Plumolepilius solisi Barrios-Izás, 2020

Barrios-Izás, Manuel A., 2020, Taxonomy of the weevil genus Plumolepilius Barrios-Izás & Anderson (Coleoptera Curculionidae: Molytinae: Conotrachelini): new species from Central America, Zootaxa 4768 (2), pp. 151-192 : 184-185

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Plumolepilius solisi Barrios-Izás

sp. nov.

Plumolepilius solisi Barrios-Izás , new species

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Diagnosis: Male. Length (1.50–1.81 mm). Width (1.00– 1.31 mm). Subovate, cuticle orange, legs, antenna and apex of rostrum yellow. Vestiture of ochreous to brown scales, recumbent and appressed, mesanepisternum and mesepimeron bearing appressed scales. Rostrum, antenna and scrobes as in P. velizi . Pronotum oval, transverse, annulate anteriorly, punctate, three dorsal vittae of ochreous scales, other scales brown, postocular lobes, postocular lobe with vibrissae. Elytral with humeri produced, in some males enlarged as wing-like shape, tubercles several within base of elytra to base of elytral declivity, two subconical tubercles at base of elytral declivity, punctate-striate, punctures deep, slightly compressed laterally. Abdominal ventrites punctate, punctures with setae, abdominal ventrite 2 as large as abdominal ventrites 3 and 4, ventrite 5 without tufts of setae or at least not evident, apex rounded. Metanepisternal suture swollen. Femora unarmed, tibiae uncinate, pro– and mesocoxae with plumose scales. Pedon subparallel, moderately curved in lateral view; temones 3.1X longer than pedon; anterior genital sclerite short, strong, with two anterior claw like projections, posterior genital sclerite flagellate.

Female. Length (1.75–2.06 mm). Width (1.00– 1.25 mm). As for the male except humeri sharply pointed but not wing-like, rostral scales only at base not reaching antennal insertions, tubercles smaller.

Geographic Distribution. Costa Rica (Heredia, Monteverde and Puntarenas).

Derivation of the specific name. Patronym, named after Angel Solís, a scarabaeidologist at the National Museum of Costa Rica.

Material examined: 29♂♂, 32♀♀ ( ASUCOB, CMNC, BMNH, MNCR, USNM). Holotype ♂ ( MNCR): COSTA RICA: Puntarenas, Monteverde, Estacion Biologica Monteverde, 10°19’10”N 84°48’57”W, 1800m, 13.VI.2001, R. Anderson, cloud forest litter, 2001-109C / Holotype ♂ Plumolepilius solisi Barrios-Izás sp. nov. Aedeagus extracted. Paratypes: Same data as holotype except for 10°19’40”N 84°49’08”W, 1540m, 12.VI.2001, montane forest litter 2001-108 (1♂ 1♀, CMNC, 1♂, MNCR). Same data except for 10°19’40”N 84°49’08”W, 1540m, 15.VI.2001, montane forest litter 2001-115 (1♀, CMNC). Same data except for 10°19’40”N 84°49’08”W, 1540m, 11.VI.2001, montane forest litter 2001-106 excess (1♀, CMNC). COSTA RICA: Puntarenas, Monteverde, Bajo del Tigre, 10°17’55”N 84°48’43”W, 1380m, 11.VI.2001, R. Anderson, montane forest litter, 2001-105 (2♀♀, CMNC, 1♀ MNCR). COSTA RICA: Puntarenas, Monteverde, 1400m, 31 May 1979, H & A Howden (1♀, CMNC). COSTA RICA: Puntarenas, Monteverde, 1500m, 23-27.II.1991, H. & A. Howden / Berlesed leaf litter (1♀, CMNC). COSTA RICA: Puntarenas, Monteverde, 29.V.1987. J.S. Ashe & R.M. Timm, berlese sifted litter (1♂, CMNC). Same data except for 6.VI.1987 (1♀, CMNC). Same data except for 1400’, 26.V.1987, fungy log lit (1♂, CMNC). Same date except for 1520m, 30.IV.1986, sifted forest litter (1♂ 4♀♀, CMNC, 1♂ 1♀, ASUCOB). COSTA RICA: Puntarenas, Monte Verde, 1400m, 7 May 1989, J. Ashe, R. Brooks, R. Leschen / Snow Entomol. Mus. Costa Rica Exped#056 (4♂♂ 3♀♀, CMNC, 1♂ 1♀, BMNH). Same data except for 1240m, 10 May 1989 (1♂, CMNC). Same data ex- cept for 1280m, 14 May 1989 (1♀, CMNC). Same data except for 1280m, 14 May 1989, ex., berlese (5♂♂ 2♀♀, CMNC). Same data except for 1400m, 5 May 1989, ex., berlese (1♀, CMNC). COSTA RICA: Puntarenas, Monte Verde Biol. Sta. 1540m, 10°19.672N 84°49.141W, 10-17.VI.2001, S.&J.Peck, ex. Cloud forest f.i.t, S&JP 2001-9 (2♀♀, CMNC). COSTA RICA, 1520m, Monteverde, 16.VII.1983 D.H. Lindeman (1♀, CMNC). COSTA RICA: 1450m, Monteverde, Pit Tp. Campbell’s bull pen, 16-18.VII.1983, D.H. Lindeman (1♀, CMNC). COSTA RICA: Monteverde, 10 unbaited pit traps, 3.VII.1983, D.H. Lindeman (1♀, CMNC). COSTA RICA: Heredia, 2km.N. Frijanes 1700m 10°10’N, 84°12’30W, 28.VI.1997, R.S. Anderson, mixed. Ficus. litt, 97-041 (7♂♂ 2♀♀, CMNC, 2♂♂ 1♀, USNM). COSTA RICA: Heredia, Porrosati, 6km.N. San Jose de la Montana, 1900m 10°05’30”N 84°07’W, 27.VI.1997, R.S. Anderson, montane for litt. 97-039 (2♂♂ 2♀♀, CMNC).


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