Sicoderus sleeperi Vanin

Anderson, Robert S., 2018, The genus Sicoderus Vanin 1986 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Erodiscini) in the West Indies, Zootaxa 4497 (3), pp. 301-345 : 331-332

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Sicoderus sleeperi Vanin


Sicoderus sleeperi Vanin View in CoL

( Figures 67–68 View FIGURES 65–68 , 72 View FIGURES 69–72 . Map 1)

Sicoderus sleeperi Vanin 1986: 598 View in CoL . Holotype male (USNM) from Cayamas, Cuba, examined.

Anderson 1999: 135.

Description: Length male, 2.8–4.2 mm; length female 3.0– 3.8 mm. Integument black, shining. Eyes separated by a distance of about one-half width rostrum at midlength. Rostrum 0.86–0.95x length elytra in male; 0.85–0.95x length elytra in female. Antennal insertion slightly beyond middle in male, at about middle in female. Prothorax constricted anteriorly, globose, widest at about middle; punctures regularly spaced, small and shallow, widely separated on disc but slightly larger, deeper on flanks but not forming striolae; erect setae absent. Elytra in dorsal view widest at just behind midlength, lateral margins very slightly convergent or subparallel anteriorly and posteriorly; humeri present, angulate; scattered setae present. Strial punctures moderately large, deep; striae not to very slightly impressed throughout length. Membranous wings present. Abdominal ventrite 1 of male slightly raised in middle near posterior margin to small tubercle with small transverse patch of setosity at tip, of female, even rounded. Ventrite 5 of male flattened medially towards apex, of female uniformly convex, not setose. Legs with front femora with inner margin with well-developed small acute tooth, middle and hind femora each with very small, blunt tooth; tarsal claws with small basal tooth. Aedeagus (fig. 72) widest towards apex, internal sac with basal sclerite complex of a single curved elongate sclerite and other amorphous sclerites. Female not dissected.

Material examined: CUBA: Province Cienfuegos, Soledad , iv.1936, P.J . Darlington Jr. (1 male, MCZC) . Province Pinar del Rio, San Vicenté, 9.VII.1940, J.C. Bradley (1 male; CMNC) . Aspiro-Rangel , 16.VI.1959, M.W. Sanderson, C59-28 (1 male; CMNC: 1 male, 1 female; CWOB) . Province Guantanamo, El Yunque , 360m, 20.34501, -74.56642, IV.2012 CarBio Team, CU-15 (1 male; CMNC) . Province Artemisia, Bacunayagua , V. 1993, J.A. Genaro (2 males; USNM) . Province Santiago de Cuba, Florida Blanca, nr. Alto Songo , 23–24.V.1959, M.W.

Sanderson (1 male; CWOB) . The type series from Cuba: Cayamas (holotype, 2 paratype males, 4 paratype females; USNM) was also examined.

Comments: This is the only known Sicoderus species from Cuba in which the humeri are angulate.


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Sicoderus sleeperi Vanin

Anderson, Robert S. 2018

Sicoderus sleeperi

Vanin 1986 : 598
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