Antillipeltis iviei , Lawrence, John F., Leschen, Richard A. B. & Ślipiński, Adam, 2014

Lawrence, John F., Leschen, Richard A. B. & Ślipiński, Adam, 2014, Antillipeltis, a new genus of Antillean Trogossitidae (Coleoptera: Cleroidea) with a key to the Cleroidea, Zootaxa 3794 (3), pp. 435-454: 445-447

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Antillipeltis iviei

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Antillipeltis iviei  sp. n.

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Diagnosis. This species resembles A. alleni  and differs from all of the extant species in the relatively elongate elytra and dorsal vestiture of moderately long, erect setae and in having the head, pronotum and entire ventral surface yellow. It differs from A. alleni  in being slightly larger in the longer and narrower pronotum with denser punctation.

Description. Length 3.0 mm; body length 2.21 times as long as greatest elytral width. Head, mouthparts, antennae, ventral surfaces and legs yellow; scutellar shield and elytra dark-brown or black, but with lateral explanate elytral margins pale. Dorsal vestiture of moderately long, erect, fine setae; setae of ventral surfaces somewhat shorter and decumbent. Head punctation coarse, dense and somewhat irregular. Pronotum about 0.70 times as long as wide, widest behind middle; sides moderately curved and narrowly explanate; edges of lateral carinae coarsely crenulate; pronotal punctation coarser, but not as dense as that on head; punctures sharply defined with flat bottoms, usually separated by less than a puncture diameter but sometimes almost contiguous; interspaces finely sculptured and somewhat shiny. Elytra 1.64 times as long as wide and 2.90 times as long as pronotum, widest behind middle; sides weakly rounded and explanate; punctation finer, sparser, less sharply defined and subseriate; interspaces more or less smooth and shiny.

Type specimen. Holotype, male: Dominican Republic: Miocene amber; La Toca mine ( WIBFAbout WIBF; to be donated to NMNHAbout NMNH).

Etymology. The species is named after Michael A. Ivie who provided the type specimen and useful information on the Antillean fauna.


West Indian Beetle Fauna Project Collection


Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History