Scymnus (Pullus) medanensis Eizaguirre, 2007,

Romanowski, Jerzy, Ceryngier, Piotr, Větrovec, Jaroslav & Szawaryn, Karol, 2019, The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) from Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Zootaxa 4646 (1), pp. 101-123: 111

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4646.1.6

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CA768371-FEBE-4AFC-B242-496137AD018A

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Scymnus (Pullus) medanensis Eizaguirre, 2007
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Scymnus (Pullus) medanensis Eizaguirre, 2007 

( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6 A–H)

Scymnus medanensis Eizaguirre 2007: 109  .

Material examined. Montaña Cardon, 23.III.2017 1 ex. on L. arborescens  ; Cofete 07.VIII.2017 1 ex. on succulent, La Pared 05.VIII.2017 1 ex. and 12.VIII.2017 2 exx., all on succulents.

Distribution. Endemic Canarian species, described recently from specimens coming from Tenerife ( Eizaguirre 2007). New to Fuerteventura.

Remarks. Eizaguirre (2007), in his description of the species, did not give a full illustration of the characters. Here we provide detailed illustrations of the male and female genitalia as well as the abdomen. The antennae possess 11 antennomeres ( Fig. 6GView FIGURE 6) and the abdominal postcoxal lines are rounded, complete, reaching anterior margin ( Fig. 6AView FIGURE 6), which supports the placement of this species in the subgenus Pullus Mulsant. The  parameres are smooth on the inner margin ( Fig. 6EView FIGURE 6) and shorter than the penis guide ( Fig. 6DView FIGURE 6). The penis guide is very characteristic with its harpoon-shaped apex ( Fig. 6EView FIGURE 6). The penis is strongly recurved with the apical part somewhat sinuate; a small membranous field is present at 2/3 of its length; the apex is membranous with a sclerotized, curved thorn-like process ( Fig. 6HView FIGURE 6). Spermatheca as in Fig. 6BView FIGURE 6.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Coccinellidae

Genus

Scymnus

Loc

Scymnus (Pullus) medanensis Eizaguirre, 2007

Romanowski, Jerzy, Ceryngier, Piotr, Větrovec, Jaroslav & Szawaryn, Karol 2019
2019
Loc

Scymnus medanensis

Eizaguirre, S. 2007: 109