Notomicrus gracilipes Sharp, 1882

Guimarães, Bruno A. C. & Ferreira-Jr, Nelson, 2019, Two new species and new records of Notomicrus Sharp, 1882 (Coleoptera: Noteridae) from Brazil, Zootaxa 4629 (2), pp. 263-270 : 268

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Notomicrus gracilipes Sharp, 1882


Notomicrus gracilipes Sharp, 1882

Material examined. “ AMAZONAS STATE, Manaus Municipality, Anavilhanas, Xidana , 25.I.1982, Nessimian J.L. leg.” (1 ♀ / DZRJ 6573 ) ; “ MATO GROSSO STATE, Poconé Municipality, Fazenda Ipiranga, Pousada Piuval , charco at river, 16º23’09.9” S 56º37’17.0” W, 114 m, 28.VII.2013, Clarkson B., Sampaio B.H.L. & Ferreira-Jr. N. leg.” (6 ♀♀ / DZRJ 6575 ) GoogleMaps ; “ Fazenda Ipiranga, road to Pousada Piuval , 16º22’42.2” S 56º37’22.8” W, 86 m, VII.2013, Clarkson B., Sampaio B.H.L. & Ferreira-Jr. N. leg.” (2 ♂♂ 47 ♀♀ / DZRJ 6574 ) GoogleMaps ; “ RIO DE JANEIRO STATE, Santa Cruz Municipality, Canal de Itá , Ponte RJ 097, 04.V.1989, Bettina leg.” (2 ♂♂ / DZRJ 6577 ).

Taxonomic note. In several of the examined specimens the elytral coarse punctures between discal stria and elytral suture, as described by Young 1978, appears almost indistinct which externally makes the distinction with N. malkini considerably difficult. In addition, the dorsal coloration described by Young differs widely from that of the examined specimens. The reddish brown of the head and the dark brownish yellow of the elytra are replaced by a uniform dark brown. The sum of these characteristics makes these specimens extremely similar to N. petrareptans , even for aedeagal features, though without the diagnostic male pro- and mesotarsal claws of the latter (see also Manuel 2015; Baca & Short 2018).

Geographic distribution. Notomicrus gracilipes is known from Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the Brazilian states of Amazonas, Mato Grosso and Rio de Janeiro. First record for Amazonas and Rio de Janeiro.













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