Arapari bellus, Martins, Ubirajara R., Galileo, Maria Helena M. & Santos-Silva, Antonio, 2015

Martins, Ubirajara R., Galileo, Maria Helena M. & Santos-Silva, Antonio, 2015, New taxa and new records in Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) from the state of Bahia (Brazil) and notes on Meridiotroctes (Acanthoderini), Zootaxa 3973 (2), pp. 271-299: 283-284

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Arapari bellus

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Arapari bellus   sp. nov.

( Figs. 31–34 View FIGURES 27 – 38. 27 – 30 )

Holotype male. Head, scape, pedicel, antennomeres III –V, thorax, and legs blackish with violaceous reflections (especially on pronotum); antennomeres VI –XI black; violaceous elytra; basal two-thirds of urosternites I –III and basal three-fourths of urosternite IV dark-brown (gradually lighter from urosternite I to IV); urosternite V brown.

Frons and area between antennal tubercles moderately coarse, shallowly, abundantly punctate, except for smooth area around coronal suture; area between eyes and margin of prothorax with coarse, abundant, anastomosed punctures, notably at area closest to upper eye lobes; dorsal side of head with short, sparse setae (more abundant on frons), interspersed with some long setae (notably behind upper eye lobes). Distance between upper eye lobes slightly smaller than length of scape; distance between lower eye lobes, in frontal view, equal to 1.25 times length of scape. Antennae length equal to 1.2 times elytral length; reaching apical fourth of elytra; antennal formula based on length of antennomere III: scape = 0.76; pedicel = 0.34; IV = 0.96; V = 1.03; VI = 1.00; VII = 0.96; VIII = 0.82; IX = 0.76; X = 0.65; XI = 0.69.

Pronotum glabrous, very abundantly, anastomosedly punctate, partially striate-punctate along center of disk; basal third with central depression and, on each side, slightly elevate tubercle. Prosternum centrally punctatestriate, on each side, with trapezoidal area abudantly punctate; with moderately long, abundant setae (denser on sides). Metasternum fine, moderately sparsely punctate, from which a long bristle emerges. Elytra with short setae at apical fourth, more concentrated along suture and distal margin.

Apex of pro- and mesofemora with rounded lobes on both sides; apex of metafemora with triangular lobes on both sides. Metatarsomere I 1.6 times as long as length of metatarsomers II –III together. Urosternites with moderately long, sparse setae; elytra not cover the last abdominal segment.

Dimensions in mm (male). Total length, 9.5; length of prothorax at center, 1.8; anterior width of prothorax, 1.7; posterior width of prothorax, 1.8; humeral width, 2.3; elytral length, 6.2.

Type material. Holotype male, BRAZIL, Bahia: Aracatu (“Fazenda Lagoa do Tamburi”; "área de Caatinga arbórea"; 14 º 30.295 ’S / 41 º 27.982 ’W; light trapping), 15.XI. 2013, A. S. Ferreira & A. M. M. França col. ( MZUSP).

Etymology. Latin, bellus   = beautiful.


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