Ichnea procera Schenkling, 1900

Opitz, Weston, 2010, Classification, Natural History, and Evolution of the Epiphloeinae (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Part VIII. The Genera Acanthocollum Opitz, Stegnoclava Opitz, and Ichnea Laporte, The Coleopterists Bulletin (mo 9) 64, pp. 1-65 : 37-38

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Ichnea procera Schenkling, 1900


Ichnea procera Schenkling, 1900

( Figs. 56, 137 View Figs , 174 View Figs , 181 View Figs ; Map 4 View Map 4 )

Ichnea procera Schenkling, 1900: 399 . Lectotype male. Herein designated. Callanga ( Peru) Stautinger (DEIG). (Specimen card mounted, gender label affixed to mount card; locality label; Kraatz collection label, identification label; Schenkling identification label, syntype label; repository label; DEIG acronymic label; lectotype label; plastic vial with abdomen and aedeagus.) Schenkling 1903: 102, 1910: 123; Corporaal 1942: 143, 1950: 272; Blackwelder 1945: 389.

Paralectotypes. Four specimens designated. Peru: Cuzco: Callanga, Stautinger ( WOPC, 1; ZALF, 3) .

Diagnosis. In the members of this species the eighth antennomere is subquadrate and there is a yellow, triangular intrusion into the anterior extremity of the black pronotal discal vertical line. In superficially similar specimens of I. callanga , the eighth antennomere is elongate and the pronotal discal vertical line is entirely black.

Description. Size: Length 8.2 mm; width 2.5 mm. Form ( Fig. 137 View Figs ): Narrowly triangular. Integumental color ( Fig. 56): Cranium mostly dark brown, clypeus and vertex yellow; pronotum mostly black, upper sides linearly yellow, and medial vertical dark line with anterior yellow triangular intrusion; elytra mostly black, humeral angle and epipleuron yellow, latter connects to broad yellow postmedial fascia; sutural margin briefly yellow anterior and posterior to postmedial yellow fascia. Head: HW/ PW 1.0; frons indented; EW/ VW 3.0; antenna as in Fig. 174 View Figs , funicle only slightly compressed. Thorax: Pronotum not constricted in anterior half; PL/ PW 1.1; elytra strongly flared to posterior two-thirds, EL/ PL 5.4; EL / EW 2.4; anterior margin of protibia with 12 spines. Male genitalia: Aedeagus as in Fig. 181 View Figs .

Variation. Size: length 7.5–9.0 mm; width 2.0– 2.8 mm. In one specimen the yellow triangular mark that intrudes the central dark line of the pronotum is considerably wide.

Natural History. One specimen was collected in March at 2,060 m elevation.

Distribution. Known only from Peru to Bolivia ( Map 4 View Map 4 ).

Specimens Examined. In addition to the syntypic series, 11 specimens were studied. PERU: Cuzco, Valle de Lares, 75 km NW Calca, 1-III- 1979, W. E. Steiner. BOLIVIA: Santa Cruz, Amboro National Park , Los Volcanes , 18°06′S 63°36′W, 20- XI-12-XII-2004, 1,000 m, Malaise trap on tree fall, M. V. L. Barclay & H. Mendel. Specimens are deposited in BMNH and WOPC GoogleMaps .

digna species-group

Representatives of the two species that comprise this group have a broad, suboval body form, and the elytra are mostly brown but are yellow along the sutural and epipleural margins. The geographic range of this group extends from Nicaragua to Colombia.