Paratrichapus Scott,

Lawrence, John F., 2019, The Australian Ciidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea): supplement, Zootaxa 4555 (4), pp. 451-490: 484

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4555.4.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:94AC8841-354B-4933-826A-33F8EE60FA9F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A987FD-1619-FF8E-FF70-B3A9CADCF976

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Paratrichapus Scott
status

 

Key to the Australian Species of Paratrichapus Scott 

(modified from Souza-Gonçalves et al., 2018)

1. Metatibia with fewer than 10 spines; pronotum much darker in colour than reddish elytra with somewhat finer and slightly sparser punctation; interspaces smooth and shiny, those on pronotum with a metallic sheen; Christmas Island................................................................................. .. P. christmasensis Souza-Gonçalves et al. 

- Metatibia with more than 10 spines; pronotum, IF with metallic sheen, THEN not darker than elytra.................... 2

2(1). Elytral punctation very coarse and dense; pronotal punctation much finer and sparser, and interspaces with distinct metallic sheen; northern QLD.................................................... P. metallonotum Souza-Gonçalves et al. 

- Elytral punctation finer and sparser; pronotum without metallic sheen............................................ 3

3(2). Posteriormost portion of elytra with dense vestiture of erect, stout setae; length at least 2.00 mm; central coastal NSW............................................................................... P. burwelli Souza-Gonçalves et al. 

- Posteriormost portion of elytra with sparse vestiture of slender setae; length always less than 2.00 mm.................. 4

4(3). Metatibia four times as long as wide; pronotal punctation distinctly finer and somewhat sparser than elytral punctation; Tasmania and Victoria to southern QLD................................... P. australis Souza-Gonçalves et al.  ( Fig. 45–46View FIGURES 31–45View FIGURES 46–48)

- Metatibia three times as long as wide; pronotal punctation about as coarse and dense as elytral punctation; Lord Howe Island......................................................................... P. peckorum Souza-Gonçalves et al. 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Ciidae