Bolbapium modestum ( Castelnau, 1840 )

Carvalho, Edrielly Carolinne & Vaz-de-Mello, Fernando Z., 2022, A taxonomic revision of Bolbapium Boucomont, 1910 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Geotrupidae), Journal of Natural History 56 (13 - 16), pp. 769-828 : 803-804

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2022.2092429

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7017292

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scientific name

Bolbapium modestum ( Castelnau, 1840 )
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Bolbapium modestum ( Castelnau, 1840)

( Figures 6 View Figure 6 (a), 10(a), (b), (c), 15(b))

Bolboceras modestus Castelnau, 1840: 105 (original description)

Bolboceras modestum: Gemminger and Harold 1869: 1079 (catalogue); Luederwaldt 1931: 430, 436, 437 (review, key), Martínez 1976 (checklist, incertae sedis)

Bolboceras modesta: Blackwelder 1944: 220 (checklist)

Diagnosis

Frons with interocular tubercles between eyes and depression in the central region between the tubercles and the clypeus. Pronotum mesoanteriorly with almost rectangular structure in dorsal view;the structure measures less than or equal to half the interocular width ( Figure6 View Figure 6 (a)).

Redescripition

Body size: Length: 5.52–5.64 mm. Width: 4.35–4.57 mm. Head: Frons with interocular tubercles between eyes, not connected by tranverse carina; region between the tubercles depressed and punctured. Pronotum: Pronotum mesoanteriorly with almost rectangular structure in dorsal view, the structure measures less than or equal to half the interocular width. Disc with sparse points, unevenly distributed. Male terminalia: In dorsal view, greatly separated parameres and posterior margin with projection beyond the apex of the parameres (broken right paramere) ( Figure 10 View Figure 10 (a)); In lateral view, parameres presenting curvature close to 45°, with the base released and the apex thin ( Figure 10 View Figure 10 (c)). Genital capsule with rounded lateral margins, with setae in both the lateral and central lobes. Sexual dimorphism: This species does not feature sexual dimorphism. Remarks: Castelnau (1840) described the species apparently based on a single specimen collected in Colombia; the original description is simple and does not mention the number of specimens examined. The author mentions that the specimen belongs to the collection of M. Gory; however, the type was never found. It is possible the type is among the miscellany in MNHN; however, no one has been able to analyse it. After the review by Martínez 1976, the species was considered incertae sedis and later works do not mention it. Earlier, however, Luederwaldt 1931 mentioned the species among those that currently belong to the genus Bolbapium . Considering this, and carefully analysing the original description and species distribution, the transfer of the species to the genus Bolbapium is here proposed. Thus, Bolboceras modestum is now considered Bolbapium modestum comb. nov.

Differential diagnosis. Bolbapium modestum is morphologically similar to B. borgmeieri , B. boillyi sp. nov., B. caesum , B. howdeni , B. parcepunctatum , B. sampaioorum sp. nov. and B. santanaorum sp. nov. in not presenting the transverse carina forehead interconnecting the interocular tubercles. However, it is easily differentiated by the almost rectangular structure in dorsal view.

Geographical distribution. Colômbia (Tolima).

Non-type material. 2 specimens.

COLOMBIA, Chaparral, viii .1998, J . Noriega leg . (1 CEMT). Tolima, Meuse , BLT – 300m, [4° 5 ʹ 33”N, 75°9 ʹ 16”W], xi GoogleMaps .1995, EE leg. (1 CEMT).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Bolboceratidae

Genus

Bolbapium

Loc

Bolbapium modestum ( Castelnau, 1840 )

Carvalho, Edrielly Carolinne & Vaz-de-Mello, Fernando Z. 2022
2022
Loc

Bolboceras modesta:

Blackwelder RE 1944: 220
1944
Loc

Bolboceras modestum: Gemminger and Harold 1869: 1079

Luederwaldt H 1931: 430
Gemminger D & Harold B 1869: 1079
1869
Loc

Bolboceras modestus

Castelnau 1840: 105
1840