Zoological Studies

Vol. 51 No. 6, 2012

A Review of the Genus Callispa Baly, 1858 in Taiwan (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Callispini), with Descriptions of Two New Species and their Immature Stages, and Notes on their Bionomy

Chi-Feng Lee1,*, Jolanta Świętojańska2, and Charles L. Staines3

1Applied Zoology Division, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, 189 Chung-Cheng Road, Wufeng, Taichung 413, Taiwan
2Zoological Institute, University of Wrocław, Przbyszewskiego 63/77, Wrocław 51-148, Poland.  E-mail:sindiola@biol.uni.wroc.pl
3Department of Entomology, MRC 187, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA.  E-mail:stainesc@si.edu

Chi-Feng Lee, Jolanta Świętojańska, and Charles L. Staines (2012) Taiwanese species of the genus Callispa Baly, 1858 are reviewed.  The adults, eggs, larvae, and pupae of 2 species, C. houjayi sp. nov. and C. tsoui sp. nov., are described as new to science.  The latter species was originally misidentified as C. ruficollis Fairmaire, 1889.  Immature stages of both new species present 2 distinct types and are compared with other known Callispa immatures.

Key words: Taxonomy, New species, Cassidinae, Callispa, Leaf beetles.

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