Brephilydia fearni, Jin & Keyzer & Hutchinson & Pang & Ślipiński, 2020

Jin, Mengjie, Keyzer, Roger De, Hutchinson, Paul, Pang, Hong & Ślipiński, Adam, 2020, A Review Of The Australian Macrotomini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Prioninae), Annales Zoologici 70 (1), pp. 33-96: 47

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3161/00034541ANZ2020.70.1.003

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3795940

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03ED87B7-CB7A-1B20-F96C-FBE9FB1BFB21

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Brephilydia fearni
status

sp. nov.

Brephilydia fearni   sp. nov.

( Figs. 5 View Figure 5 A–D, 16D View Figure 16 )

Diagnosis. The northern Queensland species B. fearni   is not sympatric with more southern and widely distributed vicariant. It can be recognised from B. jejuna   by having frontoclypeal suture approximately forming a right angle ( Fig. 5D View Figure 5 ), the mandibular surface with very short and sparse fine hairs and the longer elytra (about 5 times of pronotum length in male, 6 times length of pronotum in female).

Description. Male. Body length 26–42 mm; body sub-parallel and slender, head capsule length about 0.7× of width; mandibles strong, as long as frons; pronotum slightly longer and broader than head; elytra over 4× of head capsule length. Antennal scape longer than antennomere 3, and almost twice thicker than antennomere 3; interorbital width 1.4× of eye length. Prosternal process narrow medially, gradually expand- ed and pointed at apex, narrowest point about 0.3× length of procoxal cavity, and same as hypomeron width; mesoventral process broader than prosternal process, width about half of mesocoxal cavity width. Elytra about 5× length of pronotum. Abdominal ventrite 1 slightly longer than 2 or 3, ventrite 5 truncate or very weakly emarginate at apex. Metatarsomere 1–3 length ratio as 2:1:1, tarsomere 5 shorter than 1 and 2 combined. Female. Body length 25–45 mm; antennal scape about 1.5× thicker than antennomere 3; elytra about 6x length of pronotum.

Etymology. The species name is dedicated to Mr. Simon Fearn from QVMAG, who collected the most type specimens and generously loaned us many prionine specimens for this project.

Types. Holotype. ♂, “ Black light, Kareeya Power Station, Tully Gorge, N.E. Qld, 8/2/2002, S. Fearn ” ( QVMAG)   . Paratypes (5). 2 ♂♂, “ D. Perkins, Cardstone , Qld, Oct. – Dec. 1972 | ANIC 25 View Materials 068137” ( ANIC), “Black light, Kareeya Power Station, Tully Gorge, N.E. Qld, 23/11/2001, S. Fearn ” ( QVMAG)   ; 3 ♀♀: “ 17°19’06.63’’S, 145°30’43.58’’E (GE), Wongabel St. For. Pavey Rd. , QLD, 746m, 17 APR 2013, DCF Rentz , Stop 13-14 | ANIC 25 View Materials 066032” ( ANIC), “Black light, Kareeya Power Station, Tully Gorge, N.E. Qld, 8/2/2002, S. Fearn ” ( QVMAG), “Black light, Kareeya Power Station, Tully Gorge, N.E. Qld, 23/11/2001, S. Fearn ” ( QVMAG) GoogleMaps   .

Other material examined ( Fig. 16D View Figure 16 ). Queensland: ANIC (7 ♂♂; 6 ♀♀): 2: 15.4m up whitfield, Cairns , Oct. 1971, J.G. Brooks   ; 2: Boar PKT, Dec. 1969, J.G. Brooks   ; 2: Cardstone , May 1972, D. Perkins   ; 2: Cardstone , Oct. – Dec. 1972, D. Perkins   ; 2: Lake Barrine, Atherton, Tableland , Dec. 1985, J. Balderson   ; 8km WbyN of Bald Hill, McIlwraith Range , Jun. – Jul. 1989, T. Weir and A. Calder   ; Cardstone , Feb. 1973, D. Perkins   ; Townsville , Dec. 1958, S Brock   ; QM (1 ♂): Windsor Tableland , NW of Mossman (site 1), Jan. 1994, G. and A. Daniels R. Eastwood   ; QVMAG (1 ♀): Kareeya Power Station, Tully Gorge , Mar. 2001, S. Fearn   .

Molecular data. BioSample ID: SAMN12650119 (Holotype), SAMN12650118 (Paratype).

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

QM

Queensland Museum