Odocnemis moabitica ( Sahlberg, 1908 )

Nabozhenko, Maxim V. & Háva, Jiří, 2020, To the knowledge of the Near East species of the genus Odocnemis Allard, 1876 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Helopini), Zootaxa 4767 (2), pp. 319-331: 324-325

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Odocnemis moabitica ( Sahlberg, 1908 )


Odocnemis moabitica ( Sahlberg, 1908)  

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Sahlberg, 1908: 88 ( Helops   ); Reitter, 1922: 129 [ Cylindronotus (Odocnemis)   ]; Gebien, 1943: 426 [ Cylindronotus (Odocnemis)   ]; Nabozhenko, 2008: 37 ( Odocnemis   ); Nabozhenko & Löbl, 2008: 244 ( Odocnemis   ); Nabozhenko & Keskin, 2016: 22 ( Odocnemis   ); Nabozhenko & Tichý, 2019: 6, 7 ( Odocnemis   ).

Type locality. “ Jordan ”.

Type material was studied, deposited in NHMH. Information about the holotype was published by Nabozhenko & Tichý (2019).

Redescription. Male, holotype. Body strongly elongate, slender, light-brown, with dull shiny. Head widest at eye level. Eyes large, convex. Ratio of head width at eyes to distance between eyes 1.7. Genae strongly rounded. Lateral margin of head between genae and epistoma weakly emarginated. Anterior margin of epistoma weakly rounded. Fronto-epistomal depression narrow and deep. Punctuation of head moderately coarse, dense (puncture diameter 2–3 times as long as interpuncture distance). Antennae thin and long, with four apical antennomeres extending beyond base of pronotum.

Pronotum elongate, with subequal length and width (1.06 times as wide as long), widest at middle. Lateral margins very weakly rounded, shortly sinuated near middle and base.Anterior margin widely emarginated, base weakly rounded; anterior angles rectangular, weakly projected, posterior ones distinct, right. Disc of pronotum very weakly convex, lateral margins very finely beaded, anterior and base widely beaded. Prothoracic hypomera with very fine, irregular wrinkles.

Elytra strongly elongate (2.24 times as long as wide), widest at middle, 1.35 times as wide and 3.35 as long as pronotum. Lateral margins of elytra evenly weakly rounded, not emarginated near apex and without mucron (but elongated apically), elytral base wider than pronotal base. Striae consist of round, deep, often merged punctures. Elytral intervals weakly convex, very finely and sparsely punctured and covered with distinct granules, which larger at apex and on sides. Epipleura pubescent at apex. Mesoventrite moderately coarsely punctated and finely wrinkled. Metaventrite with fine and sparse punctation.

Abdominal ventrites with fine, moderately dense punctation; ventrite 1 without pubescence; ventrite 5 completely beaded at apex, surface with longitudinal triangle depression, pubescent with short recumbent setae in middle and suberected long hairs along apex.

Femora smooth on inner side. Protibiae weakly bent, outer side straight; inner side widely weakly bisinuate, with 5 teeth (including apical tooth) and some granules, with dense brush of goldish hairs near apex and some long erected hairs on other surface. Mesotibiae bent, with small teeth and hair brush apically. Metatibiae straight, with dense small granules and some small teeth on inner side, with simple pubescence of recumbent hairs. Protarsi moderately widened, meso- and metatarsi not widened; metatarsomere 1 2 times as long as metatarsomere 2.

Body length 15,2 mm, width 5 mm.

Distribution. Jordan, without distinct locality.