Glyptasida aegra ( LeConte 1858 )

Lockwood, Stephanie A. & Pollock, Darren A., 2009, A review of the genus Glyptasida Casey (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Asidini), Zootaxa 2023, pp. 1-27 : 21

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https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.186116

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5657496

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Glyptasida aegra ( LeConte 1858 )
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Glyptasida aegra ( LeConte 1858)

( Figs. 2, 5, 8 View FIGURES 1 – 9 , 11, 13 View FIGURES 10 – 13 , 28 View FIGURE 28 )

Pelecyphorus aeger LeConte 1858: 19 [Type locality: Llano Estacado. Type Repository: MCZ]; LeConte 1866: 59; Horn 1871: 283; Champion 1892: 492.

Glyptasida aegra: Casey 1912: 101 ; Leng 1920: 224; Gebien 1937: 704; Blackwelder and Arnett 1975:R 73.22; Poole and Gentili 1996: 435; Fagerlund 2000: 36; NMGF 2008.

Glyptasida sycophanta Casey 1912: 103 [Type locality: Texas (Alpine). Type Repository: USNM]; Leng 1920: 224; Gebien 1937: 704; Blackwelder and Arnett 1975:R 73.22; Poole and Gentili 1996: 435; Fagerlund 2000: 36; NMGF 2008. New synonymy.

Diagnosis. Specimens of Glyptasida aegra are diagnosed on the basis of the following unique combination of characteristics: body shining, pronotum with small and widely distributed punctures ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 10 – 13 ); discal costae of elytra flattened with medial costae nearly absent ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 1 – 9 ), elytral setae without node at base ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 10 – 13 ).

Description. With general features of Glyptasida , and the following specific characteristics: GHW 2.8–4.1 mm; GPW 4.7–9.6 mm; GEW 7.7–11.8 mm; HL 1.9–4.1 mm; PL 3.9–5.2 mm; EL 11.3–16.5 mm; TL 17.9–25.3 mm; Ratio of GPW/GEW 0.63–0.89. Body stout, shining, black, not covered with debris; pronotum broad, lateral edge arcuate; pronotal punctures small ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 10 – 13 ), punctures widely distributed ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 10 – 13 ); elytra flattened dorsally ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 1 – 9 ), costae less elevated, medial costae indistinct; elytral setae without nodes at base ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 10 – 13 ). Male genitalia with median lobe basally rounded, similar to G. sordida ( Fig. 20 View FIGURES 18 – 27 ).

Notes about type material. Pelecyphorus aeger . We examined one male specimen. The male holotype has the following label information: [round label dark green above and white below]/ “ Type 4528 ”/ [handwritten det. label] “P. ae ger Lec.”/ “ Jan.–Jul. 2005 MCZ Image Database.” The holotype has the following identifying features: left antenna with only four antennomeres; large pin hole through both elytra extending though venter; right hind tarsus with two basal tarsomeres only. The dark green locality label represents a locality in New Mexico (Phil Perkins pers. comm.).

Glyptasida sycophanta . We examined one male and one female specimen. The male lectotype (here designated) has the following label information: “Alpine, Tex Wickham Aug 16 17 ”/ “ CASEY bequest 1925 ”/ “ TYPE USNM 46440 ”/ [handwritten det. label] sycophanta Csy. ” The lectotype has the following identifying features: left mesotarsus with one basal tarsomere only, right mesotarsus with two basal tarsomeres only, and abdominal ventral apical segment slightly extended exposing the aedeagus.

Taxonomic Notes. According to Casey (1912: 96), the distinguishing characteristics of G. sycophanta are “pronotum with much smaller, widely separated though irregularly distributed punctures” ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 10 – 13 ). In examining the type specimen of G. sycophanta we determined that these features are exactly the same as in the type specimen of Glyptasida aegra . In both type specimens the discal costae are flattened with the medial costa nearly absent. After examining non-type specimens received from collections, species descriptions, and type specimens, we determined that G. aegra and G. sycophanta are synonyms.

Distribution. The geographic range of this species is southern New Mexico and southwestern Texas ( Fig. 28 View FIGURE 28 ).

Material examined. We examined 185 non-type specimens from the following localities: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, New Mexico: Chaves Co.: 10.4 mi W on 82 from junc 82 x 1913, 11.viii. 78, T. Friedlander (1, TAMU); 15 mi E Elk, 22.ix. 1946, W. Gertsch and M. Cazier, (1, KWBC), (15, AMNH); 3 mi E Elk, 22.ix. 1946, W. Gertsch and M. Cazier, (1, AMNH); 3 mi S Hwy Jct 24 & 82, 11.viii. 1978, J. Schaffner, (1, TAMU); Dunben, ~ 15 mi SE Elk, 30.viii. 1962, S. Hagen, (1, KWBC); Elk, 14.vii. 1968, J. Beamer, (1, SEMC). Doña Ana Co.: State College, 21.ix. 1930, Q. Hare, (1, NMSU). Eddy Co.: 11 mi S White City, 27.viii. 1971, K. Brown and P. Petrulis, (2, KWBC); 20 mi W Carlsbad, 23.vii. 1971, W. Iselin, (1, NMSU); 21–28 mi NE El Paso Gap, 22.ix. 1982, J. Doyen, (4, EMEC); 3 mi N El Paso Gap, 3.viii. 1983, J. Stamov, (1, AMNH); 7.9 mi S Whites City, 17.viii. 1978, R. Turnbow, (1, TAMU); Artesia, 26.ix. 1969, (1, NMSU); El Paso Gap, 5.x. 1989, S. Clark, (5, RLAC); El Paso Gap, 31.vii. 1992, J. Stamov, (1, AMNH); El Paso Ridge, 6.viii. 1997, S. Clark, (1, BYUC); 10 mi SW White City, 25.ix. 1950, W. Gertsch and M. Cazier, (3, AMNH). Lincoln Co.: nr entrance Fort Stanton Cave, 31.vii. 1972, S. Szerlip, (1, EMEC). Otero Co.: Crow Flats, 7.viii. 1997, S. Clark and R. Acciavatti, (1, BYUC); White Sands, Dr. Lenczy, (1, UASM); White Sands, 21.iv. 1968, C. O’Brien, (1, KWBC); White Sands, 20.vii. 1974, Hardy and Andrews, (1, CDFA). Texas: Brewster Co.: 0.5 mi N Alpine city limit on Hwy 118, 9.ix. 1971, K. Brown, (1, KWBC); 20 mi NW Alpine, 5.vii. 1957, R. Westcott, (2, WFBM); 22 mi E Marathon, 25.viii. 1971, K. Brown, (1, KWBC); Alpine, 31.vii. 1922, O. Poling, (1, CUIC); Alpine, 14.x. 1926, O. Poling, (1, CUIC); Alpine, 10.vii. 1934, L. Hepner, (1, SEMC); Alpine, 24.vii. 1951, A. Cole, (1, CNCI); Alpine, 2.x. 1958, J. Fisher, (1, KWBC); Alpine, 5.ix. 1954, (1, KWBC); Big Bend Natl. Park, Chisos Basin, 28.ix. 1982, J. Doyen, (4, CASC); Big Bend Reg., Summer 1928, F. Bibby, (2, TAMU); Big Bend Reg., 17.viii. 1928, F. Bibby, (1, TAMU); Chisos Mts, 8.vii. 1926, H. Smith, (1, KSUC); Chisos Mts, 1.vii. 1926, H. Smith, (1, KSUC); Chisos Mts, 7.vii. 1926, H. Smith, (1, KSUC); Chisos Mts, The Basin, 30.vii. 1933, B. Hartelius, (1, FMNH); Chisos Mts, The Basin, 3.viii. 1933, B. Hartelius, (2, FMNH); Chisos Mts, Window Trail, 25.viii. 1956, C. Triplehorn, (1, OSUC); Chisos Mts, Oak Creek, 23.vii. 1933, B. Hartelius, (2, FMNH); Chisos Mts, Slope of Casa Grande, 24.vii. 1933, B. Hartelius, (4, FMNH); Green Valley, 30.vi. 1910, H. Wenzel, (1, OSUC); Green Valley, 30.vi. 1916, J. Green, (1, KWBC); near Marathon, 4.vii. 1955, G. Ball, (1, UASM); county record only, 8.vi. 1926, H. Smith, (1, SEMC); county record only, 27.viii. 1943, D and J Knull, (1, OSUC); Alpine, 20.ix. 1926, J. Gehrig, (2, AMNH); Basin, Big Bend Nat’l Park, 27.ix. 1950, W. Gertsch and M. Cazier, (1, AMNH); county record only, 9.vii. 1930, H. Smith, (1, KSUC). Culberson Co.: 2.5 mi E of Nickel Creek Sta., 8.ix. 1948, B. Malkin, (9, FMNH), (2, OSAC); 2.5 mi E of Nickel Creek Sta., 1.ix. 1948, B. Malkin, (1, FMNH); 20 mi S Salt Flats, Hwy 54, 8.xi. 1984, N. Downie, (1, FMNH); 4 mi SW Pine Springs, 15.iv. 1968, O'Brien & Marshall, (1, KWBC); Frijole, 15.vii. 1933, W. Benedict, (1, SEMC); Frijole Station, Guadalupe NP, 5.viii. 1972, D. Ralston, (1, TTCC); Guadalupe Mtns. Natl. Park Pine Springs Campground, 22.vi. 1979, C. Barr, (1, CBBC); Guadalupe Mts, Pine Springs, 6.ix. 1972 (1, AMNH); Pine Springs, 16.viii. 1974 (5, AMNH); Guadalupe Pass, Guadalupe Mts., 24.ix. 1946, W. Gertsch & M. Cazier, (2, AMNH); Guadalupe Spg nr. Pine Springs, 11.vi. 1967, C. O’Brien, (1, KWBC); McKittrick Canyon, Guadalupe National Pk., 18.viii. 1965, Board and Hafernik, (1, TAMU); Pine Springs, Guadalupe Mts., 16.viii. 1974, (3. AMNH); Pine Springs, 12.vii. 1952, E. Matthew, (1, CUIC); Pine Springs, 27.viii. 1971, K. Brown, C. Brien, and P. Petrulis, (7, KWBC); William’s Ranch, Guadalupe N.P., 23.viii. 1972, (2, OSUC), (2, TTCC); Guadalupe Pass, Guadalupe Mts., 25.ix. 1950, W. Gertsch and M. Cazier, (10, AMNH). El Paso Co.: 30 mi E El Paso, 28.vii. 1938, F.B., (1, OSAC). Hudspeth Co.: Pine spgs & vic., 3.viii. 1967, G. and K. Ball, (1, UASM); Guadalupe Pass, 28.vii. 1950, R. Smith, (5, AMNH); Salt Flat, 19.viii. 1952, M. Cazier and R. Schrammel, (2, AMNH). Jeff Davis Co.: 18 mi W Ft. Davis, 7.vii. 1957, R. Westcott, (2, WFBM); 4 mi W Ft. Davis, 12.viii. 1964, (1, OSUC); 6–10 mi W Ft. Davis, on Tex. 166, 14.vii. 1944, (10, USNM); Davis Mts., H. Wenzel, (1, OSUC); Davis Mts, (1, OSUC); Davis Mts., 7.viii. 1980, (1, FMNH); Davis Mts., 6 mi W Ft. Davis, 27.viii. 1965, (1, FMNH); Davis Mts., 7 mi W Ft. Davis, 24.viii. 1964, (1, FMNH); Davis Mts., Ft. Davis, 7.viii. 1980, (1, FMNH); Fort Davis, 1.vii. 1962, J. Pinto and G. Eertmoed, (2, UCRC); Ft. Davis, Davis Mts., 7.viii. 1980, (2, FMNH); Madera Canyon, 25 mi NW Ft. Davis, 25.vii. 1952, G. Matthew, (1, CUIC); Valentine, 12.vii. 1938, R. Beamer, (2, SEMC); Fort Davis, 6.vii. 1917, (2, AMNH). Kerr Co.: Kerrville, 22.vii. 1961, R. Blume, (1, TAMU). Pecos Co.: 14 mi SW Ft. Stockton, 25.viii. 1971, K. Brown, (3, KWBC). Presidio Co.: Big Bend Ranch SNA, 1.8 mi N McGuirk’s Tanks, 6.viii. 1987, J. Schaffer, (1, TAMU); Marfa, J. Green, (1, CASC); Marfa (1, OSUC); Paisano Pass, 13 mi E Marfa, 6.vi. 1974, L. Draper and O. Franke and M. Cazier (1, OSUC). Unknown County: SW Texas, (1, USNM).

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

SEMC

University of Kansas - Biodiversity Institute

EMEC

Essig Museum of Entomology

UASM

University of Alberta, E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

WFBM

W.F. Barr Entomological Collection

CUIC

Cornell University Insect Collection

CNCI

Canadian National Collection Insects

KSUC

Museum of Entomological and Prairie Arthropod Research, Kansas State University

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

OSUC

Oregon State University

OSAC

Oregon State Arthropod Collection

TTCC

Texas Tech University

UCRC

University of California, Riverside

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Tenebrionidae

Genus

Glyptasida

Loc

Glyptasida aegra ( LeConte 1858 )

Lockwood, Stephanie A. & Pollock, Darren A. 2009
2009
Loc

Glyptasida aegra:

Fagerlund 2000: 36
Poole 1996: 435
Gebien 1937: 704
Leng 1920: 224
Casey 1912: 101
1912
Loc

Glyptasida sycophanta

Fagerlund 2000: 36
Poole 1996: 435
Gebien 1937: 704
Leng 1920: 224
Casey 1912: 103
1912
Loc

Pelecyphorus aeger

Champion 1892: 492
Horn 1871: 283
LeConte 1866: 59
LeConte 1858: 19
1858