Leielmis

Bilton, David T., 2018, A new species of Leielmis Delève, 1964, with a revised key to members of the genus (Coleoptera: Elmidae), Zootaxa 4441 (3), pp. 592-596: 595

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.1301566

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A8A31BCB-64DE-406C-9F82-26A4882FD89D

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C987EF-1564-3D42-E4DA-DDFAFA52F596

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Leielmis
status

 

Key to known Leielmis  species

The following key iS modified from that provided in Bilton (2017) to incorporate L. armipes sp. nov. The reader iS referred to thiS paper for figureS of featureS of remaining taXa.

1 Size larger, total length at leaSt 2.0 mm from front of pronotum to elytral apiceS. DorSum with long, golden, recumbent Setae throughout. Elytra broadeSt at and Subparallel in middle; narrowing to apex in apical third. Elytral puncture rowS with coarSe punctureS anteriorly; elytral intervalS raiSed. AedeaguS, male tibial modificationS and ovipoSitor characteriStic. ............................ ............................................................................................................................................................ Leielmis hirsutus Bilton, 2017  .

- Size Smaller, total length leSS than 1.7 mm. DorSum with Setae leSS evident. Elytra broadeSt in baSal third; narrowing to apex from around middle. Elytral intervalS relatively flat.................................................................................................................................. 2

2 Pronotal punctation coarSer and denSer. PunctureS of elytral rowS larger anteriorly; puncture rowS more Strongly Striate impreSSed (Fig. 3A). AedeaguS, male tibial modificationS and ovipoSitor characteriStic .................. Leielmis georyssoides (Grouvelle, 1890) 

- Pronotal punctation finer and SparSer (e.g. Fig. 1B View Figure ). PunctureS of elytral rowS Smaller; puncture rowS not, or weakly, Striate impreSSed (e.g. Fig. 1B View Figure )..................................................................................................................................................................... 3

3 Male metatibiae with Strong internal Spine ( Fig. 1C View Figure ). Venter with relatively fine, SparSe punctation ( Fig. 2A View Figure ). AedeaguS characteriStic ( Fig. 1D View Figure ). ............................................................................................................................................. Leielmis armipes  sp. nov.

- Male metatibiae without evident internal Spine. Venter with relatively coarSe, denSe punctation ( Fig. 2B View Figure ). AedeaguS characteriStic .......................................................................................................................................................... Leielmis gibbosus Bilton, 2017  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Elmidae