Prodilis geneva 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 : 64

publication ID 10.5281/zenodo.5170031

publication LSID

persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Prodilis geneva Gordon and Hanley

sp. nov.

9. Prodilis geneva Gordon and Hanley , new species

Description. Male holotype. Length 2.3 mm, width 1.8 mm; body oval, elytron with side rounded, wider than pronotal base, widest behind middle of elytra. Dorsal surface entirely shiny. Color greenish black ( Fig. 363 View Figures 351–368 ); head with basal 1/3 reddish yellow, apical 2/3 yellow ( Fig. 365 View Figures 351–368 ); pronotum reddish yellow; elytra lateral margin reddish brown; antenna, mouthparts, legs yellow; epipleuron dark reddish brown except extreme outer margin yellow; ventral surface dark reddish brown; abdomen with basal ventrite dark brown, remaining ventrites yellow. Head punctures small, separated by a diameter or less; pronotal punctures as large as on head, separated by less than twice a diameter; elytral punctures larger than on pronotum, separated by a diameter or less; prosternal, mesosternal punctures large, separated by less than a diameter; metasternal punctures as large as on mesosternum near basal and lateral margins, separated by a diameter or less, smaller and sparse on remainder of metasternum; abdomen with punctures on ventrites 1–3 smaller than on metasternum, separated by a diameter or less, punctures on remaining ventrites smaller, separated by about a diameter. Head with frons slightly widened from vertex to clypeus, slightly wider than eye measured at vertex; eye canthus short; apical maxillary palpomere short, slightly widened from base to apex. Pronotum widest at middle, reflexed lateral margin wide, widened from apex to base. Epipleuron descending externally, wide in basal ½, as wide as pronotal hypomeron. Prosternum as wide as long, longer than mesosternum, apical margin slightly arcuate, lateral carina wide, extended just anterior to coxa. Postcoxal line on ventrite 1 long, rounded, extended 3/4 distance to apical margin of ventrite( Fig. 364 View Figures 351–368 ). Apex of ventrite 5 truncate. Genitalia with basal lobe longer than paramere, slender, narrowed from base to deeply emarginate apex, apex curved downward; paramere slender, curved, about equal in width from base to abruptly rounded apex, without marginal serrations ( Fig. 366, 367 View Figures 351–368 ); sipho slender, abruptly bent at apical 1/8 ( Fig. 368 View Figures 351–368 ).

Female. Similar to male except head entirely reddish yellow, genitalia with spermathecal capsule lost. Variation. Length 1.8 –2.3 mm, width 1.5–1.8 mm.

Type material. Holotype male; BRAZIL: Itatiaia , Rio de Janeiro, 8.III.1962, J. Halik, 14563. ( USNM) . Paratypes; 6, 1, XI–1957, BRAZIL, Guanabara, Corcovado, Alvarenga & Seabra, colls .; 1, Brazil, Minas Gerais, Vicosa , 13 Oct.–1 Nov. 1985, T. J. Henry and S.P. Fiuza F. colls .; 1, Brazil, Sharp Coll. 1905–313.; 1, Brasilien, Nova Teutonia, 27 11'B. 52 98'L, Fritz Plaumann , 18.5.1938 ; 1, S. America, Prob. Rio de Janiero ; 1, Canopy Fog, Fst Edge transec, 210 metres, 2/ 51m, BRAZIL: Manaus, AM ( Amazonas ), INPA/ Smithsonian fst, 2 25'S 59 50W, R.K.Didham. ii.1994, BMNH(E) 2003–84. ( USNM) GoogleMaps .


Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History













Darwin Core Archive (for parent article) View in SIBiLS Plain XML RDF