Scolytocis samoensis Blair, 1928

Lopes-Andrade, Cristiano, 2008, An essay on the tribe Xylographellini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea: Ciidae), Zootaxa 1832 (1), pp. 1-110: 36

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1832.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:45A82AD6-F369-4A74-A280-048BAE6E2DA5

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5127059

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Scolytocis samoensis Blair, 1928
status

 

Scolytocis samoensis Blair, 1928  

Diagnosis and comments

Scol. samoensis   was described based on just one specimen, probably a female, deposited in BPBM (Hawaii, USA). Blair (1928) mentioned that the holotype is very defective. From the description provided by Blair (1928), Scol. samoensis   may be distinguished from the other Scolytocis   described here by the completely rounded humeri and the first abdominal ventrite longer than the next two ventrites together. In the other Scolytocis   the first abdominal ventrite is as long as or shorter than the next two ventrites together, and the humeri is always angulate.

As mentioned by Blair, the tarsi of Scol. samoensis   appear to have three tarsomeres. The basal tarsomere of all Scolytocis   examined in this study is extremely small and barely visible, even at high magnifications (over 100X under stereomicroscope). However, in slide preparations, I could evaluate that all species have four tarsomeres in each tarsus. The same is probably true for Scol. samoensis   . A small discussion on the hypothetical presence of three tarsomeres (rather than four) in each tarsus of some ciid species is provided by Lopes-Andrade (2007a).

Due to its shorter length, the seriate elytral punctation, and the antennal club that is almost twice as long as the funicle, Scol. samoensis   may be tentatively included in the lawrencei   species-group.

Distribution Known only from the type locality: Tutuila, Pago Pago, Samoa (Polynesia; Fig. 135 View FIGURE 135 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Ciidae

Genus

Scolytocis

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Scolytocis

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1928
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