Agrilus (Paralophotus) penevi,

Curletti, Gianfranco & Sakalian, Vladimir, 2009, Sixteen new species of Agrilus Curtis, 1825 from East Africa (Coleoptera, Buprestidae), ZooKeys 24 (24), pp. 1-29: 21-22

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Agrilus (Paralophotus) penevi

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Agrilus (Paralophotus) penevi  , sp. n.

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Type specimens. Holotype ♁: “ Kenya, Ngong Hills , Kiserian district (01°26´56˝S – 36°38´19˝E), 1940 m, 17.04.2006, V. Sakalian leg.”GoogleMaps  .; Paratype ♁: with same locality and date as holotype. Th e holotype is deposited in IZBAS and the paratype in GCCI.

Description of holotype. Body short, slender, subcylindrical, dark copper, elytra with three spots of short white pubescence.

Head with one medial and two lateral sulci bordering the eyes on the vertex and upper part of frons; width of vertex between eyes 0.42 mm; vertex between sulci sparsely punctate; frons rounded, hemispheric in dorsal view; sculpture of frons consisting of transverse wrinkles; pubescence very sparse; clypeus separated from frons by sharp carina; eyes convex very small; antennae short, extending to anterior margin of pronotum; antennomeres 4–11 wider than long, triangular.

Pronotum widest at anterior third; anterior margin bisinuate, bordered with distinct carinae; anterior pronotal lobe distinct; lateral margins subparallel; lateroposterior angles slightly obtuse; pronotum with two wider and deeper lateral and two weak medial depressions; prehumeral pronotal carinae rib-formed, extending from posterior margin to middle portion of pronotum; marginal and submarginal carinae coalescent at posterior third of pronotum; discal sculpture consisting of transverse striae.

Scutellum relatively small; anterior margin rounded; transverse carina weak; hind projection short and acutely pointed.

Elytra subparallel, widest at posterior third, width across humeri almost as wide as pronotal base; humeral depressions weak, pubescent; apices jointly arcuate, not serrulate; disc of elytra with three spots of short, white, arched pubescence in middle, posterior third and apical portions; discal elytral sculpture consisting of polygonal cells and transverse wrinkles.

Underside. Anterior border of prosternal lobe slightly emarginate medially. Abdomen with suture between ventrites 1 and 2 not visible. Ventrites with uniform golden pubescence; apex of last ventrite subtruncate with long pubescence. Metatarsus shorter than metatibia; basal metatarsomere shorter than following metatarsomeres together. Aedeagus ( Fig. 23View Figure 23).

Description of paratype. The paratype differs slightly in size and density of elytral pubescent spots.

Size. Length 4.00– 4.30 mm (holotype 4.00 mm); width 1.20–1.25 mm (holotype 1.20 mm).

Differential diagnosis. See Agrilus (Paralophotus) gordoni  , sp. n.

Etymology. The name was chosen to honor the famous Bulgarian entomologist and publisher, founder of Pensoft Publishers, Dr. Lyubomir Penev.


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