Plumolepilius daryi Barrios-Izás & Anderson, 2016

Barrios-Izás, Manuel A., Anderson, Robert S. & Morrone, Juan J., 2016, A taxonomic monograph of the leaf-litter inhabiting weevil genus Plumolepilius new genus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae: Conotrachelini) from Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador, Zootaxa 4168 (1), pp. 61-91 : 75

publication ID 10.11646/zootaxa.4168.1.3

publication LSID


persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Plumolepilius daryi Barrios-Izás & Anderson

sp. nov.

Plumolepilius daryi Barrios-Izás & Anderson , new species

( Figs. 30–36 View FIGURES 30 – 36 , 75, 84 View FIGURES 72 – 89 , 93 View FIGURES 90 – 98 , 101 View FIGURE 101 )

Diagnosis: Male. Length (2.05–2.10 mm). Width (1.15–1.20 mm). Elongate-ovate, narrow, shining, brown to orange, vestiture of scattered pale yellow, clavate, recumbent scales, mesepisternum and metanepisternum bare. Rostrum stout, longer than pronotum, posterior half finely punctate, punctation increased in diameter in anterior half, antenna setulose, inserted at middle of rostrum, scape capitate, as large as desmomeres 1 to 3 together. Pronotum narrower than elytra, constricted in front, broadest at the middle, coarsely punctate, punctures contiguous. Elytra punctate-seriate, punctures separated by their own diameter, several tubercles distributed in 3 bands up to the elytral declivity on interstices 2 to 5. Metaventrite with large foveae. Abdominal ventrite 5 with two tufts of setae at apex. Femora with small tooth on inner margin. Pedon subrectangular, broadest at the middle, apex semitruncate, with setae, apodemes 2.4X longer than pedon, genital sclerites conspicuously larger, posterior genital sclerite sting-like, anterior genital sclerite with the shape of number “2”.

Female. Length (1.80–2.00 mm). Width (1.00– 1.15 mm). Venter with depression at metaventrite, abdomen without tufts of setae at abdominal ventrite 5, spiculum ventrale different from other species by bifurcating before middle of length.

Geographic distribution. Guatemala (Baja Verapaz). Fig. 101 View FIGURE 101 .

Derivation of the specific name. Patronym, named after Mario Dary Rivera, a scientist and former rector of San Carlos University. He founded the first protected areas of the university, the Center of Studies for Conservation, the School of Biology, and the Research Fund at San Carlos University. He was murdered during the most repressing period of the Guatemalan civil war in 1981.

Material examined. 28ƋƋ, 25♀♀ (ASUHIC, BMNH, CMNC, CWOB, USAC, USNM, UVGC). Holotype Ƌ (CMNC): GUAT.: BAJA VERAPAZ. 7km. E. Purulha, 1600m, 25.V.1991. R. Anderson, cloud forest litter, 91-21 / Holotype Ƌ Plumolepilius dary Barrios-Izás & Anderson sp. nov. Aedeagus extracted . Paratypes: same data as holotype (1Ƌ 1♀, ASUHIC) . GUAT.: BAJA VERAPAZ . 4km S. Purulhá, 1630m, 24.V.1991. R. Anderson, cloud forest litter, 91-19. (1Ƌ1♀ CMNC). 91-2 (1Ƌ, CMNC). cloud forest litter, 91-14 (1♀, CMNC). cloud forest litter, 91-6 (1♀, CMNC). cloud forest litter, 91-7 (2♀♀, CMNC). Same data except for 91-27 (1♀, CMNC). GUAT.: BAJA VERAPAZ . 4.3km.E.Purulha, 1680m, 3.VII.1993, R.Anderson, cloud for.litter, 93-37A (1♀, CMNC). GUAT.: BAJA VERAPAZ . 3.5km.S.Purulha, 1770m, 1.VII.1993, R.Anderson, cloud for.litter, 93-31A (1Ƌ, CWOB). GUAT.: BAJA VERAPAZ . 3.5km.S.Purulha, 1700m, 1.VII.1993, R.Anderson, cloud for.litter, 93-32AA (1Ƌ, CMNC). GUAT.: BAJA VERAPAZ . 3.5km. S.Purulha, 1825m, 2.VII.1993, R.Anderson, cloud for.litter, 93- 35C (1Ƌ, CMNC). GUATEMALA : Baja Verapaz. Ranchito El Quetzal, 15.21443°C 90.22123°W, 1750m, 20.IX.2008, cloud forest ex sifted litter, R.S. Anderson RSA 2008 -137 / WWD0031023 (1Ƌ, CMNC). WWD0031051 (1Ƌ, CMNC). GUATEMALA : Baja Verapaz, 4km S Purulhá , 1650m, 2 July 1993, J. Ashe, R. Brooks, #185, ex mossy branches (1♀, CMNC) . GUAT.: BAJA VERAPAZ . 4.3km E. Purulha, 1680m, 29.VI- 3.VII.1993, J. Ashe & R. Brooks, cloud forest, FIT (1Ƌ, CMNC). GUATEMALA : Baja Verapaz. Biotopo Quetzal , cloud forest, 15.212 -90.214 ± 50m, 1750m, 7.V.2009, LLAMA Wa-B-02-1 / WWD0035956 (1Ƌ, CMNC) . GUATEMALA: Baja Verapaz. Biotopo Quetzal, cloud forest, 15.212 -90.215 ± 50m, 1750m, 7.V.2009, LLAMA Wa-B-02-1 / WWD0035577 (1♀, CWOB) . WWD0035739 (1♀, CMNC). GUATEMALA : Baja Verapaz. Biotopo Quetzal, cloud forest, 15.213 -90.215 ± 50m, 1750m, 7.V.2009, LLAMA Wa-B-02-1 / WWD0035490 (1♀, CMNC) . GUATEMALA: Baja Verapaz. Biotopo Quetzal , cloud forest, 15.213 -90.219 ± 50m, 1725m, 7.V.2009, LLAMA Wa-B-02-2 / WWD0027081 (1Ƌ, CMNC) . WWD0027112 (1♀, CMNC). WWD0027127 (1♀, CMNC). WWD0027136 (1Ƌ, CMNC). WWD0027137 (1♀, BMNH). WWD0027141 (1Ƌ, USNM). WWD0027152 (1Ƌ, CMNC). WWD0027190 (1Ƌ, BMNH). WWD0027211 (1Ƌ, CMNC). WWD0027319 (1♀, CWOB). WWD0027331 (1Ƌ, CMNC). WWD0027334 (1Ƌ, CMNC). WWD0027336 (1♀, UVGC). WWD0027339 (1Ƌ, UVGC). WWD0027340 (1♀, USNM). WWD0027348 (1Ƌ, CMNC). WWD0027378 (1Ƌ, USAC). WWD0027384 (1♀, USAC). WWD0027463 (1Ƌ, CMNC). WWD0027508 (1♀, CMNC). GUATEMALA : Baja Verapaz. Biotopo Quetzal, cloud forest, 15.213 -90.218 ± 50m, 1725m, 7.V.2009, LLAMA Wa-B-02-2 / WWD0026769 (1♀, CMNC) . WWD0026773 (1Ƌ, CMNC). WWD0026893 (1♀, CMNC). WWD0026894 (1♀, CMNC). WWD0026929 (1Ƌ, CMNC). WWD0026978 (1♀, CMNC). GUATEMALA. BVerapaz. Purulha . BUCQ. Bosque Nuboso. 25.I.2012. -90.23106 15.21815. 4.5lt hojarasca. Wink. Col. H. Mejía (1Ƌ1♀, USAC).

GBIF Dataset (for parent article) Darwin Core Archive (for parent article) View in SIBiLS Plain XML RDF