Scythropopsis melanostictica ( White, 1855 ), Santos-Silva & Botero & Wappes, 2020

Santos-Silva, Antonio, Botero, Juan Pablo & Wappes, James E., 2020, Neotropical Acanthoderini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae): Synonymies and new status in some genera, new species, transferences and new distributional records, Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 60, pp. 1-40: 6-7

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11606/1807-0205/2020.60.06

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3728681

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scientific name

Scythropopsis melanostictica ( White, 1855 )
status

comb. nov.

Scythropopsis melanostictica ( White, 1855)   , comb. nov.

( Figs. 35-39 View Figures 35-42 )

Acanthoderes melanosticticus White, 1855: 361   .

Psapharochrus melanosticticus   ; Lacordaire, 1872: 751; Monné, 2005: 208 (cat.); Monné et al., 2010: 246 (distr.); Monné, 2019: 301 (cat.).

Acanthoderes melanosticta   ; Gemminger, 1873: 3146 (cat., error); Blackwelder, 1946: 611 (cat.); Zajciw & Seabra, 1968: 72 (distr.); Zajciw, 1969b: 610 (distr.), 1970a: 5 (distr.).

Acanthoderes (Psapharochrus) melanosticta   ; Aurivillius, 1923: 387 (cat.); Buck, 1959: 604 (distr.); Gilmour, 1965: 615 (cat.); Monné, 1994: 65 (cat.); Mermudes & Monné, 2001: 331 (error); Monné et al., 2017: 30 (morphology).

Acanthoderes (Psapharochrus) melanostictus   ; Monné & Giesbert, 1994: 231 (checklist).

Pteridotelus contaminatus Thomson, 1865: 544   ; Gemminger, 1873: 3144 (cat.); Thomson, 1878: 15 (type); Aurivillius, 1923: 383 (cat.); Blackwelder, 1946: 610 (checklist); Gilmour, 1965: 611 (cat.); Monné, 1994: 53 (cat.); Monné & Giesbert, 1994: 237 (checklist); Monné, 2005: 215 (cat.); Monné & Hovore, 2006: 211 (checklist); Monné, 2019: 308. Syn. nov.

Audinet-Serville (1835) included some species in his new genus Acanthoderes   which indicated it was masculine gender ( Acanthoderes varius (Fabricius, 1787)   , and Acanthoderes griseus (Fabricius,1792))   .However,it is actually feminine gender, as previously correctly indicated by Gemminger (1873) and Blackwelder (1946). Gemminger (1873) corrected the gender in only part of the species neglecting to do so for Acanthoderes melanosticticus   .

Lacordaire (1872) transferred A. melanosticticus   to Psapharochrus Thomson, 1864   . As Aurivillius (1923) considered Psapharochrus   a subgenus of Acanthoderes   , A. melanosticticus   was mentioned in this subgenus until recently by nearly all authors, even after Psapharochrus   had been considered a distinct genus. In Acanthoderes melanostictica   the size of the ommatidia is very small ( Figs. 37-38 View Figures 35-42 ) and the elytra have distinct carina ( Santos-Silva & Nascimento, 2018), hence it belongs to Scythropopsis Thomson, 1864   . It also has the protibiae distinctly widened toward apex ( Fig. 39 View Figures 35-42 ), as in the type species of the genus.

Thomson (1865) described two species, in different genera, with the same name: Psapharochrus contaminatus   ( Fig. 40 View Figures 35-42 ), and Pteridotelus contaminatus   ( Fig. 36 View Figures 35-42 ). Monné & Giesbert (1992) synonymized Psapharochrus contaminatus   with Acanthoderes melanostictus   [sic]: “ Acanthoderes melanostictus White, 1855: 361   / Acanmoderes [sic] contaminatus Thomson, 1865: 543   , new synonymy.” However, Psapharochrus contaminatus   is not equal to Scythropopsis melanostictica   ( Fig. 35 View Figures 35-42 ), rather it is Pteridotelus contaminatus   that is the true synonym of the latter.

Material examined (all from MZSP): BRAZIL, Minas Gerais (new state record): Poços de Caldas, 1 female, 11.XI.1954, J.J. Ferraciolli col   .; Passa Quatro, 1 female, 14.XI.1916, Zikán col.; (Fazenda dos Campos)   , 1 male, 30.XII.1917, Zikán col. São Paulo:   São Paulo, 1 female, 05.XII.1914, collector illegible   ; 1 female, 1915, no collector indicated   ; ( Ipiranga ), 1 male, 2 females, no date and collector indicated   ; 1 female, 25.I.1957, collector illegible; ( Jabaquara )   , 1 female, 13.II.1974, L.R. Fontes col   .; Campinas, 1 female, XI.1919, collector illegible   . Paraná: Guarapuava, 1 female, III.1953, H. Schneider col   .; 1 female, I.1960, H. Schneider col   .; Ponta Grossa, 1 female, XII.1938, Camargo col   .; 1 male, 1941, Machado col   .; Rio Negro, 1 female, 07.I.1924, no collector indicated   ; 1 male, 22.XII.1924, no collector indicated   ; 1 female, I.1926, no collector indicated   ; 1 female, 09.III.1927, no collector indicated   ; Curitiba, 1 male, 05.II.1936, no collector indicated   . Santa Catarina: São Bento do Sul, 1 male, XI.1924, A. Maller col   .; 1 female, II.1950, formerly Dirings col   .; 1 male, II.1952, formerly Dirings col   .; 2 females, II.1960, formerly Dirings col   .; ( Rio Vermelho ), 1 male, XII.1949, formerly Dirings col   .; 2 females, I.1950, formerly Dirings col   .; 1 male, I.1952, formerly Dirings col   .; 1 male, II.1952, formerly Dirings col   .; 1 female, X.1952, formerly Dirings col   .; 1 male, XII.1952, formerly Dirings col   .; 1 male, I.1958, formerly Dirings col   .; 6 males, 4 females, III.1960, formerly Dirings col   .; 2 females, I.1961, formerly Dirings col   .; 1 female, III.1961, formerly Dirings col   .; 1 female, I.1962, formerly Dirings col   .; Timbó , 4 males, 3 females, X.1958, formerly Dirings col   .

Known geographical distribution ( Monné, 2019; Tavakilian & Chevillotte, 2019; new record): Brazil (Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul).

MZSP

Brazil, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

MZSP

Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cerambycidae

Genus

Scythropopsis

Loc

Scythropopsis melanostictica ( White, 1855 )

Santos-Silva, Antonio, Botero, Juan Pablo & Wappes, James E. 2020
2020
Loc

Acanthoderes (Psapharochrus) melanostictus

Monne, M. A. & Giesbert, E. F. 1994: 231
1994
Loc

Acanthoderes (Psapharochrus) melanosticta

Monne, M. L. & Monne, M. A. & Wang, Q. 2017: 30
Mermudes, J. R. M. & Monne, M. L. 2001: 331
Monné 1994: 65
Gilmour, E. F. 1965: 615
Buck, P. 1959: 604
Aurivillius, C. 1923: 387
1923
Loc

Acanthoderes melanosticta

Zajciw, D. 1970: 5
Zajciw, D. 1969: 610
Zajciw, D. & Seabra, C. A. C. 1968: 72
Blackwelder, R. E. 1946: 611
Gemminger, M. 1873: 3146
1873
Loc

Psapharochrus melanosticticus

Monne, M. A. 2019: 301
Monne, M. L. & Monne, M. A. & Martins, R. S. & Simoes, M. V. P. & Machado, V. S. 2010: 246
Monne, M. A. 2005: 208
Lacordaire, J. T. 1872: 751
1872
Loc

Pteridotelus contaminatus

Monne, M. A. 2019: 308
Monne, M. A. & Hovore, F. T. 2006: 211
Monne, M. A. 2005: 215
Monne, M. A. & Giesbert, E. F. 1994: 237
Gilmour, E. F. 1965: 611
Blackwelder, R. E. 1946: 610
Aurivillius, C. 1923: 383
Thomson, J. 1878: 15
Gemminger, M. 1873: 3144
Thomson, J. 1865: 544
1865
Loc

Acanthoderes melanosticticus

White, A. 1855: 361
1855