Pelonium tayrona, Opitz, Weston, 2019

Opitz, Weston, 2019, Descriptions of new genera and new species of Western Hemisphere checkered beetles (Coleoptera, Cleroidea, Cleridae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 51 (2), pp. 959-1076: 1010-1011

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3746744

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3809281

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A1879C-D866-FFEE-3CB4-FB653323F941

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Pelonium tayrona
status

nov.sp.

Pelonium tayrona   OPITZ nov.sp. ( Figs 44. 130 View Figs 43-60 View Figs 61-91 View Figs 92-100 View Figs 101-117 View Figs 118-133 , 241 View Figs 237-242 , 335 View Figs 334-337 )

Holotype: ♂. Type locality: COLOMBIA: Magdalena, PNN Tayrona Neguanje , 10 m. 21-III-5-IV- 2001, 11°20'N 74°2'W, R. Henriquez, M1482 ( FSCA). GoogleMaps  

D i a g n o s i s: The genus Pelonium   SPINOLA was revised in 2018 ( OPITZ 2018b). This work included a key to species groups and species. The available specimen of Pelonium tayrona   keys out to Pelonium   circum OPITZ, from which it differs by showing more pronounced pronotal lateral tubercles.

D e s c r i p t i o n: Size: Length 12.0 mm; width 4.0 mm. Form: As in Fig. 335 View Figs 334-337 . Color: Cranium castaneous; antenna bicolorous, scape testaceous, remainder dark brown; pronotum mostly testaceous, disc with 2 large brown maculae; pterothorax dark brown; elytra light brown; legs bicolorous, femora and tibiae light brown, tarsi dark brown; abdomen light brown. Head: Cranium coarsely punctate; antenna ( Fig. 44 View Figs 43-60 ) capitate, funicular antennomeres shorter towards capitulum, capitular antennomeres 9 and 10 with short collateral branch, antennomere 11 oblong/subtruncate; eyes large, coarsely facetted, eye wider than frons (EW/FW 35/15). Thorax: Pronotum ( Fig. 130 View Figs 118-133 ) oblong (PW/PL 78/85), disc coarsely punctate, lateral tubercles well developed; elytra sculptured with small asetiferous punctures that diminish near elytral middle (EL/EW 245/65). Abdomen: Pygidium scutiform; aedeagus as in Fig. 241. View Figs 237-242

N a t u r a l H i s t o r y: The holotype was collected during March.

D i s t r i b u t i o n: This species is known from Colombia.

E t y m o l o g y: The trivial name, tayrona, is a noun in apposition and refers to the type locality.

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae

Genus

Pelonium