Mimela (in Shining Leaf Chafers)


12 Feb 2020 19:03:04
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Phum Prêk Pôpél, Koh Kong, Cambodia
Added to iNaturalist
16 Feb 2020 22:00:52
Last updated
21 Feb 2020 09:08:09


Immature male ID Credit: Pol Limbourg

Identifications and Comments

Identification by geechartier at 16 Feb 2020 22:00:55
Taxon: Anomala densa [species]
Comment by zhaomzhai at 17 Feb 2020 16:12:02
I personally think this is a member of the genus Mimela--even I haven't seen the prosternal process. The appearance reminds me of a Java species, Mimela blumei Hope. Anyway it can't be Anomala densa.
Identification by zhaomzhai at 17 Feb 2020 16:12:21
Taxon: Anomalini [tribe]
Comment by geechartier at 20 Feb 2020 20:51:52
@zhaomzhai I have added a new photo. There is certainly a prosternal process but it looks very different to what I have seen on other Mimela. It seems strange, in that it is not central and isn't directed parallel to the beetle. The markings on the elytra and the lateral spots on the pronotum seem similar to Mimela testaceoviridis.
Identification by zhaomzhai at 21 Feb 2020 00:13:11
Taxon: Mimela [genus]

Dear friend, Mimela testaceoviridis is very distinctive Chinese species. The species on your photo is similar to Mimela blumei and several other Sundaland species.

Identification by geechartier at 21 Feb 2020 09:08:08
Taxon: Mimela [genus]

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