Palliolatrix pulchra Prena, 2006

Prena, Jens, 2006, Descriptions of Palliolatrix gen. n. and seven new species from Middle America (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Baridinae), Zootaxa 1319 (1), pp. 15-28 : 26

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Palliolatrix pulchra Prena

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6. Palliolatrix pulchra Prena sp. n.

( Figs. 8 View FIGURES 1–10 , 15 View FIGURES 11–28 )

Holotype male (dissected), labeled: “Coco Solo Hospital/ Canal Zone/ 9°21'N 79°51'W / 6.IV.76 Engleman”, “beating plants/ at night”, “HPS­211” ( CMNC). GoogleMaps

Paratypes 6 (2 males, 2 females, 2 not sexed): COSTA RICA. Alajuela Prov.: Upala , 10 km SE Dos Ríos, 250 m, 5.11.1987, H. Lezama ( JPPC) . Guanacaste Prov.: 9 km S Santa Cecilia, Pitilla Stn. , 700 m, VII/1994, P. Ríos, CRI001 884852 ( INBC) . PANAMA. Canal Zone : 1.5 km S Gamboa, 9.11.1969, H. Stockwell ( HPSC) . Coclé Prov.: El Valle , 700 m, 4.11.1979, H. Stockwell ( HPSC) , 12.8.2000, W. Opitz ( CWOB) ; Cerro Goital , 10– 12.6.1985, E.G. Riley & D. Rider ( CWOB) .

Description. Total length 4.9–5.2 mm, standard length 4.7–5.0 mm (n=5). Integument dark red; basic vestiture microscopic, light yellow scales in irregular patches on pronotum and elytra, in spots on elytral interstria 3 and behind preapical callus, along flank of prothorax behind eye, in fascia on metepisternum down to metasternum, and laterally on ventrites; vermilion scales on head and in depressed portions of yellowish patches on pronotum and elytra. Rostrum 0.78–0.81× length of pronotum, curvature over antennal insertion distinct, dorsum costate medially, portion distal to antennal insertion 0.40–0.42× length of rostrum. Pronotum 0.96–1.02× longer than wide, sides subparallel in basal half, then constricted and tubulate in front, lateral portion depressed and with vermilion scales at places. Elytra 1.55–1.61× longer than wide, humeri 1.40–1.45× wider than pronotum; interstria 3 without tumidity at midlength, preapical callus weak compared to congeners. Legs with large femoral tooth, tibia produced ventrally, base notably curved ( Fig. 15 View FIGURES 11–28 ).

Distribution. The species is known from two sites on the Atlantic slope of the Cordillera de Guanacaste in northwest Costa Rica and two sites in central Panama.

Specific epithet. A Latin adjective; the pretty hood­wearer.


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