Phygopoda ingae Peñaherrera-Leiva & Tavakilian, 2004,

Carelli, Allan & Monné, Marcela L., 2015, Taxonomic revision of Phygopoda Thomson, 1864 and Pseudophygopoda Tavakilian & Peñaherrera-Leiva, 2007 (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae), Zootaxa 4021 (2), pp. 201-242: 209-210

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Phygopoda ingae Peñaherrera-Leiva & Tavakilian, 2004


Phygopoda ingae Peñaherrera-Leiva & Tavakilian, 2004 

( Figs. 15View FIGURE 15 – 17. 15, 73View FIGURE 73)

Phygopoda ingae Peñaherrera-Leiva & Tavakilian, 2004: 143  , figs. 7, 8, 22 a −h; Monné, 2005: 499 (cat.); Morvan & Morati, 2006: 24 (distr.); Monné & Hovore, 2006: 123 View Cited Treatment (check); Tavakilian & Peñaherrera-Leiva, 2007: 103 (distr.); Touroult et al., 2010: 30 (distr.); Morvan & Morati, 2011: 31 (distr.); Machado et al., 2012 (host); Monné, 2015: 784 (cat.). Phygopoda  sp. Tavakilian et al., 1997: 327 (host).

Male. Integument black, except prothorax with anterior and posterior margin reddish-brown, elytra with longitudinal, median, whitish and translucent band at basal 2 / 3; humeri with yellowish spot at side; and reddishbrown legs.

Eyes frontally separated by about 1 / 8 width of lower ocular lobe; inner margin of lower ocular lobes and clypeus covered with whitish pubescence. Antennae ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 – 17. 15) exceeding elytral apex at antennomere 8, reaching second ventrite; antennomeres 3−7 with row of long semierect setae on inner margin; antennomere 8 with similar setae at apex of inner margin.

Prothorax cylindrical, as wide as long; with spot of whitish pubescence at sides. Pronotum densely covered with deep punctures provided with long semierect setae; posterior margin covered with dense, long decumbent, whitish pubescence. Prosternal process about 1 / 3 diameter of procoxa; anterior coxal cavities closed posteriorly. Mesosternal process about 1 / 2 diameter of mesocoxa. Mesepisternum, mesepimeron, metepisternum and metasternum covered with bright whitish pubescence. Scutellum with rounded apex. Elytra with constriction at apical fifth and rounded apex.

Pro- and mesotibiae with apical 3 / 4 densely covered with short, fine pubescence, yellowish on protibiae, whitish on mesotibiae; metatibiae with dense brush of long setae on apical half (black on basal 2 / 4 and whitish on apical 1 / 4); pro- and mesotarsi with ventral surface densely covered with short, fine pubescence, yellowish on protarsi, whitish on mesotarsi, and dorsal surface covered with yellowish-brown pubescence on protarsi, whitish on mesotarsi; metatarsi densely covered with long, erect, whitish pubescence.

Last visible urotergite trapezoidal with shortest facing posteriorly; apex rounded; last visible urosternite with apical margin covered with long, semierect, whitish setae.

Female ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 – 17. 15). Head with smooth area at front, except for area with very sparse punctures. Eyes frontally separated by width of a lower ocular lobe. Humeri without lateral yellowish spot. Last visible urotergite with rounded apex, and last visible urosternite with truncate apex.

Measurements, in mm. male. n= 1. Total length, 5.6; prothorax length, 1; prothorax width, 0.9; elytral length, 1.5; humeral width, 0.9.

Type-material. We examined one paratype male, from Sinnamary, French Guiana ( MNHN) and also examined photographs (taken by Dr. Eugenio H. Nearns) of the female holotype ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 – 17. 15) from Route de Degrad Saramaca (près de Kourou), French Guiana.

Comments. Peñaherrera-Leiva & Tavakilian (2004) distinguished P. ingae  ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 – 17. 15) from P. fugax  ( Fig. 17View FIGURE 15 – 17. 15) by the elytra with a constriction at the apical fifth. This feature distinguishes it not only from P. f ugax but also from all other species of the genus, except P. fulvitarsis  ( Fig. 16View FIGURE 15 – 17. 15).This species is similar to P. fulvitarsis  by the elytra with a constriction at the apical fifth and a brush of setae of different colors on the apical third. P. fulvitarsis  differs from P. ingae  by the color of the setae on the apical forth of the brush, yellowish in P. fulvitarsis  (whitish in P. ingae  ).

Geographical distribution. French Guiana ( Fig. 73View FIGURE 73).

Host plant. Leguminosae - Inga alba (Sw.) Willd. ( Tavakilian et al., 1997)  .

Specimen examined. FRENCH GUIANA, Sinnamary: Crique Plomb, male (paratype), IX. 1993, G. Tavakilian leg. ( MNHN).


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Phygopoda ingae Peñaherrera-Leiva & Tavakilian, 2004

Carelli, Allan & Monné, Marcela L. 2015

Phygopoda ingae Peñaherrera-Leiva & Tavakilian, 2004 : 143

Monne 2015: 784
Morvan 2011: 31
Tavakilian 2007: 103
Morvan 2006: 24
Monne 2006: 123
Monne 2005: 499
Penaherrera-Leiva 2004: 143
Tavakilian 1997: 327