Pristoderus saccharatus ( Pascoe, 1870 ) Pascoe, 1870

Turco, Federica, Ślipiński, Adam & Lambkin, Christine L., 2012, Taxonomic revision of Australian Pristoderus Hope (Coleoptera, Zopheridae), Zootaxa 3239, pp. 1-34 : 27

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.3239.1.1

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6169310

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scientific name

Pristoderus saccharatus ( Pascoe, 1870 )
status

comb. n.

Pristoderus saccharatus ( Pascoe, 1870) comb. n.

( Figs 3 f View FIGURE 3 , 5 f, 7 f)

Byrsax saccharatus Pascoe, 1870: 95 . In Tarphiomimus: Carter, 1939: 297 .

Types. Holotype: Australia, Queensland, Pine Mountain , near Ipswich (in a Boletus ) ( BMNH).

Other specimens examined. New South Wales : Carrai Plateau, Via Kempsey , 3-5.i. 1967, G. Monteith [ Ga : 30.832 S 152.251 E] (3, UQIC) GoogleMaps .

Queensland: (1, UQIC); 17.379 S 145.774 E, Mt. Bartle Frere, Bobbin Bobbin Falls, 646m, Pyrethrum , 18 Nov 0 9, G.B. Monteith & F. Turco, trees & logs, 18635 (1, QMBA ethanol coll.); GoogleMaps Bunya Mtns, 2-4.v. 1964, G. Monteith [ Ga : 26.850 S 151.567 E] (1, UQIC); GoogleMaps Bunya Mts, 17-18.ix. 1966, G. Monteith [ Ga : 26.850 S 151.567 E] (4, UQIC; QM photo PS 1761); GoogleMaps Bunya Mts S.E, 17-18.ix. 1966, B. Cantrell [ Ga : 26.850 S 151.567 E] (4, UQIC); GoogleMaps Bunya Mts. , 22.i. 38, 2000 ', N. Geary [ Ga : 26.850 S 151.567 E] (1, AM); GoogleMaps Upper Canungra, 25.xii. 1971, G.B. Monteith [ Ga : 28.200 S 153.133 E] (1, UQIC); GoogleMaps 27.926 S 153.193 E, Curtis Falls, Tamborine, 520m, Pyrethrum , 26 Aug 10, G.B. Monteith , rf, 34525 (1, QMBA ethanol coll.); GoogleMaps 27 ° 14 ’S 152 ° 15 ’E, Mt Deongwar, 3 km S, RF, 27.xii. 1998, Monteith , pyr. Trees , 450m, 7554 (1, QMBA); GoogleMaps 27 ° 27 ’S 152 ° 54 ’E, Enoggera Res., site 8, 27.i– 15.iii. 2000, G. Monteith & J. Holt, R/F, pitfall, 100m, 9219 (2, QMBA); GoogleMaps 28.198 °S 153.317 °E, Mt. Gannon, 500m, rainforest, 29 Nov 2010, 34741, bark spray, G.B. Monteith (1, QMBA ethanol coll.); GoogleMaps Mt. Glorious,. xi. 1971 [ Ga : 27.333 S 152.767 E] (1, UQIC); GoogleMaps 28.188 S 153.121 E, Lamington N.P., Lahey Mem., 746m, Pyrethrum , 2 Nov 0 9, G.B. Monteith , 18585 (1, QMBA ethanol coll.); GoogleMaps 28.188 °S 153.121 °E, Lamington NP, IBSCA Qld , plot# IQ- 700 -B, 775m, 21–26.x. 2006, rainforest, R. Menendez & G. Monteith , fungus pitfall, 30712 (1, QMBA); GoogleMaps Lever's Plateau Via Rathdowney , 18.iv. 1964, G. Monteith [ Ga : 28.211 S 152.863 E] (1, UQIC); GoogleMaps National Pk, xii. 1921, H. Hacker [ Ga : 28.256 S 153.134 E] (1, QMBA); GoogleMaps Pine Mountain (2, AM); 27.930 S 153.206 E, Tamborine, Palm Grove , 500m, Pyrethrum , 26 Aug 10, G.B. Monteith , rf, 34522 (1, QMBA ethanol coll.); GoogleMaps Tamborine Mtn , 2.x. 11, H. Hacker [ Ga : 27.973 S 153.198 E] (1, QMBA); GoogleMaps Tamborine Mts, 24.xii. 28, E. Sutton [ Ga : 27.973 S 153.198 E] (3, QMBA); GoogleMaps Tamborine Mts, E. Sutton [ Ga : 27.973 S 153.198 E] (2, QMBA); GoogleMaps 17.173 S 145.647 E, Tinaroo Lake, 10.5 km E Tinaroo Falls , 734m, Malaise , 17–24 Nov 0 9, G.B. Monteith & F. Turco, 18623 (1, QMBA ethanol coll.); GoogleMaps same locality, Pyrethrum , 17 Nov 0 9, G.B. Monteith & F. Turco, trees & logs, 18621 (1, QMBA ethanol coll.).

Diagnosis. Among the species with pronotal median process distinctly protruding over the head, P. saccharatu s differs by pronotal lateral notch circular and almost closed.

In many of the examined collections, specimens identified as P. saccharatus belong to P. c h lo re us sp. n.

Re-description. Body length: 7.0 mm.

Body convex, about 1.5–2 times as long as wide (ratio max length/max width: 1.75–1.77); colour brown, darker on central and apical portion of elytra, lighter on pronotum; body vestiture consisting of short, dense, recumbent whitish setae, holding a coat of dirt which forms a uniform encrustation.

Head transverse; eyes protruding lacking interfacetal setae; long, fine setae just posterior to eyes; supraorbital carina raised, indented with a distinct upwardly directed, pointed tubercle at posterior end, above the eye; supraantennal carina distinctly raised, frontal edge indented; antennal insertion frontal, just below the edge of supraantennal carina; antennae 11 -segmented with a distinct 3 -segmented club; antennomere I slightly elongate, about as long as III; II subspherical; III distinctly longer than II; IV–VIII from subcylindrical to subspherical gradually decreasing in length; IX–XI transverse to form a rather loose club.

Pronotum distinctly transverse (pronotal length/width: 0.64), as wide as elytra; dorsal median process, anteriorly prominent and long, reaching anterior margin of head, slightly sloping in lateral view with pointed tubercles on dorsal edge; antero-lateral margins widely lobate (7–8 lobes), expanded posteriorly to form a lateral notch, widely circular; two admedian upwardly pointed tubercles in middle.

Elytra about 1.1 times as long as wide (elytral length/width: 1.10–1.13), with straight lateral margins and distinctly indented margins; strongly prominent tubercles along 3 rd and 5 th intervals; 3 rd interval with tubercles variable in size and shape, joined to form a crest, weakly zigzag ; proximal third of crest convergent, reduced to digitiform tubercles; apical tubercle distinctly raised, with edge smoothly indented, pointing backwards; 5 th interval with basal tubercle larger than others on same interval, with pointed edge.

Distribution and habitat occurrence. NE and SE Queensland and NE New South Wales ( Fig. 14 View FIGURE 14 c); most of the records are from upland subtropical rainforest with a few from lowland subtropical rainforest in SE Qld and upland tropical rainforest in the Wet Tropics and a single record from upland temperate rainforest (Carrai Plateau in NSW).

BMNH

United Kingdom, London, The Natural History Museum [formerly British Museum (Natural History)]

QMBA

Australia, Queensland, South Brisbane, Queensland Museum

QM

Australia, Queensland, South Brisbane, Queensland Museum

UQIC

University of Queensland Insect Collection

NSW

Royal Botanic Gardens, National Herbarium of New South Wales

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Zopheridae

Genus

Pristoderus

Loc

Pristoderus saccharatus ( Pascoe, 1870 )

Turco, Federica, Ślipiński, Adam & Lambkin, Christine L. 2012
2012
Loc

Byrsax saccharatus

Carter 1939: 297
Pascoe 1870: 95
1870