Apodytapiini, Wanat, 2021

Wanat, Marek, 2021, New basal taxa of South African Apioninae (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Brentidae), Zootaxa 5035 (1), pp. 1-60: 56-57

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Apodytapiini   trib. n.

Type genus: Apodytapion   gen. n.

Diagnosis. Body naked. Temples and genae punctate, not transversely wrinkled. Antennal scrobes sulciform, lateroventral. Antennal insertion on rostrum submedian; antennae much longer than half length of elytra; scape shorter than 2 proximal segments of funicle combined; all funicular segments elongate; antennal club long and loose. Pronotal disc punctate. Subhumeral portion of elytral stria 10 absent, apical portion present, striae joining in a formula (1+10)+(2+9). Front legs not enlarged. Procoxal cavities contiguous. Procoxae prominent, anteriorly without a transverse subapical rim. Mesocoxae narrowly separated (less than 0.15 of coxa breadth). Dentiform process of pro- and mesocoxae low and obtuse. Trochanters shortly elongate (ca. 1.5 × as long as wide). Femora unarmed. Tibiae lacking sharp edges and erect setae on outer side. Tarsi unmodified, protarsomere 1 subtruncate.

Male: only mid and hind tibiae with mucrones; membrane of tergite VII without median pocket-like invagination; pygidium with a tongue-like internal process and anterior apodemes; sternite VIII carinate, with well-developed lobes; membrane between sternites VIII and IX lacking additional sclerites; endophallic frena absent, endophallus with paired weakly sclerotized laminae.