Meligethes,

Liu, Meike, Yang, Xingke, Huang, Min, Jelínek, Josef & Audisio, Paolo, 2016, Four new species of Meligethes Stephens from China and additional data on other species of the genus (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae), Zootaxa 4121 (2), pp. 101-116: 105

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4121.2.1

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Meligethes
status

 

Meligethes  (s.str.) auripilis Reitter, 1889 

Biological notes. A small series of specimens belonging to this rather common species, widespread in central and SW China, was recently collected by the authors in several localities of northern Sichuan [Jiuzhaigou Valley; Nanping area, pond-lake of Gan (Ganhaizi)]. All specimens were collected on flowering Rosa  spp. with white and pink flowers (at least two different species, still pending specific identification; Rosaceae  ). As hypothesized by Audisio et al. (2015), Rosa  spp. are likely the larval host-plants of this species.