Anthelephila biroensis ( Pic, 1956 )

Kejval, Zbyněk & Cz, Domažlice, 2010, Studies on the genus Anthelephila (Coleoptera: Anthicidae) 11. New species and records from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Oman, Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50 (1), pp. 189-234: 197

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5325463

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5344828

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scientific name

Anthelephila biroensis ( Pic, 1956 )
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Anthelephila biroensis ( Pic, 1956)  

Material examined. INDIA: MAHARASHTRA: 2 ♀♀, Pune distr., Mulshi at Mulshi lake , 9.–11.x.2005, L. Borowiec leg. ( DBET)   ; 1 J 1 ♀, Pune distr., Lonavla, Bhushi dam, 13.x.2005, L. Borowiec leg. ( DBET)   ; 1 J 1 ♀, Pune distr., 18 km S of Lonavla, Amba valley , 27.ix.2005, L. Borowiec leg. ( ZKDC, DBET)   ; 1 J 2 ♀♀, 4 km S of Lonavla, Bhushi dam env., 500 m, 24.–28.ix.2005, J. Bezděk leg. ( ZKDC)   ; 23 JJ 35 ♀♀, 15 km N of Mahad, Raigarh Fort env., 18°14′N, 73°26′E, 250–500 m, 9.vi.2006, Z. Kejval lgt. ( ZKDC) GoogleMaps   ; 2 JJ 2 ♀♀, ca. 50 km W of Karad, Koyna , SW of dam, 17°23′N, 73°44′E ,, ca. 600 m, 11.vi.2006, Z. Kejval lgt. ( ZKDC) GoogleMaps   ; 24 JJ 31 ♀♀, 30 km W of Pune, Mulshi env., 18°29′N, 73°30′E, ca. 700 m, 13.–16.vi.2006, Z. Kejval lgt. ( ZKDC) GoogleMaps   ; 6 JJ 2 ♀♀, Chiplun env., 12.vi.2006, O. Šafránek leg. ( ZKDC)   . KARNATAKA: 2 JJ 1 ♀, 20 km W of Talguppa, Jog falls , 14°14′N, 74°44′E, 500± 200 m, 22.–28.v.2002, P. Pacholátko leg. ( ZKDC) GoogleMaps   .

Variation. Anthelephila biroensis   varies conspicuously in body colouration. It is usually reddish brown with elytra largely brown black except a reddish brown basal fourth, sometimes reduced only to transverse posthumeral spots/band. The above listed specimens from the Amba valley are brown black to black except for a very slight indication of paler posthumeral spots, reddish brown tarsi and rather brownish proximal antennomeres.

Distribution. India (Maharashtra, Karnataka) ( PIC 1956).