Cautires jasarensis, 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: 16

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3853413

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Cautires jasarensis
status

sp. nov.

Cautires jasarensis   sp. nov.

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Figs 10 View Figs 2–20 , 28 View Figs 21–38 , 48 View Figs 41–58 , 66 View Figs 59–78

Diagnosis

Cautires jasarensis   sp. nov. is similar to C. kirstenae   sp. nov. Both species share the uniformly black body, pronotum and elytra, the relatively small, hemispherically prominent eyes and the long antennal lamellae ( Figs 28, 30 View Figs 21–38 , 48, 50 View Figs 41–58 ). C. kirstenae   sp. nov. and the similarly coloured C. communis   sp. nov. have a slender phallus pointed at the apex ( Figs 64, 68 View Figs 59–78 ), but the phallus of C. jasarensis   sp. nov. is much wider in its apical third and its apical part is parallel-sided. The phallic apex of C. jasarensis   sp. nov. is widely rounded in contrast with other species in the region ( Fig. 66 View Figs 59–78 ).

Etymology

The specific epithet refers to the Mt. Jasar, the locality where a part of the type series was collected.

Type material

Holotype

MALAYSIA: ♁, Pahang, Gn. Beremban, 1480 m, 4°27'51" N, 101°23'26"E, 6–28 Apr. 2013 (AJ0067).

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Paratypes

MALAYSIA: 1 ♁, 1 ♀, Pahang, Gn. Beremban, 1480 m, 4°27'51" N, 101°23'26" E, 6–28 Apr. 2013 (AJ0070); 1 ♁, 2 ♀♀, Pahang, Tanah Rata, Gn. Jasar, 1600 m, 3–20 Feb. 2005 (VK0425, VK0362, VK0569); 1 ♁, Kelantan, km 12, Road Kg. Raja–Gua Musang, 980 m, 4°38'15" N, 101°30'11" E, 20 Apr. 2013 (AJ0034); 2 ♀♀, Pahang, Tanah Rata, Gn. Jasar, 1600 m, 3 Jan. 2005 (VK0252, VK0253); 1 ♁, Pahang, Tanah Rata, 1600 m, Gn. Jasar, 3–9 Feb. 2005, Bolm leg. (VK0565); 1 ♀, Pahang, km 51, Road Ipoh – Kg. Raja, 1100 m, 4 Feb. 2005 (VK0437).

Measurements

BL 8.7 mm, PL 1.5 mm, PW 1.7 mm, HW 1.1 mm, Edist 0.68 mm, Ediam 0.50 mm, LP 1.08 mm.

Description of the male

Body black ( Fig. 48 View Figs 41–58 ). Head small, eyes hemispherically prominent, relatively small, eye diameter 0.73 times interocular distance. Antennae flabellate, lamellae very slender, including their bases, attached to basal part of antennomeres ( Fig. 10 View Figs 2–20 ). Pronotum with 7 well developed areolae, posterior costae obtuse, inconspicuous, median areola complete, marked with complete ridges, attached directly to basal margin; anterior angles obtuse, lateral margins strongly elevated, very slightly concave in anterior part of pronotum, straight and divergent in posterior part ( Fig. 28 View Figs 21–38 ), posterior angles sharp, but not acutely projected. Elytra parallel-sided, primary and secondary costae well developed, transverse costae dense ( Fig. 48 View Figs 41–58 ). Phallus moderately slender, widest in apical third, obtuse at apex ( Fig. 66 View Figs 59–78 ).

Distribution

Peninsular Malaysia: Pahang, Kelantan. This species is widely distributed in the Cameron Highlands.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Lycidae

Genus

Cautires