Plathanocera lineata Pic, 1933

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: 531-536

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5687790

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scientific name

Plathanocera lineata Pic, 1933
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Plathanocera lineata Pic, 1933  

( Figs 9–10 View FIGURE 9 View FIGURE 10 )

Pic 1933: 23.

Plathanocera lineata Pic, 1933   , Lectotype (designated here): Lastourville, Gabon, G. Lebesky ( MNHN).  

Comment on the type specimens: As Pic (1933: 23) made no reference to type specimens in his descriptions of Plathanocera lineata   , it cannot be assumed that the nominal species-group name, Plathanocera lineata   , was based on a single specimen. The 'type' specimen located in the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris ( MNHN) must therefore considered a syntype ( ICZN 1999: Article 73.2) and available for lectotype designation ( ICZN 1999: Article 74.1).

Other examined specimens: Côte d’Ivoire, Kound-Abronso, J. Decelle, 7.1961, Coll. Mus. Tervuren (1 Ex., MRAC); Yangambi (Stan.), 11-1959, J. Decelle, Coll. Mus   . Congo (1 Ex., MRAC)   ; Côte d'Ivore: Bingerville , 16/ 30-11-1962, J. Decelle (1 Ex., MRAC); Stanleyville, 9-1954, Collection J.G. Pantos, Coll. Mus   . Congo, 511 (1 Ex., MRAC); Stanleyville,I X-1954, ex coll. J. Pantos, Coll. Mus   . Congo, 489 (1 Ex., MRAC)   ; Côte d'Ivore: Dibi, E. d'Aboisso, 7.1961, J. Decelle, Coll. Mus. Tervuren (1 Ex., MRAC)   ; Côte d'Ivore: Amanikro, 50 km N. W. Abengourou, V/ VI 1961, J. Decelle, Coll. Mus. Tervuren, Recolté sur cacaoyer (1 Ex., MRAC)   ; Côte d'Ivore: Korea S. de Daloa, 6/7.1962, J. Decelle, Coll. Mus. Tervuren (1 Ex., MRAC)   ; Côte d'Ivore: Dibi, E. d'Aboisso, 3.1962, J. Decelle, Coll. Mus. Tervuren (1 Ex., MRAC)   ; Côte d'Ivore: Dibi, E. d'Aboisso, 7.1961, J. Decelle, Coll. Mus. Tervuren (1 Ex., MRAC)   ; Côte d'Ivore: Bingerville , VIII.1961, J. Decelle, Coll. Mus. Tervuren (1 Ex., MRAC)   ; Côte d'Ivore: Dibi, E. d'Aboisso, 4/5/6.1962, J. Decelle, Coll. Mus. Tervuren (1 Ex., MRAC)   ; Côte d'Ivore: Bingerville , 1/15-11.1962, J. Decelle, Coll. Mus. Tervuren (1 Ex., MRAC)   .

Length: 7–10 mm (14 specimens measured).

Head: Brown, slightly reddish, with dense and fine punctation, between eyes finely and diffusely punctate; with yellow, strong, hairs, directed towards middle. Frons with broad, black-brown, longitudinal stripe. Antennal base red, from A5 onwards black, A11 long, inner margin more or less straight, outer margin rounded, pointed, distal margin mostly yellowish. Gular process long, narrow.

Thorax: Pronotum red brown, paler towards lateral margins; with conspicuous wrinkles before anterior transverse impression, middle smooth, very finely and diffusely punctate, length to width index 0.81:1–0.88:1; vested with whitish to yellowish hairs, longer at lateral margins.

Elytra: Red brown, darker than rest, apex frequently paler; diameter of punctures only one third of interstices, interstices with fine longitudinal carina, punctures are orientated at this “line”, diameter of punctures decreasing towards apex, length to width index 1.71:1–1.86:1; elytra vested with sparse, yellow, erect and posteriorly directed hairs.

Legs: Reddish brown, with long, white, erect setae; tibiae darker, with short carinae at base.

Abdomen: Yellow-brown, V5 and V6 slightly paler, sparsely vested with fine, white hairs; pygidium laterally more round, apical margin straight; male V6 with slight emargination, female V6 without emargination.

Aedeagus: Tegmen with short apically tapering phallobasic lobes; phallobasic apodeme distally only slightly broadened ( Fig. 10 View FIGURE 10 ).

Distribution: Congo, Ivory Coast.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

MRAC

Mus�e Royal de l�Afrique Centrale