Muisca dozieri

Opitz, Pitz Pinola Weston, 2018, Classification, Natural History, and Evolution of the Subfamily Peloniinae O (Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Cleridae). Part IX. Taxonomic revision of the New World genus Muisca S, Linzer biologische Beiträge 50 (1), pp. 587-653: 603-604

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4004283

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DA3F7E-FFD9-FFA0-0CF3-B66AFCE1C3DD

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Valdenar

scientific name

Muisca dozieri
status

nov.sp.

Muisca dozieri  OPITZ nov.sp. ( Figs 25View Figs 14-33, 50, 101, 93, 128)

Holotype: ♂. BOLIVIA: Santa Cruz, 3.7 km SSE Buena Vista, Hotel Flora & Fauna , 405 m, 5-15- XI-2001, 17°29.949'S 63°33.152'W, M. C. Thomas & B. K. Dozier, tropical transitional forest ( MNKM).GoogleMaps 

Paratypes: 15 specimens. Bolivia: Departamento de Santa Cruz, Buena Vista, Hotel Flora & Fauna , 22-31-X-2002, Wappes & Morris ( ACMT, 1; WOPC, 1)  ; 4-6 km SSE Buena Vista, Hotel Flora & Fauna , 17°29'S 63°39'W, 26-27-X-2014, 300- 400 feet, J. E. Wappes ( ACMT, 1)GoogleMaps  ; idem, 17-20-X-2000, R. Morris ( RFMC, 1)GoogleMaps  ; Potrerillo del Guenda, Snake Farm , 17°40'S 63°27'W, 21-24-X-2011, 370- 400 m, Wappes & Skillman ( ACMT, 1)GoogleMaps  ; idem, Reserva Natural Aka , 13-17-X-2014, Wappes & Morris ( WOPC, 1)GoogleMaps  ; Andres Ibañes Prov., Potrerillo del Guenda, 17°40'S 63°20'W, 6-8-XII-2011, Wappes, Lingafelter, Morris, & Woodley ( ACMT, 1). Brazil: Estado do Mato Grosso, Dimantino , Fazenda Rio Arinos ,?- X-1983, Eurides Furtado ( JMLC, 1; WOPC, 1)GoogleMaps  ; Mato Grosso,?-?-1886, P. Germain ( MNHN, 1; WOPC, 1)  ; Estado do Rio de Janeiro,?-XI-? ( CMNH, 1)  ; Estado do Bahia, Chapada ,?-X-?, collector not noted ( CMNH, 1)  ; Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Taquara ,?-X-?, collector not noted ( CMNH, 1; WOPC, 1)  .

D i a g n o s i s: The members of this species resemble superficially those of M. apicalis  , but M. dozieri  specimens differ in that the white marking at the elytral apex is not sharply defined, which is the case in M. apicalis  specimens.

D e s c r i p t i o n: Size: Length 6.5 mm; width 2.0 mm. Form: As in Fig. 128View Figs 125-128. Color: Mostly castaneous, antenna, legs, and abdomen testaceous; forebody dark castaneous; elytral disc light castaneous, except yellow angular marking near apex. Head: Funicular antennomeres subfiliform, progressively more triangular, 5 th funicular antennomere expanded, capitulum about twice as long as combined length of funicular antennomeres, capitular antennomeres 9 and 10 very long-triangular, anterior angles subacute ( Fig. 25View Figs 14-33), antennomere 11 narrow elongate; frons narrower than width of eye ( EW /FW 32/22). Thorax: Pronotum (Fig. 50) elongate ( PW /PL 75/95), side margin with very shallow tubercle, disc narrowly subglabrous at middle; elytra flared in posterior 1/2, elytral asetiferous punctation striate to distal 4/5 th ( EL /EW 225/75). Abdomen: Distal margin of male 6 th visible sternite slightly concave; aedeagus, phallic apex as in Fig. 101.View Figs 98-106

V a r i a t i o n: Size: Length 4.5- 6.5.0 mm; width 1.8- 2.0 mm. Other than body size, the available specimens are quite homogeneous.

N a t u r a l h i s t o r y: Specimens were collected from October through December, some at altitudes that range from 91 to 122 m.

E t y m o l o g y: This species is dedicated to Byrd K. Dozier for his dedication to field coleopterology.

D i s t r i b u t i o n ( Fig. 93View Fig): This species is known from Bolivia and Brazil.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

CMNH

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

PW

Paleontological Collections

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae

Genus

Muisca