Exocelina munaso (Shaverdo, Sagata & Balke, 2005)

Shaverdo, Helena V., Surbakti, Suriani, Hendrich, Lars & Balke, Michael, 2012, Introduction of the Exocelina ekari-group with descriptions of 22 new species from New Guinea (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae), ZooKeys 250, pp. 1-76: 23-24

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.250.3715

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scientific name

Exocelina munaso (Shaverdo, Sagata & Balke, 2005)
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17. Exocelina munaso (Shaverdo, Sagata & Balke, 2005)  Fig. 24

Papuadytes munaso  Shaverdo, Sagata & Balke, 2005: 276.

Type locality.

Papua New Guinea: Simbu/Eastern Highlands Provinces, Crater Mountain, Wara Sera Station, 06°43.4'S, 145°05.6'E.

Type material examined.

Holotype:male "PAPUA NEW GUINEA Simbu/EHPr. Crater Mountain, Wara Sera Station, 800 m, 14IX2002, Balke & Sagata (PNG 10)", " 255 DNA M Balke" [green label] (BMNH). Paratypes: 1 male "PNG Simbu/EHPr. Crater Mountain, Sera-Herowana, Wara Hulene, 1000 m, 16IX2002, Balke & Sagata (PNG 17)", "262 DNA M Balke" [green label] (NHMW).

Additional material.

1 female "Papua New Guinea: Simbu/EHP. Crater Mountain, Sera-Herowana, Hulene river, 1000m, 16IX2002, Balke & Sagata (PNG 017)" (ZSM). 1 male "Papua New Guinea: Crater Mountain, Sera-Herowana, Hulene river, 1000m, 16.IX2002, Balke & Sagata (PNG 017)" (ZSM). 2 females "Papua New Guinea: Crater Mountain, Wara Sera Station, 800m, 14IX2002, Balke & Sagata, (PNG 010)" (NHMW, ZSM). 1 male "PAPUA NEW GUINEA Simbu/EHPr. Crater Mountain, Wara Sera Station, 800m, 14IX2002, Balke & Sagata, (PNG 10)" (NHMW). 1 female "Papua New Guinea: Simbu/EHP, Crater Mountain, Wara Sera Station, 800m, 14IX2002, Balke & Sagata, (PNG 009)" (ZSM).

Diagnosis.

Beetle middle-sized (TL-H 4.8-5.0 mm, TL 5.1-5.3 mm, MW 2.6 mm), piceous, dull (Fig. 24); pronotum with distinct lateral bead; male antennomeres simple; male protarsomere 4 with large, thick, strongly curved anterolateral hook; median lobe without submedian constriction but with lateral folds in ventral view and apex pointed and curved downwards in lateral view; paramere without notch on dorsal side, with relatively dense, long, thin setae.

Additions and corrections to the description.

For the complete description and illustrations see Shaverdo et al. (2005).

Structures: Pronotum with distinct lateral bead. Base of prosternum and neck of prosternal process with sharp ridge and well developed anterolateral extensions. Blade of prosternal process lanceolate, rather narrow, with strong longitudinal convexity; neck and blade of prosternal process evenly jointed, except for weak concavity in front of jointion of protrochanters.

Male: Protarsomere 4 with large, thick, strongly curved anterolateral hook. Median lobe without submedian constriction but with lateral folds in ventral view and with apex pointed and curved downwards in lateral view. Paramere without notch on dorsal side, with relatively dense, long, thin setae. See Figs 10, 15a, b in Shaverdo et al. (2005).

Female: Without evident differences in external morphology from male, except for abdominal sternite 7 without striae.

Distribution.

Papua New Guinea. The species is known only from Crater Mountain, Simbu and Eastern Highlands Provinces (Fig. 50).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Dytiscidae

Genus

Exocelina