Ichnea lycoides Laporte, 1836

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 : 45-48

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Ichnea lycoides Laporte, 1836


Ichnea lycoides Laporte, 1836

( Figs. 95–97, 122 View Figs , 140 View Figs , 170 View Figs , 190 View Figs ; Map 5 View Map 5 )

Ichnea lycoides Laporte, 1836: 55 . Neotype ♂. Here selected. Type locality: Brazil: Bahia, Encruzilhada , XI-1972 (CMNH). (Specimen point mounted, antenna and gender label affixed to paper point; support card; locality label; Weston Opitz collection label; CMNH acronymic label; neotype label; plastic vial with aedeagus.) The whereabouts of the specimen Laporte used to describe this species is unknown. It is not in the Spinola collection or in the collection of the Paris Museum, two likely places where it might have been stored. I am designating a neotype of this genus type to fix the name of this prominent Brazilian species name to a specimen. Klug 1842: 375; Spinola 1844: 22; Lacordaire 1857: 477;

Gemminger and Harold 1869: 1751; Chenu and Desmarest 1857: 265; Chevrolat 1876: 7; Gorham 1877: 409; Lohde 1900: 101; Schenkling 1903: 102, 1910: 124; Blackwelder 1945: 389; Corporaal 1949: 398, 1950: 271; Ekis 1975: 49; Menier 1985: 1071.

Diagnosis. Specimens of this species superficially resemble those of I. mimica . However, in the members of I. lycoides the antennal funicle is considerably compressed and the elytral disc is not fasciate behind the middle.

Description. Size: Length 11.0 mm; width 3.8 mm. Form ( Fig. 140 View Figs ): Narrowly triangular. Integumental color ( Figs. 95–97): Cranium mostly dark brown, frons and vertex yellow, pronotum mostly black, yellow at upper sides; elytra mostly black, humerus yellow and with short yellow line directed posteriorly. Head: HW/PW 1.0; frons indented; EW/VW 1.5; antenna as in Fig. 170 View Figs , funicle compressed. Thorax: Pronotum as in Fig. 122 View Figs , considerably narrowed in anterior half; PL/PW 1.0; elytra strongly flared to posterior two-thirds, EL/ PL 5.4; EL/EW 2.3; anterior margin of protibia with 13 spines. Male genitalia: Aedeagus as in Fig. 190 View Figs .

Variation. Size: length 9.8–12.0 mm; width 2.4– 4.0 mm. There is considerable variation in elytral coloration as depicted in Figs. 95–97.

Natural History. Specimens have been collected during December, March, May, and June; one at 1,585 m elevation.

Distribution. This species is known from Bolivia to southeastern Brazil ( Map 5 View Map 5 ).

Specimens Examined. In addition to the neotype, 13 specimens were studied. BOLIVIA: La Paz, Sud Yungas, 4 km W Chulumani, Rio Cordoriri , 26-V-1989, 1585 m, P. J. Clausen. BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro: São Paulo, Valle Rio Pardo , XII-1898, E. Gounelle: Espíritu Santo: Conc. da Barra , 12-VI- 1969, C. T. & C. Elias; idem, 19-V-1969, C. T. & C. Elias; Sta. Tereza, 1-3-II-1968, C. & C. T. Elias. Specimens are deposited in DZUP, MNHN, OXUM, UMSP , and WOPC.


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