Cautires communis, 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: 14-15

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3853421

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B487FE-F03C-FFC6-FDF9-A603FB21FBF7

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Valdenar

scientific name

Cautires communis
status

sp. nov.

Cautires communis   sp. nov.

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Figs 8 View Figs 2–20 , 26 View Figs 21–38 , 46 View Figs 41–58 , 64 View Figs 59–78

Diagnosis

Cautires communis   sp. nov. belongs to the group of species with a black body and large male eyes. The species resembles C. kirstenae   sp. nov. in the relatively slender phallus ( Figs 64, 68 View Figs 59–78 ), but these species differs in the relative length of antennal lamellae ( Figs 8, 12 View Figs 2–20 ). The antennal lamellae of C. communis   sp. nov. are wide at the base and slightly short.

Etymology

The specific epithet refers to the abundance of the species. Altogether 52 specimens were identified in the available material and it makes C. communis   sp. nov. the most common species in the Cameron Highlands.

Type material

Holotype

MALAYSIA: ♁, Pahang, Gn. Beremban, 1480 m, 4°27'51" N, 101°23'26"E, 6–28 Apr. 2013 (AJ0091).

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Paratypes

MALAYSIA: 1 ♁, 4 ♀♀, Pahang, Tanah Rata, 1600 m, Gn. Jasar, 3–9 Feb. 2005 (VK0563, VK0568, VK0619, VK0622, VK00623); 1 ♁, 1 ♀, Pahang, Tanah Rata, 24–31 Jan. 2003 (VK0268, VK0450); 2 ♀♀, Pahang, Tanah Rata, 1600 m, 3–20 Feb. 2005 (VK0361, VK0418, VK0421, VK0526, VK0572); 1 ♀, Pahang, Tanah Rata, 1400–1650 m, 4–11 Apr. 2005 (VK0310); 2 ♀♀, Pahang, Brinchang, Gn. Brinchang, 1800 m, 4°30'34" N, 101°23'09" E, 12–16 Apr. 2013 (AJ0084, AJ0087); 4 ♁♁, Pahang, Gn. Beremban, 1480 m, 4°27'51" N 101°23'26" E, 6–28 Apr. 2013 (AJ0013, AJ0061, AJ0068, AJ0093); 1 ♁, 1 ♀, Pahang, Gn Jasar, N slope, 1550 m, 4°28'56" N, 101°21'55" E, 11 Apr. 2013 (AJ0004, AJ0006);

23 ♁♁, 11 ♀♀, Pahang, Tanah Rata, 1500–1800 m, 2–26 Feb. 2004 (VK0242, VK0244, VK0245, VK0246, VK0255, VK0260, VK0261, VK0262, VK0263, VK0264, VK02605, VK0267, VK0271, VK0274, VK0276, VK0277, VK0278, VK0279, VK0311, VK0313, VK00314, VK0316, VK0317, VK0321, VK0323, VK0324, VK0325, VK0512, VK0513, VK0514, VK0515, VK0520, VK0521, VK0523, VK0524).

Measurements

BL 12.2 mm, PL 1.75 mm, PW 2.35 mm, HW 1.4 mm, Edist 0.75 mm, Ediam 0.55 mm, LP 2.2 mm.

Description of the male

Body uniformly black ( Fig. 46 View Figs 41–58 ). Head small, eyes hemispherically prominent, eye diameter 0.73 times interocular distance. Antennae flabellate with moderately long lamellae widely attached to stem of antennomere ( Fig. 8 View Figs 2–20 ). Pronotum with 7 well developed areolae, median areola complete, marked by sharp ridges, attached directly to basal margin of pronotum; anterior angles obtuse, lateral margins slightly concave, strongly elevated, posterior angles acutely prominent ( Fig. 26 View Figs 21–38 ). Elytra almost parallelsided, only very slightly widened posteriorly, primary and secondary costae well developed, transverse costae dense ( Fig. 46 View Figs 41–58 ). Phallus slender, stick-shaped, only slightly widened in apical part, obtusely pointed at apex ( Fig. 64 View Figs 59–78 ).

Distribution

Peninsular Malaysia: Pahang. Cautires communis   sp. nov. was collected only in the highest part of the Cameron Highlands and does not occur on the northern slopes in lower elevations.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lycidae

Genus

Cautires