Plumolepilius nelsoni 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 : 177-178

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Plumolepilius nelsoni Barrios-Izás

sp. nov.

Plumolepilius nelsoni Barrios-Izás , new species

( Figs. 109–114 View FIGURES 109–114 , 165 View FIGURE 165 )

Diagnosis: Male. Length (1.69–1.81 mm). Width (1.06 mm). As for P. guaimacaensis but cuticle mostly rufescent. Rostrum deeply punctate and covered with scales from base to antennal insertion, antenna inserted passing at half of 2/3 of rostrum, 3/3 of rostrum finely punctate and with minute setae, desmomeres 1 and 2 subequal in length. Pronotum 1.4X wider than long. Elytra with several small tubercles arranged in two bands at dorsum. Mesoventrite slightly depressed but not excavated transversally. Abdominal ventrite five regularly covered with setae. Pedon subparallel, width gradually reducing at apex; temones 2.1X longer than pedon; anterior genital sclerite shape like half sphere with a dorsal plate, encrusting the tip of basal genital sclerite, the latter small, curved in lateral view, wider at base, width gradually reducing through apex.

Female. Not known.

Geographic Distribution. Honduras (La Paz).

Derivation of the specific name. Patronym, named after Cirilo Nelson Sutherland, a botanist at Universidad Nacional Autónoma of Honduras.

Material examined. 3♂♂ ( CMNC). Holotype ♂ ( CMNC): HONDURAS: La Paz, Tutule, Res. Biol. Gua- jiquiro, N 14°10’ W 87°50’, 2130m, 7.v.2002, R. Anderson, cloud forest litter, 2002-010 / Holotype ♂ Plumolepilius nelsoni Barrios-Izás sp. nov. Aedeagus extracted. Paratypes: same data as holotype (2♂♂, CMNC).

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