Epimetopus punctipennis Perkins, 1979

Perkins, Philip D., 2012, 3531, Zootaxa 3531, pp. 1-95: 33-34

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scientific name

Epimetopus punctipennis Perkins, 1979
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Epimetopus punctipennis Perkins, 1979  

Figs. 58 (habitus), 62 (aedeagus), 137 (map)

Epimetopus punctipennis Perkins, 1979: 321   .

New collection records: Mexico: Sinaloa, 21 mi. E. Villa Union , 23° 12' N, 105° 55' W, 25 vii 1964, H. F. Howden (2 CNC) GoogleMaps   ; 54 mi S Culiacan , elev. 164 m, 24° 8' N, 107° 12' W, 23 iv 1969, M. E. Irwin (2 USNM) GoogleMaps   ; Concordia , 23° 17' N, 106° 4' W, 1–30 vii 1974, D. Chandler (7 USNM) GoogleMaps   ; U.S.A.: Oklahoma, 9 mi W Broken Bow, Glover River , black light trap, 34° 2' N, 94° 44' W, 26 vii 1987, W. D. Shepard (4 CAS) GoogleMaps   ; Texas, Gillespie Co., Lange’s Mill , 30° 18' N, 98° 54' W, 5 vii 1969, T. W. Taylor (3 USNM) GoogleMaps   ; Llano Co., Enchanted Rock , collected at light, 30° 30' N, 98° 49' W, 18 iv 1959, H. F. Howden (1 CNC) GoogleMaps   ; USA: Burnett Co. [no other data, or date; L/L very approximate], 30° 44' N, 98° 13' W, (3 MCZ) GoogleMaps   .

Differential diagnosis. The habitus of E. punctipennis   ( Fig. 58) is very similar to that of several other members of the Costatus group; reliable determinations will be based on examination of the aedeagus. The aedeagus is somewhat similar to that of E. panamensis   ( Figs. 39, 62; differing therefrom in having a wider and shorter median lobe, a narrower and shorter basal piece, and narrower and differently shaped parameres. Externally ( Figs. 34, 58) the two species differ in color ( E. punctipennis   is reddish, E. panamensis   is brown), and E. punctipennis   has much larger elytral punctures and smaller elytral granules, which do not link the punctures.

Distribution. Currently known from northern Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and Oklahoma ( Fig. 137).

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Epimetopidae

Genus

Epimetopus

Loc

Epimetopus punctipennis Perkins, 1979

Perkins, Philip D. 2012
2012
Loc

Epimetopus punctipennis

Perkins P. D. 1979: 321
1979