Dacrysoma varium , 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: 250-254

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/FB11B7C3-5E0C-4C57-95CE-EFC28CEF8AE3

taxon LSID

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Plazi

scientific name

Dacrysoma varium
status

sp. n.

Dacrysoma varium  sp. n.

( Figs. 6View FIGURES 1 – 8, 42View FIGURES 41 – 55, 60View FIGURES 56 – 61, 63View FIGURES 62 – 76, 78View FIGURES 77 – 89, 91)

Habitus Fig. 6View FIGURES 1 – 8. Length. 0.80–0.81 mm. Colour: yellowy brown, antennae clear yellow, legs slightly darker yellow. Antennomeres 3–11 Fig. 42View FIGURES 41 – 55. Pronotum 0.22 mm long, 0.32 mm wide, pubescence very long, approximately one third length of pronotum, Figs. 60View FIGURES 56 – 61, 63View FIGURES 62 – 76. Elytra 0.51 mm long, 0.44 mm wide, pubescence slightly shorter than pronotum.

Male: aedeagus Fig. 91

Female: spermatheca Fig. 78View FIGURES 77 – 89

Etymology. This epithet is taken from the Latin adjective varius, meaning variable, and reflects the degree of variation apparent in this species.

Remarks. A variable species which is most easily distinguished by the length of the pubescence and the form of the genitalia.

Type data. Holotype: ♀, Andasibe N.P., Circuit Indri 2, sifting, 20.xi. 2010, S.Rahanitriniaina (BMNH). Paratypes: 21 exs. same data as holotype; 14 exs., Andasibe, ASB/ 09/ 2011, forest litter, sifting, Winkler app. extr., S. 18 ˚ 56 ’ 506 ’’ E. 48 ˚ 25 ’ 222 ’’, 944 m, 12.iv. 2011, L.S.Rahanitriniaina (BMNH).; 2 ♀, Andasibe N.P., ASB/07/ 2011, shallow ravine, sifting, Winkler app. extr., S. 18 ˚ 56 ’ 505 ’’ E. 48 ˚ 25 ’ 204 ’’, 947 m, 11.iv. 2011, L.S.Rahanitriniaina (BMNH).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Ptiliidae

Genus

Dacrysoma