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Vitali Posted - 28/12/2011 : 16:43:17


This beetle seems to fit surprisingly well the subject of Eunidia rose by Max.
However, the beetle in photo comes from a completely different locality. It was collected in Tanzania.
I am not sure in genus, though. Might it belong to Tragocephalini, something close to Isochariesthes?
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Francesco Posted - 16/10/2019 : 20:27:29
Breuning's key was wrong...the scutellum must be black.
Riana Posted - 16/10/2019 : 12:36:13
Eunidia sulphurea m. atroapicalis Breuning, 1960
Vitali Posted - 14/10/2019 : 10:38:53
Oh, I can see now. Both the scutellum and suture are darkened. You are probably right.
Francesco Posted - 14/10/2019 : 10:14:18
Actually, the scutellum is black .
Could it be rather Eunidia apicefusca Breuning?
Carlo Posted - 28/12/2011 : 18:49:31
la sola differenza la data...1925 o 1926, la morpha l'ho lasciata dov'era ma vedo che concordi
Vitali Posted - 28/12/2011 : 18:35:53
That was really fast! Thank you both a lot!
I have prepared a few more interesting species. Will place here a bit later.
Francesco Posted - 28/12/2011 : 18:31:52
Scusa Carlo... non avevo visto la tua risposta: stavo guardando la foto mentre scrivevi... comunque bene: siamo arrivati alla stessa conclusione
Francesco Posted - 28/12/2011 : 18:11:57
It seems to me Eunidia sulphurea Aurivillius, 1926...
Carlo Posted - 28/12/2011 : 18:02:12
Eunidia sulphurea Aurivillius, 1925 (Cahiers NS N4 pag. 46)
Francesco Posted - 28/12/2011 : 16:51:18
No, it is an Eunidia without doubt: the third antennal segment is unequivocal.
I have to look for the species; however, species of East Africa are often closely related to Indian ones due to biogeographic reasons.

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