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Francesco Posted - 27/10/2013 : 12:55:31
Considering the recent interest in this topic, I search to insert here a key to this genus.
The basis is Breuning (1943, Novitates Entomologicae, Fasc. 91: 159-160), which I have partially modified and simplified.
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Francesco Posted - 27/10/2013 : 14:44:35
8. Elytra with vague whitish large spots; 16-20 mm (Laos, Vietnam) ... obesa Pic, 1928
Holotype here


Photo Robert Vigneault


-. Elytra entirely covered with yellow pubescence; 18-23 mm (S-India) ... fulvescens Gahan, 1893
Francesco Posted - 27/10/2013 : 14:40:27
8. Elytra with distinct granules at base, entirely covered with white pubescence; 20 mm (Thailand, Laos) ... concolor Lacordaire, 1869
Holotype here

-. Elytra punctured at base, at least partially covered with yellowish pubescence ........... 9
Francesco Posted - 27/10/2013 : 14:15:24
7. Elytra very coarsely punctured at shoulders; 13-16 mm (NE-India, Myanmar, Laos) ... alboguttata Thomson, 1864
Holotype here


-. Elytra less coarsely punctured at shoulders; 10-11 mm (Myanmar, Laos) ......... similis Breuning, 1938
Francesco Posted - 27/10/2013 : 14:10:53
6. Lateral spine of the prothorax long; elytral spots smaller and more numerous, 11 mm (Laos, Vietnam) ... densemaculata Breuning, 1940
Holotype here


-. Lateral spine of the prothorax short; elytral spots larger ................................................. 7
Francesco Posted - 27/10/2013 : 13:24:18
5. Elytra without a white spot close to the scutellum; under eye-lobes as long as cheeks (Myanmar) ... strandi Breuning, 1935

Drawing Stephan von Breuning, 1943


-. Elytra always with a white spot close to the scutellum; under eye-lobes longer than cheeks .................................. 6

Francesco Posted - 27/10/2013 : 13:13:31
4. Elytral spots small; elytral ground colour metallic blue; 16 mm (India) ... strandiella Breuning, 1944

Drawing Stephan von Breuning, 1943

-. Elytral spots fairly conspicuous; elytral ground colour black, rarely with metallic blue reflections ... 5
Francesco Posted - 27/10/2013 : 13:06:49
3. Elytral spots aligned and connected by longitudinal fine lines; 35 mm (Pakistan, India) ... gigantea Breuning, 1935

Note: The specimen from Karachi (Pakistan) figured as "syntype" by Lingafelter & Hoebeke (2002: 98, pl. 19, fig. c) is not a type since the species was described from an only one specimen (holotype) from Pundjab (India).


-. Elytral spots not aligned; species smaller than 16 mm .... 4
Francesco Posted - 27/10/2013 : 13:01:12
2. Elytra with a row of 4-5 yellow spots; 11 mm (Laos) ....... harmandi Pic, 1936
Holotype here

-. Elytra spots white ........................ 3
Francesco Posted - 27/10/2013 : 12:59:19
1. Elytra with evident clear spots of contrasting colour ... 2

-. Elytra without evident spots ................................... 8
Francesco Posted - 27/10/2013 : 12:57:18
Generality

Anamera Thomson, 1864 is an Asian genus belonging to the tribe Lamiini.

This genus is characterized by....

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