Apopempsis Schenkling, 1903

Gerstmeier, Roland & Stapel, Jessica, 2016, A review of the Tillicera genus group with a revision of Plathanocera Schenkling (Coleoptera, Cleridae, Clerinae), Zootaxa 4193 (3), pp. 517-540: 519-522

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4193.3.4

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Apopempsis Schenkling, 1903
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Apopempsis Schenkling, 1903  

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Schenkling 1903a: 17; Schenkling 1903b: 26, 81.

Type species: Apopempsis pulchra Schenkling, 1903a   .

Specimens examined: Apopempsis ater Pic, 1932   , Lectotype (designated here): Musée du Congo, Elisabethville, XI.1911, Miss. Agric.; Apopempsis ater   n.sp.; R. Det., Y, 2224, Type ( MRAC)   ; Paralectotypes (designated here): Musée du Congo, Elisabethville , XI.1911, Miss. Agric.; Apopempsis ater   n.sp.; R. Det., Y, 2224, antennis ciergis, Type ( MRAC)   ; Musée du Congo, Elisabethville , 13-XI-1911, Miss. Agric.; permut 1916, ex coll. M. Pic; Plathanocera   atra Pic; Cotype Apopempsis ater   1932 Pic; NCBN type 2085.1 ( NCBN)   ; Coll. Mus. Congo, Kafakumba , XI-1933, G.F. Overlaet; Cotype; Apopempsis ater Pic   ; NCBN type 2085.2 ( NCBN)   .

Comment on the type specimens: As Pic (1932: 6) made no reference to type specimens in his descriptions of Apopempsis ater   , it cannot be assumed that the nominal species-group name, Apopempsis ater   , was based on a single specimen. The 'type' specimen located in the Musée Royal de l’Afrique Central, Tervuren (MRAC) must therefore considered a syntype ( ICZN 1999: Article 73.2) and available for lectotype designation ( ICZN 1999: Article 74.1). Further specimens from Netherlands Center for Biodiversity Naturalis (NCBN) and Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (MNHN), are designated paralectotypes.

Apopempsis ensellatus Pic, 1933   does not belong in Apopempsis   and is here transferred to Oxystigmatium Kraatz, 1899   as Oxystigmatium ensellatum ( Pic, 1933)   n. comb.

Apopempsis apicalis Pic, 1932   does not correspond to the genus Apopempsis   and is excluded; the correct genus placement of this species is yet to be determined.

Other examined specimens: Apopempsis ater   : Zambia, Western Prov. 17 km S Chacha, S15°05'21'' E24°2517'', 9.12.2009, PL 1140m, S. Rojkoff leg. (1 Ex., MFCB)   ; Zambia West, Mongu , 12.12.2008, Julien Touroult leg. (1 Ex., JTCP)   ; Zambia West, 15 km W of Kaoma , 12.2008, Julien Touroult leg. (5 Ex., JTCP)   ; Zambia West, Mongu , 12.12.2008, Julien Touroult leg. (2 Ex., JTCP)   ; Zambia, env. Lusaka, XI.2006, Julien Touroult leg. (1 Ex., JTCP)   ; Zambia, central Kafue N.P., Tateyoyo , 12.2008, Julien Touroult leg. (1 Ex., JTCP)   ; Zimbabwe, near Guruve 1100-1200 m, S016°27.200, E030° 41.452, 15.1.1998, leg. H. Hiermeier (4 Ex., RGCM)   ; Elisabethville, 11.1911, Miss. Agric., Musée du Congo, R. Dét. Y 2224 (2 Ex., MRAC)   ; Elisabethville , 13.11.1911, Miss. Agric., Musée du Congo, R. Dét. 2710 (2 Ex., MRAC)   ; Elisabethville, 11.1911, Miss. Agric., Musée du Congo, R. Dét. 2710 (3 Ex. MRAC)   ; Kafakumba, 4.1932, F.G. Overlaet, Musée du Congo, R. Dét. H 3313 (1 Ex., MRAC)   ; Kafakumba, 4.1933, F.G. Overlaet, Musée du Congo, R. Dét. D 5492 (15 Ex., MRAC)   ; Stanleyville , 9.1954, Coll. Mus. Congo, ex coll. Pantos, Collection J.G. Pantos (1 Ex., MRAC); Elisabethville, Raashi, 22.2.50, Coll. Mus   . Congo (1 Ex. MRAC)   ; Elisabethville, in 1961 á 4.1962, M. Lips, Coll. Mus. Tervuren (1 Ex. MRAC); Katanga: Musonoie , 20.10.1963, Dr. V. Allard, Mus. Roy. Afr. Centr. (1 Ex., MRAC)   ; Zambia NW. 7.12. 2004, 168 km E. Mwinilunga Lumwana East env. Snižek. Tichý lgt. (5 Ex., SMNS)   ; Zambia, NC. 82 km SSW Solwezi , 3.12.2004, Snižek, Tichý lft. (3 Ex., SMNS)   ; Zambia NE 2005, 140 km NE Kapiri Mposhi , 62 km SW Serenje, 22.11. Snižek lgt. (5 Ex., SMNS)   ; Zambia NC, 27 km E Solwezi , 8. 11.2005, Snižek lgt. (6 Ex., SMNS)   ; Zambia NW, 185 km S Mwinilunga , 6.12.2004, Snižek, Tichý lgt. (5 Ex., SMNS)   ; Zambia NE 2005, 140 km NE Kapiri Mposhi , 62 km SW Serenje, 22.11. Snižek lgt. (8 Ex., SMNS)   ;, Congo Belge: Kat. Rive de la Pande, 20.4.1942, R.P. de Caters, Coll. R.I. Sc.N.B. (1 Ex., RGCM)   ; Zamibia NW, NW Kasempa, E of Mutumbwa , 5.11.2008, leg. Snizek, Coll. I.R. Sc.N.B. (1 Ex., RGCM)   ; Zambia, Northwestern Prov. 130 km W Solwezi, 6.-7.01.2003, A. Kudrna Jr. Lgt. (1 Ex., RGCM); Apopempsis pulchra: Stanleyville   , 11-1954, ex coll. J. Pantos, Coll. Mus   . Congo, 484 (1 Ex., MRAC); Stanleyville, 11-1954, ex coll. J. Pantos, Coll. Mus   . Congo, 472 (1 Ex., MRAC); Stanleyville, X-1954, ex coll. J. Pantos, Coll. Mus   . Congo, 482 (1 Ex., MRAC)   ; L. Conradt, N. Kamerun, Joh. Albrechtshöhe, 9.11.95 (1 Ex., NCBN)   ; Apopmepsis simplex: Mopani, tree trunk., N.W. Rhodesia, Kashitu, N. of Broken Hill, 2. 1915, H.C. Dollma (1 Ex., NCBN)   ; N.W. Rhodesia, Kashitu, N. of Broken Hill, 1.1915, H.C. Dollma (2 Ex., NCBN)   ; riv. Sashila , Katanga Congo B., Octobre 1925, 1838 acq. Le Moult (1 Ex. NCBN)   .

Length: 6.5–10.0 mm (88 specimens measured).

Head: Head including eyes broader than anterior width of pronotum. Antennae slightly protruding base of pronotum when laid back. A4 slightly shorter than A3 and slightly dilated distally, A5 as long as A4, conspicuously dilated distally, A6–A10 enlarged, broader than long, more or less cordate, A11 long, slightly tapering apically. Frons with broad, longitudinal, slightly elevated gibbosity and laterally with slight flattened pit. Gular process broad and long.

Thorax: Pronotum conspicuously broader than long (length to width index 0.62:1–0.66:1), broadest before middle. Prosternal process long, narrow, not dilated distally; postcoxal projection of hypomeron acute, widely separated. Metendosternite stout, furcal arms straight, furcal lamina ovate, furcal stalk with broad base. Anterior mesoventral process triangular, slightly pointed, not margined.

Elytra: Elytra longer than broad (length to width index 1.62:1–1.92:1); elytra domed, dilated towards apex, broadest behind middle, rows of punctures regular and deep, punctation transverse-ovate to square; interstices with conspicuous microsculpture.

Hind wings: AA3, AA4, MP4 and MP3 reaching the wing’s margin, CuA1 completely reduced. Legs: Tarsal pulvillar formula 4-3-2; protarsal pulvillus I more or less straight, emarginate or slightly lobed, II–IV increasingly deeply lobed; mesotarsus I only with small, linguiform pad, mesotarsal sole II small, short, not broad, slightly lobed, III and IV increasingly deeply lobed; metatarsus I with tiny pad (almost not visible), metatarsus II with pad, metatarsal soles III and IV increasingly deeply lobed; tibiae without carinae. Distribution: Cameroon, Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

MRAC

Mus�e Royal de l�Afrique Centrale

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae

Loc

Apopempsis Schenkling, 1903

Gerstmeier, Roland & Stapel, Jessica 2016
2016
Loc

Apopempsis ensellatus

Pic 1933
1933
Loc

Oxystigmatium ensellatum (

Pic 1933
1933
Loc

Apopempsis apicalis

Pic 1932
1932
Loc

Oxystigmatium

Kraatz 1899
1899