Agrilus vendibilis

Jendek, Eduard & Nakládal, Oto, 2019, Revision of the Agrilus purpurifrons species-group (Coleoptera, Buprestidae, Agrilinae), Zootaxa 4568 (2), pp. 279-292: 289

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Agrilus vendibilis

sp. nov.

Agrilus vendibilis  sp. nov.

( Figs. 2D, 2LView FIGURES 2)

Description of holotype. Length: 10.5 mm. BODY. Shape: cuneiform; Color (dorsally): unicolored. HEAD. Medial impression: deep. Vertex. Sculpture elements: rugae; Sculpture aspect: arcuate; Sculpture density: dense; Sculpture intensity: rough. Eyes. Size: subequal or larger than width of vertex (dorsal view); Shape: markedly protruding head outline; Lower margin: in line or below antennal socket; Median orbit: converging ventrally.

Antennae. Serration: from antennomere 4. PRONOTUM. Shape: visually transverse; Sides: markedly arcuate; Maximal width: at posterior margin; Anterior margin: narrower than posterior. Anterior lobe. Development: absent or vague; Position: not reaching level of anterior angles. Posterior angles. Shape: obtuse; Apex: sharp.

Disk. Impressions: medial and lateral; Medial impression: posteromedial only; Lateral impressions (depth): deep; Lateral impressions (width): broad. Prehumerus. Development: carinal; Shape: bisinuate; Extent: beyond 1/2 of pronotal length; Anterior end: joined with lateral pronotal carina; Posterior end: distant from posterior pronotal angle or margin; Arc: obvious. Lateral carinae. Interspace: narrow; Convergence: moderate; Junction: present; Narrowest point: at posterior 1/5–1/4 of marginal carina; Modifications: submarginal carina anteriorly obliterate.

Scutellum. Disc: impressed. ELYTRA. Humeral carina: absent. Apices. Arrangement: separate; Shape: cuspidate; Number of cusps or spines: 1; Position of dominant projection: pleural margin. Pubescence. Presence: without discernible pubescence. STERNUM. Prosternal lobe. Size: large; Distal margin: arcuate. Prosternal process. Width: wide; Shape: slightly dilated; Sides: arcuate; Angles: rectangular; Angles (tips): blunt; Disc: flat; Projection (length): protruding distinctly beyond angles. Metasternum. Metasternal projection: flat. ABDOMEN. Tomentum: present. Basal ventrite. Modifications: absent. Pygidium. Apical margin: with spine. Last ventrite. Shape: with narrow apex. Sternal groove. Shape on apex of last ventrite: arcuate. LEGS. Metatarsus. Length to mesotarsus: obviously longer; Length to metatibia: somewhat shorter. Metatarsomere 1. Length to following tarsomeres: subequal or longer than 2–4. GENITALIA. Aedeagus. Symmetry: symmetric; Shape: subparallel.

Variability. Body length: 9–12.2 mm. Without discernible variability except for the size. Sexual dimorphism. The prosternal process in male with denser but very short pubescence. The female has ovipositor markedly elongate.

Diagnosis. See key to species.

Type material. Type locality: Indonesia , Maluku, Ambon Island. Type specimens. Holotype ♂, 7 PT ( EJCB): “Indonesia, Ambon Island, iv-v.2009, local collector”. Other paratypes. INDONESIA. Maluku. “Indonesia, Ambon Island, x.2009, local collector” 1 ♂ PT ( EJCB) \\ “Indonesia, Seram Island, Manusella, 2.2010, local collector lgt.” 2 ♀ PT ( EJCB) \\ “Indonesia, Ambon Island, iii.2 0 12, local collector” 2 ♂ PT ( EJCB). 

Distribution. INDONESIA: Maluku (Ambon, Seram Islands).

Etymology. The specific name vendibilis  (saleable, marketable) is a Latin adjective referring to the fact that the types were purchased on the internet.