Dacrysoma delicatum , 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: 266

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:003A16B5-34C5-48F8-A41C-8B784F3B06CB

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/668DA052-F3B5-4835-8FC2-8A49FFCE0F20

taxon LSID

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scientific name

Dacrysoma delicatum
status

sp. n.

Dacrysoma delicatum  sp. n.

(Figs. 17, 55, 76, 79)

Habitus Fig. 17. Length 0.78 mm. Colour dusky yellow, antennae and legs paler yellow. Antennae short, antennomeres 3–11 Fig. 55View FIGURES 41 – 55. Pronotum 0.20 mm long, 0.30 mm wide, lateral margins slightly pointed, Fig. 76View FIGURES 62 – 76, closely punctured, +/- 9 punctures between anterior and posterior margins. Elytra 0.54 mm long, 0.44 mm wide, more finely punctured than pronotum, pubescence as pronotum.

Female: spermatheca Fig. 79View FIGURES 77 – 89.

Male: not known.

Etymology. This epithet is taken from the Latin adjective delicatus, meaning soft or tender, and refers to the delicate appearance of this species.

Remarks. The closely punctured pronotum and form of the spermatheca should be sufficient to distinguish this species.

Type data. Holotype: ♀, Andasibe N.P. border, ASB/ Nov. 2011, Feon’ny Ala Hotel surr., sifting leaf litter, Winkler app. extraction, 27.ix – 3.xii, L.S.Rahanitriniaina (BMNH).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Ptiliidae

Genus

Dacrysoma