Niphetoscapha Heller,

Riedel, Alexander & Kilmaskossu, Agust, 2017, Revision of the subgenus Niphetoscapha Heller of Gymnopholus Heller (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Entiminae, Eupholini) and a new species with epizoic symbiosis from West New Guinea, Zootaxa 4254 (3), pp. 339-356: 347-348

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4254.3.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:88F93D05-41AD-4726-A16C-76CDE023B505

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/291D9614-A966-B726-D9D5-F8D1FA4EFEB9

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Niphetoscapha Heller
status

 

Key to the species of Niphetoscapha Heller 

1 Elytron and pronotum with irregular rough sculpture composed of wrinkles, pits and tubercles, densely covered with scales and setae more or less obscured by greenish encrustations ( Figs. 5–6View FIGURES 5 – 8)..................... G. inexspectatus Riedel  sp. n.

– Elytron and pronotum with weak sculpture, at most coriaceous; at most elytron partially squamose.................... 2

2 Elytra with subapical tubercles distinct, laterally projecting; surface rather polished; base usually with fovea filled with brownish exudates ( Fig.39View FIGURE 39)............................................................................ G. nitidus 

– Elytra with subapical tubercles indistinct, weakly projecting; surface dull, and / or partly squamose; base without fovea filled with brownish exudates................................................................................. 3

3 Elytral intervals 4–6 longitudinally impressed and sparsely squamose. Pronotum smooth, weakly punctate ( Fig. 16View FIGURES 13 – 16).................................................................................................. G. wichmanni 

– Elytron without longitudinal impression; with coriaceous sculpture, without scales. Pronotum punctate-granulate ( Fig. 13View FIGURES 13 – 16)................................................................................................ G. audax