Aegidinus sunidigea Colby, 2009

Colby, Julia, 2009, Monographic revision of the genus Aegidinus Arrow (1904) and generic phylogeny of the world Orphninae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae)., Insecta Mundi 2009 (76), pp. 1-41 : 34

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Aegidinus sunidigea Colby

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Aegidinus sunidigea Colby , new species

Fig. 72 View Figures 65-77 , 92

Type Material. Holotype female at IRSB labeled: a) “Coll. R. I.Sc. N.B. // Colombie ” (printed in black ink on a purple label) / “San Carlos” (handwritten, rectangular white label pasted onto the purple label) / b) “ Aegidinus // candezei Borre // R. Paulian det.” (handwritten and printed, rectangular label) /c) my handwritten type label.

Type locality. Colombia, San Carlos.

Description. Holotype female. Length 10.0 mm; width 5.6 mm. Color: Head and pronotum piceous. Elytra piceous to reddish brown. Legs and venter reddish brown. Head: Surface rugopunctate; punctures moderately dense, moderate in size. Frontoclypeal suture effaced. Anterior margin of clypeus with bead. Pronotum: Surface punctate; punctures moderate to dense, large, concentrated on sides. Basal margin with row of punctures, punctures obsolete medially. Disc with median longitudinal, punctate, oval depression; punctures moderately dense, moderate in size. Anterior margin with median boss. Elytra: Punctures of striae faint, round, ovate, elongate, occasionally U-shaped at base. Striae 2 and 4 obsolete half way to apical umbone, represented by an occasional puncture. Lateral margin adjacent to humerus with 3 (right) or 4 (left) setose crenulations. Genitalia: Fig. 72 View Figures 65-77 .

Diagnosis. This species is best distinguished by the female genitalia. The round tumosities on the superior sclerite are unique ( Fig. 72 View Figures 65-77 ). No males are known for this species.

Etymology. Sunidigea the reverse spelling of Aegidinus . According to Article 31.2.3 of the Code, if a species group name is not a Latin or latinized word, it is treated as indeclinable.

Distribution (Fig. 92). Colombia. One specimen from IRSB. COLOMBIA (1): Unknown: San Carlos (1).

Temporal Distribution. Unknown.

Natural History. Nothing is known of the natural history of this species.


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