Lycinella pugliesae Ferreira & Ivie

Ferreira, Vinicius S. & Ivie, Michael A., 2018, A revision of Lycinella Gorham, 1884 with the description of six new species (Coleoptera, Lycidae, Calopterini), ZooKeys 792, pp. 69-89: 69

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Lycinella pugliesae Ferreira & Ivie

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Lycinella pugliesae Ferreira & Ivie  sp. n. Figs 9, 12, 20, 36, 37

Type material (2).

Holotype: COSTA RICA: Prov. San José; Zurquí de Moravia, 1600 m; 10°03'N, 84°01'W; APRIL 1996. cloud forest; JA Lizano, Malaise trap ( USNM). Paratype: COSTA RICA: San José; Zurquí de Moravia; 10°03'03"N, 84°00'22"W; MAY 1996, 1600 m; C Flores, Malaise (MAIC).


The species was described after VSF’s former Zoology professor, Dr Adriana Pugliese Netto Lamas, which greatly influenced, inspired, and helped him in his early career as zoologist.


Lycinella pugliesae  is very similar to L. parvula  , see the diagnosis for that species for further information.


General dorsal coloration dark brown, pronotum yellow, bearing longitudinal black stripe not reaching anterior margin (Figure 9). Antennae subserrate; antennomeres IV–IX dorsoventrally flattened (Figure 20); scape subconical, antennomeres II and III short, subequal in length, approx. 1/4 length of I; antennomere IV elongate, approx. 1/3 longer than I; antennomeres V–IX gradually decreasing in length. Mandibles elongate. Labrum wider than long. Maxillary palpomere I short, approx. 1/3 length of II, which is cylindrical, palpomere III approx. half length of II, IV elongate, subequal in length of II, acuminated, densely setose. Labial palp 3-segmented, palpomere I and II subequal in length, palpomere III elongate and cylindrical, acuminate, densely setose.

Pronotum trapezoidal, slightly constricted medially, with posterior margin slightly curved, anterolateral angles rounded, with posterolateral angles and pronounced and acute, divergent, with weakly visible longitudinal carina in anterior portion of pronotum, bifurcate posteriorly forming an areola. Prosternum V-shaped; posterior margin rounded; laterally reaching hypomeron.

Elytra 10 × longer than pronotum; costae on each elytron, costae I, II, and IV moderately visible. Humeral region rounded, non-pronounced (Figure 9). Legs slender, elongate. Pro- and mesocoxae bearing stemmata (Figure 14). Aedeagus with median lobe tapered apically, slender, apex rounded, 1.6 × longer than parameres; parameres 1.5 × longer than phallobase; phallobase elongate, posterior angles rounded (Figure 36).

Length (pronotum+elytra): 3.1 mm. Width (across humeri): 0.8 mm.


Costa Rica: Prov. San José, Zurquí de Moravia (Figure 37).