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kbdesai
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India
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Posted - 15/04/2016 :  07:25:48  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote


India, Great Nicobar Island
Matching with all characters of Rhaphipodus taprobanicus...

Capitaine
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France
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Posted - 15/04/2016 :  10:47:45  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Yes, I think so too with this antennae segments ratio, though this species is normally located in Sri Lanka...
The Indian species are R. gahani, R. fontanieri and R. subopacus but all features third antennal joint shorter.

Claude
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kbdesai
Member Purpuricenus

India
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Posted - 15/04/2016 :  10:57:59  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Great Nicobar is very far from India and comparatively nearer to Sri Lanka.

And as per Gahan's description, almost all characters are matching with this fellow

Thank you...

Edited by - kbdesai on 15/04/2016 10:58:17
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Capitaine
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France
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Posted - 15/04/2016 :  11:44:33  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
There is another possibility: in Andaman island (close to Nicobar) another species is located: R. andamanicus (Gahan, 1894) which I don't know the type.
So, as your specimen shows some differences with taprobanicus on the pronotal shape (anterior angles spiny) and antennae (third antennal joint a little bit longer), I think that it could belong to this species.

Claude
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