Ichnea cerinis, Opitz, Weston, 2019

Opitz, Weston, 2019, Descriptions of new genera and new species of Western Hemisphere checkered beetles (Coleoptera, Cleroidea, Cleridae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 51 (2), pp. 959-1076 : 979-980

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3746744

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3809158

persistent identifier

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Valdenar

scientific name

Ichnea cerinis
status

nov.sp.

Ichnea cerinis OPITZ nov.sp. ( Figs 93 View Figs 92-100 , 124 View Figs 118-133 , 222 View Figs 219-224 , 291 View Figs 290-293 )

Holotype: ♂. Type locality: GUYANE FRANÇAISE, Massif du Mitaraka ca. 2°14'N- 54°27'O, 25.II-26.III.2015. A second label reads: La Planète Revisitée- MNHN.PNI Guyane, 2015 (APA- 973-1) ( NMNH). GoogleMaps

D i a g n o s i s: The genus Ichnea LAPORTE was revised in 2010 ( OPITZ 2010). That work included a key to Ichnea species. Ichnea cerinis specimens key out to I. incerta GORHAM, from which I. cerinis specimens differ by showing a completely yellow body color, shorter phallobasic rod, and significantly wider phallic apex.

D e s c r i p t i o n: Size: Length 7.0 mm; width 2.3 mm. Form: As in Fig. 291 View Figs 290-293 . Color: Yellow, except antenna black with only distal 1/2 of last antennomere yellow. Head: Frons deeply furrowed; antenna ( Fig. 93 View Figs 92-100 ) capitate, funicular antennomeres transverse and densely setose, capitular antennomeres 8 and 9 rectangulate, antennomere 10 oblong; eyes large, finely facetted, eye wider than frons (EW/FW 22/14). Thorax: Pronotum ( Fig. 124 View Figs 118-133 ) slightly oblong (PW/PL 68/70) sides without tubercle, disc concave paralaterally near pronotal collar; discal and lateral trichobothria well developed; elytral asetiferous punctures small, profusely distributed (EL/EW 340/55); epipleuron flared; anterior margin of protibia with 10 spines. Abdomen: Pygidium transverse/scutiform; aedeagus as in Fig. 222. View Figs 219-224

N a t u r a l H i s t o r y: The available specimen was collected during a period from 25 February to 26 March 2015.

D i s t r i b u t i o n: This species is known from French Guiana.

E t y m o l o g y: The trivial name, cerinis, is a Latin name that stems from cerinus (= yellowish); with reference to the color of this beetle.

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae

Genus

Ichnea