Sicoderus ivieorum Anderson

Anderson, Robert S., 2018, The genus Sicoderus Vanin 1986 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Erodiscini) in the West Indies, Zootaxa 4497 (3), pp. 301-345 : 321

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Sicoderus ivieorum Anderson


Sicoderus ivieorum Anderson View in CoL

( Figures 41–42 View FIGURES 41–44 , 47 View FIGURES 45–48 . Map 7)

Sicoderus ivieorum Anderson 1999: 129 View in CoL . Holotype male ( USNM) from St. John , Virgin Islands, examined in 1999.

Description: Length male, 5.2–6.2 mm; female, 4.8–7.2 mm. Integument black, shining. Eyes separated by a distance about one-half width rostrum at midlength. Rostrum 0.97–1.00x length elytra in male; 1.09–1.17x length elytra in female. Antennal insertion at about midlength in male and female. Prothorax constricted anteriorly, globose, widest at about anterior one- third; punctures well-separated, sparse, very fine and shallow on disk, slightly deeper and larger in anterior one-quarter and very slightly deeper on flanks; with scattered, erect setae along anterior constriction. Elytra in dorsal view distinctly widest at midlength, lateral margins convergent both anteriorly and posteriorly; humeri fully reduced, not at all angulate; with isolated, erect but short (perhaps abraded or broken), setae in sutural region. Strial punctures evident, shallow, moderately fine; striae not impressed throughout length. Membranous wings lacking. Abdominal ventrite 1 of male moderately raised in middle near apical margin forming a moderately elevated tubercle with two small subcontiguous patches of setosity at tip; of female, moderately swollen in middle near apical margin. Ventrite 5 of male with rounded shallow impression in apical three-quarters; of female, uniformly convex. Legs with all femora with ventral margin with distinct ventral tooth; tooth slightly larger on anterior legs; tarsal claws with small basal tooth. Aedeagus (fig. 47) widest at about apical 1/3 but also widened at apex, internal sac with pair of elongate basal sclerites very slightly convergent, each with short basal outwardly directed extension. Female not dissected.

Material examined: 3 males, 8 females. PUERTO RICO: Cambalache Forest Reserve, 28.VII.1979, G.B. Marshall (2 males, 6 females; CWOB) . Cambalache State Forest , 3.VIII.1999, at night, C.W. O’Brien & P. Kovarik (1 female; CWOB) . 8 mi. SE Arecibo, 8.II.1969, L. & C.W. O’Brien (1 female; CWOB) . Mayaguez, Bosque Miradero , Cart. 108, km. 2.6, 18 12’50”N, 67 08’18”W, 45 m, 5.IV.2009, R. Colon (1 male, UPRM). BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS : Virgin Gorda Island , sweeping, 23.X.2011, S.C. Valentine-Cooper (1 male; FSCA) . Guana Island , north side, malaise, IX.2011, B.D. & S.C. Valentine (1 male; FSCA) . Tortola Island, Chalwell , 1550’, at light, IX.2011, C. Petrovic collector (1 female; FSCA). Additional specimens were examined by Anderson (1999).

Comments: This species was described by Anderson (1999) from specimens collected on the Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. Anderson (1999) also recorded a single female of a Sicoderus species thought to be S. ivieorum from Puerto Rico. Male specimens now available for study from Puerto Rico confirm that this species is S. ivieorum .


Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History


University of Puerto Rico at Mayagueez, Rhizobium Culture Collection


Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology














Sicoderus ivieorum Anderson

Anderson, Robert S. 2018

Sicoderus ivieorum

Anderson 1999 : 129
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