 10-24: 15

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.184420

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scientific name

Epitrichius cupreipes (Bourgoin)
status

new combination

Epitrichius cupreipes (Bourgoin)   , new combination

Trichius cupreipes Bourgoin, 1915: 175   (Type locality: Formose, presently Taiwan. lectotype in BMNH); Miwa 1931: 276 (catalog); Miwa & Chûjô 1939: 30 (catalog); Krikken 1972: 488 (lectotype designated, key, diagnosis); Smetana 2006: 310 (catalog).

Gnorimus formosanus Niijima & Kinoshita, 1923: 236   ; Krikken 1972: 488 (synonymized with Trichius cupreipes   ). Trichius uraiensis Kano, 1931: 130   ; Krikken 1972: 488 (synonymized with Trichius cupreipes   ).

Specimens examined. TAIWAN. Taipei: Wulai, 9 -V- 1928 (1 male, holotype of Trichius uraiensis Kano, 1931   , NSMT); Mt. Tsaoshan (presently Yangmingshan), 21 -IV- 1958, K. S. Lin (15 males, 24 females, TARI); Mt. Yangming, 9 -V- 1970, Y. Kiyoyama (4 females, NSMT); Mt. Kwaishan, 11 -VI- 1988, Y.-F. Hsu (1 female, CCLI); ibid, 1 -VII- 1935 (1 female, NSMT); Shengken, 11 -V- 1983, C. L. Li (1 female, CCLI); Tauyuan: Balin, 6 -VIII- 1997, C.-L. Li (1 male, CCLI); Kaoi, 14 -VI- 1987, C.-L. Li (1 male, CCLI); Balin, 5 -VII- 1996, C.-L. Li (1 female, CCLI); Hsuanyuan, 20 -VI- 1938 (1 male, NSMT); ibid, 27 -VI- 1940 (2 males, NSMT); Nantou: Peishankeng, 16 -V- 1939 (1 female, NSMT); ibid, 3 -IV- 1941 (1 male, 3 females, NSMT); Bandai, 27 - VI- 1938 (1 male, NSMT); ibid, 25 -V- 1940 (1 female, NSMT); Ilan: Shenmi Lake, 9 June 1993, I.-S. Hsu (2 males, CCLI).

Distribution. Taiwan ( Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 ).

Remarks. The species can be recognized by the dull green head, pronotum (partly with copper red in females) and scutellum; the dense rugosity on the pronotum and scutellum; the absence of a lateral setose spot on the disc of the pronotum. Also, the major hook of the internal sac is always with a lateral denticle ( Fig. 18 View FIGURES 17 – 18 ) thereby distinguishing E. cupreipes   from all allied species from mainland China and Indochina. Adults are active from March to August in the low elevation montane areas of Taiwan below 1500 m in elevation (mostly under 1000 m) and feed on the flowers of trees, shrubs or herbs without any specific preference.

NSMT

National Science Museum (Natural History)

TARI

Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cetoniidae

Genus

Epitrichius

Loc

Epitrichius cupreipes (Bourgoin)

Li, Chun-Lin, Yang, Ping-Shih & Wang, Kuo-Sheng Hsu Chuan-Chan 2008
2008
Loc

Gnorimus formosanus

Krikken 1972: 488
Krikken 1972: 488
Kano 1931: 130
Niijima 1923: 236
1923
Loc

Trichius cupreipes

Smetana 2006: 310
Krikken 1972: 488
Miwa 1939: 30
Miwa 1931: 276
Bourgoin 1915: 175
1915