Dacrysoma denticulatum , 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: 254-255

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/187B8785-405A-090D-3BE6-F89AFDA9F7FC

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scientific name

Dacrysoma denticulatum
status

sp. n.

Dacrysoma denticulatum  sp. n.

( Figs. 7View FIGURES 1 – 8, 36, 37View FIGURES 35 – 40, 43View FIGURES 41 – 55, 64View FIGURES 62 – 76, 80View FIGURES 77 – 89, 92)

Habitus Fig. 7View FIGURES 1 – 8. Length. 0.80–0.81 mm. Colour dusky yellow, antennae paler yellow. Antennomeres 3–11 Fig. 43View FIGURES 41 – 55. Pronotum 0.23 mm long, 0.34 mm wide, lateral margins with a sharply angled projection, pubescence very long, approximately one third to one quarter length of the pronotum, fovea coarse, +/- 7 between anterior and posterior margins ( Fig. 64View FIGURES 62 – 76). Elytra: length 0.49 mm, width 0.46 mm, foveae finer and denser, and pubescence shorter than pronotum.

Male: aedeagus Fig. 92.

Female: spermatheca Fig. 80View FIGURES 77 – 89.

Etymology. This epithet is derived from the Latin adjective dentatus, meaning toothed, and recognises the shape of the lateral margins of the pronotum.

Remarks. The sharply angled lateral margins of the pronotum will serve to distinguish this species from all others studied to date.

Type data. Holotype: ♂, Montagne d’Ambre N.P., sifting, 1100 m, 30.x. 2010, P. Banar (BMNH). Paratypes: 4 ♀, same data as holotype (BMNH).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Ptiliidae

Genus

Dacrysoma