Plumolepilius genieri 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 : 160-162

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Plumolepilius genieri Barrios-Izás


Plumolepilius genieri Barrios-Izás , new species`

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Diagnosis: Male. Length (1.81–2.25 mm). Width (1.18–1.37 mm). As for P. velizi but body oval, scales ochreous. Rostral basal half not rugose but punctate, apical half bare, densely and finely punctate. Pronotum subrectangular. Large tubercles at interstices 4 laterally compressed. Apex of abdominal ventrite 5 rounded and with two tufts of setae. Femora unarmed. Pedon short, subparallel, temones 2.67X longer than pedon; genital sclerite thin and elongate, almost as same size of manubrium.

Female. Length (1.68–1.75 mm). Width (1.12–1.44 mm). As for the male except body tinged with brown and red; rostral scales less dense; elytral humeri rounded, tubercles smaller.

Geographic Distribution. Honduras (Santa Barbara).

Derivation of the specific name. Patronym, named after François Génier, a scarabaeidologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada.

Material examined: 53 ♂♂, 42♀♀ ( ASUCOB, BMNH, CMNC, EAPZ, USNM, ICZ). Holotype ♂ ( CMNC): HONDURAS: Santa Barbara, Cerro Santa Barbara, 11.5km.S. & 5.6km W. Penas Blancas, 1870m, 24.VIII.1994 - 220, R. Anderson, cloud for. litt. berl. / Holotype ♂ Plumolepilius genieri Barrios-Izás sp. nov. Aedeagus extract- ed. Paratypes: Same data as holotype (19♂♂ 19♀♀, CMNC, 2♂♂ 2♀♀, ASUCOB, 2♂♂ 2♀♀ BMNH, 2♂♂ 2♀♀ USNM, 2♂♂ 2♀♀ ICZ). HONDURAS: Santa Barbara. Same data as holotype except for 20.VI.1994 -127 (9♂♂ 3♀♀, CMNC). HONDURAS: Santa Barbara, Cerro Santa Barbara, 1850m, 15km.S.E. Peñas Blancas, 24.VIII.1994, S.Peck, mont.wet for. litter, 94-58 (2♂♂ 5♀♀, CMNC). HONDURAS: SANTA BARBARA, Cerro Santa Barbara, 15km.S.E. Peñas Blancas, 1850m, 24.VIII.1994, S.Peck, 94-58, wet mont. for. litter (6♂♂ 3♀♀ CMNC, 2♂ 1♀, EAPZ). HONDURAS: Santa Barbara, Cerro Santa Barbara, 1850m, 11.5km.S.& 5.6km W. Peñas Blancas, R. Anderson, cloud for. litter, 94-220 (6♂♂ 3♀♀, CMNC).


Escuela Agricola Panamericana


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