Curelius uhligi, Esser & R, 2017

Esser, Jens & R, Afrotropical, 2017, On Curelius CASEY, 1900 and Ephistemus STEPHENS, 1829 (Coleoptera, Cryptophagidae) from the Afrotropical Region, Linzer biologische Beiträge 49 (2), pp. 1139-1145 : 1142-1143

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5410042

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5480626

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/0398D973-7051-992F-FF23-FC3A7BEEFEEA

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Marcus

scientific name

Curelius uhligi
status

nov.sp.

Curelius uhligi nov.sp.

Type material: Holotype Ƌ: " R. S. Africa, 14.-16.XI.1993, 34°04’S / 20°27’E, Cape Province, Bontebok NP, lux, leg. M. Uhlig " [ TMP]. GoogleMaps

Paratypes: 7 ex. with the same data as the holotype [ MFNB: 5 ex., cES: 2 ex.] GoogleMaps ; 1 ex. " R. S. Africa, 29.- 30.XI.1996, 33°59’S / 22°38’E, Cape Province: Wilderness NP: car catcher, leg. M. + B. Uhlig " [ MFNB] GoogleMaps .

E t y m o l o g y: To the honour of Manfred Uhlig, who collected the specimens of the three species described in this paper and huge amount of Cryptophagidae in South Africa and Namibia.

D e s c r i p t i o n: Male, 1,15 mm, dark chestnut brown. Body convex, with strong but sparse puncture: distance on elytra two diameters, on pronotum more than two diameters ( fig. 3 View Fig ). Eyes normal, one eye smaller than the diameter between the eyes ( figs 7 View Fig ). Prosternal process triangular, with a distinct puncture ( fig. 10 View Fig ). No furrows for antennae next to the prosternal process developed. Legs are slender, pale. Antennae pale, club darkened, 11 segmented with a 3 segmented club, segments 9, 10 and 11 slightly asymmetric, 10 and 11 jointed nearly in the middle of the previous segment (like usual in most Curelius).

C o m m e n t: Similar to C. johnsoni nov.sp. in colour but well distinguished in different structure of pronotum and elytra. Also similar to C. japonicus (REITTER, 1878) and C. jaegeri nov.sp. but not pale.

D i s t r i b u t i o n: Known from South Africa.

TMP

Transvaal Museum

MFNB

Museo Friulano di Storia Naturale

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cryptophagidae

Genus

Curelius