Zenoria miroi 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 : 392-393

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.6082095

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/0A799443-FFE7-5941-FF53-FB88B937FE40

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Plazi

scientific name

Zenoria miroi González & Santos
status

sp. nov.

Zenoria miroi González & Santos , sp. nov.

Figs. 46–59 View FIGURES 46 – 59

Diagnosis. Zenoria miroi sp. nov. is easily distinguishable from other species with the same color pattern, Z. crotchi Gordon, 1971 ; Z. delicatula Weise, 1910 ; Z. discoidalis (Kirsch, 1876) ; Z. lativerpa González & Honour, 2012 ; Z. luciae González & Honour, 2012 ; and Z. sylvatica González & Honour, 2012 by the subtriangular black basal spot on the pronotum. The male genitalia with short, inflated parameres, curved in lateral view with sensory setae limited to the apex are distinctly different from other described species. Although the male genitalia resemble Z. annularis Gordon, 1971 this species has broad triangular parameres, angulate at the base and straight on the outer margin in ventral view.

Description of holotype, male. Length 3.2 mm; width 2.5 mm. Body oval, sligthly convex ( Figs. 46–47 View FIGURES 46 – 59 ). Head pale yellow with yellowish-white pubescence, longer and more abundant toward clypeus; antennae and mouthparts brown ( Fig. 48 View FIGURES 46 – 59 ). Pronotum dark yellow with subrectangular basal black spot; pubescence yellowish white ( Figs. 46–48 View FIGURES 46 – 59 ). Elytra pale yellow with large black common spot on disc, covering part of humeral callus; pubescence yellowish-white, except elytral disc with dark-brown pubescence ( Figs. 46–49 View FIGURES 46 – 59 ). Scutellar shield black ( Fig. 46 View FIGURES 46 – 59 ). Epipleuron yellow, inner carina extending less than half distance to outer margin. Meso- and metaventrite black. Legs pale yellow. Abdominal postcoxal line curved posterolaterally, closely paralleling posterior margin of ventrite for short distance, then abruptly redirected anteriorly toward base of ventrite in lateral third ( Fig. 50 View FIGURES 46 – 59 ). Posterior margin of ventrite V arcuate. Posterior margin of ventrite VI with broad and deep semicircular emargination ( Fig. 51 View FIGURES 46 – 59 ). Phallobase short, less than half length of tegminal strut, two times longer than wide ( Fig. 52 View FIGURES 46 – 59 ). Penis guide mamilliform, basal third broad with convex sides, apex rounded ( Figs. 53–55 View FIGURES 46 – 59 ); in lateral view broad at base, outer margin straight, inner margin curved and not sinuous, with tubercles ( Figs. 56–57 View FIGURES 46 – 59 ). Parameres projecting beyond penis guide in ventral view; outer margin wide and curved, inner margin parallel-sided ( Figs. 53–54 View FIGURES 46 – 59 ); curved in lateral view, apex truncate; short sensory setae at apex ( Figs. 56–57 View FIGURES 46 – 59 ). Penis normal, wide, no more than 40 times longer than wide, basal third semicircular, middle third curved, straight in apical third except apex curved downward and tapering upward relative to penis capsule in short, very narrow projection ( Fig. 58 View FIGURES 46 – 59 ); apical membranous projections on both sides ( Fig. 59 View FIGURES 46 – 59 ); penis capsule with inner branch curved inward, ending in enlargement, and triangular outer branch ( Fig. 58 View FIGURES 46 – 59 ).

Female. Unknown.

Variation. Not observed.

Etymology. This species is named after the agronomist Jimmy Miro, collector of this species and many other species of Coccinellidae in Tumbes and Madre de Dios departments, Peru.

Holotype. “ Perú, Madre de Dios / Tambopata, Las / Piedras , Alegría , 5-VIII / 2012, leg. Jimmy Miró ” “N: 8660120 E: 486620 / Cítricos: Naranjo ” “ Male 1100” [ MEUT].

Distribution. Peru, Madre de Dios.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Coccinellidae

Genus

Zenoria