Beraba Martins, 1997

Botero, Juan Pablo, 2015, Three new species, a lectotype designation, and taxonomic and geographic notes in Eburiini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae), European Journal of Taxonomy 148, pp. 1-22 : 2-4

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https://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2015.148

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Beraba Martins, 1997
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Genus Beraba Martins, 1997  

Beraba Martins, 1997: 67   .

Beraba   – Martins 1999: 178. — Galileo & Martins 2000: 159. — Monné 2005: 137; 2012: 17.

Type species

Beraba moema Martins, 1997   (original designation).

Remarks

The genus Beraba   was described by Martins (1997) to accomodate species previously assigned to Eburia   . The genus was differentiated from Eburia   by the apices of the meso- and metafemora with only an inner spine; integument shiny, antennomere III longer than IV, and the small size, generally smaller than Eburia   species. Currently, the genus comprises 17 species.

The key to species of Beraba   proposed by Martins (1999) is modified to include four species described subsequently after the publication of the key ( B. inermis Martins & Galileo, 2002   ; B. odettae Martins & Galileo, 2008   ; B. pallida Galileo & Martins, 2008   and B. tate Galileo & Martins, 2010   ) and the new species, Beraba hovorei   sp. nov.

Key to species of Beraba   (modified and translated from Martins 1999)

1. Each elytron with two anterior eburneous callosities ……………………………………………2

– Each elytron with one anterior eburneous callosity ………………………………………………4

2. Tubercles of pronotum of same color as remainder of pronotum. Bolivia (Santa Cruz) …………………………………………………………………… B. pallida Galileo & Martins 2008  

– Tubercles of pronotum black (contrasting in color from remainder of pronotum) …………3

3. Tubercles of pronotum rounded at top; pronotum with fine and sparse pubescence; external posterior eburneous callosities starting ahead of inner posterior callosities, the last one surrounded by black area in its sutural side. Panama, Colombia ………………………………… B. piriana Martins, 1997  

– Tubercles of pronotum well projected and acuminated at top; pronotum glabrous; external posterior eburneous callosities starting at the same level as the inner posterior callosities, the last one not surrounded laterally by black area. Venezuela (Bolivar), Brazil (Amazonas) … B. longicollis ( Bates, 1870)  

4. Elytra with eburneous callosities narrow and elongate; the external posterior callosity at least one third of elytral length and separated for the inner callosity by distance equivalent to the width of a callosity ……………………………………………………………………………………………5

– Elytra with eburneous callosities elliptical, thicker and less elongate; the external posterior callosity slightly longer than the inner and separated for the inner callosity by distance smaller than the width of a callosity …………………………………………………………………………………………7

5. Antennae and tibiae black; lateral spine of prothorax weakly projected; tubercles of pronotum concolorous with pronotal surface;external posterior callosity of elytra starting behind the inner posterior callosity. Brazil (Bahia, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo) ……… B. grammica (Monné & Martins, 1992)  

– Antennae and tibiae brownish-orange or bicolored; lateral spine of prothorax clearly visible; tubercles of pronotum black; external posterior callosity of elytra starting ahead of inner posterior callosity …6

6. Head, pronotum and most of the ventral region dark; antennae and tibiae bicolor; between anterior and posterior callosities with elytral costae visible. Ecuador (Manabi) ………… B. hovorei   sp. nov.

– Head, pronotum, ventral region and tibiae brownish-orange; elytra without costae visible. Brazil (Bahia, Minas Gerais) ……………………………………………………… B. erosa (Martins, 1981)  

7. Tubercles of pronotum of same color as remainder of pronotum ……………………………8

– Tubercles of pronotum black (contrasting in color from remainder of pronotum) …………10

8. The external posterior eburneous callosities of elytra placed at beginning of the apical third and distant from the inner callosities. Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) ………… B. angusticollis (Zajciw, 1961)  

– The posterior eburneous callosities of elytra placed at same level ……………………………9

9. Prosternum and anterior region of pronotum smooth; elytral eburneous callosities long, the inner central slightly shorter than external; elytral costae not visible. Ecuador (Pichincha) ………………… ………………………………………………………………………………… B. iuba Martins, 1997  

– Posterior half of prosternum and anterior region of pronotum with punctures; elytral eburneous callosities small, external central twice length of the inner callosity; elytral costae visible. Ecuador (El Oro) …………………………………………………………………… B. moema Martins, 1997  

10. Apex and spines of femora of same color as remainder ………………………………………11

– Apex and spines of femora black, contrasting with adjacent color …………………………14

11. Surface of pronotum only with wrinkles or with wrinkles and some interspersed punctures …12

– Surface of pronotum only with punctures, without wrinkles …………………………………13

12. External posterior eburneous callosities at least twice length of inner; external apex of elytra unarmed. Colombia (Cundinamarca) ………………………… B. inermis Martins & Galileo, 2002  

– Posterior eburneous callosities with similar size; apex of elytra with external spine. Colombia (Bolívar) ……………………………………………………… B. marica Galileo & Martins, 1999  

13. Basal eburneous callosities narrowed and elongated; elytral costae visible behind posterior callosities. Bolivia (Santa Cruz) ………………………………… B. tate Galileo & Martins, 2010  

– Basal eburneous callosities shorted and subrounded; without elytral costae visible behind posterior callosities. Venezuela ……………………………………………………… B.limpida Martins,1997  

14. Pronotum rugosely punctate ……………………………………………………………………15

– Pronotum smooth or only with microsculpture ………………………………………………17

15. Scape black or darker than flagellomeres; prothorax with sides subparallel; eburneous callosities elongate and thin. Brazil (Goiás, Maranhão, Piauí) ……………………… B. decora (Zajciw, 1961)  

– Scape with same color as flagellomeres, prothorax curved at sides or narrowed toward anterior margin; eburneous callosities elliptical …………………………………………………………16

16. Lateral tubercle of prothorax small; posterior eburneous callosities starting anteriorly at same level; apex of elytra with black area. French Guiana ………… B. odettae Martins & Galileo, 2008  

– Lateral tubercle of prothorax long and acute; external posterior eburneous callosities starting behind inner posterior callosities; apex of elytra without black area. Peru ……… B. spinosa (Zajciw, 1967)  

17. Prothorax longer than wide, anterior region of epipleura without projection, metafemora exceeding elytral apex. Brazil (Amazonas), French Guiana ……………… B. cauera Galileo & Martins, 1999  

– Prothorax as long as wide; anterior region of epipleura with projection, metafemora not exceeding elytral apex. Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul), Bolivia (Cochabamba, Santa Cruz), Paraguay ………………………………………………………………………… B. cheilaria (Martins, 1967)  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cerambycidae

Loc

Beraba Martins, 1997

Botero, Juan Pablo 2015
2015
Loc

Beraba

Martins U. R. 1997: 67
1997
Loc

Beraba

Monne M. A. 2012: 17
Monne M. A. 2005: 137
Galileo M. H. M. & Martins U. R. 2000: 159
Martins 1999: 178