Cregya maura OPITZ, 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 : 1001

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Cregya maura OPITZ

sp. nov.

Cregya maura OPITZ nov.sp. ( Figs 91 View Figs 61-91 , 115 View Figs 101-117 , 323 View Figs 322-325 )

Holotype: ♀. Type locality: BRAZIL: Manaus, AM. INPA/ Smithsonian fst, 2°25'S 59°50'W, R. K. Didham. Ii.1994. A second label reads: Canopy fog Frst Edge transect, 420 metres 2/65 ( BMNH). GoogleMaps

D i a g n o s i s: The body dorsum of this very small (3 mm) beetle is entirely black. This characteristic will distinguish the members of this species from congeners.

D e s c r i p t i o n: Size: Length 3.0 mm; width 1.0 mm. Form: As in Fig. 323 View Figs 322-325 . Color: Cranium and prothoracic venter yellow; antenna black. pronotum, pterothorax, elytra, and abdomen black; legs bicolorous, femora and tibiae yellow, tarsi brown. Head: Cranium finely punctate; antenna ( Fig. 91 View Figs 61-91 ) capitate, funicular antennomeres shorter towards capitulum, capitular antennomeres 8 and 9 triangular, antennomere 10 ovoid; eyes large, coarsely facetted, eye broader than frons (EW/FW 18/15). Thorax: Pronotum ( Fig. 115 View Figs 101-117 ) quadrate (PW/PL 50/50), disc coarsely punctate, lateral tubercle well developed; elytra sculptured with 9 striae of asetiferous punctures that dissipate at elytral distal 2/3 rd (EL/EW 220/65). Abdomen: Pygidium scutiform.

N a t u r a l H i s t o r y: The holotype was collected by fogging tree canopy, in February at 420 m.

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

E t y m o l o g y: The trivial name, maura, is a Greek adjective that stems from mauras (= dark); with reference to the dark body color of this beetle.













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