Cleicosta breviplumata ( Wittmer, 1976 ), Vega-Badillo & Zaragoza-Caballero & Ivie, 2020

Vega-Badillo, Viridiana, Zaragoza-Caballero, Santiago & Ivie, Michael A., 2020, A new genus of Phengodidae (Coleoptera) from the Neotropical Region, Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (Pap. Avulsos Zool., S. Paulo) 60 (6), pp. 1-7: 2-5

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Cleicosta breviplumata ( Wittmer, 1976 )


Cleicosta breviplumata ( Wittmer, 1976)   comb. nov. ( Figs. 2 View Figure 2 A-D)

Cenophengus breviplumatus Wittmer, 1976: 450   .

Type material: Holotype (♂ NMNH): “Monserrate/ Bogota / Colombia / 10,000/ ALT 03 View Materials . V.46/ E.A.Chapin ” “ Cenophengus breviplumatus   / det. W.Wittmer ”“Type No./ 73885/ USNM ” “Loan from/ USNMNH/ 2081909”.  

Diagnosis: Cleicosta breviplumata   comb. nov., is similar to C. monaguense   sp. nov., but they differ in their interantennal and interocular distances. In C. breviplumata   comb. nov., the interantennal distance equals the width of the antennal fossa, whereas in C. monaguense   sp. nov., it is greater.The interocular distance is four times greater than eye width in C.breviplumata   comb. nov.; in C.mona- guense sp. nov., it is three times greater. Additionally, in C. breviplumata   comb. nov., the first and second tarsomeres are equal in length in all three pairs of legs, whereas in C. monaguense   sp. nov., the first tarsomere is shorter than the second in all legs.

Redescription: Holotype, male. Body length 4.0; maximum body width 0.46. Body color brown.

Head: Surface concave, wider (0.50) than long (0.44); at eye level, wider (0.50) than pronotum (0.46); integument smooth, coarsely punctuate, each puncture bearing a brown seta; interantennal distance (0.12) equal to antennal fossa width (0.11); eyes small, hemispherical, finely facetted, not prominent, longer (0.2) than wide (0.08); interocular distance (0.33) 4 times greater than eye width; antennae short (1.63), barely reaching pronotal posteri- or margin; 1 st antennomere (0.15) as long as 2 nd and 3 rd combined; 3 rd cup-shaped and short (0.05), 4 th in length 0.12, 5 th to 10 th about equal in length (0.16); 11 th 0.1 in length; 12 th (terminal) bullet-shaped with apex acute (0.15); antennal rami lanceolate, 1.5 times longer than respective antennomere; labrum bilobed; terminal max- illary palpomere robust, spindle-shaped (0.12), longer than preceding 3 combined; terminal labial palpomere spindle-shaped (0.05), 5 times longer than preceding one.

Thorax: Pronotum wider (0.49) than long (0.45); integument smooth, coarsely punctuate; each puncture bearing a brown seta; disc convex, anterior margin almost straight, anterior angles rounded, lateral margins convergent anteriorly, posterior margin rounded, posterior angles acute; scutellum spatulate, with small notch on posterior margin; integument shiny, densely punctured; each puncture bearing a brown seta; elytra short, 3.5 times longer (1.3) than wide (0.37); posterior wings ( Fig. 2D View Figure 2 ) with posterior medium vein (MP 1 + 2) distinct, posterior radial vein (RP) absent, radial cell (CR) open; cubital-anal area of wings with posterior anal vein (AP) distinct, anterior anal vein (AA) incomplete and distinct, cubital-anal vein (CuA) distinct, mid-posterior veins MP 4 and MP 3b present; 1 st and 2 nd tarsomeres of pro-, meso- and metathoracic legs about equal in length.

Abdomen: Integument shiny, punctured, with silky appearance due to dense setosity; penultimate sternite with posterior margin emarginate; last sternite with posterior margin deeply notched; pygidium with posterior margin emarginate; aedeagus slender.

Females and immatures: Unknown.

Distribution: Bogota, Colombia ( Fig. 3 View Figure 3 ).


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Cleicosta breviplumata ( Wittmer, 1976 )

Vega-Badillo, Viridiana, Zaragoza-Caballero, Santiago & Ivie, Michael A. 2020

Cenophengus breviplumatus

Wittmer, W. 1976: 450