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Unidentified Doliops sp. a possible mimic of Pachyrrhynchus sulphureomaculatus?


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Unidentified Doliops sp. from Mindanao

Unidentified Doliops sp. from Mindanao

Possible Pachyrrhynchus sulphureomaculatus

Possible Pachyrrhynchus sulphureomaculatus

There is one unidentified Doliops sp. in my collection wherein if we go by the elytral patterns, can be mistaken to mimic Pachyrrhynchus erichsonni WATERHOUSE 1841. However, upon a more detailed inspection, the size is just bigger, it is jet black with yellow-green markings that I am more inclined to say that this mimics a Pachyrrhynchus species under the venustus group which also occur in the same area in Mindanao.

While the elytral patterns are not as faithful to the species I have in mind, the color, however, is closer to a species that I suspect to be Pachyrrhynchus sulphureomaculatus.