Pelonium implacide, 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 : 1010

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3746744

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3809279

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A1879C-D866-FFE9-3CB4-FE8B3353FFD3

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Valdenar

scientific name

Pelonium implacide
status

nov.sp.

Pelonium implacide OPITZ nov.sp. ( Figs 85, 87 View Figs 61-91 , 183 View Figs 179-193 , 242 View Figs 237-242 , 334 View Figs 334-337 )

Holotype: ♀. Type locality: PUERTO RICO: Ponce, Real Anón, Above Rio Inabón, 18°7' N 66°34'W, 28 June 2008. A second label reads: At blacklight in gap of mixed montane rain forest. A third label reads: O. H. Garrido, A. R. Perez-Asso, W. E. Steiner, J. M. Swearinge collectors ( USNM) GoogleMaps . Paratypes: 2 specimens. Puerto Rico: Municipality of Fajardo. El Verde Research Station , Spring 1964, G. Drewry ( MAIC) ; K 22 , NS El Verde, 26-IV-1970, A. Lavigne ( WOPC, 1) .

D i a g n o s i s: This is the only known Pelonium SPINOLA species from Puerto Rico whose specimens show corrugations on the pronotal and elytral discs.

D e s c r i p t i o n: Size: Length 8.5 mm; width 3.0 mm. Form: As in Fig. 334 View Figs 334-337 . Color: Cranium black; antenna bicolored, antennomeres 9 and 10 yellow, other antennomeres dark brown; prothoracic sternum black; pronotum castaneous, with gold-colored setal wisps; pterothorax black; elytra mostly castaneous, with lighter and darker regions, elytral apex yellow; legs bicolored, femora and tibiae black, tarsi yellow; abdomen mostly dark brown, apical sternites yellow. Head: Cranium coarsely punctate; antenna ( Figs 85, 87 View Figs 61-91 ) capitate, funicular antennomeres shorter towards capitulum, in female ( Fig. 87 View Figs 61-91 ) capitular antennomeres 9 and 10 with short collateral branch, in males ( Fig. 85 View Figs 61-91 ) capitular antennomeres 9 and 10 with long collateral branch, antennomere 11 ovoid; eyes large, coarsely facetted, eye twice wider than frons (EW/FW 55/25). Thorax: Pronotum ( Fig. 183 View Figs 179-193 ) quadrate (PW/PL 130/130), disc corrugated, with central fissure, lateral tubercles well developed; elytral disc corrugated, sculptured with large substriate asetiferous punctures that diminish near elytral apex (EL/EW 360/90). Abdomen: Pygidium transverse / scutiform; aedeagus as in Fig. 242 View Figs 237-242 .

Variation: Length 7.0- 8.5 mm; width 2.5-3.0 mm. Other than body size, the available specimens are quite homogeneous.

N a t u r a l H i s t o r y: The available specimens were collected during April and June.

D i s t r i b u t i o n: ThisspeciesisknownfromPuertoRico.

E t y m o l o g y: The trivial name, implacide, is a Latin adjective that stems from implacidus (= rough); with reference to the corrugated surface on the discs of the pronotum and elytra.

MAIC

Michael A. Ivie

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae

Genus

Pelonium