Notes:
One of a few contenders for neotypification of the genus Tetrapyrgos (assuming this and/or one of its sister collections turn out to be T. atrocyanea, the type species). The original type material, collected in the same national park by Metrod in 1949, is in poor condition and has not yielded good DNA. Neotypification by way of one of these recent collections would greatly improve our ability to circumscribe the genus.

Substrate: on leaves and stems of Cryptocarya, Vernonia, Cyanthea, Justicia, and Cephalostchium viguieri.

Habitat: humid rainforest, 1062m-1150m

Ecoregion: Madagascar Lowland Forests (AT0117) WWF | WKP

Collectors: D. Newman, J. Shay, E. Randrianjohany & R. Letsara

Collection #: JES143

More notes, microscopy and molecular data forthcoming

Species Lists

Images

Canon EOS REBEL T3i + EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro
0.6 sec, f/8, ISO 100
Focus Stacked with Zerene Stacker (6 Images)
Color Corrected w/ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
Canon EOS REBEL T3i + EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro
0.3 sec, f/8, ISO 100
Focus Stacked with Zerene Stacker (2 Images)
Color Corrected w/ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
Canon EOS REBEL T3i + EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro + OttLite 515003 Rechargeable Task Lamp
0.5 sec, f/11, ISO 100
Focus Stacked with Zerene Stacker (4 Images)
Color Corrected w/ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
Canon EOS REBEL T3i + EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro + OttLite 515003 Rechargeable Task Lamp
0.5 sec, f/11, ISO 100
Focus Stacked with Zerene Stacker (3 Images)
Color Corrected w/ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
Canon EOS 6D + MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x + OttLite 515003 Rechargeable Task Lamp
2.0 sec, f/11, ISO 100
Focus Stacked with Zerene Stacker (3 Images)
Color Corrected w/ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

Proposed Names

29% (1)
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58% (1)
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Used references: Dr. Dennis Desjardin

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Comments

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Nice photos Danny
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-08-21 20:22:10 CDT (-0400)

It will be interesting to see what you find out about this species, it certainly looks identical to our versions in the NE