Dacrysoma fusum , 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: 265

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/2F69D672-DFAC-403C-938A-2ED389058607

taxon LSID

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scientific name

Dacrysoma fusum
status

sp. n.

Dacrysoma fusum  sp. n.

( Figs. 8View FIGURES 1 – 8, 53View FIGURES 41 – 55, 74View FIGURES 62 – 76, 99)

Habitus Fig. 8View FIGURES 1 – 8. Length. 0.85 mm. Colour brown, antennae and legs yellow. Antennomeres 3–11 Fig. 53View FIGURES 41 – 55. Head pubescence very long (as fig. 61). Pronotum 0.23 mm long, 0.32 mm wide, Fig. 74View FIGURES 62 – 76, pubescence very long, puncturation very shallow and hardly visible in some lights, +/- 6 punctures between the anterior and posterior margins. Elytra 0.56 mm long, 0.46 mm wide, more finely and densely punctured than pronotum, pubescence as pronotum.

Male: aedeagus Fig. 99.

Female: not known.

Etymology. This epithet is taken from the Latin adjective fusus, meaning flowing, and refers to the long pubescence.

Remarks. Distinquished by the broad pronotum, long pubescence, comparatively long elytra, and by the form of the aedeagus.

Type data. Holotype: ♂, Ambohitantely Spec Res., ABT/ Nov/ 2011 / 13, sifting forest litter, Winkler app. extr., S. 18 o 10 ’ 56.9 ’’ E. 47 o 17 ’ 21.9 ’’, 1497 m, 18.xi. 2011, L.S.Rahanitriniaina (BMNH);

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Ptiliidae

Genus

Dacrysoma