Brachiacantha aperta Weise

Nestor-Arriola, Jorge Ismael, Toledo-Hernandez, Victor Hugo, Solis, Angel, Gonzalez, Guillermo & Vetrovec, Jaroslav, 2021, The Brachiacantha Dejean, 1837 (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) of Central America, ZooKeys 1024, pp. 157-196 : 157

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1024.56927

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:FDD37EA9-9121-4385-B67D-51AD313CB49E

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scientific name

Brachiacantha aperta Weise
status

 

Brachiacantha aperta Weise Figures 6 View Figures 5–8 , 37-40 View Figures 37–40

Brachyacantha aperta Weise, 1903: 208. Leng 1911: 323.

Material examined.

123 specimens from Costa Rica: Limón, Cartago, and Puntarenas ( FSCA, USNMNH, MNCR, MUCR, MZCR) .

Diagnosis.

Color pale yellow or yellowish white. Pronotum with three or four brown spots. Elytron with a brown-colored branched line pattern (Fig. 6 View Figures 5–8 ). Ventrites I-VI emarginated and depressed at center, depression becoming wider from the basal ventrite to apical ventrite. Ventrites I-III densely punctate, pubescent within the depression more abundant and longer than at the sides. Male genitalia with parameres and penis guide strongly wide; penis guide as long as parameres, wider at middle, symmetrical, apex rounded (Fig. 40 View Figures 37–40 ); parameres wide, apex rounded, slightly tuberculated in the concave side margin, with abundant setae at apex and the convex margin, weakly curved (Fig. 39 View Figures 37–40 ); penis with lateral slender alae at apex (Fig. 38 View Figures 37–40 ), basal capsule not crested, inner arm slender and long, apex spender and long (Fig. 37 View Figures 37–40 ).

Distribution.

Costa Rica.

Discussion.

This species is easily recognizable due to its unique coloration.

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

MNCR

Museo Nacional de Costa Rica

MUCR

Museo de Insectos

MZCR

Museo de Zoologia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Coccinellidae

Genus

Brachiacantha

Loc

Brachiacantha aperta Weise

Nestor-Arriola, Jorge Ismael, Toledo-Hernandez, Victor Hugo, Solis, Angel, Gonzalez, Guillermo & Vetrovec, Jaroslav 2021
2021
Loc

Brachyacantha aperta

Dejean 1835
1835