Agrilus purpurifrons

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

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8F5BC4CB-77CF-4C3B-866E-B0D6F2E99FF1

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A06E8794-FFA9-FFBE-FF55-C38857B57647

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Plazi

scientific name

Agrilus purpurifrons
status

 

Key to species of Agrilus purpurifrons  species-group

Agrilus extrarmatus Curletti, 2003  (see Fig. 14 in Curletti, 2003) is not included in the key, but it is tentatively assigned to this group until the male is available. The type was not studied but its published image displays a transverse pronotum and spinate elytral apices which indicate affinity to this species-group despite the vertex being wider and frons lacking a distinct medial impression.

1 Pygidium arcuate; pronotal lobe obvious................................................................... 2

- Pygidium spinate; pronotal lobe vestigial or absent........................................................... 4

2 Prehumerus carinal, arcuate; size 8.4–8.8 mm; Laos; (habitus Fig. 2BView FIGURES 2)......................... A. stoneae Baudon, 1968 

- Prehumerus absent..................................................................................... 3

3 Prosternal process in male with obvious medial carina; size 9.6–10.5 mm; Malaysia (Pahang); (habitus Fig. 1AView FIGURES 1, aedeagus Fig. 2EView FIGURES 2)............................................................................... A. cameronius  sp. nov.

- Prosternal process in male flat; size 8.3–10 mm; Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo; (habitus Fig. 2CView FIGURES 2, aedeagus Fig. 2KView FIGURES 2)................................................................................... A. trito Deyrolle, 1864 

4 Elytra without pairs of tomentose spots.................................................................... 5

- Elytra with 1–3 pairs of tomentose spots................................................................... 7

5 Body dorsally bicolor; head and pronotum purple, elytra blackish; pronotum without white tomentum in lateral impressions; size 8.5–12.2 mm; Vietnam (Vinh Phuc), Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Luzon; (habitus Fig. 1FView FIGURES 1 aedeagus Fig. 2IView FIGURES 2).................................................................. A. raapi Kerremans, 1900 

- Body dorsally concolor blue or black; pronotum with white narrow tomentum in lateral impressions.................... 6

6 Body blue; prosternal process subparallel; size 9.2–11 mm; New Guinea; (habitus Fig. 1BView FIGURES 1, aedeagus Fig. 2FView FIGURES 2)........................................................................................... A. indigaceus Deyrolle, 1864 

- Body black with silky tinge; prosternal process dilated; size: 9–12.2 mm; Indonesia: Maluku; (habitus Fig. 2DView FIGURES 2, aedeagus Fig. 2LView FIGURES 2)................................................................................ A. vendibilis  sp. nov.

7 Elytra with obvious humeral pair of tomentose spots; size 10.8–12.8 mm; Indonesia: Sulawesi; (habitus Fig. 1DView FIGURES 1)................................................................................................. A. puncak  sp. nov.

- Elytra without humeral pair of tomentose spots.............................................................. 8

8 Top-most part of elytral apices glabrous; size 9.8–13.9 mm; Laos, Vietnam; (habitus Fig. 2AView FIGURES 2, aedeagus Fig. 2JView FIGURES 2).......................................................................................... A. rousselatae Baudon, 1968 

- Top-most part of elytral apices with minute pubescent area..................................................... 9

9 Elytra brightly blue; size 9.5 mm; Papua New Guinea: North Solomons; (see Curletti, 2003, Fig. 16 as samuelsoni  ).................................................................................... A. samuelsonicus Curletti, 2006 

- Elytra black......................................................................................... 10

10 Body smaller (6.6–10.6 mm); elytra with 1–2 pairs of unclear tomentose spots; head purple; exposed laterosternites without tomentose spots (dorsal view); Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo; (habitus Fig. 1EView FIGURES 1, aedeagus Fig. 2HView FIGURES 2)........................................................................................... A. purpurifrons Deyrolle, 1864 

- Body larger (9–12.4 mm); elytra with 1–2 pairs of obvious tomentose spots; head dark-blue or black; exposed laterosternites with pair of tomentose spots (dorsal view); Bhutan, Northeastern India, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam; (habitus Fig. 1CView FIGURES 1, aedeagus Fig. 2GView FIGURES 2)......................................................................... A. morio Kerremans, 1895 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Buprestidae

Genus

Agrilus