Platyhydnobius calvario Peck & Cook

Peck, Stewart B. & Cook, Joyce, 2009, Review of the Sogdini of North and Central America (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Leiodinae) with descriptions of fourteen new species and three new genera, Zootaxa 2102 (1), pp. 1-74: 57-58

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Platyhydnobius calvario Peck & Cook

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Platyhydnobius calvario Peck & Cook   , new species

( Figs. 160 View FIGURE 160 , 163–164 View FIGURES 163–164 )

Type material. Holotype: ♂ ( CMNC). MEXICO: Chiapas State: Mpio. [Municipio] Tapalapa, Cerro El Calvario, near Tapalapa , 17°11'11.9"N, 93°07'21.0"W, 23.VII.2003, 2200 m, R. Anderson, 2003-119. wet cloud forest litter GoogleMaps   . Paratype: MEXICO: Chiapas State: same data as holotype, ♂ ( SBPC) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnostic description. Reddish brown, shining; elytral bases with a transverse yellow band; elytral epipleurae yellow. Length of pronotum + elytra = 2.7–3.0 mm (males). Head finely punctate. Pronotum broad, widest at base; sides rounded; basal angles obtuse; ratio length:width = 1:1.75; finely punctate with fine reticulate microsculpture. Elytra short, wider than pronotum, ratio length:width = 1:0.8; with 9 regular, closely punctate striae; striae 6 and 7 do not reach apex, stria 8 does not reach base, stria 1 weakly impressed; intervals minutely punctate, transversely striolate. Antennal club ( Fig. 163 View FIGURES 163–164 ) moderately slender, ratio club width:length = 1:3.3; width ratio of antennomeres 7:8:9 = 1.4:1:1.7. All femora unarmed; all tibiae slender, spinose on outer margin, protibiae and mesotibiae weakly widened apically, mesotibia weakly curved. Male. Aedeagus ( Fig. 164 View FIGURES 163–164 ) with median lobe elongate, apex truncate. Parameres longer than median lobe, flat, with small lateral lobes near base. Paramere apices thin, weakly inwardly curved, with two setae dorsally before apex and many small setae at apices. Female. Unknown.

Bionomics and distribution. Known only from cloud forest litter in July at the type locality ( Fig. 160 View FIGURE 160 ). Etymology. The name refers to the type locality Cerro El Calvario.