Cautires campestris,

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: 12-14

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3853417

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Cautires campestris
status

sp. nov.

Cautires campestris  sp. nov.

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Figs 7View Figs 2–20, 25View Figs 21–38, 40, 45, 63

Diagnosis

Cautires campestris  sp. nov. is one of the species with a brightly coloured humeral part of the elytra, reddish pubescence on the disc of the pronotum and large eyes. This species has very long, slender antennal lamellae ( Fig. 7View Figs 2–20), which resemble very closely those of the black coloured species C. jasarensis  sp. nov. Additionally, C. campestris  sp. nov. differs from other species in the robust phallus and the pronotum with vestigial postero-lateral ridges.

Etymology

The specific epithet refers to the lowland distribution of the species.

Type material

Holotype

MALAYSIA: ♁, Perak, km 24, Road Tapah-Ringlet , 350 m, 4°18'39" N, 101°19'52" E, 19 Apr. 2013 (AJ0039).

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Paratypes

MALAYSIA: 2 ♀♀, same locality data (AJ0040–AJ0041); 2 ♀♀, Kelantan, km 12, Road Kg. Raja–Gua Musang, 780 m, 4°38'15" N, 101°30'11" E, 20 Apr. 2013 (AJ0032, AJ0096).

Measurements

BL 6.5 mm, PL 1.0 mm, PW 1.55 mm, HW 0.9 mm, Edist 0.5 mm, Ediam 0.57 mm, LP 1.0 mm.

Description of the male

Body slender, black, only basal third of primary and secondary elytral costae with reddish pubescence ( Fig. 45View Figs 41–58). Head small, eyes hemispherically prominent, moderately large, eye diameter 1.14 times interocular distance. Antennae flabellate, lamellae very long, slender, attached to base of antennomere ( Fig. 7View Figs 2–20). Pronotum flat, with 7 areolae, median areola well-developed, ridges sharp, median areola attached directly to basal margin of pronotum; anterior pronotal angles obtuse, lateral margins concave, lateral part of pronotum strongly elevated, posterior angles only weakly prominent, rounded apically, pronotum with orange pubescence on edges ( Fig. 25View Figs 21–38). Elytra parallel-sided, secondary costae week (Fig. 40), transverse costae dense ( Fig. 45View Figs 41–58). Phallus moderately robust, widest in the middle part, obtuse at apex ( Fig. 63View Figs 59–78).

Distribution

Peninsular Malaysia: Perak, Kelantan. The species is widely distributed in low elevations of the Cameron Highlands region.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lycidae

Genus

Cautires