Pseudolechriops coleyae Hespenheide & LaPierre

Hespenheide, Henry A. & Lapierre, Louis M., 2006, A review of Pseudolechriops Champion (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Conoderinae), Zootaxa 1384, pp. 1-39: 29-31

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

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scientific name

Pseudolechriops coleyae Hespenheide & LaPierre
status

new species

10. Pseudolechriops coleyae Hespenheide & LaPierre  , new species

Fig. 10View FIGURE 10, a –d

Diagnosis: Largely reddish brown, except head and base of rostrum, disc of pronotum and elytra, and posterior tibiae and apical ½ of posterior femora black; posterior tibiae slender, subcylindrical, not conspicuously flattened; from above slender, subcylindrical, with elytra not conspicuously wider than base of pronotum; setae on sides of pronotum dense, forming a well-defined oblique white stripe from base of eyes to anterior to elytral humeri; elytra without conspicuous basal fascia, with posthumeral marginal spot and weak sutural spot beyond middle; eyes narrowly separated, rostrum not sexually dimorphic, glabrous above antennal insertions; Nicaragua to Panamá.

Description: Holotype male: Dark reddish brown, except darker and nearly black on head and rostrum above antennal insertions, disc of pronotum, distal 2 / 3 and basal 1 / 3 of elytra along suture, distal half of hind femora and most of hind tibiae, tarsi, anterior and middle legs, and antennae paler reddish brown; from above ( Fig. 10View FIGURE 10 a), setae mostly hair like, transparent and inconspicuous, except short patches of white setae at middle on elytral interval 2, along suture on elytral intervals 1–2 just before apices, and in transverse fascia of white setae on outer three intervals of lateral margins behind humeri; pronotum above with band of whitish setae anterior to basal margin and sides with oblique stripe of dense white setae extending from apical margin behind base of eyes to dorsal posterior angles ( Fig. 10View FIGURE 10 b); head glabrous except front with sparse white setae between eyes on upper half; beneath moderately densely covered with white setae on sides of metasternum and metepimera and more sparsely on abdominal sternites; external faces of distal 1 / 3 of anterior and middle femora rather densely covered with fine white setae, setae on anterior and middle tibiae and posterior legs inconspicuous, appearing glabrous; 2.45 mm long.

Head prominent, about 2 / 3 as long as pronotum, dorsally finely punctate, with fine medial carina, eyes arcuately rounded, as wide as pronotum at apex; from front ( Fig. 10View FIGURE 10 c), eyes narrowly separated for their entire length, rostrum with antennae inserted just above middle, narrow and polished distal to antennal insertions, expanding somewhat basally and sparsely, finely punctate and carinate along midline, from side nearly straight. Pronotum from above nearly conical, base only slightly wider than apex, from side nearly flat, disc finely punctate, with fine medial carina. Elytra together about 1 / 3 broader than pronotum, widest behind humeri, 1 / 3 longer than wide, lateral margins very weakly arcuate, narrowing only slightly to near apices, apices broadly, nearly 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, narrowly depressed along midline on posterior 1 / 2, second sternite also weakly, narrowly depressed on anterior 1 / 2. Femora unarmed, posterior femora ( Fig. 10View FIGURE 10 b) with very weak carina on basal 1 / 2; posterior tibiae only slightly flattened, almost terete. Aedeagus pale transparent brown with dark interior tube ( Fig. 10View FIGURE 10 d).

Allotype female: As male; 2.8 mm long.

Holotype male: Costa Rica: Prov. Heredia, F. La Selva, 3 km S Pto. Viejo, 10 o 26 ’ N 84 o 01’ W, 0 5.04. 1980, H.A. Hespenheide, Cecropia  ( INBC).

Allotype female: Same data as holotype, but 30.03. 1984 ( INBC).

Paratypes: Costa Rica: Prov. Guanacaste, Estac. Pitilla, 9 km S Santa Cecilia, 700 m, 330200-380200, 12.1989, C. Moraga & P. Rios (1, INBC), 0 4.1991, 02- 19.03.1992, 21.03 - 0 7.04, 18 - 23.07.1993, P. Rios (6, INBC), 0 3.1990, P. Rios, C. Moraga & R. Blanco (1, INBC), 0 5.1990, II Curso Parataxon. (2, INBC), Fca. Pasmompa, 5 km SO Santa Cecilia, 400 m, L-N- 333500-380600, 0 9.1992, C. Moraga (1, INBC), 14 km S Canas, 11– 12.06. 1991, F.D. Parker (1, CWOB); Heredia Pr., Est. Biol. La Selva., 50–150 m, INBio- OET, 10 o 26 ’ N 84 o 01’ W, 0 7.1992 (11, INBC), 11 – 12.06.2003, L.M. LaPierre, on leaf undersides of juvenile Cecropia obtusifolia  (2, CHAH), 20.08. 1995, L.M. LaPierre, STR <3000m, underside Cecropia obtus  . leaf (1, INBC, INBIOCRI 002055829), 0 2.07, 21.08. 1996, L.M. LaPierre, Cecropia  (1, LMLC), 04-08, 17.07, 14 – 22.08.1996, 0 9.05. 2002, L.M. LaPierre, [collected on] Cecropia obtusifolia  (26, LMLC), 04-08, 14- 16.07, 17 – 22.08.1996, 0 9.05. 2002, L.M. LaPierre, [collected on] Cecropia insignis  (7, LMLC), 0 9.05. 2002, L.M. LaPierre, ID#[-], ex Cecropia obtusifolia  (4, LMLC), 12.1997, 0 1.1998, L.M. LaPierre, ID#Cobt 97.79, 98.4 (6, LMLC), 10.11. 1998, L.M. LaPierre, # 98.258 (1, LMLC), 10, 11.1997, L.M. LaPierre, Cobt 97.47, 51.1 –3, 79- 1-4 (7, LMLC), 21.11. 1999, L.M. LaPierre, ID# 99.1112 Host: Cecropia obtusifolia  (4, LMLC), 0 1.1998, L.M. LaPierre, ID#Cins 98.2 (1, LMLC), 0 9.05. 2002, L.M. LaPierre, ID#[-], ex Cecropia insignis  (3, LMLC), 19, 25, 29.08. 1996, L.M. LaPierre, #LS-84, 85, 86 [ Cecropia obtusifolia  ], 102, 103 (5, LMLC), F. La Selva (or La Selva Biol. Sta.), 3 km S Pto. Viejo, 10 o 26 ’ N 84 o 01’ W, 10, 20, 24, 28, 30.07. 1982, 30.03. 1984, 27.03, 0 7.04 .1988, 16, 21, 23, 27.07, 0 3, 0 6, 10.08. 1992, 31.07. 1993, 10.07. 1994, H.A. Hespenheide, Cecropia  (27, BMNH, CASC, CHAH, CWOB, CMNA), 11km SE La Virgen, 450–550 m, 10 o 20 ’ N 84 o 04’ W, 12 – 14.04.2003, E.G. Riley (1, TAMU); Prov. Limon, R.B. Hitoy Cerere, Send. Rompe Pechos, 400 m, Red de Golpe LS 400250View Materials 571500, 19.08. 2002, W. Arana (1, INBC); Puntarenas Pr., Osa Peninsula, 5 mi S Rincon, 0 8 o 42 ’ N 83 o 29 ’ W., 28.07. 1968, H.A. Hespenheide, Cecropia  (1, CHAH); Prov. Puntarenas, Est. Sirena, P.N. Corcovado, 0–100m, L-N- 270500 -508300, 21.03 - 21.04.1992, Z. Fuentes (1, INBC). Panamá: Bocas del Toro Pr., 2– 5 km W Almirante, road to Ojo de Agua, 0 9 o 17 ’ N 82 o 26 ’ W, 0 6.07. 1974, T.L. Erwin, D.R. Whitehead (1, USNM); 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 (1, CHAH), [ Panamá Pr.] Canal Zone, 5 mi NW Gamboa, Canal Zone, 11.04. 1970, H.P. Stockwell (1, CHAH), Madden Forest, mi 2.5, 0 9 o 05’ N 79 o 37 ’ W, 0 1.04. 1970, H.A. Hespenheide, Cecropia  (1, CHAH), mi 5.0, 0 9 o 07’ N 79 o 38 ’ W, 17.06. 1971, H.A. Hespenheide (1, CHAH). Nicaragua: Rio San Juan Pr, Refugio Bartola, 16 km ESE El Castillo, 10 o 58 / 59 ’ N 84 o 20 / 21 ’ W, 25.04, 0 4, 10.05. 1999, H.A. Hespenheide, Cecropia  (5, CHAH, SEAN). Paratypes to be deposited in AMNH, CASC, EMEC, GBFM, LACM, MUCR.

Etymology: This species is named in honor of Phyllis D. Coley for her extensive study of the ecology of Cecropia ( Coley 1983)  .

Discussion: Specimens measure 1.95–3.05 mm long (mean = 2.62 mm for 99 specimens). This species is the only one of the ten considered here that shows no obvious external sexual dimorphism. 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)

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

EMEC

Essig Museum of Entomology

GBFM

Universidad de Panama

LACM

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

MUCR

Museo de Insectos