Dendrocellus queenslandicus Liang and Kavanaugh, 2007

Liang, Hongbin & Kavanaugh, David H., 2007, Review of the Genus Dendrocellus Schmidt-Göbel (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Dryptini), with Descriptions of Seven New Species, The Coleopterists Bulletin (Oxford, England) 61 (1), pp. 1-39 : 1-39

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https://doi.org/ 10.1649/934.1

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scientific name

Dendrocellus queenslandicus Liang and Kavanaugh
status

new species

Dendrocellus queenslandicus Liang and Kavanaugh , new species

( Figs. 18 View Figs , 31 View Figs , 66 View Figs , 91–92 View Figs )

Types. Holotype: a male (ISNB), ‘‘Queensland’’/‘‘Collection P. Dupuis’’/‘‘Coll. R. I. Sc. N. B., Australia-Queensl.’’/‘‘ Desera smaragdina Ch. , dét. P. Dupuis’’/ ‘‘ Desera smaragdina Ch. ’’/‘‘ HOLOTYPE, Dendrocellus queenslandicus Liang & Kavanaugh n. sp., designated by H. B. Liang & D. H. Kavanaugh 2006’’ [red label]. Paratypes (total 4 specimens): 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘Queensland’’/‘‘Collection P. Dupuis’’/‘‘Coll. R. I. Sc. N. B., Australia-Queensl.’’/‘‘ Desera smaragdina Ch. , dét. P. Dupuis’’/‘‘ Desera smaragdina Ch. ’’/‘‘ PARATYPE, Dendrocellus queenslandicus Liang & Kavanaugh n. sp., designated by H. B. Liang & D. H. Kavanaugh 2006’’ [yellow label]; 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘Queensland’’/‘‘Collection P. Dupuis’’/‘‘Coll. R. I. 30 Sc. N. B.’’/‘‘ PARATYPE, Dendrocellus queenslandicus Liang & Kavanaugh n. sp., designated by H. B. Liang & D. H. Kavanaugh 2006’’ [yellow label]; 1 male (CMNH), ‘‘Mainoru, ENE of Katherine, N.T., 14 Dec. 1982, A. Walford- Huggins’’/‘‘Walford-Huggins collection, Carnegie Museum Accession 35338’’/ ‘‘ Desera smaragdina Chd’’/ Desera smaragdina (Chaudoir) det. R. Davidson’’/ ’’ PARATYPE, Dendrocellus queenslandicus Liang & Kavanaugh n. sp., designated by H. B. Liang & D. H. Kavanaugh 2006’’ [yellow label]; 1 male (CMNH), ‘‘ Australia QLD. 7 km. NE/Tolga, May 8, 1989, R. I Storey, at light’’/‘‘ Desera smaragdina (Chaudoir) det. R. Davidson’’/’’ PARATYPE, Dendrocellus queenslandicus Liang & Kavanaugh n. sp., designated by H. B. Liang & D. H. Kavanaugh 2006’’ [yellow label].

Type locality. Queensland, Australia .

Diagnosis. Elytra with parallel sides, intervals densely punctate; femora with apical third black, basal two-thirds brown; tibiae and tarsi yellow; protarsomere 3 asymmetrical in male; tarsal claws with 5 pectinations, length of the longest pectination subequal to half width of claw base ( Fig. 66 View Figs ); aedeagus with apical lamella thin, digitiform, unthickened at apex ( Fig. 91 View Figs ).

Description. Length 9.0– 9.9 mm, width 2.5–2.8 mm. Black, head and pronotum with blue luster mixed with slight green luster; elytra with green luster mixed with slight blue luster; apical two thirds of Ant 1 black, basal third dark brown, Ant 2 and Ant 3 dark brown, Ant 4–11 brown; apical third of femora black, basal twothirds brown; tibiae and tarsi yellow. Head much wider than pronotum, HW/PW 5 1.34 (1.27–1.37); vertex convex, coarsely punctate; Ant 1/Ant 3 5 3.31 (3.23–3.38); labrum with medial lobe slightly protruded anteriorly; genae short, oblique; eyes large, about 2.8 times as long as genae ( Fig. 31 View Figs ). Pronotum coarsely punctate, narrow, PL/PW 5 1.64 (1.60–1.71); lateral margins slightly sinuate before basal angles; basal angles almost rectangular; basal foveae deep. Elytra long, lateral margins almost parallel, EL/EW 5 2.04 (2.00–2.06), EW/PW 5 2.21 (2.16–2.30); outer angles slightly dentate, pointed; intervals convex, densely punctate, interspace between two adjacent punctures narrower than diameter of punctures. Protarsomere 3 slightly asymmetrical in male; tarsal claws with 5 pectinations, length of the longest pectination subequal to half width of claw base ( Fig. 66 View Figs ). Aedeagus with apical lamella thin, narrow, not thickened at apex ( Figs. 91–92 View Figs ).

Distribution. Known from Queensland and Northern Territory, Australia.

Etymology. The new species is named for its type locality.

Remarks. This new species at first appears to be just a variety of D. ternatensis Chaudoir , based on the similarity in genitalia. However, the longer black portion of the femora and longer, parallel-sided elytra of its members are quite different from those of D. ternatensis members, so we treat this as a distinct species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Dendrocellus