Luprops rugosissimus Kaszab, 1980, Kaszab, 1980

Sabu, Thomas K., Merkl, Ottó & Abhitha, Prabhakar, 2007, A new Luprops species from Western Ghats with redescriptions and identification key to the species of Indian Peninsula and Sri Lanka (Tenebrionidae: Lagriinae: Lupropini), Zootaxa 1636, pp. 47-58: 51

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.179547

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scientific name

Luprops rugosissimus Kaszab, 1980
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Luprops rugosissimus Kaszab, 1980  

( Figs 4 View FIGURES 4 – 8 , 17 View FIGURES 17 – 21 )

Luprops rugosissimus Kaszab, 1980: 194   .

Description. Detailed description (without aedeagus) is provided by Kaszab (1980). Aedeagus with parameres very narrow, nearly three times as long as wide at base, apex pointed ( Fig. 4 View FIGURES 4 – 8 ).

Specimens examined (not sexed). INDIA. Pondicherry: Karaikkal, Kurumbagaram, III. 1951, P. Susai Nathan (3, HNHM). – SRI LANKA. North Central Province: Anuradhapura District, Kalawewa, 16. and 17. II. 1996, Madarász (holotype and 2 paratypes, HNHM); Anuradhapura District, Wilpattu Nat. Park, 13. VII. 1978, Renner (1, HNHM). Sabaragamuwa Province: Ratnapura District, Udawalawe, Dam Site, 250 ’, 19. X. 1970, O. S. Flint, Jr. (1 paratype, HNHM); Ratnapura District, Udawalawe, 300 ’, 1. VIII. 1973, Ginter Ekis (1 paratype, HNHM).

Distribution. Sri Lanka; India ( Pondicherry). First record from India.

Remarks. Luprops rugosissimus Kaszab   ( Fig. 17 View FIGURES 17 – 21 ) can be easily distinguished from all other South Indian and Sri Lankan species by the following characters: larger size (9 mm or more); distinctively long and erect pubescence; elytra with traces of carinae towards lateral sides; posterior angles of pronotum rounded.

HNHM

Hungarian Natural History Museum (Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum)

SRI

Serengetti Research Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Tenebrionidae

Genus

Luprops

Loc

Luprops rugosissimus Kaszab, 1980

Sabu, Thomas K., Merkl, Ottó & Abhitha, Prabhakar 2007
2007
Loc

Luprops rugosissimus

Kaszab 1980: 194
1980