Scolytodes chapuisi Wood, 1977

Jordal, Bjarte H. & Smith, Sarah M., 2020, Scolytodes Ferrari (Coleoptera, Scolytinae) from Ecuador: 40 new species, and a molecular phylogenetic guide to infer species differences, Zootaxa 4813 (1), pp. 1-67: 25

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Scolytodes chapuisi Wood, 1977


Scolytodes chapuisi Wood, 1977  

( Figs 29, 32, 35 View FIGURES 28–36 )

Ctenophorus laevigatus Chapuis, 1869   , preoccupied by S. laevigatus Ferrari, 1867   .

Hexacolus levis Blackman 1943   , preoccupied by Prionosceles laevis Eggers, 1928   .

Material examined. Syntype, male: Colombie [ NHMW]. Other material as previously reported ( Jordal 1998 b, 2013, 2018).

This species is very similar to several of the new species described in this paper and a brief note with illustrations is therefore needed to avoid confusion. Scolytodes chapuisi   is characterised by uniseriate interstriae, by shallow, fine and widely spaced pronotal punctures, and a shiny median third in the female frons with a long tuft of setae. The female frons is similar in S. inordinatus   , but the latter species has strongly confused interstrial punctures, particularly on the posterior half of elytra, and is distinctly different at multiple genetic markers. S. chapuisi   and S. cancellatus   have both more regular rows of punctures in each interstriae, but S. chapuisi   differs by the much smaller elytral and pronotal punctures.


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