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  • Entomology 527421 MCZ Entomology
  • Stenomorpha gabbi
  • whole animal (mounted)
  • [no specific locality data]
  • North America: United States: California
  • [no verbatim date data] (1700-01-01 - 1870-12-31)
  • BerkeleyMapper
Stenomorpha gabbi
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Coleoptera Tenebrionidae Stenomorpha gabbi
Identified by George H. Horn on 1870-12-31
Nature of ID: expert ID
Remarks: Determinations made by Horn
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: North America
Country: United States
State/Province: California
Specific Locality: [no specific locality data]
Verbatim Locality: Cal
Collecting Source: wild caught
Coordinates: 37.213544° -119.59668° (Datum: WGS84) , Error: 665879 m
Taylor Tai; 2017-05-23; Source: GEOLocate
Collecting Date: [no verbatim date data] (1700-01-01 - 1870-12-31)
[no agent data]
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (mounted) good, tentative unknown 1
collection: LeConte and Horn
  [no agent data]
Remarks: Labels: Cal; (yellow square); ParaType 3940;Specimen Notes: Don't assume the website is correct! Asida gabbii Horn is an homonym of the preoccupied name Asida gibbicollis Horn. Horn named Asida gibbicollis from Lower California, but then found out the name was preoccupied and thus invalid. So then he renamed it Asida gabbii. So everything that was a type of gibbicollis is actually a type of gabbii now. The current name is actually is Stenomorpha (subgenus Trichiasida) gabbii, I think. There are gabbii specimens listed under gabbii in the LeConte Coll and listed under gibbicollis in the Horn Coll. All of these specimens are most likely syntypes of Asida gabbii, including the LeConte Coll specimen. But because Horn described the species, I think it's correct that you have the type barcode on the Horn specimens. I cannot find that a lectotype has actually been designated, though.