Macrelmis striata,

Passos, Maria Inês Silva Dos, Miranda, Gustavo Silva De & Nessimian, Jorge Luiz, 2015, Three new species of Macrelmis Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Elmidae: Elminae) from Southeastern Brazil with new definition of species groups to the genus, Zootaxa 4058 (2), pp. 195-210: 209

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4058.2.3

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039587F1-AB59-FFFB-FF55-FF27FB1E077E

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scientific name

Macrelmis striata
status

 

striata  species group Hinton, 1940

Diagnostic character: aedeagus with a constriction in the median region, tapering towards the apex ( Figs. 4 D – FView FIGURE 4 A – F).

Species: Macrelmis sandersoni  , M. striata  and M. striatoidea  .

Distribution ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7): Mexico: Temascaltepec and Morelos ( Hinton 1936; Hinton 1940; Brown 1984). Guatemala: Rio Naranjo ( Sharp 1882).

History of the group: Hinton (1940) stated that M. striatoidea  , M. striata  and M. sandersoni  are similar to each other, but did not formally describe the species group. He differentiated the species based on presence/absence of fine hairs on the four basal tarsi segments. Hinton (1940) also stated that M. grandis  resembles these three species (despite of being associated to M. granigera  by Hinton (1934 )) being different in size, but the male genitalia of M. grandis  fits in the grandis  species group and should not be included in this group.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Elmidae

Genus

Macrelmis