Plumolepilius guaimacaensis 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 : 162-164

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Plumolepilius guaimacaensis Barrios-Izás

sp. nov.

Plumolepilius guaimacaensis Barrios-Izás , new species

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Diagnosis: Male. Length (1.94–2.00 mm). Width (1.12–1.31 mm). Oval; cuticule blackish to rufescent in apex of rostrum, antennae and tibiae. Vestiture of recumbent ochreous and brown scales. Head and rostrum up to antennal insertion covered with scales, apical half of rostrum finely punctate; scrobes lateroventral, reaching margin of eyes, antenna inserted in middle of rostrum, scape clavate, as long as desmomeres 1 to 3 together, desmomeres 1 and 2 longer than desmomeres 3 to 7, desmomere 1 1.5X longer than desmomere 2, antennal club setose. Pronotum 1.3X wider than longer, laterally expanded in middle, anterior margin annulate, coarsely punctate, slightly narrower than elytra, postocular lobes bearing vibrissae. Elytra punctate-striate, humeri rounded, dorsal surface from base of elytra to base of declivity with several tubercles, interstice 4 at base of elytral declivity with two large conical tubercles, stria 10 complete. Mesoventrite excavated transversally. Abdominal ventrites punctate, abdominal ventrites 1 and 2 fused at disk, subequal in length, abdominal ventrites 3 and 4 together as long as abdominal ventrite 2, abdominal ventrite 5 setose, two small protuberances at apex. Metanepisternal suture swollen. Femora unarmed. Pedon subparallel, apex triangular; temones 2.7X longer than pedon, anterior genital sclerite U-shape, posterior genital sclerite single anteriorly acute plate, convex.

Female. Length (2.00– 2.06 mm). Width (1.25 mm). As for the male except rostral scales less dense. Geographic Distribution. Honduras (Francisco Morazán).

Derivation of the specific name. Named after the municipality of Guaimaca in Honduras.

Material examined. 5♂♂, 3♀♀ ( CMNC). Holotype ♂ ( CMNC): HONDURAS: F. MORAZAN, Res. Biol. El Chile, nr. Guaimaca, N 14°21’ W 86°52’, 1600m, 8.v.2002, R. Anderson, upper montane for. litter, 2002-011 / Holotype ♂ Plumolepilius guaimacaensis Barrios-Izás sp. nov. Aedeagus extracted. Paratypes: same data as holotype (4♂♂ 3♀♀, CMNC).

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