Agrilus pseudoharlequin Jendek

Jendek, Eduard & Grebennikov, Vasily V., 2009, Revision of the Agrilus muscarius species-group (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) with description of thirteen new species from Palaearctic and Oriental regions, Zootaxa 2168, pp. 1-33: 22-24

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Agrilus pseudoharlequin Jendek

sp. nov.

Agrilus pseudoharlequin Jendek  , sp. nov.

Figs. 26View FIGURES 25 – 30, 51View FIGURES 50 – 57, 71View FIGURES 58 – 76

Diagnosis. This species is similar to A. harlequin  ( Fig. 25View FIGURES 25 – 30) in the ornamental pubescence, and by the shape of the prosternal lobe and prosternal process. It differs by the more prolonged body, by the presence of a short humeral carina and by the shape of the aedeagus ( Fig. 71View FIGURES 58 – 76).

Description (Holotype): Body form, color and pubescence as in Fig. 26View FIGURES 25 – 30. Head markedly convex; eyes flat, not protruding from head outline.

Pronotum convergent apicad, with sides in subparallel basal third and then slightly, arcuately convergent to apex; apical pronotal margin narrower than basal margin; anterior pronotal lobe wide and somewhat projecting beyond apical pronotal angles; posterior angles rectangular; pronotal disk obviously convex, with vague prescutellar impression; lateral impressions absent; prehumerus extending almost to half of pronotal length, moderately costate, straight, except for apex which is arcuate to pronotal margin but distant from marginal carina (lateral view).

Elytra longer with short humeral carinae; bichromatic, with black and greenish patterns combined with whitish and golden, sparse, ornamental pubescence; apices conjointly arcuate.

Prosternum ( Fig. 51View FIGURES 50 – 57): Prosternal lobe very large, apical margin subtruncate; prosternal process sharply tricuspidate, sides strikingly, sinuately expanded; disk flat; lateral corners uniplanar. Basal abdominal ventrite without tubercles; apex of last abdominal ventrite slightly emarginate.

Aedeagus ( Fig. 71View FIGURES 58 – 76).

Length. Holotype 5.0 mm.

Sexual dimorphism. Female unknown.

Variability. Unknown.

Type series. Holotype 3 ( EJCB): “Palaboehan Ratoe, Wijnkoopsbaai”. Type locality. Indonesia, West Java, Palaboehan Ratoe [= Pelabuhanratu, 106 ° 32 'E, 06° 59 'S], Wijnkoopsbaai.

Distribution. Indonesia: Java.

Etymology. The name is a combination of the prefix pseudo - (not actually but having the appearance of) and harlequin  , to stress similarity of this species with A. harlequin  .