Neocompsa schneppi, Wappes & Santos-Silva, 2016

Wappes, James E. & Santos-Silva, Antonio, 2016, New species of Neocompsa and Tropidion from Bolivia (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Neoibidionini), Insecta Mundi 2016 (488), pp. 1-7: 1-3

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Neocompsa schneppi

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Neocompsa schneppi   sp. nov.

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Description of Male Holotype. Integument reddish brown, some areas darker; antennomeres I–VI orangish brown on remaining surface, except for small yellowish spot surrounded with black near beginning of middle one-third; femoral club mostly dark brown (lighter on apex); abdominal ventrites dark brown, slightly lighter toward ventrite V. Pubescence and setae yellowish white.

Head. Frons finely, abundantly punctate except for small longitudinal smooth area in center close to clypeus; with short setae not obscuring integument, narrow area along coronal suture and smooth area close to clypeus glabrous. Antennal tubercles elevated near upper eye lobes; base with sculpture and setae as on frons, smooth, glabrous close to apex. Vertex microsculptured with fine, sparse punctures interspersed, area closer to prothorax with abundant small, transverse asperities; microsculptured region pubescent (not obscuring integument); area with asperities glabrous. Tempora with pubescence close to eye, not obscuring integument, with very long, erect setae interspersed (mainly behind lower eye lobes); pubescent area with coarse, sparse punctures; area closer to prothorax glabrous, somewhat smooth close to pubescent area, finely, abundantly punctate toward prothoracic margin. Coronal suture well-marked from clypeus to area between upper eye lobes. Genae finely, densely punctate, with short setae not obscuring integument, narrow smooth glabrous area close to apex. Gula smooth, glabrous. Submentum slightly elevated close to gula, transversely vermiculate-punctate; with short, sparse setae and long, erect setae interspersed. Area between submentum and lower eye lobes with short, moderately abundant setae. Postclypeus with short setae centrally, glabrous laterally, with a very long, erect seta in area bordering short setae. Anteclypeus with short, sparse setae basally, remaining surface glabrous. Labrum with short, sparse setae (denser close to apex); with a few long, erect setae laterally. Distance between upper eye lobes 0.45 times length of scape; distance between lower eye lobes in frontal view 0.75 times length of scape. Antennae 2.45 times elytral length, reaching elytral apex at base of antennomere VIII; scape, pedicel and antennomeres III–IV with long, erect, sparse setae dorsally; scape, pedicel and antennomeres III–VI with very long setae ventrally (gradually sparser from III to VI); antennomeres VII–X with few long, erect setae at apex (shorter from VII to X); antennal formula (ratio) based on antennomere III: scape = 0.51; pedicel = 0.15; IV = 0.71; V = 0.88; VI = 0.99; VII = 0.96; VIII = 0.87; IX = 0.79; X = 0.71; XI = 0.84.

Thorax. Prothorax twice as long as wide. Pronotum coarsely, shallowly, sparsely punctate; long, erect seta emerges from each puncture; with pubescence partially obscuring integument except small glabrous area surrounding nearly all punctures, part of gibbosities and narrow band close to anterior margin (widened toward sides of prothorax); three tubercles near middle at anterior one-half ( Fig. 5 View Figures 1–5 ): central elongated, conically elevated forward, and one small, conical on each side of central tubercle, placed slightly ahead of conical projection of central tubercle. Sides of prothorax with pubescence, punctures and setae as on pronotum, except area close to anterior margin with short setae (not obscuring integument) intermixed with long, erect setae. Prosternum pubescent in basal one-half, pubescence gradually sparser toward apical one-quarter; basal one-half coarsely, sparsely punctate; apical onequarter finely, sparsely punctate; area between basal one-half and apical one-quarter finely, transversely striate. Prosternal process with pubescence, not obscuring integument; distal area cordiform. Ventral side of meso- and metathorax with pubescence partially obscuring integument, interspersed with long, erect, sparse setae. Mesosternal process with flap projected on mesocoxae in distal area. Scutellum densely pubescent.

Elytra. Coarsely, abundantly punctate in basal one-half, gradually sparser, finer toward apex; pubescence not obscuring integument, interspersed with long, erect setae aligned in 4 rows (not well-aligned in basal and apical quarter); setigerous punctures surrounded by small, glabrous area; apex rounded.

Legs. Metatarsomere I slightly longer than II–III combined.

Abdomen. Pubescence not obscuring integument, interspersed with long, erect, sparse setae. Apex of ventrite V truncate, emarginated centrally.

Female Paratypes. Antennae 1.8 times elytral length, reaching elytral apex at apex of antennomere IX. Apex of ventrite V rounded.

Variation. Integument almost entirely dark brown; metasternum dark brown; yellowish spot on elytra variable in size and shape (sometimes calloused), but always small (sometimes, very short), surrounded by dark brown to black narrow to wide rim; elytra entirely dark brown; femora entirely dark brown; elytral apex from widely rounded to almost acute.

Dimensions in mm (holotype male/ paratype males/ paratype females). Total length 12.40/9.40– 11.90/12.90–14.40; prothorax: length 2.80/2.10–2.80/2.80–2.90; anterior width 1.45/1.10–1.50/1.55–1.60; posterior width 1.40/1.10–1.50/1.60–1.70; humeral width 2.00/1.60–2.10/2.35–2.45; elytral length 6.95/5.75–7.20/8.30–9.20.

Type Material. Holotype male from BOLIVIA, Santa Cruz: Florida province (4 km N Bermejo; Refugio Los Volcanes ; 18º06’S / 63º36’W; 1,000 -1,200 meters), 06.XII.2015, Skillman, Wappes and Kuckartz col. ( MNKM) GoogleMaps   . Paratypes – BOLIVIA, Santa Cruz: 3 males, same data as holotype (2 FWSC, 1 ACMT) GoogleMaps   ; Los Negros , 1 male (MHNNKM, 7524), 04.XII.2007, F. A. Langer col. ( MNKM)   ; Florida province (4 km N Bermejo; Refugio Los Volcanes ; 18º06’S / 63º36’W; 1,045 -1,350 meters), 1 female, 17-24.X.2014, Wappes & Morris col. ( ACMT) GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, 18-24.X.2014, Morris & Wappes col. ( RFMC) GoogleMaps   ; 16 km NE Mairana (6,600’; 18º05’S / 63º54’W), 1 female, 11.XII.2011, Wappes, Bonaso & Sekerka col. ( ACMT) GoogleMaps   ; 4-6 km S Pampegrande [sic, Pampa Grande ] (4,600’), 2 females, 18-19.XI.2003, Wappes, Morris & Nearns col. (1 ACMT, 1 MZSP)   .

Etymology. Named for Kyle Schnepp, Biological Scientist, Division of Plant Industry, FSCA, in appreciation for his willing assistance to the authors on occasions too numerous to count.

Remarks. Neocompsa schneppi   is similar to N. muira Martins and Galileo, 2014, also known from Bolivia but differing as follows: Antennae in male 2.4 times elytral length; antennae in female 1.8 times elytral length; pronotum with three distinct conical tubercles; elytral yellowish macula small. In N. muira: antennae in male 2.8 times elytral length; antennae in female 1.95 times elytral length; pronotum with one single tubercle, not conical anteriorly; elytral yellowish macula large (see Bezark 2016). It differs from N. mimosa Martins, 1971 by the pronotum with three tubercles (with one single tubercle, not conical anteriorly), and by the elytra without glabrous areas surrounding setigerous punctures.

Neocompsa schneppi   is included in the alternative of couplet 12 of Martins and Galileo (2009) (translated; modified):

12(9). − Pronotum with two small, acute anterolateral tubercles. ....................................................... 12’ Pronotal tubercles, if present, not acute. ................................................................................... 13

12’(12). At least some antennomeres bicolorous (lighter in color apically than distally); each elytron with two yellowish spots. West Indies, Venezuela. ....................................................... ......................................................................................... N. cylindricollis (Fabricius, 1798)


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