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Bennyboymothman
Member Rosalia

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Posted - 07/10/2017 :  21:04:58  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Bennyboymothman's Homepage  Send Bennyboymothman a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote

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Hello all.

Need help on this specimen please.

Data: 06-2014 - Kakamega - West Kenya - 18.5 mm

Capitaine
Scientific Collaborator

France
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Posted - 08/10/2017 :  10:30:09  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
from this station it normally could belong to S. bohemani ssp. but I don't know all the ssp of this species.
By following the work by Allard, this specimen seems strangely very close to S. variabilis ? (which is known from Zaire !)

Claude

Edited by - Capitaine on 08/10/2017 10:30:21
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Jérôme Sudre
Member Rosenbergia

France
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Posted - 12/10/2017 :  18:00:51  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Bonsoir

Oui cette insecte est clairement une forme de S variabilis, j'en ai un provenant de RDC (Zaïre) qui y ressemble beaucoup

Bonne soirée
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Bennyboymothman
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Posted - 12/10/2017 :  22:32:17  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Bennyboymothman's Homepage  Send Bennyboymothman a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks, I agree with Sternotomis variabilis.
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Bennyboymothman
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Posted - 13/10/2017 :  19:26:58  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Bennyboymothman's Homepage  Send Bennyboymothman a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hmmm. It matches no other variabilis in size and markings in my collection as i've just checked.
It does resemble in size to carbonaria... perhaps Sternotomis carbonaria coeruleomicans.

Thanks
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Jérôme Sudre
Member Rosenbergia

France
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Posted - 22/10/2017 :  09:01:55  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Hello

Yes indeed it is not improbable! However, what can be disturbing are the pronotum spots! That is to say that carbonaria logically .... after Allard and other authors and from the specimens that I could see is almost devoid or completely devoid of pronotal spots? You would have to look at the prosternal and mesosternal projections of the two species in order to slice ..... of course if it is possible?
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africaone
Member Purpuricenus

Belgium
354 Posts

Posted - 22/10/2017 :  09:41:03  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Another very popular genus that needs a serious revision ...

s'il n'y pas de solution c'est qu'il n'y a pas de problème ! akuna matata ....
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Jérôme Sudre
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France
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Posted - 22/10/2017 :  18:16:09  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Ca ....c'est clair !
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Bennyboymothman
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Posted - 22/10/2017 :  20:59:27  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Bennyboymothman's Homepage  Send Bennyboymothman a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you, lots of colour variations in borndoffi also! One to come back to I think.
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