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Genus: Paridea


Paridea kaoi Lee & Bezděk, 2014 sp. n.Wikispecies linkZooBank linkPensoft Profile

Type locality

Taiwan, Taipei, Wulai, 24°51’N, 121°33E, 150 m, broad-leaf forest.

Type material

(n = 27). Holotype male (TARI), mounted on card, labeled: Taiwan: Taipei (130) [p] / Wulai [p] / 05.IX.2006, leg. H.-T. Cheng [p, w] // Holotypus [p] / Paridea (Semacia) ♂ [p] / kaoi n. sp. [p] / des. C.-F. Lee, 2014 [p, r]”. Paratypes: 1♀: “Taihorinsho [h] / Formosa [p] / Sauter [p] IX [h] __ 07 09 [p, w] // Paraulaca [h] / angulicollis [h] / Motschulsky [h] / DET. M. CHUJO [p, g] // DEI Müncheberg [p] / Col – 04198 [p, g]” (SDEI); 1♀: “LB [h] 973 [h, w, circular label] / Taiwan: Taipei (973) [p] / Wulai [p] / 15.III.2007, leg. H.-J. Chen [p,w]” (TARI); 3♂♂: “Taiwan: Taipei, [p] / Wulai, 30.III.2007 [p] / leg. C.-F. Lee [p, w]” (TARI); 1♀: “Taiwan: Taipei (10866) [p] / Wulai [p] / 22.V.2009, leg. H.-J. Chen [p,w]” (TARI); 1♀: “Taiwan: Taipei (11678) [p] / Wulai [p] / 26.VI.2009, leg. H.-J. Chen [p, w]” (TARI); 1♂: “TAIWAN: Wulai [p] / nr. Taipei, 300- [p] / 500m, 23.IX.1957 [p, w] // K.S. Lin [p] / Collector [p] / BISHOP“ (BPBM); 1♂: “TAIWAN (NE): [p] / Taiheizan [= Taipingshan], 1500m [p] / 6 [h]. VI/1934 [p] / L. Gressitt [p, w]“ (BPBM); 1♂: “Taiwan: Ilan (5258) [p] / Fushan Chiwuyuan [p] [= Botanical Park] / 08.V.2008, leg. M.-H. Tsou [p,w]” (TARI); 1♂: “Taiwan: Ilan [p] / Fushan (福山)植物園 [p] / 13.IV.2011, leg. C.-F. Lee [p,w]” (TARI); 1♂: “Taiwan: Ilan (4711) [p] / Mingchi (明池) [p] / 27.IV.2008, leg. M.-H. Tsou [p, w]” (TARI); 1♀: “Taiwan: Ilan [p] / Yingtzuling (鶯仔嶺) [p] / 15.IV.2012, leg. Y.-L. Lin [p,w]” (TARI); 1♂: “Taiwan: Miaoli (4776) [p] / Hohsinglinchang (和興林場) [p] / 01.V.2008, leg. Y.-C. Lin [p,w]” (TARI); 1♂: “Taiwan: Taichung (3193) [p] / Anmashan (鞍馬山) [p] / 22.IX.2007, leg. M.-H. Tsou [p,w]” (TARI); 1♂: “TAIWAN: [p] / Kwantzeling, [p] / Tainan Hsien, 250m [p] / 6–7.IV.1965 [p, w] // C. Yoshimoto [p, w]” (BPBM); 2♂♂, 2♀♀: “Taiwan: Taipei (5934–5937) [p] / Chutzuhu (竹子湖) [p] / 15.VI.2008, leg. S.-F. Yu [p, w]” (TARI); 1♂: “Taiwan: Taipei (5661) [p] / Maokung (貓空) [p] / 29.V.2008, leg. S.-F. Yu [p, w]” (TARI); 1♂: “Taiwan: Taipei [p] / Pinglin (坪林) [p] / 28.VII.2007, leg. Y.-L. Lin [p, w]” (TARI); 1♀: “TAIWAN: [p] / Taipei & vicinity [p] / IX.1964 [p,w] // T. C. Maa [p] / Collector [p,w] // Paridea [h] / angulicollis [h] / 鑒定者: [p] Motschulsky [h, w]” (BPBM); 2♂♂, 2♀♀: “Taiwan: Taipei (916–919) [p] / Yangmingshan (陽明山) [p] / 10.III.2007, leg. M.-H. Tsou [p, w]” (TARI); 1♀: “TAIWAN, Ilan county, [p] / Mingchyh Forest [p] / Recreation Area, 1200 m, [p, w] // swept from vegetation, [p] / 5.IV.2002, [p] / leg. Gy. Fábián & O. Merkl [p, w]” (HNHM); 1♂: “TAIWAN bor. or. [p] / Yilan County, 50 m [p] /cca 20 km N of Yilan City [p] / N 24°49,25´; E 121°44,39´ [p] / leg. F. & L. Kantner [p, w]” (FKCC). Each paratype has a type label: “Paratypus [p] / Paridea (Semacia) ♂ [or ♀] [p] / kaoi n. sp. [p] / des. C.-F. Lee, 2014 [p, pink label]”


This new species is similar to Paridea angulicollis but differs by the separation between basal black lateral margins and subapical spots on the elytra (Fig. 8) (connected in Paridea angulicollis (Fig. 98)), the wider apical processes of the eighth abdominal tergite in males (Fig. 26) (more slender in Paridea angulicollis (Fig. 107)), the wider penis in lateral view, and the deep notch on apical margin of the fifth abdominal ventrite in females (Fig. 25) (one pair of rounded processes in Paridea angulicollis (Fig. 106)).


Length 5.0–5.3 mm, width 2.7–3.1 mm. Head and prothorax yellowish brown (Figs 6–8), labrum black, antenna brown; scutellum pale yellow; elytra pale yellow, postscutellar common area depressed; with one extremely slender black stripe along suture behind excavation, sometimes reduced; with one pair of large black spots subapically, lateral margin and epipleuron black, abbreviated at middle and separated from subapical black spots; meso- and metathoracic ventrites black; legs dark brown, apex of femur and base of tibia paler; abdomen yellow. Eighth abdominal tergite (Fig. 26) strongly sclerotized, transverse and slender, with one pair of slender and curved processes. Pygidium slightly projecting beyong elytral apices. Penis (Figs 21–22) strongly asymmetric, moderately narrowed at apical 1/6; apex narrow, tubular, and small; straight from lateral view; endophallic sclerites with one pointed sclerite, one elongate sclerite, an anterior cluster of small setae, and a posterior cluster of large setae.


Length 5.7–6.1 mm, width 3.3–3.5 mm. Color (Fig. 9) similar to male; elytra without excavation but with black spot instead. Apical margin of last abdominal ventrite (Fig. 25) with shallow emargination at middle, margin of emargination truncate with deep notch at middle. Pygidium slightly projecting beyong elytral apices. Gonocoxae (Fig. 23) slender, apex of each gonocoxa with eight or nine setae from apical 1/7 to apex; connection of gonocoxae extremely slender, base slender. Sternite VIII (Fig. 24) weakly sclerotized; apex narrow, apical margin a little emarginate at middle, surface with dense long setae along apical margin, spiculum short. Spermathecal receptaculum (Fig. 27) swollen; pump much longer than receptaculum, strongly curved; spermathecal duct short, stout, shallowly projecting into receptaculum.


The name is dedicated to Mr. Shu-Jung Kao who financially supported the Taiwan Chrysomelid Research Team.


Taiwan. This species occurs in central and northern Taiwan (Fig. 18).

Host plant

Cucurbitaceae: Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino.


This species was misidentified as Paridea (Semacia) angulicollis by Chûjô (1938[1], 1962[2], 1963[3]).

Original Description

  • Lee, C; Bezděk, J; 2014: Revision of the genus Paridea Baly, 1886 from Taiwan (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae) ZooKeys, 405: 83-125. doi

Other References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chûjô M (1938) H. Sauter’s Formosa-Collection: Subfamily Galerucinae. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Arbeiten über Morphologische und Taxonomische Entomologie 5: 135-152.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chûjô M (1962) A taxonomic study on the Chrysomelidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) from Formosa. Part IX. Subfamily Galerucinae. The Philippine Journal of Science 91: 1-239.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chûjô M (1963) Chrysomelid-beetles from Formosa, preserved in the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 55: 379-402.