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Vitali
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Posted - 25/06/2017 :  14:52:33  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote

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There are several Pterolophia species with a similar pattern. I suspect this one to be Pterolophia rubricornis Gressitt, 1951, but of course cannot be sure. Any other idea?
Size 9 mm.

Edited by - Xavier on 26/06/2017 19:30:06

Xavier
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Posted - 25/06/2017 :  18:27:13  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Any furrow on mid tibias ?
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Vitali
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Posted - 25/06/2017 :  20:46:20  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Good that you asked, Xavier. I checked once more. Indeed, under some angle I could see a weak curvature filled with a brush of bristles. I did not notice it earlier. So, Ropica... and another tribus?
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Xavier
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Posted - 25/06/2017 :  21:14:57  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Yes, it looks like a Ropica sp.
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Xavier
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Posted - 26/06/2017 :  19:29:38  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
To compare with holotype here of Ropica albomaculata Pic, 1945 , and specimens here.

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Vitali
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Posted - 26/06/2017 :  21:37:36  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
There are many species with similar pattern: R. albomaculata, R. dorsalis, R. formosana, R. honesta, R. subnotata etc. Photos of several of these can be found in the internet. I am not sure.

My specimen has converging yellow stripes in pronotum and alternating white and dark spots in suture as the beetles here, but has a smaller depression in elytra. By the way, it also has a V shaped elevation in elytra base as your specimens of R. albomaculata
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