Phlyctaenodes sordidus, McKeown

Jin, Mengjie, Ślipiński, Adam, Keyzer, Roger De & Pang, Hong, 2017, Review of Australian genera Tessaromma Newman and Phlyctaenodes Newman with description of a new genus and species (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Phlyctaenodini), Zootaxa 4277 (1), pp. 67-85: 70-71

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4277.1.5

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Phlyctaenodes sordidus
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dorsal projections ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 J)............................................................ P. sordidus (McKeown)   - Prothorax with sharp and straight lateral projections ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 F); pronotum with low but distinct nodules ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 G)........................................................................................... P. queenslandicus   sp. nov. Phlyctaenodes auratus (McKeown)  

( Figures 2 View FIGURE 2 D, 2E)

Tessaromma aurata McKeown, 1942: 83   . TL: New South Wales, Comboyne. Phlyctaenodes auratus: Ślipiński & Escalona 2016: 238   (comb. nov.).  

Description. Length 10.2 mm. Body integument entirely reddish brown; dorsum covered by dense, adpressed golden setae not forming wavy pattern but mostly directed obliquely and posteriorly ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 D); ventral side uniformly brown with abdomen light brown, shortly setose; vestiture single, without bristles. Head covered with adpressed golden setae; frontoclypeal suture weakly indicated, slightly angulate medially; terminal maxillary palpomere ovoid. Upper eye lobe very narrow ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 E), width only 4 ommatidia across. Antenna extending slightly beyond elytral apices; scape relatively long, pedicel subquadrate; antennomere 3 shorter than scape, subequal to antennomere 4; antennomers 9–11 subequal in length. Pronotum length 0.9 times width, very densely punctate and setose; disc strongly convex without tubercles, with hardly visible median longitudinal depression; lateral edge with short broad based posteriorly bent median projection. Scutellum weakly concave with short setae. Elytra obliquely truncate apically; dorsum convex with median area at base separated from humeri by shallow depression; surfaces without granules or punctures bearing bristles, very densely micro punctate and setose, feebly shiny. Legs. Femora gradually thickened apically.

Types. “Holotype | Comboyne, NSW, 1937, H.J.D & D.T.S | Tessaromma aurata McKeown   | Australian Museum K289468” (AM, holotype; probably female)

Remarks. This is a very distinctive and quite unusual species differing from all Phlyctaenodes   in having no indication of dorsal pronotal tubercles and elytra without bristle bearing punctures. The lateral projection on prothorax is very short and broad. Unfortunately, we were not able to examine this species in more detail because we had only partially damaged holotype for study.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cerambycidae

Genus

Phlyctaenodes

Loc

Phlyctaenodes sordidus

Jin, Mengjie, Ślipiński, Adam, Keyzer, Roger De & Pang, Hong 2017
2017
Loc

Tessaromma aurata

Slipinski 2016: 238
2016