In the latest edition of the Les Cahiers Magellanes, my entomologist friend, Eduard Vives’s latest article on new and notable species of Philippine Cerambycidae has just been published. Interestingly, it includes one from my collection which I sent to him for study.
Pseudodoliops ilocanus VIVES 2011 was collected in northern Ilocos during a collection trip I made in June 2005. It is one of the very few in the genus and, I think, there are still many to be discovered in the future.
Calomera cabigasi CASSOLA 2011 brings to five species under the genus Calomera to occur in the Philippines with three all found in Mindanao, including this new species. According to the author, it is similar to C. decemguttata from Sulawesi but smaller and with darker elytra, among other unique characters.
A copy of the paper can be downloaded here.
Up until now, my Carabidae specimens in my collection, all collected in the Philippines, are still unidentified. I really don’t have the resources, or necessary references for these. I’m not also sure about the tribes and genera. It’s just so diverse. With the lack of references, it really is quite difficult.
Can someone help?
Now, Yoshitake has described Metapocyrtus sakaii from Surigao del Sur, Mindanao from the private collection of Kaoru Sakai. He says that the said species is different from its allied species by the presence of the conical projection on the ventral part of the rostrum for both sexes. The holotype is deposited in the NIAES type collection.
Looking at my beetle photo RAW files that I’ve taken months ago, I processed seven which I then updated in this site. All are Scarabaeidae of which four are Cetoniinae, one Valginae and two Melolonthinae. There are still many photos to be processed but due to time constraints and difficulty of doing it, will do this some other time.
I have now 1,266 photos in this site.