Neaporia myrtle Gordon and Hanley, 2017

Gordon, Robert D. & Hanley, Guy A., 2017, South American Coccinellidae (Coleoptera), Part XVII: systematic revision of Western Hemisphere Cephaloscymnini (Coccinellinae) with description of a cryptic new genus and species of Coccidulini (Coccinellinae), Insecta Mundi 2017 (601), pp. 1-158 : 20-21

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5170031

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A5348E25-CC3E-476B-9AD2-0A6C3A37A61A

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/038E8B10-D801-FF96-BF96-E2C62CD9FBF1

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Neaporia myrtle Gordon and Hanley
status

new species

9. Neaporia myrtle Gordon and Hanley, new species

Description. Male holotype. Length 1.7 mm, width 1.3 mm; body slightly elongate, elytra nearly parallel sided, wider than pronotal base, widest at middle of elytra. Dorsal surface entirely shiny, lacking microsculpture. Color greenish black, fore angles of pronotum yellow ( Fig. 89 View Figures 82–95 ); mouthparts yellow except apical 1/3, basal 1/4 of apical maxillary palpomere dark brown; antenna, legs yellow; ventral surface black. Head punctures large, separated by less than a diameter; pronotal punctures smaller than on head, separated by less than twice diameter; elytral punctures larger than on head, separated by about a diameter or slightly more; prosternal, mesosternal punctures large, separated by less than a diameter; metasternum with large punctures along anterior and lateral borders, punctures on remaining surface small, sparse; punctures on abdominal ventrites 1, 2 large, separated by less than 3 times a diameter, punctures on remaining ventrites small, separated by about a diameter. Head densely pubescent with frons slightly wider than an eye measured at vertex ( Fig. 91 View Figures 82–95 ); eye canthus short; apical maxillary palpomere long, narrowed to apex in apical 1/3. Pronotum widest at apical angle, reflexed lateral margin narrow, widened from base to apex. Epipleuron flat, wide in basal ½, as wide as pronotal hypomeron. Prosternum short, wider than long, longer than mesosternum, with apical margin truncate, anterolateral projection small, barely visible, not setose ( Fig. 92 View Figures 82–95 ). Postcoxal line on ventrite 1 short, narrow, evenly rounded, extended ½ distance to apical margin of ventrite ( Fig. 90 View Figures 82–95 ). Apex of ventrite 5 mostly truncate, slightly emarginate medially. Genitalia with basal lobe slightly shorter than paramere, slen- der, parallel sided, slightly narrowed to emarginate apex in apical 1/8; paramere widest medially, gradually narrowed in basal 2/3, apical 1/3 strongly bent downward, strongly narrowed to abruptly rounded apex, dorsal margin with blunt serrations medially ( Fig. 93–94 View Figures 82–95 ); sipho nearly equal in width throughout, apex abruptly acute ( Fig. 95 View Figures 82–95 ).

Female. Unknown.

Variation. Length 1.7 to 2.0 mm, width 1.3 to 1.4 mm.

Type material. Holotype male; Boqueta , Chirique Prov, PANAMA, VIII 24 1977, Henk Wolda. USNM ). Paratypes; 2, 1 same data as holotype except date IX 20 1977 ; 1, Costa Rica : Prov. Puntarenas, 1 km SE Monte Verde, 1500–1600 m, 10 o 18' N 84 o 48' W, vii.16.1976, H.A. Hespenheide. ( USNM) GoogleMaps .

Remarks. Neaporia myrtle shares a dorsal color with some other Neaporia species but is distinguished by a basally truncate prosternum, elytral punctures separated by a diameter or slightly more, and parameres of the male genitalia serrate on upper margin. See remarks under N. lena.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Coccinellidae