Odocnemis torosica subangulata, Nabozhenko, Maxim & Keskin, Bekir, 2016

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: 34

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Odocnemis torosica subangulata

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Odocnemis torosica subangulata   subsp. n.

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Type material. Holotype (♂) and paratype (♀) ( ZDEU): Turkey, Kahramanmaraş Province, Göksun District, Püren Geçidi , 37°57′16.5″N 36°33′36.2″E, 1404 m, 20.v.2010, leg. M.V. and S.V. Nabozhenko, B. Keskin GoogleMaps   ; the same locality, 15.04.2014, leg. M.V. and S.V. Nabozhenko, B. Keskin, 1♀ ( ZIN). GoogleMaps  

Description, male. Body length 10.2 mm, body width 4–4.5 mm. Body moderately slender, dark-brown, shining, antennae and tarsi light-brown. Head widest at level of eyes. Eyes large, convex. Ratio of head width at eyes to distance between eyes: 1.75. Genae strongly rounded. Lateral margin of head between gena and clypeus with distinct emargination. Punctation of head moderately coarse, dense: diameter of punctures more than distance between punctures. Antennae long (reaching 1/3 of elytral length, 1.1 × as short as elytra), with 4 apical antennomeres extending beyond base of pronotum. Pronotum weakly transverse (1.25 × as wide as long), widest at middle, 1.4 × as wide as head. Lateral margins weakly rounded, shortly sinuate in base and near anterior angles. Anterior margin straight; base weakly rounded. Anterior angles obtuse, not projected, narrowly rounded on apex; posterior angles obtuse, narrowly rounded on apex. All margins of pronotum with thick bead. Disc regularly weakly convex. Punctation of disc moderately coarse, not dense; distance between punctures near 1.5 × as wide as diameter of punctures, punctures round. Hypomera not flattened on lateral margin, with fine, smooth wrinkles. Elytra weakly convex, widest at middle (1.6–1.8 × as long as wide), 1.4 × as wide and 2.9 × as long as pronotum, 1.7 × as wide as head. Strial punctures merged in entire deep furrows. Elytral intervals flat or weakly convex, with moderately coarse not dense punctation and large tubercles apically and laterally. Epipleural carina completely visible dorsally; epipleura reaching sutural angle of elytra, not flattened (epipleuron thickened) on apex. Narrow inner carina of epipleura not reaching elytral apex. Some populations have mucron on elytral apex. Lateral margins of elytra not sinuate near apex (accordingly mucron not present). Ventral side of body bare. Abdominal ventrites 1– 4 with fine and sparse punctation. Ventrite 1 without hair brush; ventrite 5 convex, with finer and denser punctation, without pubescence, with not deep longitudinal depression apically, completely beaded. Legs. Femora smooth and shining on inner side, not pubescent. Protibiae straight, with 5 large and some small teeth on inner side; mesotibiae weakly curved inwards, with 3 large teeth; metatibiae straight, with 3 small teeth, with dense and long pubescence of subrecumbent hairs. Each trochanter with one long setae.

Description, female. Body length 13–15 mm, body width 5–6.2 mm. Body more robust. Pronotum more transverse (1.6 × as wide as long). Elytra elongated (1.75 × as long as wide), 1.4–1.5 × as wide and 2.8 × as long as pronotum, 2 × as wide as head. Abdominal ventrite 5 not convex, bare, with not deep round depression apically.

Etymology. The name “subangulata” refers to distinct angles of pronotum.

Bionomics. Beetles were was found at night (21:00–22:00) on trunks of Cedrus libani   .

Diagnosis. The new subspecies differs from the nominative subspecies by distinct narrowly rounded angles, sinuate near base and near anterior angles lateral margins of pronotum ( O. t. torosica   only sometimes have weakly sinuate near base laterial margins), distinct teeth on all male tibiae.


Zoology Department, Ege University


Russian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute, Zoological Museum