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My Callichromatini specimens already identified


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Female Male

I just got an email from Eduard Vives and Joan Bentanachs and they informed me that they have identified the Callichromatini specimens I have posted about yesterday. The first two are Polyzonus schmidti SCHWARZER 1926 male (right) and female (far right). This species has been recorded in Luzon, Sibuyan and Mindanao. This also confirm my assumption in yesterday’s post that this species is dimorphic.

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The third specimen is a new and still undescribed Polyznus sp. The two entomologists are currently doing a study of Asian Callichromatini and have published a number of papers with new species as well as revisions of existing ones. They will describe this in an upcoming paper.