Axina vista Opitz

Opitz, Weston, 2020, Taxonomic revision of the Western Hemisphere checkered beetle genus Axina Kirby (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae), Insecta Mundi 2020 (793), pp. 1-70: 31-32

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4564947

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4586191

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A51487B3-C041-4B22-FF01-4F95FCF430FB

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Felipe

scientific name

Axina vista Opitz
status

new species

Axina vista Opitz   , new species

Figures 39 View Figures 37–39 , 71 View Figure 71 , 110 View Figures 110–113 .

Type material. Holotype. Male. Type locality: BOLIVIA: Santa Cruz, Buena Vista vic. Flora & Fauna Hotel, 22-26/X/02, Morris/Wappes ( FSCA)   . Paratypes. 112 specimens. Bolivia: Departamento de Santa Cruz, Buena Vista , vicinity Flora & Fauna Hotel, 22-26-X-2002, Morris & Wappes ( RFMC, 1; WOPC, 1)   ; idem, 27-31-X-02, Morris & Wappes ( RFMC, 7)   ; Buena Vista , Flora & Fauna Hotel, 7-10-X-2004, Morris & Wappes ( RFMC, 3)   ; idem, 14-16-X-2000, R. Morris ( RFMC, 1)   ; idem, 14-17-X-2003, R. Morris, Nearns, & Wappes ( RFMC, 5)   ; idem, 21-24-XI-2003, J. Wappes, R. Morris & Nearns ( ACMT, 1)   ; idem, 13-16-XI-2003, J. Wappes, R. Morris & Nearns ( ACMT, 1)   ; idem, 22-31-X-2002, J. Wappes & Morris ( ACMT, 1)   ; idem, 27-29-X-2000, Wappes & Morris ( FSCA, 1)   ; idem, 19-22-X-2004, Wappes & Morris ( ACMT, 1)   ; idem, 21-25-X-2003, R. Morris, Nearns, Wappes ( RFMC, 1)   ; idem, 17-20-X-2000, R. Morris ( RFMC, 1)   ; idem, 23-25-X-2000, R. Morris ( RFMC, 1)   ; 4.6 km SSE Buena Vista, Hotel Flora & Fauna , 19-22-X-2004, Wappes & Morris ( ACMT, 1)   ; idem, 22-31-X-2002, Wappes & Morris ( ACMT, 1)   ; idem, 10-15-XI-2002, Robin Clarke ( ACMT, 1)   ; 13.7 km SSE Buena Vista, Hotel Flora & Fauna , 23-26-X-2000, M. C. Thomas ( WOPC, 1)   ; Potrerillos del Guenda , 6-8-XII-2011, Morris & Wappes ( FSCA, 2; JNRC, 2; RFMC, 2)   ; 16-22-X-2006, Wappes, Nearns & Eya ( ACMT, 1)   ; idem, 30-XI-3-XII-2012, Wappes & Skillman ( ACMT, 1)   ; idem, 22-XI-12-XII-2005, B. K. Dozier ( FSCA, 1)   ; Warnes Prov. Rio Selva Resort , 5 km ESE Warnes, 28-I-2007, J. Prena ( ACMT, 1)   ; Refugio Los Volcanes , 4 km N Bermejo, 18-21-?-2007, J. Prena ( ACMT, 1)   ; idem, 18-22-2006, Wappes & Lingafelter ( FSCA, 1)   ; 4 km N Bermejo, Refugio Los Volcanes , 2-II-2012, 1,045 - 1,350 m, J. Wappes & A. Bonaso ( ACMT, 2) GoogleMaps   ; 5-7-XII-2015, 1,045 -1,350 m, J. Kuckartz & Skillman ( ACMT, 1) GoogleMaps   ; idem, 11-17-XII-2012, Wappes & Skillman ( ACMT, 3; FSCA, 2) GoogleMaps   ; Potrerillos del Guenda, Snake Farm , 16-22-X- 2006, 400 m, Wappes, Nearns & Eya ( ACMT, 2)   ; idem, 20-25-X- 2007, 370 m, A. R. Cline & J. Romero ( CSCA, 1)   ; idem, 24-25-XI-2011, 370- 400 m, Waico & Romero ( ACMT, 1)   ; idem, 2-3-XII-2013, Wappes & Skillman ( ACMT, 1)   ; Andres Ibanez, Potrerillos del Guenda , 6-8-XII-2011, Wappes, Lingafelter, Morris, Woodley ( ACMT, 2)   ; 4.6 km SSE Buena Vista, Hotel Flora & Fauna , 21-24-XI-2003, Wappes, Morris & Nearns ( ACMT, 1)   ; idem, 27-29- X-2000, Wappes & Morris ( ACMT, 1)   ; El Cidral , 1-28-I-1962, R. Golbach ( CASC, 1)   ; Cuatro Ojos ,?- XI-1913, Steinbach ( CMNH, 1)   ; Sara ,?-?-1907, Steinbach ( EMEC, 3)   ; idem, collection date not noted, J. Steibach ( WFBM, 2)   ; 3.7 km SSE Buena Vista, Hotel Flora & Fauna , 5-15-XI- 2001, 405 m, M. C. Thomas & B. K. Dozier ( FSCA, 9)   ; idem, 15-22-XI-2001, B. K. Dozier ( FSCA, 3)   ; idem, 14-28-X-2000, B. K. Dozier ( FSCA, 2)   ; idem, 19-XI-2000, M. C. Thomas ( FSCA, 2)   ; Departamento de Beni, Rurrennabaque , 10-23-X-1956, L. E. Pena ( WFBM, 1)   ; Reyes, collection day and collector not noted ( WFBM, 1). Peru: Provincia de Tambopata , 30 km SW Puerto Maldonado, 7-XI- 1983, 290 m, T. L. Erwin ( USNM, 1)   ; idem, 7-III- 1984, 290 m, T. L. Erwin ( USNM, 1)   ; idem, 28-II- 1984, 290 m, T. L. Erwin ( USNM, 3)   ; idem, 20-X- 1982, 290 m, T. L. Erwin ( USNM, 1)   ; idem, 2-III- 1984, 290 m, T. L. Erwin ( USNM, 1)   ; Peru. No other information noted ( AMNH, 1). Brazil: Estado do Amazonas , Amazon, collection date not noted, Bates ( BMNH, 2)   ; Ega, collection date and collector not noted ( BMNH, 1); Estado do Pará, Santarèm , collection date and collector not noted ( BMNH, 1)   ; Estado do Mato Grosso, Diamantino, Fazenda Rio Arinos ,?- X-1983, Eurides Furtado ( CMNH, 2)   ; Corumba, collection date and collector not noted ( FMNH, 3); Sinop ,?- X-1976, M. Alvarenga ( SMTD, 1)   ; Estado do Bahia, Chapada , collection date and collector not noted ( CMNH, 2)   ; Estado do Tocantins, Palmas, Sa do Lageado , Fazenda Céu ,?- XI-1992, MCN-MZSP ( MCNZ, 1)   ; Estado do Rondônia, 62 km SW Ariquemes, Fazenda Rancho Grande , 16-X-1993, C. W. & L. B. O’Brien ( WOPC, 2)   ; idem, 7-X-1993, C. W. & L. B. O’Brien ( WOPC, 1)   ; idem, 16-XI-1994, C. W. & L. B. O’Brien ( WOPC, 1)   ; Estado do Minas Gerais ,?- XI-1972, M, Alvarenga ( WOPC, 1)   ; Sinop ,?- X-1975, M. Alvarenga ( WOPC, 2)   .

Diagnosis. Distinguishable from superficially similar specimens of Axina munda   by the configuration of the dark elytral markings. In A. vista   specimens the 2 posterior dark markings are transverse, whereas in A. munda   specimens these markings are punctiform. Also, there are considerable differences when comparing their aedeagi (compare Fig. 39 View Figures 37–39 , 52 View Figures 50–55 ).

Description. Size. Length 6.8 mm; width 2.0 mm. Form. As in Fig. 110 View Figures 110–113 . Color. Testaceous, except mesofemora and metafemora infuscated distally, and each elytron with three dark brown markings, one punctiform marking at humeral angle, one transverse marking just behind middle and at elytral apical 3/4. Head. Cranium finely punctate, frons wider than length of antennal pedicel; EW/FW 37/12. Thorax. Pronotum finely punctate, with 2 tumescences, concave at middle; PW/PL 80/110; elytra, asetiferous punctures striate, punctures extend to slightly beyond elytral middle, interstitial spaces vary in width; EL/EW 310/55. Abdomen. Aedeagus ( Fig. 39 View Figures 37–39 ), phallobasic lobes very long narrow, approximate; phallic apical region produced, margin of phallic plates copiously serrate; phallobasic apodeme abbreviated.

Variation. Size: Length 6.0–11.0 mm; width 1.4–2.5 mm. The brown markings on the elytral disc vary in prominence. The middle pair may be absent, and the posterior pair may be in the form of transverse fasciae. In general, these markings may be only faintly visible.

Natural history. Specimens were collected in Bolivia during October, November, December, and February, some at elevations that range from 370–1,350 m. Others were collected in Peru during October, November, February, and March, some at 290 m. Brazilian specimens were captured during October.

Distribution (for map see Fig. 71 View Figure 71 ). This species is known from Bolivia, Peru, and Brazil.

Etymology. The specific epithet, vista   , is a noun in apposition and refers to the type locality.

ochra species group

There are two members in this species group whose specimens are characterized by an extended phallic apex. Their distribution involves Venezuela, Bolivia, and Brazil.

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

CMNH

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

EMEC

Essig Museum of Entomology

WFBM

W.F. Barr Entomological Collection

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

MCNZ

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae

Genus

Axina