Lanurgus carinatus Jordal

Jordal, Bjarte H., 2021, The mainly South African genus Lanurgus revised (Coleoptera, Scolytinae), Zootaxa 5027 (1), pp. 87-106: 100-103

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Lanurgus carinatus Jordal

sp. nov.

Lanurgus carinatus Jordal   sp. nov.

( Figs 48, 51, 54 View FIGURES 48–56 )

Type material. Holotype male: [ South Africa] Western Cape, Cape Peninsula, Headquarter Table Mt. Nat. Park , 4.xii.2007, leg. W. Mey.   Holotype deposited in ZMHB.

Diagnosis. Antennal club two times as long as broad. Interstriae 7 sharply carinate; interstrial setae spatulate, in rows on disk, increasingly broader and confused on declivity.

Description, male. Length 1.7 mm, 2.5 × as long as wide. Colour black. Frons broadly, shallowly concave between eyes, from epistoma to upper level of eyes; surface smooth with scant short setae. Eyes approximately separated above by 3 × their width (not fully visible). Antennal scapus short, as long as broad with few setae not longer than scapus; funiculus 6-segmented; club setose, 2 × as long as broad, with two procurved sutures obscurely marked. Pronotum with scattered asperities on anterior half, anterior margin with two small tubercles; posterior half reticulate; vestiture mainly consisting of short and longer bristle-like and spatulate setae. Scutellum with plumose setae. Elytral interstriae on disc with regular rows of broad spatulate setae, on declivity setae becomes increasingly broader and confused; strial setae hair-like, recumbent, in single rows. Legs. Protibiae with three denticles on the apical margin.

Female. Not known.

Etymology. The Latin nominative adjective carinatus   , meaning to have a narrow keel (carinate), refers to the continuous sharp carinae along most of interstriae 7.

Distribution. South Africa. Only known from the type locality.