Eucinetus dorrigo,

Lawrence, John F., 2019, New species of Eucinetus and Noteucinetus from Australia (Coleoptera: Scirtoidea: Eucinetidae), Zootaxa 4668 (2), pp. 151-182: 159-160

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4668.2.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DDEB92E2-3F1B-463F-B68C-4C3E282279FF

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E52C87D7-3D33-FF90-FF74-48C22F24FD8C

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Plazi

scientific name

Eucinetus dorrigo
status

sp. nov.

Eucinetus dorrigo  sp. nov.

( Figs 9–12View FIGURES 1–12, 42View FIGURES 34–51, 55, 70View FIGURES 52–72, 80View FIGURES 73–88, 91, 103View FIGURES 89–103, 115–116View FIGURES 104–118, 143–147View FIGURES 133–148)

Diagnosis. This species differs from E. lorien  , E. nebulosus  , E. similis  and E. tropicus  in having a short, broad metanepisternum and sharply acute scutellar shield and in lacking a notched inner eye margin and hind wings. It differs from E. minutus  , E. bicolorellus  , E. bicolor  , E. limitaris  and E. protibialis  in having the pronotum reddishbrown and the elytra yellowish-brown and from E. brindabellae  and E. tasmaniae  in the somewhat smaller size (less than 2.0 mm), apical antennomere more than twice as long as wide, apical maxillary palpomere obliquely truncate apically with aciculate tip at one edge and parameres distinctly bowed outwardly.

Description. Length: 1.70–1.90 (1.81 ± 0.08) mm; body 1.78–1.88 (1.83) times as long as combined elytral width; greatest depth 0.61–0.69 (0.66) times combined elytral width. Colour of head, pronotum and scutellar shield reddish-brown, elytra yellowish-brown, undersurfaces reddish-brown anteriorly, lighter posteriorly; legs brown; antennae reddish-brown basally, yellow apically. Head 0.79 times as long as wide; distance across eyes 1.45 times as great as distance between them; inner edges of eyes not notched. Labrum 0.52 times as long as wide; sides weakly curved and converging to slightly emarginate apex. Antenna about 1.9 times as long as head width behind eyes; 3rd antennomere barely longer than 4th; 11th antennomere 1.14 times as long as 10, 2.22 times as long as wide and irregularly, broadly rounded at apex. Mandibular mola reduced. Galea about as wide as lacinia, not widened apically. Apical maxillary palpomere about 2.6 times as long as wide, widest at middle, evenly slightly curved laterally and barely narrowed to apical sixth, then obliquely truncate, and giving rise near outer edge to a short, slender, aciculate process. Apical labial palpomere subulate, 2.07 times as long as wide, with long aciculate apical process. Pronotum 0.39–0.45 (0.41) times as long as wide; apex of prosternal process angulate. Scutellar shield 0.27 times as wide as pronotum, 0.81 times as long as wide at base and apically acute. Elytra 1.45–1.55 (1.50) times as long as combined width and 4.21–5.17 (4.60) times as long as pronotum; punctation and vestiture as in Fig. 80View FIGURES 73–88. Hind wings absent. Metanepisternum 0.48 times as long as mesepimeron and about as long as wide, asymmetrically triangular with straight anterior edge, strongly rounded inner edge and barely rounded outer edge, with apical notch at posterolateral corner. Metacoxal plate with outer edge about 4.0 times as long as posterior edge, which is moderately deeply biemarginate. Outer (acute) mesotibial spur in male 0.42 times as long as first mesotarsomere, inner one about equal in length, slightly sinuate with a blunt, cleft apex. Parameres at about middle as wide as penis at same point, distinctly curved outwardly at about middle, with subtruncate apex. Penis with sides gradually converging to subacute apex.

Types: Holotype, ♁: “ 30.23S, 152.44E Dorrigo Nat. Pk. NSW 600m 14 June 1982, L. Hill / Berlesate ANIC 838 closed forest litter” ( ANIC type #25-067873).GoogleMaps 

Paratypes. NSW: Beaury S. F. (28°29’S, 152°28’E), c 700m, closed forest, 15–17.ii.1983, ANIC Berlesate 778, T. Weir, A. Calder (2, ANIC)GoogleMaps  ; Bruxner Floral Res. , Sealy Lookout Rd., 5km NW Coffs Harbour (30°15S, 143°07’E), 760m, 19.vi.1993, ANIC Berlesate 1660, cut wet sclerophyll Euc. grandis  litter, D. S. Chandler (4, ANIC)GoogleMaps  ; Bruxner Park , Coffs Harbour, 200m, 9.vii.1978, leaf & log litter, S. & J. Peck (1, CNC)  ; Dorrigo Nat. Park (30°23’S, 152°44’E), 600m, 14.vi.1982, ANIC Berlesate 838, forest litter, L. Hill (3, ANIC)GoogleMaps  ; Bruxner Park , Coffs Harbour, 25.vi.1967, ANIC Berlesate 29, leafmould, R. W. Taylor (1, ANIC)  ; Dorrigo Nat. Park , west end Blackbutt Track, 790m, subtropical rainforest, 5.iii.1980, berlesed from log & leaf litter, A. Newton, M. Thayer (3, ANIC)  ; Dorrigo Nat. Park , east end Blackbutt Track, 710m, subtropical rainforest, 28.ii–5.iii.1980, berlesed from log & leaf litter, A. Newton, M. Thayer (1, ANIC)  ; Dorrigo Nat. Park , Dorrigo Mtn., 7 km SE Dorrigo (30°23’S, 152°44’E), 600m, 23.v.1993, ANIC Berlesate 1619, cut wet sclerophyll leaves & log litter, D. H. Candler (1, ANIC)GoogleMaps  ; Richmond Range S. F. (28°48’S, 152°59’E), c 600m, closed forest, 13–14.ii.1983, ANIC Berlesate 774, T. Weir, A. Calder (5, ANIC)GoogleMaps  ; Roseberry St. For., Mt. Glennie, 30km NNW Kyogle, 21.viii.1982, SBP 109, log fungi & leaf litter, S. & J. Peck (2, ANIC, CNC)  ; Sugarloaf Ck., 4 km W Currawan Ck. , 26.ii.1987, ANIC Berlesate 1071, leaf & log litter, J. F. Lawrence (1, ANIC)  ; Toonumbar S. F., nr. Grevillia, Murray Scrub (28°29’S, 152°46’E), 770m, 794, subtropical rainf., 6.i.1987, FMHD #87-182, berlesate, leaf & log litter, A. Newton, M. Thayer (5, ANIC, FMNH)GoogleMaps  ; Unumgar S. F., Grevillia , Coxs Rd. (28°27’S, 152°45’E), 589m, 789, subtropical rainf., 2–11.i.1987, FMHD #175, flight intercept (window) trap, A. Newton, M. Thayer (1, ANIC)GoogleMaps  ; Unumgar S. F., nr. Woodenbong Pole Bridge Rd. (28°24’S, 152°40’E), 430m, 788, dry rainforest, Arauc., Euc., 2–11.i.1987, FMHD #87-172, flight intercept (window) trap, A. Newton, M. Thayer (5. ANIC, FMNH)GoogleMaps  ; Unumgar S. F., nr. Woodenbong Pole Bridge Rd. (28°24’S, 152°40’E), 430m, 788, dry rainforest, Arauc., Euc., 2–11.i.1987, FMHD #87-174, berlesate leaf & log litter,, A. Newton, M. Thayer (2. ANIC)GoogleMaps  ; Wiangaree , 33km NE, nr. Tweed Valley Lookout, c 1000m, rainforest, 13.vi–23.viii.1982, SBP 37, flight intercept trap, S. & J. Peck (1, CNM)  ; Wiangaree S. F. (28°22’S, 153°05’E), 1050m, 10–12.ii.1983, ANIC Berlesate 770, litter under Nothofagus moorei, T. Weir, A. Calder  (4, ANIC)GoogleMaps  ; Wiangaree S. F., 33 km NE Wiangaree, c 1000m, 24.viii.1982, SBP112, Nothofagus  litter, S. & J. Peck (1, CMN)  ; Wiangaree S. F., Brindle Ck., 740m, subtropical rainforest, 29.ii–3.iii.1980, berlesate leaf & log litter, A. Newton, M. Thayer (1, ANIC)  ; Wiangaree S. F., Sheepstation Ck., 600m, subtropical rainforest, 29.ii–3.iii.1980, berlesate leaf & log litter, A. Newton, M. Thayer (1, ANIC)  ; QLD: Binna Burra , Lamington Nat. Park, 25.iii–4.iv.1985, ANIC 1043 Winkler extract, leaf & log litter, J. & N. Lawrence (2, ANIC)  ; O’Reilly ;s, Lamington Nat. Park (28°14’S, 153°08’E), 22–27.xi.1978. berlese leaf & log litter, J. Lawrence, T. Weir (1, ANIC)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. Northern NSW and southern QLD.

Biology. Specimens have been collected primarily from berlesates of sifted leaf and log litter, but also from flight intercept window/trough traps,

Etymology. Named for Dorrigo National Park, NSW.

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

CNM

Cheltenham Naturalists' Association

CMN

Canadian Museum of Nature