Entomologische Zeitschrift • Stuttgart - 114(2)2004    

 

Description of a new Cylindera WESTWOOD, 1831, species
from China (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)

 
  HIROFUMI SAWADA & JURGEN WIESNER    
Abstract. Cylindera (Cylindera) oester-
lei sp. nov. from Sichuan province of
China is described. It can be distinguish
from the most similar Cylindera (Cy-
lindera) lautissima (DOKHTOUROFF,
1888) by its elytral coloration, shape of
pronotum, and morphology of inner sac
of aedeagus.
Zusammenfassung. Cylindera (Cylin-
dera) oesterlei sp. nov. wird aus China
beschrieben. Sie ist anhand der Flügel-
deckenfarbung, durch die Form des Pro-
notums und Details des Aedeagus von
der ahnlichen Cylindera (Cylindera) lau-
tissima (DOKHTOUROFF, 1888) zuunter-
scheiden.
Key words. Coleoptera, Cicindelidae, Cylindera, China, taxonomy, new species; Taxonomie, neue Art.
Cylindera (Cylindera)
lautissima
(DOKHTOUROFF, 1888)
(Fig. 1)
Specimens examined. 1 male, 1 female, China, Gansu, N
Min-Shan, Zoige, 2000 m, June 1992, coll. WIESNER;
1 female, China, Gansu, Sud Min-Shan, leg. BOUSQUET,
June 1992, coll WERNER; 2 males, 2 females, China, South
Gansu, Venxian env., 18.-26. June 1995, leg. BENES,
coll MORAVEC; 2 males, China, South Gansu, Venxian
env., 18-26. June 1995, leg. BENE§, coll. WERNER;
3 males, 3 females, C-China, S-Gansu, Wenxian, 900 m, 26.
June 1996, leg. M. JANATA, coll MORAVEC; 1 male, 2
 
Introduction
In recent years, numerous Cylindera (Cy- lindera) lautissima (DOKHTOUROFF, 1888) or at least lautissima-like tiger beetle specimens have been received by tiger beetle researchers in many parts of the world. In 1996, ANDREAS OESTERLE (Leutenbach), at the Prague Bourse, firstly recognized one of these taxa as new species but rele- gated the writing of descriptions to other authors. In the meantime SAWADA & WIESNER (2002: 145) reported two populations of C. lautissima from the Chinese province of Gansu with different-shaped body proportions, and CASSOLA (2002: 88, 89, and Fig. 1), who moved lautissima from Pro- thyma HOPE, 1838, to Cylindera WESTWOOD, 1831, also mentioned two different- shaped specimens (from the provinces of Gansu and Sichuan). Subsequently we re- ceived additional specimens of lautissima- like beetles, collected by ANDRE GORODINSKI (Moscow) in Sichuan and take the opportunity to describe the new species in the following, accompanied by a redescripti- on of C. (C.) lautissima.
 
 
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Figs 1-2. Habitus of Cylindera (Cylindera) spp. 1: C. (C.) lautissima
(DOKHTOUROFF, 1888), male. 2: C. (C.) oesterlei sp. nov., holotype male. Scale: 1 mm.
     
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Figs 3-6. Left elytron of Cylindera(Cylindera) spp.3:C. (C.) lautissima (DOKHTOUROFF, 1888) male. 4: C. (C.) lautissima (DOKHTOUROFF,1888) female. 5: C. (C.)
oesterlei sp. nov., holotype male. 6: C.(C.)oesterlei sp. nov., paratype female.
Scale: 1 mm.
females, China, Gansu, Wudu, 23. June 2000, E. KUCERA leg, coll. WERNER; 6 males, 6 females, China, Gansu, Min Shan Mts., near Wudu, alt. 1200 m, 13. June 2001, leg. A. GORODINSKI, coll. WIESNER; 12 males, 7 females, China, Gansu, Min Shan Mts., near Wenxian, alt. 1100 m, 3. July 2001, A. GORODINSKI leg., coll. WIESNER; 5 males, 5 females, China, Gansu, Min Shan Mts., near Wenxian, alt. 1100 m, 3. July 2001, A. GORODINSKI leg., coll. SAWADA; 2 males, 1 female, China, N Szechuan, Nanping, 1400 m, June 1998, leg. M. MURZIN, coll. WERNER; 2 males,2 females, China, Gansu, Bikou, 32°32'N, 104°38'E, 3.-7. July 1997, leg. E. KUCERA, coll. WERNER (Fig. 14).
Redescription. Total length (without labrum) 8,8 to 12,3 mm, mean 10,4 mm (n = 51).
Head. Mandibles yellow with four black teeth. Labrum (Figs 7, 8) brownish with black apical border and two blackish areas of variable extension at the base, with one prominent middle tooth, with four to seven lateral setae. Palpi
Figs 7-10. Labra of Cylindera (Cylindera) spp.. 7: C. (C.) lautis- sima (DOKHTOUROFF, 1888) male. 8: C. (C.) lautissima (DOKHTOU- ROFF, 1888) female.
9: C. (C.) oesterlei sp. nov., holotype male.
10: C. (C.) oesterlei sp. nov., paratype female.
yellow, apical segment black. Antennae dark, basal four antennal segments with coppery red metallic lustre. Frons coppery. Head coppery, with vertical furrows on orbital plates, wrinkled at base, with two supra-orbital setae. Genae shallowly furrowed, with green metallic luster.
Thorax. Pronotum (Fig. 13) nearly as long as wide (1,8 to 2,2 mm long, mean 2,0 mm; 1,8 to 2,4 mm wide, mean 2,1 mm; n= 43; pronotal index length/width = 0,97); glabrous, horizontally wrinkled, coppery brown, lateral margins with green metallic luster.
Elytra (Figs 4, 5). Slightly extended laterally, black or blue violet, with or without blue or
Figs 11-12. Aedeagi of Cylindera (Cylindera) spp..
11: C. (C.) lautissima (DOKHTOUROFF, 1888).
12: C. (C.) oesterlei sp. nov., holotype.
Scale: 1 mm.
greenish luster, generally covered with greenish dots, most densely at the base and becoming absent towards the apex. With one roundish white subapical dot. Epipleura black. Elytral apex rounded, microserrulated, with slightly retracted sp. nov., holotype.
Underside. Venter black. Legs black, setose, single segments with red metallic lustre.
Aedeagus (Fig. 11). 3,4 mm long, bent, with a small hook apically, internal sac with a long flagellum.
Diagnosis Differs from Cylindera (Cy- lindera) oesterlei sp. nov. by two white spots on elytra, longer pronotum (Fig. 13) and long flagellum of aedeagus.
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Cylindera (Cylindera) oesterlei sp. nov.
(Fig. 2)

Holotype: male; China, N Sichuan, Wen-chuan env, 1400 m, 8. June 2002, leg. A. GORODINSKI; coll. WiESNER (later SMNS).
Paratypes. 1 male, 1 female, China, Cent. Sichuan, Venchuan env., 27-29. May 1995, leg. BENES, coll. OESTERLE; 2 males, 2 females, C-Sichuan. Wenchuan, 1500 m, 27-29. May 1995, leg. BENES, coll. MORAVEC; 1 male, 1 female, China, Cent. Sichuan, Venchuan env., 27-29. May 1995, leg. BENES, coll. WERNER: 1 male, China, Cent. Sichuan, Venchuan env, 27.-29. May 1995, leg. BENES, coll. WIESNER; 1 male, 1 female, C-Sichuan, Wenchuan, 1500 m, 18. June 1996, leg. M. JANATA, coll. MORAVEC; 4 males, 16 females, C China, N-Sichuan, Wenchuan env., 2000 m, May 1999, leg. Dr. M. HACKEL, coll. WERNER; 6 males, 1 female, C China, N-Sichuan, Wenchuan env.. 2000 m. May 1999, leg. Dr. M. . HACKEL,
coll. VOTROUBA; 2 males, China, NW Sichuan, Wenchuan, 1100 m, leg. M.KRAJCIK, coll. OESTERLE; 2 females, China, NW. Sichuan, Wenchuan, 1100 m, 26. May 1997, leg. M. KRAJCIK, coll. WERNER; 2 males,2 females, China, Szechuan, Wenchuan, 16. June 2001, leg. E. KUCERA, coll. WERNER; 1 male, 1 female, China, Sechuan, Wenchuan, 18.- 19. June 2001, leg. E. KUCERA, coll. SCHULE; 6 males, 4 females, China, N Sichuan, Wenchuan env, 1400 m, 8. June 2002, leg. A. GORODINSKI coll. WIESNER. (Fig. 14).
Derivatio nominis. The new species is dedicated to ANDREAS OESTERLE (Leutenbach), who firstly recognized the validity of this new species.
Description. Total length (without labrum) 8.7 to 11.9 mm. mean 10,7 mm (n = 41).
Head. Mandibles yellow with four black teeth. Labrum (Figs 9, 10) yellow with black apical border and two blackish are-as of variable extension at the base, with one prominent middle tooth, with four to seven lateral setae. Palpi yellow, apical segment black. Antennae dark, basal four antennal segments with coppery red metallic luster. Frons greenish. Head greenish, with vertical furrows on orbital plates, wrinkled at base, with two supra-orbital setae. Genae shallowly furrowed, with green metallic luster.
Fig.14.Distribution map of Cylindera(Cylindera)spp. in northern China. Bold type line=Province border, thin line=line of 1000 m altitude, the black square=Cylindera(Cylindera) lautissima DOKHTOUROFF,1888), the black circle=Cylindera(Cylindera).
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Thorax. Pronotum (Fig. 13) as long as wide (1,5 to 2,0 mm long, mean 1,8 mm; 1,8 to 2,6 mm wide, mean 2,3 mm; n = 40; pro-notal index length/width = 0,79); glabrous, horizontally wrinkled, green, lateral mar- gins with blue-green metallic luster.
Elytra (Figs 5, 6). Slightly extended late-rally, blue green, covered generally with greenish dots, most densely at the base and becoming absent towards the apex. Epi-pleura black. Elytral apex rounded, micro-serrulated, with retracted sutural tooth.
Underside. Venter black. Legs black, setose, single segments with green metallic lustre.
Aedeagus (Fig. 12). 3,5 mm long, bent, with a small hook apically, internal sac with a short flagellum.
Ecology. On a steep slope in scrub-bush area (juniper forest) running and flying on open ground, some specimens in pitfall traps (BENES in litteris).
Differential diagnosis. Differs from C. (C.) lautissima by absence of white spots on elytra, shorter pronotum (Fig. 13) and short flagellum of aedeagus.
Acknowledgements. The authors are in- debted to the following colleagues who made available material for study: ANDREAS OESTERLE (Leutenbach), ANDRE GORODINSKI (MOSCOW), JlRI MORAVEC (Adamov u Brna), PETER SCHULE (Herrenberg) and KARL WERNER (Peiting). Special thanks are due to KARL WERNER for the habitus pictures, and last but not least Prof. DAVID L. PEARSON (Tempe) for revising the English text.
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HIROFUMI SAWADA, Harabetsu 8-9-18,
030-0921 Aomori, Japan
JURGEN WIESNER, Dresdener Ring 11,
D-38444 Wolfsburg, Germany; E-mail:
juergen.wiesner@wolfsburg.de
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