Acalles iblanensis , Schütte, André & Stüben, Peter E., 2015

Schütte, André & Stüben, Peter E., 2015, Molecular systematics and morphological identification of the cryptic species of the genus Acalles Schoenherr, 1825, with descriptions of new species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchin, Zootaxa 3915 (1), pp. 1-51: 23

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3915.1.1

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scientific name

Acalles iblanensis
status

sp. nov.

Acalles iblanensis  sp. nov.

1. Clubbed bristles on the elytral intervals are at most 2.5 x as long as; their distances range from two to three times the length of a bristle (digit 34).

2. Elytra slightly obovate; behind the middle acuminate-ovally rounded towards the apex ( Fig. 3View FIGURES 3 – 7). 3. Apex of the aedeagus (ventral view) elongate and smaller, endophallus with two lines ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 3 – 7). Acalles asniensis 

1 *. Clubbed bristles on the elytral intervals at least 3 x as long as, placed much closer (digit 35 ’). 2 *. Elytra broader, laterally short-ovally rounded, and broadly rounded towards the apex (couplet 34 vs. 34 ’, 35 ’). 3. Apex of the aedeagus (ventral view) broader; endophallus has a differently shaped structure (digit 35 ’).

The aedeagus of the new species is very similar to the aedeagus of Acalles almeriaensis Stüben, 2001  , a widespread species from the south-west of Spain. But the new species from Morocco does not seem to be closely related to this species (couplet 34 vs. 24).