Pseudosparna tucurui, Monné, Miguel A. & Monné, Marcela L., 2014

Monné, Miguel A. & Monné, Marcela L., 2014, Synopsis of the genus Pseudosparna Mermudes & Monné (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae), with description of two new species, Zootaxa 3852 (5), pp. 595-598 : 597

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Pseudosparna tucurui

sp. nov.

Pseudosparna tucurui View in CoL sp. nov.

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Description. Male. Dorsal integument predominantly dark brown with central portion of the head, pronotum (except for darker spot on disk and one each side of the anterior lateral margins), and basal half of femora, yellowish. Ventral surface pale yellow, covered with pubescence of same color. Elytra dark brown pubescent, with linear stripes of yellow pubescence from the base of each elytron to the distal fourth, but not attaining the apices. Dorsal part of head, basal two thirds of antennomere 4, ventral surface of profemora, pronotum (except the brown spots) also yellow pubescent. Antennae exceeding elytral apices by five antennomeres; antennomeres 1–5 with short sparse setae beneath. Prothorax with lateral tubercles acute, each with a shallow, dorsal depression at base. Pronotum with two rows of sparse punctures across basal fourth. Elytra with setae lining posterior third of lateral margins; basal half finely and moderately punctate, apices semicircularly emarginated, outer angles slightly projected into acute spines. Metatarsomere 1 more than 1.5 times the last two tarsomeres together. Abdomen with urotergite 5 subrounded at apex, urosternite 5 transversely truncated.

Female. Antennae similar to male; urotergite and urosternite 5 subtruncated at apex.

Measurements (mm), male/female. Total length, 5.7/6.0–7.0; prothorax length, 1.0/1.1–1.2; prothorax width, 1.2/ 1.8–1.9; elytral length, 4.0/4.5–5.0; humeral width, 1.7/1.9–2.0.

Etymology. The species epithet refers to the type locality, Tucurui , State of Pará, proposed as a noun in apposition.

Type material. Holotype. Male. BRAZIL, Pará, Tucurui , I.1979, S. A. Fragoso col; ( MNRJ). Paratypes, 2 females, same data ( MNRJ).

Remarks. P. tucurui sp. nov. has similar elytral coloration to P. boliviana Monné & Monné, 2011 , but in the n. sp. the longitudinal median yellow stripe on the elytra have irregular sides internally, and only extends from the base to the apical fourth. In P. boliviana the longitudinal pale yellow stripe is parallel-sided from the base to the apex.


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