Cotycicuiara lingafelteri Wappes and Santos-Silva, 2020

Wappes, James E. & Santos-Silva, Antonio, 2020, Taxonomic contributions to Neotropical Lamiinae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) including a new genus, five new species and a new synonym, Insecta Mundi 2020 (769), pp. 1-21 : 2-3

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Cotycicuiara lingafelteri Wappes and Santos-Silva

sp. nov.

Cotycicuiara lingafelteri Wappes and Santos-Silva View in CoL , new species

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Description. Male. Integument mostly black, with some areas dark brown; mouthparts, gulamentum and apex of abdominal ventrites I–IV dark reddish-brown; antennomeres III–IX dark brown; anterior area of anteclypeus and labrum dark yellowish-brown.

Head. Frons finely, abundantly punctate (punctures slightly coarser and more separated toward ver- tex), except very finely rugose central area close to clypeus; with pale-yellow pubescence not obscuring integument (light yellowish-brown depending on light intensity); with a few long, erect dark setae close to eyes. Vertex and area behind upper eye lobes finely, sparsely punctate; with yellow pubescence, denser close to upper eye lobes and behind upper eye lobes. Area behind lower eye lobes finely, sparsely punctate (punctures more abundant close to eye); with yellow pubescent band close to eye (widened near genae), glabrous on remaining surface. Genae finely rugose-punctate close to eye, smooth toward apex; with yellow pubescence close to eye, denser toward ventral surface, glabrous in smooth area; with a few long, erect dark setae. Gulamentum smooth, glabrous, except narrow anterior area with short, sparse yellowish-white setae. Postclypeus with sparse punctures on wide central area, distinctly coarser than on frons, smooth laterally; with sparse pale-yellow pubescence in wide central area, glabrous in smooth area; with long, erect, dark setae in wide central area. Labrum coarsely punctate close to anteclypeus, nearly smooth anteriorly; with sparse pale-yellow pubescence close to anteclypeus, absent in anterior area; with long, erect dark setae in transverse central area, and long, erect yellowish-brown setae on sides of anterior area; anterior margin with fringe of short pale-yellow setae. Distance between upper eye lobes 0.13 times length of scape (0.09 times distance between outer margins of eyes); in frontal view, distance between lower eye lobes 0.42 times length of scape (0.31 times distance between outer margins of eyes). Antennae (missing antennomere XI in both antennae) 1.85 times elytral length, reaching elytral apex at posterior quarter of antennomere VII. Scape slightly, gradually widened toward apex; finely, abundantly punctate; with yellow pubescence not obscuring integument; with a few long, erect dark setae on apex of ventral surface. Pedicel with pubescence and erect setae as on scape. Antennomeres III–IV with abundant yellow pubescence in anterior third, gradually shorter, sparser, yellowish-brown toward apex; with a few long, erect dark setae ventrally. Antennomeres V–X with short, sparse yellowish-brown pubescence. Antennal formula (ratio) based on length of antennomere III: scape = 0.81; pedicel = 0.19; IV = 0.93; V = 0.81; VI = 0.74; VII = 0.67; VIII = 0.60; IX = 0.57; X = 0.53.

Thorax. Prothorax transverse; sides with rounded projection anteriorly, large, nearly conical tubercle with blunt apex centrally, nearly parallel-sided posteriorly. Pronotum with wide transverse sulcus anteriorly and posteriorly, distinctly tumid in wide central area; with five slightly elevated gibbosities in tumid area, one on each side of anterior area, one on each side of posterior area, another more elongate centrally; with coarse punctures near anterior margin; with transverse row of coarse punctures near posterior margin (coarser than anterior ones); remaining surface with a few coarse punctures; with yellowish-brown pubescence not obscuring integument, denser in tumid area, especially laterally, except top of central gibbosity glabrous; with a few long, erect dark setae on and behind lateral tubercle of prothorax. Sides of prothorax with row of coarse punctures posteriorly, nearly smooth on remaining surface; with yellowish-brown pubescence not obscuring integument. Prosternum finely, sparsely punctate; with pale-yellow pubescence not obscuring integument, yellower laterally. Narrowest area of prosternal process 0.25 times width of procoxal cavity. Mesoventrite with pale-yellow pubescence centrally, yellowish-brown laterally. Mesepisternum and mesepimeron with dense yellowish-brown pubescence, with short white setae interspersed. Metepisternum with dense white pubescence, except narrow anterior area with yellowish-brown pubescence. Metaventrite with dense white pubescence close to metepisternum, widely projected toward middle of disk; anterior area close to side of mesocoxae with yellowish-brown pubescence; remaining surface with pale-yellow pubescence not obscuring integu- ment (yellower in center of posterior area). Scutellum with yellowish-brown pubescence not obscuring integument, yellower near apex. Elytra. Humerus rounded, somewhat projected forward, nearly forming a tooth posteriorly; anterior quarter of dorsal surface slightly, longitudinally tumid; sides slightly, gradually narrowed from humeri to posterior third, then more strongly narrowed toward truncate, slightly oblique apex; coarsely, abundantly punctate in anterior half, nearly smooth in posterior half; with yellowish-brown pubescence not obscuring integument, except wide, dense white pubescent band about middle, from epipleural margin to suture, with anterior and posterior margins somewhat irregular from epipleural margin to middle of dorsal surface, then obliquely inclined backward toward suture, and oblique, somewhat sparse white pubescent band on dorsal surface of posterior quarter. Legs. With yellowish-brown pubescence not obscuring integument, partially absent on ventral surface of meso- and metafemora, bristling on tibiae, except mesotibiae with abundant brown setae on dorsal surface of posterior quarter. Pro- and mesocoxae distinctly more elevated than prosternal and mesoventral pro- cesses. Ventral surface of meso- and metatibiae scabrous; with moderately short, erect brownish setae interspersed. Protarsomere V longer than I–III together, distinctly widened toward apex; meso- and metatarsomeres V about as long as I–III together.

Abdomen. Ventrites with pale-yellow pubescence partially obscuring integument, yellower close to apex of ventrites I–IV; sides of ventrites I–IV with white pubescent macula; ventrite V with long, erect, sparse dark setae interspersed. Posterior third of ventrite V slightly inclined toward truncate apex.

Dimensions in mm. Total length 12.80; prothoracic length 2.55; anterior prothoracic width 2.65; posterior prothoracic width 3.10; widest prothoracic width 3.60; humeral width 4.80; elytral length 9.25.

Type material. Holotype male from PANAMA, Panama: Cerro Campana, Sendero Cruz , 830-880 m, 08°41.163′N / 79°55.354′W, 06.VI.2017, S.W. Lingafelter col. ( FSCA, formerly SWLC); two paratypes (1 male and 1 female), same data as holotype ( SWLC). GoogleMaps

Etymology. Named for Steven Lingafelter, a good friend and the collector of the holotype.

Remarks. Cotycicuiara lingafelteri sp. nov. is similar to C. magnifica Galileo and Martins, 2011 (see photographs at Bezark 2020), but differs by the tarsomeres V distinctly longer, and the posterior white pubescent band of elytra not dense. In C. magnifica the tarsomeres V are shorter than I–III together, and the posterior white pubescent band of the elytra is dense. It differs from C. durantoni Tavakilian and Néouze, 2013 (see photograph at Bezark 2020) by the posterior white pubescent macula narrower and barely distinct (wider and distinct in C. durantoni ), pronotum without short white setae interspersed (present in C. durantoni ), and tarsomeres V distinctly longer (shorter in C. durantoni ). The new species also differs from C. alternata Martins and Galileo, 2008 by white elytral pubescent maculae not forming longitudinal bands (longitudinal pubescent bands present in C. alternata , more distinct in posterior area).


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