Pseudolechriops klopferi Hespenheide & LaPierre

Hespenheide, Henry A. & Lapierre, Louis M., 2006, A review of Pseudolechriops Champion (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Conoderinae), Zootaxa 1384, pp. 1-39: 18-21

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.175062

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scientific name

Pseudolechriops klopferi Hespenheide & LaPierre
status

new species

6. Pseudolechriops klopferi Hespenheide & LaPierre  , new species

Figs. 6View FIGURE 6, a –d; 18

Diagnosis: Black except tip of rostrum, sides of pronotum, disc of elytra, tarsi, anterior and middle legs and basal ½ of posterior femora reddish brown; posterior tibiae flattened and weakly arcuate on posterior margin; from above narrowly rhomboidal in shape with elytra conspicuously wider than base of pronotum; sides of pronotum with broad oblique band of dense white setae from sides of rostral canal to dorsal posterior angles (upper portion lacking in males); elytra with conspicuous medial sutural spot of pale yellowish setae; rostra of males and females similar in shape; Costa Rica and Panamá.

Description: Holotype male: Dark reddish brown, except head, elytral markings, distal half of hind femora and hind tibiae black, tarsi, anterior and middle tibiae and femora, antennae, and apical 1 / 3 of rostrum paler reddish brown; from above ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6 a), band of creamy white setae at bases of elytral intervals 1–4, setae continuing more sparsely along small intervals 1–2, then forming conspicuous oval spot at middle on elytral intervals 1–3, vague oblique fascia of sparse creamy setae from central spot to lateral margins, and on first interval at elytral apices; pronotum above with small patches of white sparse creamy setae in vague fascia at posterior angles and just anterior to scutellum, and setae dense on basal 1 / 2 of sides of pronotum; head glabrous; beneath moderately densely and uniformly covered with creamy white setae, except glabrous on anterior half of metasternum and metepimera, setae sparser on abdominal sternites 3–5; anterior and middle femora and basal 1 / 2 of posterior femora rather densely covered with fine white setae, setae on hind tibiae inconspicuous, appearing glabrous; 3.1 mm long.

Head moderately prominent, about 2 / 3 as long as pronotum, dorsally finely punctate, with medial carina, eyes arcuately rounded, as wide as pronotum at apex; from front ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6 c), eyes very narrowly separated for almost their entire length, rostrum narrowest at middle, expanding somewhat apically and more so basally, sparsely, finely punctate, vaguely carinate along midline, antennae inserted at middle, from side arcuately rounded. Pronotum from above slightly conical, base 1 / 4 wider than apex, from lateral view nearly flat, disc finely punctate. Elytra together about 2 / 5 broader than pronotum, 1 / 4 longer than wide, giving rhomboidal appearance, lateral margins nearly straight to near apices, apices conjointly rounded. Mesosternum with well-defined groove with low ridges to receive rostrum continuing to excavate and carinate anterior margin of metasternum; metasternum narrowly incised along midline to abdomen. Abdomen with first ventral sternite weakly depressed along midline, more broadly so on anterior 1 / 2, second sternite also weakly, narrowly depressed on anterior 1 / 2. Anterior femora unarmed, middle femora blunt tooth on inner margin at apical 3 / 5, posterior femora ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6 b) with acuminate tooth on inner margin just at apical 2 / 3, basal 1 / 2 of posterior femora carinate; posterior tibiae conspicuously broadened and flattened, arcuately rounded on posterior margin. Aedeagus pale transparent brown ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6 e).

Allotype female: As male, but patch of dense setae on sides of pronotum twice as large, extending to posterior angles; transverse basal elytra band of setae less distinct except on interval 2; anterior and middle femora only with inconspicuous setae; 3.1 mm long.

Holotype male: Costa Rica: Prov. Heredia, F. La Selva, 3 km S Pto. Viejo, 10 o 26 ’ N 84 o 01’ W, 20.07. 1982, H.A. Hespenheide, Cecropia  ( INBC).

Allotype female: Costa Rica: Heredia Pr., La Selva Biol. Sta., 3 km S Pto. Viejo, 10 o 26 ’ N 84 o 01’ W, 16.07. 1992, H.A. Hespenheide ( INBC).

Paratypes: Costa Rica: Alajuela Prov, N Slope Volcan de Rincon, 2 km W Dos Rios, 550 m, 22.05. 1985, J.T. Doyen, P.A. Opler (1, EMEC), 20 km S Upala, 03– 09.03.1991, 01– 10.04, F.D. Parker (3, CWOB), Finca San Gabriel, 2 km S Dos Rios, 12.02. 1994, R.W. Flowers (1, CWOB); Heredia Pr., Est. Biol. La Selva., 50–150 m, INBio-OET, 10 o 26 ’ N 84 o 01’ W, 0 7.1992 (4, INBC), 15.04. 1993, M/05/068, bosque primario (1, INBC), 0 1.09. 1993, M/01/ 192, parcelas sucesionales (1, INBC, INBIOCRI 002259366), 13.08. 1995, L.M. LaPierre, STR <3000m, on Cecropia obtus  [ifolia]. (1, INBC, INBIOCRI 002055876), 0 6, 04–08, 14–16.07, 17–22.08, 25.09 – 11.09.1996, 17– 22.08. 1997, L.M. LaPierre, Cecropia insignis  (11, LMLC), 0 6, 17.07, 14 – 22.08.1996, L.M. LaPierre, Cecropia obtusifolia  (4, LMLC), 25, 29.08. 1996, died 29.08, L.M. LaPierre, Cecropia  (4, LMLC), 11 – 20.07.1997, em 31.07 or 0 1.08, L.M. LaPierre, Cins 97.24 – 16, - 17, - 26 (3, LMLC), 0 9.05. 2002, L.M. LaPierre, on Cecropia obtusifolia  (or insignis  ) (8, LMLC), F. La Selva (or La Selva Biol. Sta.), 3 km S Pto. Viejo, 10 o 26 ’ N 84 o 01’ W, 0 9.07. 1982, 31.03. 1988, 16.07, 10.08. 1992, 14.07. 1998 ( Cecropia insignis  ), H.A. Hespenheide, Cecropia  (4, BMNH, CHAH, INBC, MUCR), Puerto Viejo, Finca La Selva, 12.04. 1982, R.J. Marquis, no. 910, 28.06. 1982, R.J. Marquis, no. 1051, 15.08. 1982, R.J. Marquis, no. 1128, Cecropia obtusifolia  (3, USNM); Prov. Guanacaste, Estac. Pitilla, 9 km S Santa Cecilia, 700 m, 330200-380200, 12.1989, 11.1990, C. Moraga & P. Rios (6, INBC, CMNC), 0 4, 0 7, 0 8, 0 9, 03– 18.10.1991, 27.07 - 14.08.1992, 02-03, 18.04- 19.05. 1993, 0 6.1994, P. Rios (11, INBC), 0 2.1990, P. Rios, C. Moraga & R. Blanco (13, INBC), 0 5.1990, II Curso Parataxon. (2, INBC), Prov. Guanacaste, Fca. Pasmompa, 5 km SO Santa Cecilia, 400 m, L-N- 333500-380600, 0 9.1992, C. Moraga (2, INBC), Cerro Ormalita, 4 km SW Pitilla Biol. Sta, 1100m, 0 9.09. 1994, B. Jordal, ex Cecropia insignis  (1, CHAH); Turrialba, 28.05. 1951, O.L.Cartwright (6, USNM), Prov. Alajuela, Sect. San Ramon de Dos Rios, 620m, L-N- 318100-381900, 20.02 - 03.03.1995, C. Cano (1, INBC); Prov. Limon, Sector Cerro Corocori, Fca de E. Rojas, 150m, L-N- 286000-567500, 0 3.1991, 0 4.1993, E. Rojas (2, INBC), Prov. Limon, Sector Corocori, 30 km N de Cariari, Finca de E. Rojas, A.C. Tortuguero, 150m, L-N- 286000-567500, 0 1.1994, E. Rojas (1, INBC). Panamá: Bocas del Toro, 400 m, 0 8 o 49 ’ N 82 o 11 ’ W, 26.05. 2000, H.& A. Howden (1, CMNC); Chiriqui: Res. La Fortuna, 1100 m, 8 o 44 ’ N 82 o 14 ’ W, 21- 25.03. 2001, leg. Prena (1, JPPC); Cocle Pr., La Mesa ab. El Valle de Anton, 850 m, 0 8 o 37 ’ N 80 o 07’ W, 28.07. 1974, H.A. Hespenheide (3, CHAH), Cerro Gaital, 10 - 12.06.1995 (3, CWOB); Colon Pr., Ft. Sherman, 0 9 o 17 ’ N 79 o 59 ’ W, 0 8.11, 0 1.12. 2001, F. Odegaard, on Cecropia insignis  (4, FOC); Panamá Pr., Canal Zone, 7 mi NW Gamboa, 0 9 o 09’ N 79 o 43 ’ W, 29.06. 1971, H.A. Hespenheide, Cecropia  (1, CHAH); Panamá Pr., Cerro Campana, 2700 ’, 13, 23.05. 1978, C.W. & L.B. O’Brien & Marshall (2, CWOB), Cerro Campana, 850 m, 0 8 o 40 ’ N 79 o 56 ’ W, 12.09. 1970, 17.07. 1977, Stockwell (2, CMNC), 29.04, 29.05, 12.06, 30.07, 0 1.08. 1970, 19.06 .1971, 14, 27.07. 1974, 17.07. 1977, 24.07, 0 3.08. 1978, H.A. Hespenheide, Cecropia  (19, CASC, CHAH, CWOB, GBFM), Cerro Jefe, 700 m, 0 9 o 14 ’ N 79 o 23 ’ W, 22.06. 1971, H.A. Hespenheide, Cecropia  (3, CHAH), Cerro Azul, 4 km beyond Goofy Lake, 700 m, 0 9 o 12 ’ N 79 o 23 ’ W, 23.05. 1970, H.A. Hespenheide, Cecropia  (2, CHAH). Paratypes to be deposited in AMNH, CASC, GBFM, LACM, MUCR.

Etymology: This species is named in honor of Peter Klopfer of Duke University, the undergraduate mentor of Hespenheide.

Discussion: Males measure 2.5–3.15 mm long (mean = 2.90 mm for 71 specimens); females measure 2.7–3.8 mm long (mean = 3.38 mm for 41 specimens). This species has been reared from live petioles of juvenile Cecropia  (see Table 1 and the Discussion section for more detailed information).

INBC

Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio)

EMEC

Essig Museum of Entomology

MUCR

Museo de Insectos

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

GBFM

Universidad de Panama

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

LACM

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County