Brachiacantha fenestrata Gorham

Nestor-Arriola, Jorge Ismael, Toledo-Hernandez, Victor Hugo, Solis, Angel, Gonzalez, Guillermo & Vetrovec, Jaroslav, 2021, The Brachiacantha Dejean, 1837 (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) of Central America, ZooKeys 1024, pp. 157-196 : 157

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1024.56927

publication LSID

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scientific name

Brachiacantha fenestrata Gorham
status

 

Brachiacantha fenestrata Gorham Figures 3 View Figures 1–4 , 25-28 View Figures 25–28

Brachyacantha fenestrata Gorham, 1894: 190. Leng 1911: 322.

Material examined.

160 specimens from Costa Rica: Alajuela, Guanacaste, Heredia, and Puntarenas; Panamá: Chiquirí ( MNCR, MUCR, MZCR) .

Diagnosis.

Dorsally black or dark brown; pronotum with the anterior angles, the anterior margin and two convergent oval spots on the center of the disc, pale yellow; each elytron has five pale spots (Fig. 3 View Figures 1–4 ). Male abdomen with ventrites I-V depressed, emarginated, and abundantly pubescent. Male genitalia with the penis guide apically truncate and slightly longer than parameres, symmetrical, with convergent sides (Fig. 25 View Figures 25–28 ); parameres slender, apex rounded, setae arising from the convex side margin (Fig. 26 View Figures 25–28 ); penis curved in basal 1/2, apex with small alae, basal capsule without crest, inner arm of basal capsule long and slender (Figs 27 View Figures 25–28 , 28 View Figures 25–28 ).

Variation.

In some specimens the elytral spots are fused.

Distribution.

Costa Rica and Panamá. The records of México must be confirmed.

Discussion.

This species is easily recognizable by the pronotal pale spots.

MNCR

Museo Nacional de Costa Rica

MUCR

Museo de Insectos

MZCR

Museo de Zoologia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Coccinellidae

Genus

Brachiacantha

Loc

Brachiacantha fenestrata Gorham

Nestor-Arriola, Jorge Ismael, Toledo-Hernandez, Victor Hugo, Solis, Angel, Gonzalez, Guillermo & Vetrovec, Jaroslav 2021
2021
Loc

Brachyacantha fenestrata

Dejean 1835
1835