Escalonia intricata (Gressitt)

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: 82-85

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Escalonia intricata (Gressitt)

comb. nov.

Escalonia intricata (Gressitt)   comb. nov.

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Zoedia intricata Gressitt, 1959: 139   . TL: Papua New Guinea, Sogeri area ( BPBM, examined).  

Description. Length 7.6mm. Body slender, integument dark reddish brown with light yellowish brown markings; dorsum with sparse, relatively long bristles; elytra with raised costae forming characteristic pattern with three or four parallel costae on each elytron, and a sloped transverse vein in the middle, crossing all the costae. Head reddish brown, densely punctate with sparse setae; frontoclypeal suture well-developed, arcuate; clypeus weakly concave. Eyes large, extending to the ventral side, strongly emarginate near antennal insertion, weakly emarginate near mandibular articulation. Antenna slightly longer than body, slender; scape relatively long, thickest before apex, longer than antennomeres 3 and 4 combined; antennomere 4 slightly shorter than 3. Pronotum transverse, matt and densely punctate; disc light brown in the central area, surface uneven but without obvious dorsal projections. Scutellum hairless and matt. Elytra truncate to slightly pointed apically, bearing sparse long setae; disc with three to four parallel raised costae on each elytron, and a sloped transverse vein near the middle; elytra finely punctate, with nearly invisible adpressed hairs originating from the punctures; the dorsal surface not glabrous, showing very dense small nodules under higher magnification. Legs slender, pale yellow to yellowish brown; each femur with very strong tooth.

FIGURE 6. Distribution. A: ▲ Phlyctaenodes pustulatus (Hope)   . B: ▲ Escalonia surprise   sp. nov.; ● Escalonia loxleyae (McKeown)   ; ■ Phlyctaenodes sordidus (McKeown)   ; O Tessaromma triste (Hope)   . C: O Tessaromma undatum Newman. D   : ● Phlyctaenodes pustulosus Newman   ; * Tessaromma nanum Blackburn.  

Types. “ Holotype Zoedia intricata J.L.Gressitt   | Bisianuma Rubber Exper. Sta., 500m, near Sogeri, NE of Port Moresby, 10 Aug. 1957, Szent-Ivany ” ( BPBM, Holotype Bishop 2810).  

Distribution. Known only from a single locality in Papua New Guinea.














Escalonia intricata (Gressitt)

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

Zoedia intricata Gressitt, 1959 : 139

Gressitt 1959: 139