Axina rio 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: 30

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0B89F97A-AAA5-4CE2-9DA2-CC47EA03346D

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4565097

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A51487B3-C07E-4B1C-FF01-4957FB1D32A6

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Felipe

scientific name

Axina rio Opitz
status

new species

Axina rio Opitz  , new species

Figures 35View Figures 33–36, 71View Figure 71, 108View Figures 106–109.

Type material. Holotype. Male. Type locality: Rio Jan. Fry ( Brazil , Rio de Janeiro) ( BMNH)  . Paratype: One specimen. Brazil: Estado do Minas Gerais, Caraca,?-?-1885, Gounelle ( MNHN).

Diagnosis. In specimens of A. rio  the elytral disc shows a distinct angular midelytral fascia, which is not the case in similar specimens of A. chiasta  .

Description. Size. Length 14.0 mm; width 3.2 mm. Form. As in Fig. 108View Figures 106–109. Color. Cranium bicolorous, frons castaneous, remainder black; antenna testaceous; thorax light castaneous; elytra bicolorous, mostly testaceous, humerus black, disc with 2 angular fasciae, one at middle and one broader before apex, midelytral fascia does not reach sutural margin, preapical fascia reaches sutural margin; legs bicolorous, distal ½ of femora and proximal 1/3 black, remainder of legs testaceous; abdomen testaceous. Head. Cranium coarsely punctate, frons about as wide as length of antennal pedicel; EW/FW 60/20. Thorax. Pronotum coarsely punctate at sides, finely punctate in middle, with 2 tumescences, slightly concave at middle; PW/PL 140/170; elytra, asetiferous punctures scattered, punctures extend to elytral apical 3/4, width of interstitial spaces variable; EL/EW 600/100. Abdomen. Aedeagus ( Fig. 35View Figures 33–36), phallobasic lobes short, broad and slightly bent distally; phallic plates minutely serrate subapically; phallobasic apodeme abbreviated.

Variation. The two available specimens are quite homogeneous.

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

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

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae

Genus

Axina