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1 Species ID Suggestions

Cryptocephaline Beetle
Gonioctena cf. pseudogobanzi Gonioctena pseudogobanzi


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4 Comments

loarie
loarie a year ago

that looks pretty good - I think we got the genus

bayucca
bayucca a year ago

Thanks, Ioarie ( In remember your face, but not this name... :-)), that was also my final guess, but had still troubles with the species name.
Gonioctena variabilis was one of my candidates, but Lisbon is not within the range:
http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/Eur...
http://www.galerie-insecte.org/galerie/v...
All these beetles are extremely variable and show sexual dimorphism. Key issue for me was always the yellow color of head and pronotum. Most of the Cryptocephalinae has a black head/front.

My final guess so far would be female Gonioctena pseudogobanzi.
http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/Eur...

I take the risk for making a suggestion to open further discussion and try to get a confirmation.

What do you think?

bayucca
bayucca a year ago

Not exactly sure about the family and genus, but it reminds me of Chrysomelidae, Cryptocephalinae, but no match found.

Cláudio Marques
Spotted by
Cláudio Marques

Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, Portugal

Lat: 38.47, Long: -9.19

Spotted on Jul 13, 2017
Submitted on Jul 13, 2017

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