Afidentula jinpingensis, Kapur, 1955

Wang, Xingmin, Tomaszewska, Wioletta & Ren, Shunxiang, 2015, A contribution to Asian Afidentula Kapur (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae, Epilachnini), ZooKeys 516, pp. 35-48 : 43-46

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.516.9665

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/86095FE9-6635-4AB4-8903-1E926E8A0D88

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scientific name

Afidentula jinpingensis
status

sp. n.

Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Coccinellidae

Afidentula jinpingensis sp. n. Figures 4, 5

Diagnosis.

This species can be easily distinguished from all other Asian species of Afidentula by having elytra black covered with 12 yellow spots (Fig. 4a).

Description.

TL: 4.6-4.8 mm, TW: 3.7-4.0 mm, TH: 2.0-2.2 mm, TL/TW: 1.20-1.24; PL/PW: 0.43-0.46; EL/EW: 1.05-1.08; HW/TW: 0.28; PW/TW: 0.62.

Body short oval, dorsum strongly convex, densely pubescent (Figs 4 a–c). Head with frons yellowish brown and occiput black. Pronotum black with anterior corners pale yellow. Scutellum black. Elytra black, each elytron with six yellow spots, arranged as 1-2-2-1. Underside yellowish brown, except metaventrite black. Epipleura yellowish brown at basal 1/3 and dark brown at apical 2/3. Legs yellowish brown.

Head with frontal punctures fine, 1.0-2.0 diameters apart, associated with scattered long setae; interocular distance 0.64 times head width (Fig. 4c). Pronotal disk with fine and densely distributed punctures, slightly larger than those on head, 0.5-1.0 diameters apart. Elytral disk dually punctate; large punctures 1.0-6.0 diameters apart and small ones 1.0-4.0 diameters apart. Surfaces of prosternum and mesoventrite shagreened, with scattered setae. Metaventrite broad with fine and inconspicuous punctures.

Male genitalia. Penis stout, strongly curved, apex simple and pointed, capsule with an expanded outer arm and a small inner one (Fig. 4e). Tegmen stout (Fig. 4f); penis guide in lateral view subparallel along 4/5 of its length and hook-like at apex; apex curved outwardly; parameres extremely slender, distinctly shorter than penis guide.

Female genitalia not known.

Types.

Holotype: male, CHINA, Yunnan Prov.: Fenshuiling National Natural Reserve, Jingpin County, 1800-2200m, 18.v.2009, Ren SX leg.

Distribution.

China (Yunnan).

Etymology.

The specific epithet is named after Jingpin County, China, the type locality of this ladybird.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Coccinellidae

Genus

Afidentula