Odocnemis praelonga

Nabozhenko, Maxim & Keskin, Bekir, 2016, Revision of the genus Odocnemis Allard, 1876 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Helopini) from Turkey, the Caucasus and Iran with observations on feeding habits, Zootaxa 4202 (1), pp. 1-97: 19

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Odocnemis praelonga


Odocnemis praelonga   species-group

Description. Body usually large (length up to 15 mm), dull or weakly shining. Temples with groove in anterior part. Hypomera with distinct longitudinal wrinkles and without punctation. Elytra usually with coarse and dense granules, sometimes with small distinct tubercles apically and laterally. Epipleura not flattened on elytral apex, their inner narrow carinae not reaching sutural angles of elytra. Epipleura transformed into thickened edge or small mucron on elytral apex. Wings absent. Abdominal ventrites. Male abdominal ventrites 1 and 2 without hair brush. Male and female ventrite 5 with deep round or oval depression. Legs. Male pro- and mesotibiae with large teeth, metatibiae without teeth, rarely ( O. amanosica   ) with small granules. Inner side of profemora smooth, without punctation and setaetion. Each trochanter with one long setae. Male genitalia. Apical piece thickened, with longitudinal depression on dorsal side, weakly S-shaped or straight (lateral view); parameres dorsoventrally flattened. Basal piece 2 and more × as long as apical piece. Median lobe baculi merged, acute on apex. Gastral spicula with bent branches and large lobes. Male inner sternite VIII strongly sclerotized, with coarse wrinkles (sometimes with coarse punctation) on inner side, rounded on apices or have curved acute apices ( O. cordiformis   sp. n.). Female genital tubes. Basal duct of spermatheca absent, spermatheca with small processes in basal half, accessory gland long (more than 3 × as long as spermatheca).

Distribution. Near East: Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Turkey (Amanos Mountains and valley of Tigris River).

Composition. O. punctata   , O. amanosica   sp. n., O. cordiformis   sp. n., O. kakunini   sp. n., O. praelonga   , O. valga   , O. clara   , O. moabitica   .