Sicoderus schoenherri Vanin

Anderson, Robert S., 2018, The genus Sicoderus Vanin 1986 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Erodiscini) in the West Indies, Zootaxa 4497 (3), pp. 301-345 : 330-331

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Sicoderus schoenherri Vanin


Sicoderus schoenherri Vanin View in CoL

( Figures 65–66 View FIGURES 65–68 , 71 View FIGURES 69–72 . Map 4)

Sicoderus schoenherri Vanin 1986: 596 View in CoL . Holotype male (USNM) from 4 km S.E. Rio Limpio, Dominican Republic, examined. Anderson 1999: 135. Perez-Gelabert 2008: 136.

Description: Length male, 2.8–3.3 mm; female, 2.4–3.8 mm. Integument black, shining. Eyes widely separated by a distance equivalent about two-thirds width of rostrum at midlength. Rostrum 1.03–1.15x length elytra in male; 1.11–1.48x length elytra in female. Antennal insertion at about middle in male, slightly before middle in female. Prothorax constricted anteriorly, globose, widest at about middle; punctures sparse, small and shallow on disc, larger, deeper but separate on flanks, not forming striolae; erect setae absent. Elytra in dorsal view widest at about midlength, lateral margins subparallel anteriorly and posteriorly; humeri present, strongly angulate; erect setae absent. Strial punctures evident, very small, shallow; striae not impressed throughout length. Membranous wings present. Abdominal ventrite 1 of male slightly raised in middle near posterior margin with small transverse patch of setosity at tip; of female, uniformly convex in middle near posterior margin. Ventrite 5 of male concave medially towards apex, impression finely setose; of female, uniformly convex, not setose. Legs with front femora with ventral margin with small, blunt tooth, tooth absent (or nearly) on middle and hind femora; tarsal claws lacking basal tooth. Aedeagus (fig. 71) widest towards apex, internal sac with pair of short basal sclerites subparallel but widened and conjoined anteriorly, each with fine wavy tail-like basal extension. Female not dissected.

Material examined: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Distrito Nacional, La Malena, Boca Chica, 20.IX.1979, Marcano (1 female; MHND). Boca Chica, 4.VII.1985, W.E. Clark (1 male, 2 female; CWOB). 24 km E Santo Domingo, 30.V.1978, C.W. and L. O’Brien, G.B. Marshall (1 male; CWOB). Province Duarte, 15 km N.E. San Francisco de Macoris, 300m, V.1991, L. Masner, malaise trap (1 male, 2 females; CMNC). Province Hato Mayor, Parque Nacional Los Haitises, W. Sabana de la Mar, bosque humedeo, 2.VII.1992, M.A. & R.O. Ivie (1 male; CMNC). Province La Altagracia, 9 km SW Campo Nuevo, 1.VIII.1979, G.B. Marshall (1 female; CWOB). Province La Vega, 1 km N.W. Manabao, 5–6.VI.1994, M.C. Thomas (2 males; CMNC, FSCA). Manabao, 15.VII.1996, R. Turnbow (1 male; CMNC). Guaraguao, 12– 13.VII.1985, W.E. Clark (1 female; CWOB). Province San Cristobal, San Cristobal, Haina, 17.VII.1981, H. Dominguez (1 female; MHND). Province Santo Domingo, Parque Mirador del Norte, 27.V.2001, M. Takizawa (1 female; MHND). Province San Pedro de Macoris, near Juan Dolio, 4.v.1985, J. E. Wappes (1 male, 3 females; CWOB, FSCA, WIBF). The type series from Dominican Republic, La Estrelleta (now Elías Piña) Province, 4 km S.E. Rio Limpio, ca. 760 m, 24–25 May 1973, Don and Mignon Davis (holotype, 2 paratype females; USNM) was also examined.

Comments: The species appears to be widespread in the Dominican Republic.


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Sicoderus schoenherri Vanin

Anderson, Robert S. 2018

Sicoderus schoenherri

Vanin 1986 : 596
Anderson 1999 : 135
Perez-Gelabert 2008 : 136
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