Bolbapium limeirai Carvalho, 2022

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 : 791-792

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2022.2092429

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7017313

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B2C019-B13D-FFC0-F329-FED4FE1F28D6

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Bolbapium limeirai Carvalho
status

 

Bolbapium limeirai Carvalho and Vaz-de-Mello, sp. nov.

( Figures 4 View Figure 4 (b), 8(d), (e), (f), 15(a))

Diagnosis

Frons with angled elevation of the posterior tip of the frontal transverse carina. Pronotum mesoanteriorly with bituberculated structure, which may be little or very developed, occupying less than half of the interocular space ( Figure 4 View Figure 4 (b)).

Etymology. Named after Prof. Dr Francisco Limeira-de-Oliveira, friend, great dipterist, and an eminent Entomologist in Maranhão State.

Type locality. Caxias, Maranhão, Brazil.

Holotype. ‘ Brasil: (MA), Caxias / Res. Ecol. Inhamum/ Armadilha luminosa; 03–05.vii.2005 / F. Limeira de Oliveira / et al. cols. ♂ ’ ( CEMT 74776 ).

Paratypes. 24 specimens examined.

BRAZIL: Distrito Federal, Brasília , [15°49 ʹ 36”S, 47°55 ʹ 18”W], xii GoogleMaps .2000, N . Degallier leg GoogleMaps . (2♂ 1♀ CEMT) . Goiás, Araçu , 14kmN, [16°21 ʹ 24”S, 49°40 ʹ 51”W], 08 GoogleMaps .ii GoogleMaps .1997, light, Schoolmeester, George Hangay leg. (1 COPL). Maranhão, Mirador , Parque Est . Mirador, posto avançado do Mel , 6°45 ʹ 50”S, 44°58 ʹ 59”W, 30–31 GoogleMaps .v GoogleMaps .2011, light trap, A .A GoogleMaps . Santos & T .T. A. Silva leg . (1♀ CEMT); Same location, 02–08 .v .2011, light trap, G.A. Reis & M . S. Oliveira (1♂ CEMT); Same location, Base do Mosquito , [6°24 ʹ 38”S, 44°28 ʹ 42”W], 04–08 GoogleMaps .ii GoogleMaps .2011, malaise trap, F . Limeira de Oliveira leg GoogleMaps . (1♂ 2♀ CEMT); Same location, Base da Geraldina , 20–24 .xii .2011, light trap, F . Limeira de Oliveira leg . (1♀ CEMT); Same location, [6°37 ʹ 25”S, 45°52 ʹ 8”W], 11–16 GoogleMaps .i GoogleMaps .2013, malaise trap, J .T GoogleMaps . Câmara, L.L.M . Santos & L .S. Santos leg . (1♀ CEMT); Same location, Base dos Cágados, 6°46 ʹ 37”S, 45°6 ʹ 34”W, 27–03 GoogleMaps .xi– xii GoogleMaps .2011, light trap (UV), A .A GoogleMaps . Santos, T.M.A . Lima & F . Limeira de Oliveira leg . (1♀ CEMT); Caxias, Res . Esol . Inhamum , 4°53 ʹ 29”S, 43°24 ʹ 49”W, 17 GoogleMaps .vi GoogleMaps .2009, M .M GoogleMaps .L. Silva leg . (1♀ CEMT); Coelho Neto, Bairro Santana – Zona urbana, 4°14 ʹ 56”S, 43°0 ʹ 28”W, 30 GoogleMaps .vi GoogleMaps .2010, L .M GoogleMaps . Oliveira leg . (1♀ CEMT) . Mato Grosso, Diamantino, Vale da Solidão , 14°22 ʹ 30”S, 56°7 ʹ 30”W, 26–31 GoogleMaps . x GoogleMaps .2013, E . Furtado leg GoogleMaps . (2♀ CEMT); Santa Carmem, Fazenda São Vicente , pasture, 11° 58 ʹ 12”S, 55°16 ʹ 39”W, 4 GoogleMaps .v GoogleMaps .2014, K . Peña leg GoogleMaps . (1♀ CEMT); Santo Antônio do Leveger , i .2018, H . Marota leg . (1♂ CEMT) . Minas Gerais, Uberlândia, Campus UFU, [18°56 ʹ 39”S, 48° 12 ʹ 51”W], 27 GoogleMaps .ii GoogleMaps .2006, J . Mendes leg GoogleMaps . (1♀ CEMT); Itumirim, Serra do Janela , i–iv .2018, J . Louzada & L . Vieira leg . (1♀ CEMT) . Piauí, Santa Filomena, Riozinho , 8°33 ʹ S, 44°57 ʹ W, iv GoogleMaps .2005, MV light trap, C .D GoogleMaps . Gilett leg. (1 COPL). Tocantins, Araguaina , [7°11 ʹ 33”S, 48° 12 ʹ 17”W], xii GoogleMaps .2015, Y . E Sandoval leg GoogleMaps . (1♀ CEMT); Palmas , [10°14 ʹ 56”S, 48°19 ʹ 27”W], 13 GoogleMaps . xi GoogleMaps .2001, Equipe de Resgate U .H .E Lajeado leg . (1♀ CEMT); Palmas, Rio Tocantins, [10° 14 ʹ 56”S, 48°19 ʹ 27”W], xii GoogleMaps .1994, J . Nilson leg GoogleMaps . (1 COPL).

Description

Body size: Length: 4.48–6.04 mm. Width: 3.20–4.71 mm. Head: Clypeal carina with three tubercles on the same level, lateral carinae end beyond the beginning of the canthus. Frons with angled elevation of the posterior tip of the frontal transverse carina; region between the carina and the clypeus almost flat and with few points. Pronotum: Anterior region of the pronotum with bituberculated structure, which may be little or very developed, projection occupies less than half of the interocular space. Disc with sparse points, unevenly distributed. Ventral region of the thorax: Central region of the metaventrite with a few unevenly distributed setae. Male terminalia: In dorsal view, parallel parameres, meeting at the apex; projection of the posterior margin seen dorsally ( Figure 8 View Figure 8 (d)). Parameres slightly curved in lateral view, forming an approximate angle of 45° in relation to the phallobase; posterior margin in lateral view with pointed and curved projection, almost reaching the parameres ( Figure 8 View Figure 8 (f)). Sexual dimorphism: Males have almost imperceptible punctuation on the clypeus, while females have a rough and multicarenate carenaded clypeus surface. Remarks: The primary type is deposited at the CEMT.

Differential diagnosis. Bolbapium limeirai sp. nov. is morphologically similar to B. baeri , B. furtadoi sp. nov., B. limeirai sp. nov., B. luederwaldti sp. nov., B. minutum and B. quadrispinosum in presenting the forehead with a transverse carina interconnected by tubercles. However, it is easily distinguished from the other species because it has a short biberculated projection on the pronotum.

Geographic distribution. Brazil (Distrito Federal, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Piauí and Tocantins) .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Bolboceratidae

Genus

Bolbapium