Lycocerus krausi , Švihla, Vladimír, 2011

Švihla, Vladimír, 2011, New taxa of the subfamily Cantharinae (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) from south-eastern Asia, with notes on other species III, Zootaxa 2895, pp. 1-34: 15

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Lycocerus krausi

sp. nov.

Lycocerus krausi  sp. nov.

Figs. 16View FIGURES 10 – 18. 10 – 18, 78– 82View FIGURES 78 – 90. 78 – 82.

Type locality. Northeastern Laos, Houa Phan province, Mt. Phou Pane, 20 ° 13 ˏN 104 °00ˏE, 1350–1500 m a.s.l.

Type material. Holotype ( NHMB), male, “LAOS-NE, Houa Phan prov., 20 ° 13 ˏN 104 °00ˏE, PHOU PANE Mt., 1350–1500 m, 1.– 2009, M. Brancucci leg. [white label, printed]”. Paratypes ( NHMB, NMPC), same label data, 1 male 1 female; same locality but 20 ° 13 ˏ09– 19 ˝ N 103 ° 59 ˏ 54 ˝E, 1480–1550 m, Zdenĕk Kraus leg., 1 male.

Description. Coloration ( Fig. 16View FIGURES 10 – 18. 10 – 18). Head sooty to black, frons before eyes pale lemon yellow, sometimes with dark median spot behind clypeus, mouthparts sienna to honey yellow, antennae black, head behind eyes with arcuate basal spot reaching posterior margin of eyes anteriorly and narrowly divided in its middle. Pronotum terracotta with narrow, mediolongitudinal black spot, prosternum black. Legs sepia to black, knees, short apices of tibiae and claws ferrugineous. Scutellum, meso- and metasternum and ventral part of abdomen black. Elytra terracotta with two or rarely three interstices darkened, sepia.

Male. Eyes rather large, protruding, head across eyes ca as wide as pronotum, lateral sides of head behind eyes slightly convex, strongly converging posteriorly. Antennae reaching ca two thirds of elytral length, antennomeres 3–8 widened and flattened, 3–7 long tringular ( Fig. 81View FIGURES 78 – 90. 78 – 82), 8 nearly parallel-sided, 9–11 slender. Surface of head very finely imbricate-punctate, with sparse, long, decumbent ferrugineous pubescence, semilustrous. Pronotum ca as long as wide, anterior margin convex, anterior corners rounded, lateral margins slightly concave in anterior third, strongly diverging posteriorly, posterior corners nearly sharp, protruding laterad, posterior margin convex, slightly sinuate before corners. Surface of pronotum sculptured like that of head, but with denser pubescence, nearly matt. Claws simple. Elytra parallel-sided, apex of each elytron rounded, elytral venation well developed, sutural veins 1– 2 costate. Surface of elytra very finely rugulose-lacunose, with rather dense, short, decumbent orange pubescence, combined with much sparser and longer, semierect orange pubescence, matt. Aedeagus as in Figs. 78–80View FIGURES 78 – 90. 78 – 82.

Female. Eyes only slightly smaller than in male, head across eyes moderately narrower than pronotum. Antennae shorter, reaching ca elytral midlength, antennomeres 3–8 widened and flattened ( Fig. 82View FIGURES 78 – 90. 78 – 82), antennomere 3 triangular, 4–7 trapezoid, 8 oval, 9–11 slender. Pronotum wider than long by ca one quarter, less widened posteriorly than in male, lateral margins nearly straight, posterior corners more obtuse. Outer claws of pro- and mesotarsi with basal projection. Last sternite very similar to that in Fig. 70View FIGURES 64 – 77. 64 – 66.

Length (both sexes). 9.5 –11.0 mm.

Differential diagnosis. See following key.

Etymology. Patronymic, dedicated to one of its collectors, Zdenĕk Kraus (Mikulovice, Czech Republic).

Distribution. Northern Laos.


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