Dacrysoma pilosum , Darby, Michael, 2013

Darby, Michael, 2013, Studies of Madagascan Ptiliidae (Coleoptera) 1: The Tribe Discheramocephalini including eighteen new species, Zootaxa 3718 (3), pp. 239-266: 260-261

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3718.3.2

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/FCED235B-C25D-49B2-9F1D-323B2677B976

taxon LSID

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scientific name

Dacrysoma pilosum
status

sp. n.

Dacrysoma pilosum  sp. n.

(Figs. 13, 54, 75, 84)

Habitus Fig. 13. Length 0.70 mm. Colour dusky yellow, antennae and legs paler yellow. Antennomeres 3–11 Fig. 54View FIGURES 41 – 55. Head pubescence very long (as Fig. 61View FIGURES 56 – 61). Pronotum 0.21 mm long, 0.31 mm wide, lateral margins angled, the angle marked by a faint tooth Fig. 75View FIGURES 62 – 76, pubescence very long, +/- one third the length of the pronotum, +/- 7 punctures between anterior and posterior margins. Elytra 0.53 mm long, 0.43 mm wide, more finely punctured than pronotum, pubescence as pronotum.

Female: spermatheca Fig. 84View FIGURES 77 – 89

Male: not known

Etymology. This epithet is taken from the Latin adjective pilosum  , meaning hairy, and refers to the long pubescence present on the head, pronotum and elytra of this species.

Remarks. Distinguishable by the long pubescence and the form of the spermatheca which is smaller than all others studied.

Type data. Holotype: ♀, Ranomafana N.P., RNF/ 16 / 2011, sifting litter, Winkler app. extr., S. 21 ˚ 14 ’ 57.9 ’’ E. 47 ˚ 24 ’ 22.9 ’’, 1138 m, 16.iv. 2011, L.S.Rahanitriniaina & R.Raveloson (BMNH).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Ptiliidae

Genus

Dacrysoma