Phlyctaenodes queenslandicus, Jin & Ślipiński & Keyzer & Pang, 2017

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: 74

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Phlyctaenodes queenslandicus

sp. nov.

Phlyctaenodes queenslandicus   sp. nov.

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Description. Length 11.5 mm. Body integument reddish brown with elytra slightly lighter than head or pronotum; entire dorsum covered by dense, golden setae forming wavy pattern, especially on elytra; ventral side uniformly brown with abdomen light brown, shortly setose. Head with frontal area densely punctate, covered with adpressed golden setae; frontoclypeal suture angulate medially; terminal maxillary palpomere weakly expanded; eyes very coarsely facetted, upper lobe with 5 ommatidia across near apex. Antenna extending to elytral apices, scape relatively long, pedicel transverse; antennomere 3 shorter than scape or antennomere 4; antennomers 9–11 subequal in length. Pronotum weakly transverse, very densely punctate and setose; disc with two larger conical broadly separated tubercles before middle and smaller pair behind; lateral edge with triangular sharp, median projection. Scutellum weakly convex with short setae. Elytra rounded apically; dorsum with three rows of sparse, shiny granules bearing bristles, granules becoming smaller and less regular in apical fourth; interspaces between granules very densely micro punctate and setose, feebly shiny. Legs. Femora distinctly thickened apically, mid- and hind femora without dense setae.

Types. Holotype, sex unknown: Queensland: “GS3 Hugh Nelson Ra, 1–30 Nov 1995, L. Umback, 1150m, Malaise Trap ” ( ANIC).  

Remarks. Phlyctaenodes queenslandicus   is very similar to P. sordidus   but is distinguished in having the pronotum with low nodules, and sharp and straight lateral projections.


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