Priocera laticincta OPITZ

Opitz, Weston, 2021, Taxonomic revision of the Western Hemisphere checkered beetle genus Priocera KIRBY (Coleoptera, Cleridae, Clerinae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 52 (2), pp. 1145-1255: 1182-1183

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5038854

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Priocera laticincta OPITZ
status

nov.sp.

Priocera laticincta OPITZ   nov.sp. (Figs 54, 92, 142)

HOLOTYPE: ♂. Type locality: Cantareira , São Paulo, 18.XI.1962, J. Halik, 19045.A second label reads: BRAZIL, Halik 1966 Collection ( USNM)   . PARATYPES: 2 specimens. Brazil: Estado do Minas Gerais, Mar de Espanha , 3-XII-1920, collectors name not legible ( SDEI)   ; Caraça,?-?-1884, P. Germain ( MNHN)   .

A d d i t i o n a l m a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d ( Fig.92 View Figs 92 ): Inadditiontothetypes, I examined 69 specimens from: Costa Rica: Provincia de Heredia, La Selva, 18-21-I-1989, F. Hovore. Colombia: Departamento de Antioquia, Puerto de Berrio , 12- VIII- 1938, collector not noted   ; Departamento de Magdalena, PNN Tayrona, Cerro San Lucas , 1-16-I-2003, C. Sarmiento. Venezuela: Estado de Aragua, Corral de Piedra , El Limon , 29-IX-1970, Carlos Bordón   ; Estado de Miranda, Guarenas , 7-II-1961, Carlos Bordón   ; Estado de Carabobo, Mun. Bejuma, Via Palmichal , 16-I-5-II-2009, Wachtel   ; Estado de Zulia, Los Angeles de Tucucu , 15-16-IV-1981, A. S. Menke, L. Hollenberg. Bolivia: Departamento de Santa Cruz, Hotel Flora & Fauna, 12-V- 2004, J. Wappes   ; 4 km N Bermejo, Refugio Loa Volcanes , 31-X-3-XI-2013, 1,045 -1,350 m, Wappes & Kuckartz GoogleMaps   ; idem, 11-17-XII-2012, Wappes & Skillman GoogleMaps   ; idem, 7-II-2012, J. Wappes & A. Bonaso GoogleMaps   ; Potrerillos del Guenda , snake farm, 16-22-X-2006, Wappes, Nearns, & Eya   ; 4-6 km SSE Buena Vista, Hotel Flora & Fauna , 3-14-IX-2003, 400- 500 m, S. W. Lingafelter   ; Amboro, road above Achira Campo , 9-11-X-2004, Morris & Wappes   ; Departamento de Cochabamba, 1 km E Villa Tunari , 8-12-X-1992, E. Giesbert. Peru: Provincia de San Martin, Tarapoto,?-IV-V-1886, M. de Mathan   ; Provincia de Tambopata, Madre de Dios, Rio Tambopata , 30 km SW Puerto Maldonado, 7-XI-1983, T. L. Erwin   ; Provincia de Moyobamba, Moyobamba ,?-?-1887, M. de Mathan   ; Provincia de Paucatambo, Callanga, collection date not noted, collector name not legible. Brazil: Estado do Minas Gerais, Diamantina, Fazenda das Malencias   , 10-XI-1902, E. Gounelle   ; Caraça ,?- XII-1885, E. Gounelle   ; Estado do Bahia, Bahia ,?- VI- 1972, 960 m, M. Alvarenga   ; Cachimbo ,?-?-1890, Ch. Pujol   ; Estado do Rondonia, 62 km SE Ariquemes, 7-18-IX-1985, W. J. Hanson   ; Estado do Amazonas, Amazonas , collection date not noted, Bates   ; Estado do Pará, Jacareacanga ,?- VI-1969, F. R, Barbosa   ; Estado do São Paulo, Val. Rio Pardo ,?- XII-1998, E. Gounelle   ; Horto Florestal , 25-XI-1963, J. Halik   ; Cantareira , 2-I-1962, J. Halik   ; Estado do Santa Catarina, Nova Teutonia ,?- VI-1938, F. Plaumann   ; idem,?- X-1944, Fritz Plaumann   ; idem,?- II- 1974, F. Plaumann   ; Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, collection date not noted, Fry. Argentina: Provincia de Salta, 9-III-1957, P. Dor. Specimens are deposited in ACMT, AMNH, CASC, CMNC, CMNH, CNCI, CSCA, CSUC, EMEC, EMUS, FMNH, FSCA, MCNZ, MNHN, RFMC, RGCM, SDEI, USNM, WOPC, and ZMHB   .

D i a g n o s i s: Forebody black, except pronotal collar castaneous; antenna testaceous; pterothorax castaneous; elytra tricolored, basal 1/2 mostly testaceous, apical 1/2 mostly black, apical 1/5 th testaceous, each elytron with 3 yellow markings, one at basal margin, proximal to mesoscutellum, one triangular, in front of middle, proximal to sutural margin, one postmedial, proximal to sutural margin; prothoracic and mesothoracic legs testaceous, metathoracic leg bicolorous, distal 1/2 of femora and proximal 1/2 of tibiae black, remainder testaceous; tarsi testaceous.

D e s c r i p t i o n: Size: Length 8.0 mm; width 2.0 mm. Form: As in Fig. 142 View Figs 140-143 . Head: Cranium ridged; frons about as wide as length of antennal pedicel; EW/FW 40/10. Thorax: Pronotum ridged at sides, center of disc finely punctate, with 2 tumescenses, slight fissure at middle ( PW /PL 85/130); elytral disc sculptured with striate, asetiferous punctures that extend slightly beyond elytral basal 1/2, elytral apex rounded ( EL /EW 260/55); metathoracic femur gradually increasing in diameter to femoral apex. Abdomen: Aedeagus as in Fig. 54.

V a r i a t i o n: The available specimens are quite homogeneous.

N a t u r a l h i s t o r y: Specimens were collected during November and December.

D i s t r i b u t i o n ( Fig. 92 View Figs 92 ): This species is known from Brazil.

E t y m o l o g y: The specific epithet, laticincta, is a Latin compound name that stems from latura (= broad) and cincta (= belt). I refer to the wide condition of the phallobasic arch.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

CMNH

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

CNCI

Canadian National Collection Insects

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

CSUC

California State University, Chico, Vertebrate Museum

EMEC

Essig Museum of Entomology

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

MCNZ

Porto Alegre, Museu de Ciencias Naturais da Fundacao Zoo-Botanica do Rio Grande do Sul

PW

Paleontological Collections

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae

Genus

Priocera