Sicoderus remotus Vanin, 1986

Anderson, Robert S., 2018, The genus Sicoderus Vanin 1986 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Erodiscini) in the West Indies, Zootaxa 4497 (3), pp. 301-345 : 329-330

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Sicoderus remotus Vanin


Sicoderus remotus Vanin

( Figures 63–64 View FIGURES 61–64 , 70 View FIGURES 69–72 . Map 10)

Sicoderus remotus Vanin 1986: 584 . Holotype male (BMNH) from St. Vincent, examined. Anderson 1999: 135.

Description: Length 2.8–4.7 mm (unsexed). Integument black, shining. Eyes separated by a distance about width of 3 ommatidia. Rostrum 1.09–1.19x length elytra in male; 1.21–1.25x length elytra in female. Antennal insertion at about apical two-fifths in male, at about middle in female. Prothorax constricted anteriorly, globose, widest at about middle; punctures sparse, small, elongate on disc, larger and deeper, forming striolae laterally on flanks; no setae present. Elytra in dorsal view widest at midlength, lateral margins convergent both anteriorly and posteriorly; humeri fully reduced, not at all angulate; no setae present. Strial punctures evident, small, shallow; striae not impressed. Membranous wings absent. Abdominal ventrite 1 of male deeply impressed at middle, with two widely separated, rounded tubercles near posterior margin of depression, each tubercle with small patch of fine setosity at tip; of female, uniformly convex in middle near posterior margin. Ventrite 5 with circular depression in apical onehalf, convex in female. Legs with front femora with ventral margin with small tooth, middle and hind femora each with very small blunt tooth; tarsal claws lacking small basal tooth. Aedeagus (fig. 70) widest at apex, internal sac with pair of short basal sclerites dextrally strongly L-shaped. Female not dissected.

Material examined: ST. VINCENT: St. Andrew Parish , Vermont Nature Trail, 1.IX.1991, C.W. & L. O’Brien (1 male; CWOB) . The type series from St. Vincent, West Indies (holotype, 9 male paratypes, 9 female paratypes; BMNH) was examined.

Comments: Aside from the single male noted above, the description presented here is modified from Vanin (1986). Vanin (1986) named this species from specimens from a number of unspecified sites on St. Vincent.














Sicoderus remotus Vanin

Anderson, Robert S. 2018

Sicoderus remotus Vanin 1986 : 584

Vanin 1986 : 584
Anderson 1999 : 135
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