Zenoria westerduijni González & Santos, 2016

Santos, Paula B. & González, Guillermo, 2016, New species of Zenoria Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) from Brazil and Peru, Zootaxa 4205 (4), pp. 386-394 : 389-390

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4205.4.7

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D5A6DD6B-46C8-4D70-BC64-6E12BFFFC5D0

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6082091

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/0A799443-FFE2-5942-FF53-FBD3BA9AF940

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Plazi

scientific name

Zenoria westerduijni González & Santos
status

sp. nov.

Zenoria westerduijni González & Santos , sp. nov.

Figs. 18–30 View FIGURES 18 – 31

Diagnosis. Z. westerduijni sp. nov. is distinguishable from all other species of the genus by the almost entirely black body. It also differs from other species by the slightly angulate postcoxal line and the extremely narrow penis, about 50 times longer than wide, typically 35–40 times in other species of the genus.

Description of holotype, male. Length 4.0 mm; width 3.4 mm. Body oval, rounded, convex ( Figs. 18–19 View FIGURES 18 – 31 ). Head and pronotum black, latter with narrow yellow stripe on anterior border; antennae and mouthparts brown, apex sometimes darker; pubescence grayish white, short, irregularly distributed ( Fig. 20 View FIGURES 18 – 31 ). Prothorax black; pubescence light brown, short. Scutellar shield black. Elytra entirely black, shiny; pubescence light brown except for central area, with inconspicuous dark-brown pubescence; this pubescence lacking in some areas, probably due to rubbing ( Figs. 18–21 View FIGURES 18 – 31 ). Epipleuron black, inner carina extending more than half distance to outer margin. Meso- and metaventrite brown. Legs brown. Abdominal postcoxal line curved posterolaterally, reaching posterior margin of ventrite for short distance, then redirected anteriorly toward base of ventrite in lateral third ( Fig. 22 View FIGURES 18 – 31 ). Posterior margin of ventrite V with smooth notch. Posterior margin of ventrite VI with deep triangular emargination ( Fig. 23 View FIGURES 18 – 31 ). Phallobase short, half length of tegminal strut, two times longer than wide ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES 18 – 31 ). Penis guide triangular in dorsal view, two times longer than wide, with rounded apex ( Figs. 25–27 View FIGURES 18 – 31 ); in lateral view, triangular in basal 3/5, parallel-sided and narrow in distal 2/5 ( Figs. 28–29 View FIGURES 18 – 31 ). Penis guide projecting beyond parameres ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 18 – 31 ), parallelsided in ventral view, slightly projected apically ( Fig. 27 View FIGURES 18 – 31 ); regularly curved in lateral view and tapering from base to apex, the latter with small truncated widening ( Figs. 28–29 View FIGURES 18 – 31 ). Sparse, very short setae at end of paramere ( Fig. 29 View FIGURES 18 – 31 ). Penis narrow, more than 50 times longer than wide, semicircular in basal third, gently curved in middle third, and straight in apical third ( Fig. 30 View FIGURES 18 – 31 ), ending in pointed apex, membranous areas in distal 1/20 of apex, on lower side ( Fig. 31 View FIGURES 18 – 31 ); inner branch of penis capsule slightly curved inward and truncated, outer branch subtriangular, tapered with hook, inconspicuous membranous projection on outer margin ( Fig. 30 View FIGURES 18 – 31 ).

Female. Unknown.

Variation. Not observed.

Etymology. This species is named after the biologist and entomologist Rob Westerduijn, who collected this specimen and several others described in this contribution.

Type material. Holotype. “ Perú, Loreto / Picuroyacu, Pongo / 150 m, 18-XI-2008 Leg. / R. Westerduijn, / Understory of altered / mature forest” “ Male 1612” [ UNMSM].

Distribution. Peru, Loreto.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Coccinellidae

Genus

Zenoria