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Posted - 14/01/2017 :  04:42:15  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Astathes cyanipennis Thomson, 1865 (type locality Sulawesi) is a synonym of Tetraophthalmus calopterus (Pascoe, 1860) (type locality Borneo).

A photograph of the type of A. cyanipennis (in the Forum's Type Section) has a deep blue elytra.

I have seen about 10-12 specimens of T. calopterus from Sabah and their elytra is always violaceous, as shown in this image (size = 15mm).

The distribution of this species is unusual in that it appears to be recorded from both sides of Wallace's Line, unless the type locality of A. cyanipennis is an error.

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Edited by - Xavier on 14/01/2017 09:49:24

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Posted - 14/01/2017 :  10:22:36  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
My picture of A. cyanipennis (holotype from MNHN) is not too bad, but the color " deep blue" could be an effect of the orientation in natural light: a part of right shoulder has purple reflections. But I have no opinion on the identity of this species...

Edited by - Xavier on 14/01/2017 10:23:28
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