Aegidinus guianensis ( Westwood 1846 )

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 : 20-22

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5352584

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5450539

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scientific name

Aegidinus guianensis ( Westwood 1846 )
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Aegidinus guianensis ( Westwood 1846) Fig. 7 View Figure 1-9 , 50-51 View Figures 50- 64 , 67 View Figures 65-77 , 86-87 View Figure 83- 87 , 88

Aegidium guianense Westwood 1846:175 .

Aegidium steinheili Harold 1880:43 : synonym: Arrow 1904: 739.

Aegidinus guianensis (Westwood) : Arrow 1904: 739.

Type Material. Female Holotype from Cayenne , French Guiana ( BMNH). Examined.

Description. Male ( Fig. 86-87 View Figure 83- 87 ) (n = 7). Length 8.6-12.4 mm; width 4.5-6.5 mm. Color: Head, pronotum, and elytra reddish brown to brown. Legs and venter reddish brown. Head: Frons concave medially, impunctate or mostly impunctate (major) to punctate (minor); punctures sparse to moderately dense, small. Frontoclypeal suture effaced. Clypeus impunctate to moderately densely punctate or rugopunctate, punctures small. Anterior margin of clypeus with erect or nearly erect median horn (major) or tubercle (minor); carina extending from base of horn or tubercle laterally to each eye canthus. Pronotum: Surface punctate; punctures moderately dense to dense, moderate to large in size, concentrated on sides. Basal margin with bead and row of punctures, both becoming weak medially. Disc with subtriangular fovea, basolateral edge raised into a low, rounded tumosity on either side. Fovea punctate; punctures moderately dense to dense, moderate in size. Anterior margin of pronotum with conical or subtriangular, slightly transverse, median tubercle. Elytra: Punctures of striae elongate or vermiform, occasionally V- or Jshaped near base. Stria 1 obsolete at base. Lateral margin adjacent to humerus with 5-9 setose crenulations. Legs: Protibia with apical denticle. Genitalia: Fig. 7 View Figure 1-9 , 50-51 View Figures 50- 64 .

Female. (n = 3). Length 9.1-10.1 mm; width 5.2-7.8 mm. The females differ from the males in the following respects: Head: Frons not concave. Frons and clypeus rugopunctate. Anterior margin of clypeus without horn or tubercle, with marginal bead. Pronotum: Disc with small, ovate, punctate depression; punctures moderately dense, small. Anterior margin of pronotum with median boss. Elytra: Lateral margin adjacent to humerus with 4-5 setae or setose crenulations. Legs: Protibia without apical denticle. Genitalia: Fig. 67 View Figures 65-77 .

Diagnosis. This species is best distinguished from other species using the female and male genitalia. In females the unique combination of the interior process of the inferior genital sclerite produced into a finger like projection which is nearly as wide as long, and the presences of the accessory sclerites ( Fig. 67 View Figures 65-77 ) is sufficient to separate this species from all other described species. The short lateral lobes of the male genitalia are positioned above the much longer median lobes ( Fig. 50-51 View Figures 50- 64 ), which is also a unique combination.

Distribution (Fig. 88): Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana. Ten specimens examined from BMNH, IRSB, and MNHN. BRAZIL: Unknown: (1). COLOMBIA (3): Unknown: Canoas (1); San Carlos (2). FRENCH GUIANA (1): Cayenne: Cayenne (1). UNKNOWN (5): San Carlos (4), Nare (1).

Temporal Distribution. Unknown.

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Hybosoridae

Genus

Aegidinus

Loc

Aegidinus guianensis ( Westwood 1846 )

Colby, Julia 2009
2009
Loc

Aegidinus guianensis (Westwood)

Arrow, G. J. 1904: 739
1904
Loc

Aegidium steinheili

Arrow, G. J. 1904: 739
Harold, E. 1880: 43
1880
Loc

Aegidium guianense

Westwood, J. O. 1846: 175
1846