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sangamesh
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Posted - 17/04/2015 :  12:52:27  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote


Karnataka: 18mm

The specimen in my collection has bands and spots of whitish pubescence rather than yellow (patch on middle of each tibia, border of velvety spots on pronotum, underside of the body, zigzag spot on elytra all are whitish AND as such there is no patch of pubescence on base of fourth antennomere), even the tubercles on base of elytra are sparse and not distinct ... is it simply variation?
...further, going through Gahan's 1893 description of the genus Alidus, I was struck with more doubts...
Gahan describing the genus Alidus has quoted "prothorax angulated or tuberculate at middle of each side" but there is no such tubercle at middle, rather it is on anterior portion before the middle on each side of pronotum... further he said "fifth antennomere longer and curved" but it is the fourth antennomere which is longer and curved... is this been noticed and corrected by somebody?
please help me... gratitude... just to add, the mid-tibiae is provided with a ridge on one side of its dorsal surface, for short distance.

Edited by - sangamesh on 17/04/2015 13:32:34

Francesco
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Posted - 17/04/2015 :  22:20:09  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Francesco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I do not think this species is Alidus biplagiatus.
The most important character lacking in this specimens are the granules on the elytral base, well visible in this picture.

For a better comparison, you should re-prepare your beetle as the linked one (head in natural position, antennae and legs along body).
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jplami
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France
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Posted - 18/04/2015 :  14:14:02  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit jplami's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think to Mispila sp.

Lamiaires du Monde Lamiines of World Cerambycidae Lamiinae (new version of website)
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Francesco
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Posted - 23/04/2015 :  14:37:03  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Francesco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jplami

I think to Mispila sp.

Close... Mispila show a rounded mesosternum; it is truncated here.
Alidus shows eyes divided in two lobes, they are entire here.

It is Paramispila bispecularis (White, 1858), an endemic Indian species.
First picture on the Web!
I do not think it is a common species. Congratulations!
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Xaurus
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Posted - 24/04/2015 :  14:08:43  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
compared with the HT spm I really can confirm this species, but I don't know why Paramispila (less hairy ?).
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Xaurus
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Germany
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Posted - 27/04/2015 :  13:34:08  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Dear Sangamesh, I have post the HT in the type section, not the best picture, but for confirmation enough, I believe
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sangamesh
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Posted - 27/04/2015 :  15:53:42  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
thank you very much
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