Neefia magna , Bellamy, C. L., 2003

Bellamy, C. L., 2003, The Madagascan Coraebini (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae): Part 4, New genera and species, Zootaxa 174, pp. 1-19: 7-8

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Neefia magna

sp. nov.

Neefia magna  , sp. nov.

(Figs. 3, 19)

Description of Holotype. Small, 6.8 x 2.5 mm; body iridescent blue­green above, on abdominal pleurites and on perimeter of abdominal ventrites, ventral portion of head below supra­antennal groove, thoracic ventrites and disc of abdominal ventrites black; legs black except hind femora black with faint blue­green reflection at distal end; small narrow area on anterolateral pronotal explanate area with short recurved white setae and some white pulverulence; one large elytral fascia extends from humeri to before middle, densely covered with orange setae; metacoxal plate with dense short recumbent off­white squamae on widened lateral third; surface imbrications elevated most strongly on pronotum; large, round deep punctures on head and pronotum, following imbrications; punctures on elytral more shallow, more elongate; punctures on underside small, shallow. Pronotum nearly 1.6 times wider than long, widest just anteriad to obtuse lateroposterior angles; anterior margin biarcuate on either side of angulate median lobe; posterior margin bisinuate, median lobe truncate, rounded laterally; lateral margin slightly diverging from posterior margin to feebly rounded median arcuation before narrowing to anterior angles. Genitalia as in Fig. 19.

Variation. 1, 6.0 x 2.4 mm, 6, 5.9 ­ 6.6 x 2.5 ­ 2.8 mm; the ground color varies from a shiny green blue to a single (Fig. 3) with the disc of the pronotum and elytra purple.

Specimens examined. Holotype ( MNHNAbout MNHN): Madagascar­Est, Perinet/Peyrieras xii; 1, 6 paratypes: same data as holotype. Paratypes deposited in TNSCAbout TNSC and CLBC.

Etymology. This species is named for its size, the largest in the genus.

Remarks. This is one of two species from Perinet and is clearly distinguished from N. humeralis  , sp. nov., as separated in the key below and as discussed under that species below.


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