Murmidius campbelli, Jałoszyński & Ślipiński, 2022

Jałoszyński, Paweł & Ślipiński, Adam, 2022, Revision of the family Murmidiidae (Coleoptera: Coccinelloidea), Zootaxa 5109 (1), pp. 1-102 : 32-33

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5109.1.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/038B1141-9C52-700C-D4D8-F88FECB4FBEE

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Plazi

scientific name

Murmidius campbelli
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Murmidius campbelli species group

Body nearly circular; anterior clypeal margin smooth; lateral pronotal margins strongly convergent anterad; lateral pronotal impressions present; sublateral pronotal impressions absent; metaventrite extremely short, so that distance between mesocoxae is wider than between meso- and metacoxa and lateral region between metaventral femoral line and metacoxa is strongly transverse; antennal club strongly elongate, nearly twice as long as broad; if lateral carinae of mesoventral plate are present, then area between them and mesocoxae not microreticulate; tarsomeres 1–3 with conspicuously long setae; elytra with or without rows of punctures; hind wings reduced, narrow and short, non-functional.

Six strictly Neotropical species with remarkably large adults, externally very similar.

Key to species of Murmidius campbelli group

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5 - Mesoventral plate with oblique lateral carinae extending anteromesad from middle of mesocoxae ( Fig. 85 View FIGURES 81–87 , arrowhead); elytra lacking any large punctures, virtually impunctate ( Figs 81–82, 84 View FIGURES 81–87 ).............. M. campbelli sp. n. [ Colombia, Panama] Mesoventral plate lacking lateral carinae (e.g., Fig. 92 View FIGURES 88–95 ); at least sides of elytra with a few large punctures arranged in 1–2 rows ( Figs 90 View FIGURES 88–95 , 98 View FIGURES 96–102 ), or entire elytra with distinct, large punctures ( Figs 103 View FIGURES 103–108 , 109 View FIGURES 109–115 , 116 View FIGURES 116–122 ).................................... 2 Elytra largely impunctate, with large punctures only on sides, arranged in two slightly irregular rows ( Figs 90 View FIGURES 88–95 , 98 View FIGURES 96–102 ); pronotum not microreticulate ( Figs 130–131 View FIGURES 129–134 )....................................................................... 3 Elytra all over covered with distinct, large punctures partly arranged in rows ( Figs 103 View FIGURES 103–108 , 109 View FIGURES 109–115 , 116 View FIGURES 116–122 ); pronotum all over microreticulate ( Figs 132–134 View FIGURES 129–134 )................................................................................. 4 Frons not microreticulate ( Fig. 124 View FIGURES 123–128 ); prosternal carinae reaching middle of prosternum and their anterior portions bent mesad at right angle ( Fig. 91 View FIGURES 88–95 ); aedeagus short and nearly tubular, in lateral view weakly curved ( Figs 93–94 View FIGURES 88–95 )...................

.......................................................................... M. panamanus sp. n. [ Panama] Frons with shallow microreticulation ( Fig. 125 View FIGURES 123–128 ); prosternal carinae vestigial, less than 1/6 length of prosternum and straight ( Fig. 97 View FIGURES 96–102 ); aedeagus strongly elongate and strongly flattened, in lateral view strongly curved ( Figs 101–102 View FIGURES 96–102 )..............

......................................................................... M. araguanus sp. n. [ Venezuela] Head and pronotum extremely finely and densely microreticulate, entirely matt ( Figs 128 View FIGURES 123–128 , 134 View FIGURES 129–134 ); prosternal carinae reaching middle of prosternum ( Fig. 117 View FIGURES 116–122 ); elytra conspicuously densely punctate ( Fig. 116 View FIGURES 116–122 ); body pitchy black ( Figs 116, 118 View FIGURES 116–122 ).......

........................................................................ M. trujilloensis sp. n. [ Venezuela] Head and pronotum with distinct microreticulation but glossy ( Figs 126–127 View FIGURES 123–128 , 132–133 View FIGURES 129–134 ); prosternal carinae reaching at most 1/3 of prosternum ( Figs 104 View FIGURES 103–108 , 110 View FIGURES 109–115 ); elytra sparsely punctate ( Figs 103 View FIGURES 103–108 , 109 View FIGURES 109–115 ); body reddish brown ( Figs 103, 105 View FIGURES 103–108 , 109, 111 View FIGURES 109–115 )..... 5 Penis in ventral view tapering distad, with subtriangular apex ( Fig. 107 View FIGURES 103–108 )................ M. meridensis sp. n. [ Venezuela] Penis in ventral view parallel-sided up to subrectangular apex ( Fig. 113 View FIGURES 109–115 )................ M. tachiranus sp. n. [ Venezuela]

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Murmidiidae

Genus

Murmidius