Mecynotarsus kreusleri King, 1869

Kejval, Zbyněk & Cz, Domažlice, 2013, Taxonomic revision of the Australian Notoxinae (Coleoptera: Anthicidae), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae (suppl.) 53, pp. 1-98: 55-56

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Mecynotarsus kreusleri King, 1869
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Mecynotarsus kreusleri King, 1869  

( Figs 69–71 View Figs 67–73. 67–68 , 199 View Figs 194–201 )

Mecynotarsus kreusleri King, 1869: 4   .

Mecynotarsus kreusleri: MACLEAY (1872)   : 305 (record); LEA (1895): 609 (record); PIC (1911): 14 (catalogue); LEA (1922): 473 (catalogue); UHMANN (2007): 23 (redescription, record).

Type locality. South Australia, Gawler, dried riverbed of the Gawler River.

Type material. SYNTYPES: 3 spec. [mounted on single card], ‘[round, orange label] // K 36015 View Materials [h] // Mecynotarsus Kreusleri Gawler Mrs Kr.   [h] // HOLOTYPE [p; red label] Australian Museum K 269874 [p]’ ( AMSA)   .

Additional material. AUSTRALIA: AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: 1♀, Tidbinbilla , 1.iv.1961, B. P. Moore leg. ( ANIC)   ; 8 ♂♂ 4 ♀♀, Kambah Pool, Murrumbidgee River , 30.x.1989, J. & R. Bell leg. ( DCDC, 4 spec. ZKDC)   ; 1 ♀, Uriarra Crossing , 20.xii.1985, K. R. Pullen leg. ( ANIC)   . NEW SOUTH WALES: 1 ♂ 1 ♀, Woodbrook , 32°29′S 149°35′E, UV light, 26.i.1991, V. Lorimer leg. ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 6 ♂♂, Baragoo, Grattai Creek , 32°40′S 149°29′E, washed gravel, 27.i.1991, V. Lorimer leg. ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♀, 12 km N of Melong , 32°59′S 148°52′E, riverside, 27.x.1991, T. Gush leg. ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♀, 10 km NE of Moree , 29°25′S 149°54′E, gravely riverside, 26.x.1991, T. Gush leg. ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♀, Eshton , 32°29′S 149°30′E, gravely riverside, 27.i.1991, V. Lorimer leg. ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Khancoban, below Khancoban dam, 36°13′S 148°06′E, 300 m, UV light near river, 13.ii.1987, A. Newton & M. Thayer leg. ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Barraba , ii.1933, C. Hapsou leg. ( ANIC)   ; 5 ♂♂ 1 ♀, Araluen, Apple tree Creek , 6.xii.1975, W. & S. Allen leg. ( ANIC)   ; 2 ♂♂ 2 ♀♀, Numbla Vale, Dalgety , 26.xi.1993, V. R. Bejšák leg. ( ZKDC)   . QUEENSLAND: 2 spec., Gayndah [no date and collector] ( AMSA, ZSMC)   ; 11 spec., Kuranda , viii.1949, J. G. Brooks leg. ( AMSA, ANIC)   ; 10 spec., Cairns [no date and collector] ( QMBA)   ; 2 spec., Cairns district [no date], A. M. Lea leg. ( AMSA)   ; 7 ♂♂ 6 ♀♀, Stewart’s Creek, Daintree , cantharidin lure, 15.x.1967, J. G. Brooks leg. ( ANIC, BMNH)   ; 1 spec., Brandy Creek , 8 miles NE of Proserpine, 20°20′S 148°41′E, at light, 11.xii.1968, Britton & Misko leg. ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♀, 11 km ENE of Mount Tozer , 11.–16.vii.1986, T. Weir & A. Calder leg. ( ANIC)   ; 1 ♂, Cardstone , 3.ii.1966, K. Hyde leg. ( ANIC)   ; 1 ♀, Cardstone , 2.iv.1967, J. G. Brooks leg. ( ANIC)   ; 1 ♂ 3 ♀♀, Canungra , ca. 75 km S of Brisbane, UV light near creek, 175 m, 9.–10.I.1991, Pollock & Reichert leg. ( DCDC)   ; 1 ♂, Tamborine Mountains, Cedar Creek National Park, Picnic Area , dry sclerophyll forest, UV light, 575 m, 9.i.1991, Pollock & Reichert leg. ( DCDC)   ; 1♂, Kuranda , sandy riverbank, 1.xi.1950, W. L. Brown leg. ( DCDC)   ; 2 ♂♂ 1 ♀, Davies Creek, Kuranda – Mareeba Road, x.1950, W. L. Brown leg. ( DCDC)   ; 1 ♂, Upper Mulgrave River , 1.–3.xii.1965, G. Monteith leg. ( QMBA)   ; 1 ♀, Mossman Gorge, via Mossman , 7.xii.1966, B. Cantrell leg. ( QMBA)   ; 4 ♂♂, ‘ The Boulders’ via Babinda , 15.xii.1966, B. Cantrell leg. ( QMBA)   . SOUTH AUSTRALIA: 13 ♂♂ 14 ♀♀, Gawler [no date], Odewahn leg. ( NMPC)   ; 1 ♂ 1 ♀, Mt. Remarkable , x.1925, F. E. Wilson leg. ( ANIC)   ; 1 ♂ 2 ♀♀, South Australia [no date and collector] ( ANIC)   ; 1 ♀, Eringunda Valley, Flinders Ranges , 6.iv.1973, E. G. Matthews leg. ( SAMA)   ; 1 ♀, Brisbane , v.1981, Wachtel leg. ( ZSMC)   ; 1 ♀, Gympie, Brooyar State Forest , 12.iii.1997, Wachtel leg. ( ZSMC)   . VICTORIA: 1 ♂, Cann River , flood debris, 20.–25.v.1978, S. & J. Peck leg. ( ANIC)   ; 3 ♀♀, Lake Burrambeet [no date and collector] ( BMNH)   .

Redescription (male, Gawler, NMPC). Body length 2.6 mm. Body brown, at places with reddish tinge, elytra unicolorous; legs and antennae pale reddish brown.

Antero-lateral margins of frons simple, at most slightly raised. Gular rugules of different sizes, anteriorly ordered as in Fig. 138 View Figs 133–140. 133 . Clypeal granules indistinct. Setation of head vertex mostly short and fine, appressed, with some longer suberect setae medially, especially near base. Antennae rather long; antennomeres III–V about 1.8 times, X 1.4 times as long as wide; setation generally rather hairy, somewhat coarser on basal antennomeres.

Pronotum 1.6 times as long as wide, its lateral margins somewhat unevenly shaped, slightly angled at widest point and straight while narrowing towards base in dorsal view; posterior collar narrow but distinct. Pronotal horn rather robust, moderately wide, its posterior angles obsolete in dorsal view; horn margins armed with 4 mostly wide lobules on each side; horn crest distinct, clearly raised, rather narrow, with coarse, separate rugules on margins; submarginal rugules numerous, somewhat unevenly spaced; single, somewhat uneven, longitudinal median rugule. Setation mostly whitish, pale brownish with slight cupreous reflection dorsally, rather coarsely hairy (not really scaly), finer on pronotal horn dorsally, but even here rather distinct; setae on pronotal disc of two sizes, shorter and appressed or longer and subdecumbent, both rather linear and truncate apically; antebasal paired setae rather long and conspicuous laterally, absent medially, another tactile setae absent.

Elytra 1.7 times as long as wide; omoplates and postbasal impression absent. Setation whitish and brownish, forming rather distinct transverse bands / spots ( Fig. 199 View Figs 194–201 ), uniformly short and appressed; setae coarsely hairy to scaly (linear), truncate apically, evenly ordered and sparse (surface clearly visible); erect tactile setae absent.

Male characters. Sternum VII distinctly modified ( Fig. 69 View Figs 67–73. 67–68 ). Tergum VIII and aedeagus as in Figs 70–71 View Figs 67–73. 67–68 .

Variation. Body length (♂ ♀) 2.1–2.9 mm. Pronotal horn with 4–5 lobules on each side. Body typically brown black (old specimens from Gawler seem to be faded).

Differential diagnosis. Mecynotarsus kreusleri   can be easily recognized by the body colouration (brown black with rather contrastingly whitish setose bands / spots on the elytra), elytral setae / scales linear, truncate apically and distinctly spaced (surface visible), as well as by the male characters (modified sternum VII and rather distinctive shape of parameres).

Distribution. Australia: Australian Capital Territory (new record), New South Wales ( LEA 1895), Queensland (MAC LEAY 1872), South Australia ( KING 1869, UHMANN 2007), Victoria (new record).

AMSA

Albany Museum

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

ZSMC

Zoologische Staatssammlung

NMPC

National Museum Prague

SAMA

South Australia Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Anthicidae

Genus

Mecynotarsus

Loc

Mecynotarsus kreusleri King, 1869

Kejval, Zbyněk & Cz, Domažlice 2013
2013
Loc

Mecynotarsus kreusleri: MACLEAY (1872)

UHMANN G. 2007: 23
LEA A. M. 1922: 473
PIC M. 1911: 14
LEA A. M. 1895: 609
MACLEAY W. 1872: 305
1872
Loc

Mecynotarsus kreusleri

KING R. L. 1869: 4
1869