Agrilus cameronius

Jendek, Eduard & Nakládal, Oto, 2019, Revision of the Agrilus purpurifrons species-group (Coleoptera, Buprestidae, Agrilinae), Zootaxa 4568 (2), pp. 279-292: 280-281

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4568.2.4

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A06E8794-FFA9-FFBD-FF55-C6B2538471D8

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scientific name

Agrilus cameronius
status

sp. nov.

Agrilus cameronius  sp. nov.

( Figs. 1AView FIGURES 1, 2EView FIGURES 2)

Description of holotype. Length: 10.5 mm. BODY. Shape: cuneiform; Build: robust; Color (dorsally): unicolored. HEAD. Medial impression: deep. Vertex. Medial impression: present; Sculpture elements: rugae; Sculpture aspect: arcuate; Sculpture density: dense. Eyes. Size: subequal or larger than width of vertex (dorsal view); 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 middle; Anterior margin: subequal to posterior. Anterior lobe. Development: moderate; Shape: arcuate; Width: broad; Position: at level with anterior angles. Posterior angles. Shape: obtuse; Apex: blunt. Disk. Convexity: flat; Impressions: medial and lateral; Medial impression: anteromedial and posteromedial; Lateral impressions (depth): deep; Lateral impressions (width): broad. Prehumerus. Development: absent. Lateral carinae. Interspace: narrow; Convergence: moderate; Junction: absent; Narrowest point: at posterior 1/5–1/4 of marginal carina; Modifications: submarginal carina anteriorly obliterate. Scutellum. Size: robust. ELYTRA. Humeral carina: absent. Apices. Arrangement: separate; Shape: cuspidate; Number of cusps or spines: 1; Position of dominant projection: pleural margin. Tomentum. Pairs of tomentose spots: humeral, medial, apical. STERNUM. Prosternal lobe. Distal margin: arcuately emarginate; Emargination (width): narrow. Prosternal process. Shape: subparallel; Sides: straight; Angles: obtuse; Angles (tips): blunt; Disc: with medial carina. Metasternum. Metasternal projection: flat. ABDOMEN. Tomentum: present. Basal ventrite. Modifications: absent. Pygidium. Apical margin: arcuate. Sternal groove. Shape on apex of last ventrite: arcuate. LEGS. Metatarsus. 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: 9.6–10.5 mm. Without discernible variability except for the size. Sexual dimorphism. The species is known only from males. The male has prosternal process with obvious medial carina and protibiae with a comb of long setae on inner margin. These characters in Agrilus  are a sexual dimorphism.

Diagnosis. See key to species.

Type material. Type locality: Malaysia, Pahang, Tanah Rata, Gunung Jasar env., 4°28'N, 101°22'E, altitude 1400–1600 m. Type specimens. Holotype ♂, 1 ♂ PT ( EJCB): “ Malaysia, Pahang, Tanah Rata, Gun. Jasar env., 4°28'N, 101°22'E, 1400–1600m, 8.iii.–7.iv.2011, R. Hergovits leg.”.GoogleMaps 

Distribution. MALAYSIA: Pahang

Etymology. Patronymic; the species is named in honor of William Cameron who surveyed Cameron Highlands in mid-1880s.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Buprestidae

Genus

Agrilus