Tarsostenodes guttulus (WHITE)

Opitz, Weston, G, Paratillus & B, Tarsostenodes, 2016, Classification, natural history, and evolution of Tarsosteninae (Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Cleridae). Part IV. Taxonomy of the Tarsostenodes complex of Australia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, and Tasmania, Linzer biologische Beiträge 48 (1), pp. 587-636: 605-606

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scientific name

Tarsostenodes guttulus (WHITE)
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Tarsostenodes guttulus (WHITE)   , 1849 ( Figs 6 View Figs 2-21 , 24 View Figs 22-40 , 58, 78, 92)

Clerus guttulus WHITE, 1849: 59   . Lectotype, gender unknown. Herein designated.

Australia (BMNH). BLACKBURN, 1900: 139. SCHENKLING, 1906: 281. BROOKS, 1948: 27. CORPORAAL, 1950: 303. WINKLER, 1961: Tafel 1 ( Fig. 8 View Figs 2-21 misidentified as T. guttulus   . The figure represents T. cribripennis SCHENKLING   ). KOLIBÁČ, 2003: 46 (Photo 2 misidentified as T. guttulus   . The figure represents T. cribripennis SCHENKLING   ). White did not indicate in his description whether his nominal species is based on more than one specimen. Therefore, I invoke Recommendation 73F of the ICZN (1999) and designate a lectotype for this nominal species.

D i a g n o s i s: The presence of a testaceous, centrally positioned, fascia at the middle of the elytra separates members of this species from superficially similar specimens of Tarsostenus simulator   .

D e s c r i p t i o n: Size: Length 7.5 mm; width 2.0 mm. Form: As in Fig. 58. Integument: Forebody dark blue, elytra tricolored, mostly dark brown with a blue shine, with testaceous fascia that extends from humeral angle, but does not reach margin, elytral disc with 3 white bullules, legs and first visible abdominal sternite testaceous, remainder of abdomen dark brown. Head: Cranium coarsely punctate, frons much wider than width of eye (FW/EW-44/17); antennal funicular antennomeres subfiliform, 9 th and 10 th antennomeres short triagonal, 11 th antennomere ovoid ( Fig. 6 View Figs 2-21 ). Thorax: Pronotum obovate, constricted posteriorly ( Fig. 24 View Figs 22-40 ) (PL/PW-115/85), coarsely punctated, midbase of disc subrugose, without tubercle at sides; elytral disc with shallow subbasal umbo, with anterior, epipleural, and posterior bullules, asetiferous punctations diminish behind posterior bullule (EL/EW- 285/60); disc distinctly constricted and compressed at middle. Abdomen: Male pygidium not incised at middle of anterior margin; phallobase slightly sclerotized ventrally, lobes well developed, fimbriate, delineated basally by a transverse sclerotic line, phallobasic rod extended laterally, phallobasic struts contiguous with phallobasic apodeme, phallic apex triagonal, apex curvate, phallic plates wide ( Fig. 78 View Figs 71-82 ).

V a r i a t i o n: Size: Length 5.0-9.0 mm; width 1.2-2.0 mm. The testaceous transverse, centrally positioned, fascia at the middle of the elytra may or may not reach the sutural margin. The anterior bullule may be reduced or absent.

N a t u r a l H i s t o r y: Specimens were collected in October, November, December, January, and February, at 610-1500 m. J. G. Brooks collected this species on the red bloodwood Eucalyptus gummifera (GAERTN.) HOCHR.   ( Myrtaceae   ), and R. de Keyzer found a specimen on the dogwood Jacksonia scoparia SM.   ( Fabaceae   ). Specimens were also collected from Acacia mearnsii DEWILD   ( Fabaceae   ) and dead Eucalyptus L’HÉR.   ( Myrtaceae   ). G. B. Monteith collected this beetle by praying pyrethrum on logs of Callitris.

D i s t r i b u t i o n ( Fig. 92 View Fig ): In addition to the type, I examined 113 specimens. Australia: New South Wales: Bawley Point , 35°30'S 150°24'E, 3Jan.1996, D. Rentz, K. McCarron GoogleMaps   ; Nepean Gorge , nr. Mulgoa, 21 X 84   ; Berkshire Pk , 6.XI.87, dead Eucalyptus, S. Watkins     ; Wingham Brush , Manning R, 21. XI-1993   ; Lapstone Hill , 11-XI-84, S. Watkins   ; Macleay River , Nov. 1928, H. J. Carter   ; 35 km S Tenterfield , 16 Nov. 1986, ex. Acacia, C. Reid     ; Mittagong , 2/1901, J. J. W., 610-671 m   ; Murrumbidgee R.; Crowdy Bay National Park , 29. Oct.1978, on heathland, G. T. Williams   ; Lilyvale , 1-I-1972, R. H. M   .; idem, 12-2-1972, R. H. M   .; Helensburgh , 18-12-1976   ; idem, 11-12-1976, R. H. M   .; Shoalhaven R, 30 km W Nowra , 25. XII-1986, G. A. Holloway   ; Royal NP. Audley tip, 3404 S 15103 View Materials E, 6.xii.2006, beating/bushes, Reid & Dungelhoel   ; Mt. Thoma , Blue Mtns, 12-12-83   ; Budgewoi , 16 Aug 1986, ex Jacksonia scoparia, R. de KEYZER     ; idem, 25-I- 1988, N. W. Rodd   ; Nambucca River , 10-21   ; idem, Mittagong , 2000-2200 ft., J. J. W   .; idem, Coonabarabran , 11-II-56, E. Smith   ; near Jervis bay , 35°08'S 150°42'E, 6 Nov. 1955, J. Balderson GoogleMaps   ; 6 km WNW of Mt. Kembla nr. Wollongong , 15 December 1966, Balderson   ; Mt. Gladstone , 5 km WSW of Cooma, 12.3.1972, R. Kohout   ; Great Dividing Range, Mt. Coricudgy , 491 m, S 32°50' E 150°17', 28-30-2000, A. Podlussány   ; idem, Olinda Station , 800 m, 25-27.I.2006, G. Hangay, I. Rozner, & A. Podlussány   ; Burrinjuck , 1999.I.2.3, A. Podlussány   ; Bigga , 860 m, 43°05'S 149°09'E, 24.XI. 2000, G. Hangay & I. Rozner GoogleMaps   ; idem, 24-25.XI.2000, A. Podlussány GoogleMaps   ; Mount Kapular N. P., 1500 m, 13-15.I.2006, G. Hangay, I. Rozner, R. de Keyzer & A. Podlussány   ; Mittangong, J. J. W.: Queensland: Morangah, 22°03'S 148°04'E, 20 Dec. 97- 26Apr.1968, pitfall trap, 220 m, G. Monteith GoogleMaps   ; Sydney Heads , camp gully, 21°24.6'S 148°34.8'E, 12-13Oct.2005, 880, night hand collect, C. Burwell GoogleMaps   ; Braemar, S.F., via Kogan , 15-19-X-1979, pyrethrum on Calitris, G. B. Monteith   ; Gold Creek, Brisbane , 2Nov.2003, G. Monteith   ; Stanthorpe, E. Sutton; Woodbye, nr. Nambour , 16.x.65, D. H. Colless   ; Brisbane , 20-11-38, C. F. Ashby   ; Blackdown Range , 2345 S 14910 View Materials E, 6.x.73, E. E. Adams   ; Bunya Mts. , 8-2-38, 2000', N. Geary   ; idem, 22-I-38, 2000', N. Geary   ; Blackall Rgs. , Oct. 1920, F. E. Wilson   ; The Pinnacles, Bluff Range, via Biggenden , 900 m, 16.X.75, H. Frauca   ; Maryborough, Q., 5-11-56; Dalveen , Queensland, 12-10: Victoria: Lilydale, J. E. Dixon   ; Warburton , 2- I-26, F. E. Wilson   ; Mansfiels , 21.12.51, E. T. Smith   ; Pakenham, C. Oke; idem, Beaconsfield, C. Oke   ; Woori Yallock , 10.12.11   ; idem, Valencia Creek , 27-11-59, F. E. Wilson   ; Moe , 12.2.17   ; idem, Ferntree Gully   ; idem, Mansfield , 21-12-51, E. T. Smith   ; idem, Warburton District   ; Healesville , 26-1-04, E. Smith   ; Yara Glen , 5.11.55   ; idem, Lakes Entrance, E. S. Wilson , Oct. 1919   ; Ferntree Gully, Xmas. 1920, F. P. S.: Australian Capital Territory: Canberra , emerged from branch of Acacia mearnsii   between Dec. 1970 - Jan. 1972, T. Bellas   ; North Canberra, Dec-Jan 1971/2, K. R. Pullen   ; Lower Se slope of Black Mountain , 23 Dec. 1983, K. R. Pullen   ; Gibraltar Ck. , 8.III.1972, S. Misko, R. Kohout   ; Turner , 9.12.66, K. PullenSpecimens are deposited in AMSA, ANIC, BMNH, FSCA, MVMA, and WOPC   .

AMSA

Albany Museum

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae

Genus

Tarsostenodes

Loc

Tarsostenodes guttulus (WHITE)

Opitz, Weston, G, Paratillus & B, Tarsostenodes 2016
2016
Loc

guttulus

WHITE A 1849: 59
1849