Leptostylopsis poeyi ( Fisher, 1925 ) Lingafelter & Micheli, 2009

Lingafelter, Steven & Micheli, Charyn, 2009, The genus Leptostylopsis of Hispaniola (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Acanthocinini), ZooKeys 17 (17), pp. 1-55 : 23-27

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Leptostylopsis poeyi ( Fisher, 1925 )

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Leptostylopsis poeyi ( Fisher, 1925) , comb. n.

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Leptostylus poeyi Fisher, 1925:4

Diagnosis. Th e unusually short antennae, particularly in females, with antennomeres 6-11 very short and successively decreasing in length, combined with the distinctive pronotal and elytral maculae comprised of a combination of off-white, pale ochraceous, and black pubescence readily distinguishes this species from its congeners. The rather acute lateral pronotal tubercles, narrow intercoxal processes between the procoxae and mesocoxae, very dark tarsi, and short ventrite 5 in females also are distinctive.

Redescription. Length: 6.0-9.0 mm; width: 2.7-4.0 mm.

Head: Covered in dense, appressed, off-white and tawny pubescence. Mostly obscured narrow, median-frontal line extending from fronto-clypeal margin to between lower eye lobes, continuing in some specimens on vertex; short, glabrous frontal-genal line extending from anterior tentorial pits along anterior margin of genae to base of mandible. Antenna: covered with dense, appressed, mottled off-white and tawny pubescence; dark annulate at apex and base of most antennomeres. Last antennomere uniformly dark, without annulae, of similar coloration to apex of penultimate antennomere. Antennae relatively short, longer than body in males, typically extending beyond elytral apices by 3 antennomeres. In females, antennae shorter, extending beyond elytral apices by about 2-3 antennomeres. In both sexes, last antennomere shorter than penultimate. Antennomeres 6-11 very short in females, successively decreasing in length. Antennal scape cylindrical, slightly more expanded apically; relatively short, extending to about middle of pronotum. Eye: lower eye lobe slightly shorter than gena below it; about 2 × height of upper eye lobe; lobes connected by 3-5 rows of ommatidia in most specimens. Upper eye lobes separated by little less than greatest width of scape. Mouthparts: frontoclypeal margin with fringe of short, ochraceous pubescence extending to about base of labrum; clypeus without pubescence except at extreme base. Labrum coated with dense, mostly appressed, pale ochraceous pubescence with 8-10 longer, suberect, translucent setae.

Thorax: Pronotum with moderately acute and protuberant lateral tubercles with greatest projection at middle; with weakly raised dorsal tubercles of following arrangement: oval tubercle at middle, partially denuded of pubescence, surrounded by four tubercles (two anterolateral and two posterolateral). Pronotum with slight anteromedial elevation at margin. Pronotum mostly covered in appressed, ochra-

ceous pubescence with black pubescence forming small maculae at posterior margin (behind posterolateral tubercles), at posterior margin at middle opposite scutellum base, at posterior margin adjacent to base of elytral humeri, at middle of anterior margin, and along inside and anterior margins of anterolateral tubercles. Pronotum with slight constriction before anterior and strong constriction before posterior margins, constrictions (particularly posteriorly) each lined with row of separate, large punctures. Additional smaller punctures scattered over pronotal disk, some obscured by pubescence. Prosternum smooth, impunctate, covered with uniform, appressed, white or tawny pubescence. Prosternal process relatively narrow between procoxae, little over 1/2 width of procoxa in most specimens. Scutellum moderately to densely ochraceous pubescent (darker than pronotum and adjacent elytra); broadly rounded posteriorly. Mesosternum smooth, impunctate, covered with uniform, appressed, pale ochraceous pubescence, less dense on anterior 1/3 which is deeply constricted. Mesosternal process between mesocoxae relatively narrow, separating mesocoxae by little less than width of mesocoxa. Metasternum with appressed, pale ochraceous pubescence, mottled and not obscuring integument. Elytra: covered with combination of mostly appressed, off-white, pale ochraceous, and black pubescence forming variable patterns, generally with broad pale fascia at middle 1/3 angling posteriorly to outer elytral edge, bordered posteriorly with thin black margin. U-shaped band of ochraceous pubescence bordered anteriorly by black macula lies behind pale fascia, at apical 1/3 of elytron. Basal 2/3 of elytra with sparse, scattered tubercles of black setae forming vague rows along costae and suture. Tubercles at base of elytra most prominent, forming weak crests. Humeri projecting slightly, marked at anterior margin with black macula corresponding to small black macula on prothorax. Epipleuron with dark setae at basal 2/3 and pale ochraceous or off-white setae at apical 1/3. Elytral apex narrowly subtruncate. Legs: mostly uniformly pubescent with combination of appressed, off-white and pale ochraceous setae, somewhat mottled; apex of tibiae distinctly annulate due to less dense pubescence exposing darker integument, basal 1/3 with incomplete dark annulae in most specimens. Tibiae approximately equal in length to femora; hind legs much longer than forelegs; metafemora extending to about abdominal apex. Tarsi very dark, similar in color to apex of tibiae.

Abdomen: Ventrites partially covered with appressed, off-white or tawny pubescence. Fifth ventrite of females over 2.6 × broader than long; with glabrous midline at base, extending toward apex for 1/3 or more of overall length.

Distribution. Endemic to Hispaniola , this species is known from southeastern Haiti and throughout the Dominican Republic ( Map 5 View Maps 5-6 ).

Remarks. Th is species has been collected from March through October in lowland and mid-elevation forests by beating and general collecting during the day.

Type material examined: Holotype: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: San Francisco Mountains, September 1905, August Busck ( USNM). Paratype: HAITI: Port-au- Prince ( USNM).

Other type material (not examined): Two paratypes: DOMINICAN REPUB- LIC: La Romana Prov., Higüeral ( AMNH).

Other material examined: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Azua Prov., 8 km NE Padre Las Casas, Río Las Cuevas , 580 m, 18°46’N, 70°53’W, 3-4 October 1991, C. Young, S. Th ompson, R. Davidson, J. Rawlins, riparian growth in arid thornscrub ( CMNH, 1) GoogleMaps ; Barahona Prov., road west of La Ciénaga , 18°03.830’N, 71°07.458’W, 425 m, 14 July 2006, S.W. Lingafelter, beating ( USNM, 2) GoogleMaps ; Punta Prieta, SE Barahona, 13 July 1996, M.C. Th omas ( FSCA, 1) ; Hato Mayor Prov., Parque Los Haitises , 3 km W Cueva de Arena, 19°04’N, 69°29’W, 20 m, beating, 7-9 July 1992, R. Davidson, J. Rawlins, S. Th ompson, C. Young, mesic lowland forest ( CMNH, 1) GoogleMaps ; La Altagracia Prov., Parque Nacional del Este, Boca de Yuma , 18°21.508’N, 68°36.956’W, 20 m, day coll., 19 July 2004, S.W. Lingafelter ( USNM, 1) GoogleMaps ; El Verón, road to Hoyo Azul , 25-40 m, day coll., 18°33.610’N, 68°26.881’W, 22 July 2004, day collecting, S.W. Lingafelter ( USNM, 5) GoogleMaps ; same data but 2-7 July 2006 ( USNM, 2) GoogleMaps ; Punta Cana, near Ecological Reserve , 0-5 m, 18°30.477’N, 68°22.499’W, 2-5 July 2006, beating GoogleMaps ,

S.W. Lingafelter ( USNM, 3); same data but 21 July ( USNM, 1) ; same data but 22 July, N.E. Woodley ( USNM, 1) ; Parque Nacional del Este, Guaraguao , 18°19.568’N, 68°48.500’W, 0-5 m, blacklight, 21 July 2004, C.J. Micheli ( JCPC, 1) GoogleMaps ; El Verón, road to Hoyo Azul , 25-40 m, day coll., 18°33.805’N, 68°26.543’W, 22 July 2004, C.J. Micheli ( JCPC, 2) GoogleMaps ; same data but 1 July 2005 ( JCPC, 1) GoogleMaps ; Punta Cana, near Ecological Reserve , 0-5 m, 18°30.477’N, 68°22.499’W, UV lights, 12 and 29 June 2005, E.H. Nearns & S.W. Lingafelter, SpecID 6819, 7478 ( ENPC, 2) GoogleMaps ; La Vega Prov., vicinity of Manabao , 15 July 1996, M.C. Th omas ( FSCA, 1) ; Puerto Plata Prov. , 14 km W Puerto Plata, 11 May 1985, J. E. Wappes ( JEWC, 1) ; San Pedro de Macorís Prov. , 12 km W San Pedro de Macorís, 1700 ft, 5-19 May, E.F. Giesbert ( EFGC, 1) ; HAITI: Mon Repos , Nord-Est, 8-9 March 1925, G.S. Miller ( USNM, 1) .


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Leptostylopsis poeyi ( Fisher, 1925 )

Lingafelter, Steven & Micheli, Charyn 2009

Leptostylus poeyi

Leptostylus poeyi Fisher, 1925:4