Euryptera Lepeletier & Audinet-Serville, 1828

Monné, Marcela L. & Monné, Miguel A., 2008, The tribe Lepturini in South America (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lepturinae), Zootaxa 1858, pp. 37-52 : 39-40

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.274444

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:964D0B66-391D-47E9-9C2A-21E96DBE0E03

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5067030

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Euryptera Lepeletier & Audinet-Serville, 1828
status

 

Euryptera Lepeletier & Audinet-Serville, 1828  

Euryptera Lepeletier & Audinet-Serville in Latreille, 1828: 687   ; Monné, 2006: 121 (cat.). Type species: Euryptera latipennis Lepeletier & Audinet-Serville, 1828   (monotypy).

Lepeletier & Audinet–Serville (1828) proposed Euryptera   for E. latipennis   from Brazil. The genus was distinguished from the other Lepturinae   by the 12 -segmented antennae. This character was not found in any specimens we examined, and it is possible that the appendiculate eleventh antennomere led the authors to an erroneous observation.

Presently, Euryptera   is distinguished from the other South American genera by the broad intercoxal process of the mesosternum, which is at least 2 / 3 the diameter of the coxal cavity; the expanded elytral apices; and by the elytral carinae. There are ten species in the Neotropical region ( Monné 2006) and only E. albosterna Chemsak & Linsley, 1974   occurs in Central America   . Three species are herein transferred from Euryptera   to Megachoriolaus   : Megachoriolaus atripennis ( Bates, 1870)   new combination, Megachoriolaus bicolor ( Gounelle, 1911)   new combination, and Megachoriolaus venusta ( Breme, 1844)   new combination. Euryptera brasiliensis Fuchs, 1956   and E. virgata Gounelle, 1911   are considered synonyms of E. latipennis Lepeletier & Audinet-Serville, 1828   . Only four species remain in Euryptera   : E. latipennis   , E. leonina Gounelle, 1911   , E. unilineatocollis Fuchs, 1956   and E. nigrosuturalis Melzer, 1935   . This last species remains in the genus because, at the moment, it is impossible to locate it in the correct genus.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cerambycidae

Loc

Euryptera Lepeletier & Audinet-Serville, 1828

Monné, Marcela L. & Monné, Miguel A. 2008
2008
Loc

Euryptera Lepeletier & Audinet-Serville in Latreille, 1828: 687

Monne 2006: 121
2006