Taxonomy

endemique

Description

"The genus Vata was created by FAUVEL (1903) for a species endemic to New Caledonia, Cicindela thomsonii, described by PERROUD in 1864 (PERROUD & MONTROUSIER, 1864, FAUVEL, 1882, 1903). smaller, V. gracilipalpis, was described by W. HORN (1909) on the basis of a single female collected at Plum, in July 1908, in the commune of Mont-Dore (DEI, DÖBLER, 1973) by Le Rat ( HORN, 1936)."

Philippe RICHOUX, Fabio CASSOLA, Sylvie CAZERES & Christian MILLE , "Redescription de Vata gracilipalpis W. Horn, 1909, rare Cicindèle endémique de Nouvelle-Calédonie (Coleoptera, Cicindelidae)" , Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France, 115 (3), 2010 : 281-284.


Geographical distribution