Amboakis bermejo, Opitz, Weston, 2019

Opitz, Weston, 2019, Descriptions of new genera and new species of Western Hemisphere checkered beetles (Coleoptera, Cleroidea, Cleridae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 51 (2), pp. 959-1076 : 975

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Amboakis bermejo


Amboakis bermejo OPITZ nov.sp. ( Figs 67 View Figs 61-91 , 190 View Figs 179-193 , 218 View Figs 213-218 , 284 View Figs 282-285 )

Holotype: ♂. Type locality: BOLIVIA: Santa Cruz Dist. 4 km N Bermejo, Refugio Los Volcanes , 18°05'S 63°26'W, 1000 m, 05-Oct-2007, J. E. Wappes, Ex. blacklight/mercury vapor light ( FSCA). GoogleMaps

D i a g n o s i s: These specimens have a yellow cranium and the pronotum is widely yellow at the sides. These characteristics will distinguish the members of this species from congeners. The genus Amboakis OPITZ was established in 2006 (OPITZ 2006).

D e s c r i p t i o n: Size: Length 4.0 mm; width 1.1 mm. Form: As in Fig. 284 View Figs 282-285 . Color: Cranium testaceous; antenna black; prothorax bicolorous, venter and pronotal sides yellow, pronotal disc with brown streak; pterothorax and elytra brown, except elytron with a faint paler region behind middle; legs mostly testaceous, tibiae infuscated. Head: Cranium finely punctate; antenna ( Fig. 67 View Figs 61-91 ) capitate, funicular antennomeres slightly triangular, capitular antennomeres 8 and 9 triangular, antennomere 10 ovoid; eyes large, coarsely facetted, eye wider than frons (EW/FW 22/15). Thorax: Pronotum ( Fig. 190 View Figs 179-193 ) transverse (PW/PL 50/40), disc finely punctate; pronotal tubercle well developed; elytral asetiferous punctures organized into 10 striae (EL/EW 180/45). Abdomen: Pygidium transverse / scutiform; aedeagus as in Fig. 218. View Figs 213-218

D i s t r i b u t i o n: This species is known from Bolivia.

E t y m o l o g y: The trivial name, bermejo, is a noun in apposition and refers to the type locality.


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