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Bennyboymothman
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Posted - 28/01/2021 :  21:29:33  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Bennyboymothman's Homepage  Send Bennyboymothman a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote

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Not the foggiest idea of this species.

Data: 09-2019 - Klaisu Village - Gresi District - Jayapura Province - West Papua - Indonesia

Thanks as always.

Xaurus
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Posted - 28/01/2021 :  22:42:55  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
I have 2 similar one's from W-Papua, I think they belong to Phoracanthini, yours is maybe Nyphasia pulchra Gressitt, 1951

Edited by - Xaurus on 28/01/2021 22:51:43
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Bennyboymothman
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Posted - 28/01/2021 :  23:03:41  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Bennyboymothman's Homepage  Send Bennyboymothman a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you, slight variability but it fits well. Feel free if you get time to post your specimens :)
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Xaurus
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Posted - 04/02/2021 :  23:22:20  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote


two spms (females) of maybe the same sps from W-Papua (Tamarau Mts, Wondowoi mts.) 14.2 mm + 13.7 mm

Edited by - Xaurus on 04/02/2021 23:22:56
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Bennyboymothman
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Posted - 04/02/2021 :  23:35:15  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Bennyboymothman's Homepage  Send Bennyboymothman a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you. They do look a little different in granulation on the elytra?
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Xaurus
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Posted - 05/02/2021 :  01:50:49  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
yes, your spm (a male ?) is more shiny and the leg esp the hind one's are longer, maybe a sexual dimorphism ?
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Bennyboymothman
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Posted - 05/02/2021 :  23:02:38  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Bennyboymothman's Homepage  Send Bennyboymothman a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Agree on that!
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Xaurus
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Posted - 02/02/2022 :  01:18:18  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Another Phoracanthini ???
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Bennyboymothman
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Posted - 03/02/2022 :  21:26:23  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Bennyboymothman's Homepage  Send Bennyboymothman a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
It must be! Thanks for highlighting this. They aren't the same species are they...
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