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- Micropodabrus fissus Wittmer, 1997: 313, Abb. 183.
- Fissocantharis fissa: Yang et al. 2009: 49.
Type material examined
Additional material examined
1♂, CHINA, Hubei, Xingshan, Longmenhe, 1350m, 18.vi.1993, leg. Jian Yao; 1♂, same locality, 1280m, 23.vi.1993, leg. Wenzhu Li; 1♂, same locality, 1400m, 16.vi.1993, leg. Runzhi Huang; 1♀, same locality, 1260m, 14.vi.1993, leg. Hongxing Li; 1♀, same locality, 1280m, 14.vi.1993, leg. Jian Yao; 1♀, same locality, 1350m, 16.vi.1993, leg. Jian Yao; 1♀, same locality, 1350m, 14.vii.1993, leg. Baowen Sun [all transliterated from Chinese labels] (all in IZAS).
China (Shaanxi, Hubei).
Male (Fig. 4).Elytra metallic blue, light yellowatbases and lateral margins, of which inner margins slightly wider on anterior than posterior part and distinctly wider than outer margins.Aedeagus: conjoint dorsal plate of parameres with median emargination of apical margin wide and deeper than lateral ones, protuberances between median and lateral emarginations narrowed apically and rounded at apices, about one-fourth length of ventral process of each paramere in dorsal view; ventral process of each paramere slender; median lobe presenting with a sclerotized projection in middle of dorsum, which tapered apically and bent dorsally at apex.
Female. Body larger, eyes less protruding, antennae shorter and narrower than that of males, pronotum with disc slightly convex, elytra metallic blue, light yellow at bases of outer margins, all tarsal claws each with a triangular appendiculate.
Body length: 7.0–9.0 mm; width: 1.5–2.3 mm.
In the original manuscript by Wittmer (1997), the elytra of the type male was described as being partly black, which actually is metallic blue based on the examination of a series of additional specimens at our disposal. Also, it is the first time to describe the female for this species here.
Besides, the type series of this species is shown to be plural and composed of 3 species. Except the holotype, one male paratype labeled with “CHINA NW, Sichuan, Min Shan, 2500–4500m, 33°10'N, 103°50'E, 14–16.vii.1990, leg. Jiří Kolibáč” actually belongs to Fissocantharis fissiformis (Švihla, 2005), the other one “CHINA, Sichuan pr., Kangding distr., Hailougou Glacier Park, 21–24.vii.1992, lgt. R. Dunda” is a new species described here, Fissocantharis bicolorata sp. n. Thus, the two paratypes of this species designated by Wittmer (1997) become invalid. In this case, this species is excluded from Sichuan province at the moment.
- Yang, Y; Yang, X; 2011: A taxonomic study on semifumata species-group of Fissocantharis Pic, with description of six new species from China and Myanmar (Coleoptera, Cantharidae) ZooKeys, 152: 43-61. doi
- Wittmer W (1997) Neue Cantharidae (Col.) aus dem indo-malaiischen und palaearktischen Faunengebiet mit Mutationen. 2. Beitrag. Entomologica Basiliensia 20: 223-366.
- Yang Y, Brancucci M, Yang X (2009) Synonymical notes on the genus Micropodabrus Pic and related genera (Coleoptera, Cantharidae). Entomologica Basiliensia et Collectionis Frey 31: 49-54.