Tricheops epipphiger Newman

Evans, Brenda & Ślipiński, Adam, 2016, Review of the genus Tricheops Newman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae) with description of two new species from Western Australia, Zootaxa 4137 (4), pp. 569-577: 571-573

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Tricheops epipphiger Newman
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Tricheops epipphiger Newman 

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Tricheops epipphiger Newman 1838: 171  . Type locality: New Holland.

Diagnosis. Tricheops epipphiger  can be distinguished from other members of this genus by its yellow body and distinctive brown saddle shape on elytra ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 A), upper, middle and lower eye lobes at narrowest point separated by approximately 5, 6 and 2 stemmata, respectively ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 D) and metafemur length 7.5 –8.0 times its greatest width ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 A,E).

Description. Length. 12–24mm and length 4.3 –5.0 times width. Dorsal surfaces bearing short recumbent setae ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 A). Head. Not constricted behind eyes and frontoclypeal suture weakly impressed ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 A, C). Gland dispenser bearing group of stout setae ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 C –D). Frontal interocular index 2.0 and upper lobes separated dorsally by 2.1–2.5 times diameter of antennal socket. Number of stemmata at narrowest point of lobes (near junction with next lobe): upper lobe 5–6; median lobe 6; and lower lobe 2–3 ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 D). Antennal insertions separated by 2.2–2.5 times diameter of antennal foramen ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 C). Antenna. Exceeding apex of elytra by 2–3 antennomeres ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 A – B). Scape 0.5–0.7 of pronotum length and antennomere 3 about 1.3 times the size of antennomere 4 ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 A). Prothorax. Pronotal disc nodulose, bearing short recumbent setae only ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 A). Pterothorax. Scutellum disc sparsely setose and mesocoxae narrowly separated, at narrowest point separated by 0.3 of the cavity diameter ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 A –B). Elytra. Length 3.0– 3.1 times the length of the pronotum and vestiture of elytra comprising of short recumbent setae ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 A). Legs. Metafemur length 7.5 –8.0 times greatest width ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 A,E). Abdomen. Ventrites without patches of setae and ventrite 1 as long as ventrite 2 ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 B). Ventrite 5 in male about as long as 4 and apically emarginate with short endocarina. Ventrite 5 in female as long as 4, tapered toward truncate apex.

Types. Type / New Holland / Tricheops ephippiger Newm  (1, BMNH; 1, OMNH; both probably syntypes).

Other specimens examined. New South Wales. Blaxland, 19.ix. 2003, M. Bonham (1, AM). Blue Mountains, 9.i. 1909, G.E. Bryant (1, ANIC). Blue Mountains, n.d (1, AM). Blue Mountains, n.d (1, NMV). Blue Mountains, 1.iii. 1947 (1, NMV). Booklana, East Dorrigo, i. 1929, W. Heron (1, AM). Bundeena, 2.ix. 1958 (1, AM). Cascade, i. 1934, F.E. Wilson (1, AM). Cascade, i. 1934, F.E. Wilson (2, NMV). Condong Falls, Whian State Forest, NNE of Lismore (28 ° 37 'S, 153 ° 23 'E, 18, xi, 1983, D.C.F Rentz & M.S. Harvey (1, ANIC). Depot Beach, 16km NE of Batemans Bay, 21.xi. 1970, I.F.B Common (1, ANIC). Dorrigo, n.d (2, AM). Dorrigo, 24.x. 1971, R.J.T (1, AM). Dorrigo, 14.xi. 1971, R.J.T (1, AM). Kioloa SF, 15km SE of Batemans Bay (35 ° 30 'S, 150 ° 18 'E), xii. 1986, M.G. Robinson (2, ANIC). Mount Victoria, i. 1939 (2, AM). National Park, 6.xii. 1914, C. Gibbons (1, AM). New South Wales, n.d (1, AM). New South Wales, n.d (1, NVM). New South Wales, n.d., J. Armstrong (1, NVM). New South Wales, n.d, E. W. Ferguson (2, ANIC). New South Wales, iii. 1920 (1, AM). Wahroonga, n.d, H. J. Carter (3, ANIC). 72km west on Oxley Highway, Wauchope (31 ° 27 'S, 152 ° 44 'E), 4.i. 1970, Britton & Misko (1, ANIC). Sydney, n.d. (1, NVM). Sydney, n.d., Carter (1, NVM). West Pymble near Sydney, 10.xii. 1987, Scambler (1, AM).

Queensland. Bunya Mountains, 23.xii. 1937, N. Geary (1, AM). Bunya Mountains, 21.i. 1938, N. Geary (1, AM). Fraser Island, 1–2.xii. 1975, G. Thompson & A. Slater (5, QM). Fraser Island, 3–4.xii. 1975, G. Thompson & A. Slater (3, QM). Mount Huntley (28 °08'S, 152 ° 26 'E), 29–30.i. 1993, G.B. Monteith (3, QM). Kuranda, n.d, F.P. Dodd (1, AM). Kuranda, 25.x. 1959, E.J. Harris (1, ANIC). Kuranda, 3.i. 1978, D. Lane (1, ANIC). 19 Butler dr, Kuranda (16 ° 48 'S, 145 ° 38 'E), 15–30.xi. 2003, D.C.F Rentz (1, ANIC). 19 Butler dr, Kuranda (16 ° 48 'S, 145 ° 38 'E), 1–15.xii. 2005, D.C.F Rentz (1, ANIC). 19 Butler dr, Kuranda (16 ° 48 'S, 145 ° 38 'E), 15–26.x. 2006, D.C.F Rentz (1, ANIC). 3 Mason rd, Kuranda (16 ° 50 'S, 145 ° 38 'E), 26.iv. 2013, D.C.F Rentz & B. Richardson (1, ANIC). 19 Butler dr, Kuranda (16 ° 48 'S, 145 ° 38 'E), 16–31.iv. 2014, D.C.F Rentz (1, ANIC). Mount Spec, i. 1965, J.G. Brooks (3, ANIC). Paluma (19 °00'S, 146 ° 12 'E), 30.xii. 1978, D.W. Frith (1, ANIC). Queensland, n.d, F.H. Taylor (1, NMV). South Johnston, H.W. Brown (4, AM). Tinaroo Waters (17 ° 185 'S, 145 ° 552 'E), 10–20.i. 2010, G. Monteith (1, ANIC). Toowoomba, 28.xii. 1976, J. Macqueen (1, ANIC). Wangabel state for. Pavey rd (17 ° 19 '06.63'S, 145 ° 30 ' 43.58 'E), 17.ix. 2013,D.C.F Rentz (1, ANIC). Whitfield rd, Cairns, 27.x. 1971, J. G. Brooks (1, ANIC). Yarraman, 1.xii. 1975, F.T. Frick (1, AM). 10km SSE of Yeppoon (23 ° 12 'S, 150 ° 47 'E), 5.ii. 1983, I.C.B. Common (1, ANIC).

Distribution. T. ephippiger  is widely distributed along the eastern Australian coast, from Kuranda in northern Queensland to Batemans Bay in New South Wales.

OMNH

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

NMV

Museum Victoria

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cerambycidae

Genus

Tricheops

Loc

Tricheops epipphiger Newman

Evans, Brenda & Ślipiński, Adam 2016
2016
Loc

Tricheops epipphiger

Newman 1838: 171