Drycothaea Thomson, 1868

Nascimento, Francisco E. De L., 2018, New species, identification keys and notes on Lamiinae (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from the Neotropical region, Zootaxa 4457 (2), pp. 315-324: 320-321

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4457.2.7

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/B212075E-E602-FFDE-FF5C-20E2AEE6C9DF

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scientific name

Drycothaea Thomson, 1868
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Drycothaea Thomson, 1868 

Drycothaea  is currently composed of 27 species distributed in the Neotropical region ( Monné 2018; Tavakilian & Chevillotte 2017). When studying the South American species, Martins & Galileo (1990) characterized Drycothaea  as follow (translated): “Mesoventrite with tubercle; prothorax with lateral spine; scape without cicatrix at apex; pronotum without evident tubercles; elytra convex, without longitudinal carina and not depressed near suture.”

In April the following year Galileo & Martins (1991), proposed some transferences and synonymies, adding D. mexicana ( Breuning, 1974)  (originally Thrychestola mexicana  ) to this genus. Although the synonymy was formally made by Galileo & Martins (1991), it was done so based on personal communication with Dr. Gérard L. Tavakilian MNHNAbout MNHN (Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle) who listed the same name as a new combination on August of the same year ( Tavakilian, 1991). Later, Galileo & Martins (2010) included D. mexicana  in a key to the species of the continental America (which excludes the Antillian species) at alternative of couplet “10” (translated): “Pubescence of head, pronotum, and basal area of elytra yellowish, remarkably contrasting with darkbrown remaining pubescence of elytra.” The photography of the holotype of T. mexicana  ( Figs 14-16 View Figure ), revealed that Galileo & Martins (1991, 2010) erroneously identified a specimen (a new species described herein) deposited at MZSPAbout MZSP as being D. mexicana  . Besides other differences, D. mexicana  has uniform yellowish pubescence on the head, pronotum and base of the elytra.

Through the study of the tarsal claws of the holotype, it was also possible to confirm that D. mexicana  is truly a Calliini  and belongs to Drycothaea  .

Below, we are describing the specimen erroneously referred to as D. mexicana  by Martins & Galileo (1991, 2010).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

MZSP

Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cerambycidae

Loc

Drycothaea Thomson, 1868

Nascimento, Francisco E. De L. 2018

2018
Loc

D. mexicana (

Breuning 1974

1974
Loc

Drycothaea

Thomson 1868

1868
Loc

Drycothaea

Thomson 1868

1868