Its a rather common species that is sympatric with Pachyrrhynchus chamissoi SCHULTZE 1922, a smaller version with the elytral markings pinkish in color. Like many other Pachyrrhynchus species, it has two mimics: Doliops edithae VIVES 2009 and Paradoliops cabigasi VIVES 2009
Doliops edithae VIVES 2009 is rather rare, just like with the other species members of the genus. With the way it has remarkably copied the patters and color of the model species, one would often confuse this species for the model. Described by my friend, Eduard Vives, it was named after my mother.
Paradoliops cabigasi VIVES 2009 is quite rare and this, probably, is the second species of the genus to be described. What strikes me is that it’s also a mimic of P. amabilis which is rather unusual. The author, wrote in his description that this is a mimic of P. chamissoi but because of its rather big size, I would disagree. This species was named after me.
- The genus Pachyrrhynchus and its mimic, genus Doliops
- Spectacular mimicry involving 3 species
- Two undescribed species of Pachyrrhynchus and its Metapocyrtus mimic species from Mt. Matutum
- Unidentified Doliops sp. a possible mimic of Pachyrrhynchus sulphureomaculatus?
- An undescribed Pachyrrhynchus and Metapocyrtus sp. from the Zamboanga Peninsula in Mindanao