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loongfah
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Singapore
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  15:52:16  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote


Are both these belonging to the genus Agelasta (apparently male and female), and which species is it?
Trying to decide if a particular species description matches the textural pattern without a picture is not easy!
They were found on a fallen tree from the Dipterocarp family.

Edited by - Xavier on 28/01/2016 00:55:35

dryobius
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USA
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  19:32:10  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote


Okay. I'm attaching M/F photos of Pseudochoeromorpha sobrina, from Sabah, as identified by Dr. Junsuke Yamasako of Japan, from about 2011.
They are a close match to Loong Fah's specimens.

There could be another similar species in your area.
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loongfah
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Singapore
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Posted - 03/04/2013 :  03:05:09  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Dan.

According to the original Pascoe's description (for Agelasta sobrina and Agelasta lar, which are its synonyms), this species is also found in Malacca, and "the spots generally taking a longitudinal direction, sometimes broken up into no determinate figure....varying as to amount and intricacy of rufous or fulvous colouring in every specimen, or even on different sides of the same individual".
So I guess it is probably the same species.
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Francesco
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Posted - 19/11/2017 :  18:41:57  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Francesco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you Dan.
the name selected by Breuning (first reviser) is however Pseudochoeromorpha lar (Pascoe, 1865).
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