Eburella migueli, Botero, 2015

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: 7-8

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Eburella migueli

sp. nov.

Eburella migueli   sp. nov.


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Differential diagnosis

Eburella migueli   sp. nov. is similar to E. pinima   in having the surface of pronotum with sparse, very fine and very shallow punctures (almost imperceptible). It differs in having lateral tubercles at the prothorax (absent in E. pinima   ) and in having the apex and spine of femora black (reddish-orange in E. pinima   ). Eburella migueli   sp. nov. differs from the other species of Eburella   in having two black spots on the pronotum.


The specific name is a genitive patronym in honor of my friend Miguel A. Monné, an inspiration to many budding cerambycidologists, for his work on the Neotropical Cerambycidae   . Miguel is one of the authors of the Eburella   genus.

Material examined


COLOMBIA, Cundinamarca: ♀, PNN Sumapaz, Cabaña Mirlas , 3°48’ N, 73°52’ W, 710 m, 3–30 Apr. 2002, “Malaise”, H. Vargas leg. ( IAVH).



COLOMBIA, Vichada: 1 ♀, PNN Tuparro, Cerro Tómas, 5°21’ N, 67°51’ W, 141 m, 22 May–3 Jun. 2001, “Malaise”, W. Villalba leg. ( IAVH).



Integument reddish-orange. Apex of mandibles, two spots at anterior third of pronotum and anterior and posterior region of posterior eburneous callosities, black.

Distance between upper lobes three times width of upper lobe. Antennae exceeding elytral apices at antennomere VIII. Inner face of scape, pedicel, and antennomeres III–VI with long erect setae. Prothorax longer than wide (including lateral tubercle), with small lateral tubercle. Pronotum with long, erected and sparse yellow setae, surface with sparse, very fine and very shallow punctures, without wrinkles.

Prosternal process, mesosternum, mesepisternum, mesepimerum, metepisternum and lateral regions of metasternum covered with dense whitish pubescence. Elytra about four times longer than prothorax; surface with uniform, fine and shallow punctation. Each elytron with three eburneous callosities: one basal, elliptical; and two posterior, joined, equal in length and more elongate than basal callosities. Apex of elytra with external spine and with acute sutural projection.

Femora and tibiae fine and elongate; apical apex of meso- and metatibiae with long inner spine (longer than elytral spine). Sternites decreasing in length, the first one twice length of fifth, surface with sparse, long, white setae.

Measurements (in mm)

Holotype / paratype, total length: 10.8 / 11.0; prothorax length: 1.9 / 2.1, prothorax width at its widest point: 1.6 / 1.7, elytral length: 7.7 / 7.9, humeral width: 2.0 / 2.0.


The paratype has the posterior region of anterior eburneous callosities black.


Eburella migueli   sp. nov. is the first record of Eburella   for Colombia.


Instituto de Ivestigacion de los Recursos Biologicos Alexander von Humboldt