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Bi W-X, Wiesner J. 2021. A new genus and species of tiger beetle, Pseudocollyris shooki (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), from Yunnan, China. Insecta Mundi 0849: 1–4.


Published on January 29, 2021 by Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc. P.O. Box 141874 Gainesville, FL 32614-1874 USA

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A new genus, Pseudocollyris Bi and Wiesner, is established for the new species Pseudocollyris shooki Bi and Wiesner (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), from Western Yunnan, China. A description, diagnostic features and illustrations of habitus are provided.

In 2017, the first author collected one remarkable tiger beetle during a survey in Western Yunnan, China. The beetle shows an elongated body, a metallic purple elytral surface with a pair of bright median spots and coarse punctation. Such appearance superficially resembles species of the tribe Collyridini (e.g. Collyris Fabricius, 1801 or Neocollyris Horn, 1901). However, detailed investigations of the beetle indicate it belongs to a new genus of the tribe Cicindelini (subtribe Prothymina) close to Pronyssa Bates, 1874 and is described herein.