Wednesday, 21 May 2014
More details of Calicnemia haksik* **
* This post was adjusted after true identity of C. uenoi was established.
** This post was adjusted after the identity of C. mortoni was rectified as C. haksik.
A few weeks back I found a blackish Calicnemia in Yen Bai with just a little red at the beginning of the abdomen, superficially like C. haksik. But I postulated it is in fact C. uenoi, based on the structure of the appendages and coloration, although Asahina (1997) described more segments reddish. Now I found a few C. mortoni of which I could take close-ups to prove at least that the Yen Bai species is not mortoni.