Cautires kirstenae, Jiruskova & Motyka & Bocak, 2016

Jiruskova, Alice, Motyka, Michal & Bocak, Ladislav, 2016, High diversity and endemism in the genus Cautires Waterhouse, 1879 (Coleoptera: Lycidae) from the Malay mountain forests, with the descriptions of fourteen new species, European Journal of Taxonomy 219 (219), pp. 1-29: 17-18

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2016.219

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3853399

persistent identifier

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Valdenar

scientific name

Cautires kirstenae
status

sp. nov.

Cautires kirstenae   sp. nov.

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Figs 12 View Figs 2–20 , 30 View Figs 21–38 , 50 View Figs 41–58 , 68 View Figs 59–78

Diagnosis

Cautires kirstenae   sp. nov. belongs to the species with a uniformly black body. It is similar to C. communis   sp. nov. and C. jasarensis   sp. nov., but differs from C. communis   sp. nov. in the long and slender male antennal lamellae ( Figs 8, 12 View Figs 2–20 ) and from C. jasarensis   sp. nov. in the more slender phallus ( Figs 66, 68 View Figs 59–78 ).

Etymology

The specific epithet kirstenae   is a matronym in honour of Kirsten Miller, a colleague from the Natural History Museum in London.

Type material

Holotype

MALAYSIA: ♁, Pahang, Tanah Rata , 1600 m, 3–20 Feb. 2005 (VK0419).

 

Measurements

BL 11.7 mm, PL 1.5 mm, PW 2.2 mm, HW 1.2 mm, Edist 0.72 mm, Ediam 0.59 mm, LP 1.66 mm.

Description of the male

Body uniformly black ( Fig. 50 View Figs 41–58 ). Head small, eyes hemispherically prominent, eye diameter 0.82 times interocular distance. Antennae flabellate, lamella of antennomere 3 about 2.5 longer than stem of antennomere ( Fig. 12 View Figs 2–20 ). Pronotum with 7 areolae, fronto- and postero-lateral ridges obtuse, inconspicuous, only median areola complete, marked by well developed ridges, median areola attached directly to basal margin; anterior angles obtuse, lateral margins slightly concave, lateral part of pronotum elevated, posterior angles sharply prominent ( Fig. 30 View Figs 21–38 ). Elytra parallel-sided, primary and secondary costae well developed, transverse costae dense, reticulate cells regular ( Fig. 50 View Figs 41–58 ). Phallus very slender, only slightly widened in apical fourth, pointed at apex ( Fig. 68 View Figs 59–78 ).

Distribution

Peninsular Malaysia: Pahang. The species is known only from the type locality.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lycidae

Genus

Cautires