Therates major Probst and Wiesner, 1994

Wiesner, Jürgen, 2013, The chennelli group of the Genus Therates Latreille (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) 114. Contribution towards the knowledge of Cicindelidae, Insecta Mundi 2013 (315), pp. 1-86 : 20-21

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5176988

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5188603

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scientific name

Therates major Probst and Wiesner
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14. Therates major Probst and Wiesner

( Fig. 106 View Figures 106-117 )

Therates major Probst and Wiesner 1994b: 97 , 99, f. 17.

Therates major . Naviaux and Pinratana 2004: 63, T. 17, f. 1, 2, T. 40, f. 6, T. 58, f. 3.

Type depository. Holotype female in RNFC.

Type status. Holotype female! Type labels: “ THAILANDE, Pilok . Alt. 1200 m, Kanchanaburi prov., 24.V.88 RN” [printed, with black borders]; “HOLOTYPUS” [printed, red]; “ THERATES major PROBST and WIESNER , det. J. Wiesner 1994” [printed] .

Diagnosis. Distinguished by the combination of elytral maculation with short humeral lunule, trapezoidal shaped central dot, and elytral apex which has yellow restricted to a small sutural area.

Re-description. Size: Total length (without labrum) 9.0 mm, (n=1). Male unknown. Head: Shining greenish black. Mandibles yellowish, teeth brownish marginally. Labrum (female Fig. 109 View Figures 106-117 ) as wide as long, yellowish, with six apical teeth and one lateral tooth. Labial and maxillary palpi yellowish. Antennae lanceolate, extending posteriorally behind elytral shoulders, scape with a single apical bristle, antennomeres 2 to 5 glabrous, antennomeres 6 to 11 finely and evenly pubescent; scape yellowish above, black on underside, all the other antennal segments brownish. Clypeus glabrous. Frons smooth with two shallow bumps in the posterior part of the orbital plates. Thorax: Pronotum shining greenish black, barely longer than wide, constricted in front and at back, transverse furrows strong, middle line and lateral lines nearly obsolete, middle line with several transverse short branches. Elytra: Shining blackish violet, with basal and apical humps, distinctly punctate in front, shallower in the apical half ( Fig. 107 View Figures 106-117 ). Apex with angular lateral and sutural corner, straight between. Maculation composed of a short yellow humeral lunule, a yellow basal dot, a yellow trapezoid central dot, and a light yellow apex ( Fig.108 View Figures 106-117 ). The humeral lunule is slightly enlarged towards the elytral disk and connected with the basal dot at the base. Ventral aspect: Venter black, ventrites brownish marginally. Legs brownish yellow, metatarsi and metatibiae lighter.

Distribution. Thailand (Kanchanaburi).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Therates

Loc

Therates major Probst and Wiesner

Wiesner, Jürgen 2013
2013
Loc

Therates major

Naviaux, R. & A. Pinratana 2004: 63
2004
Loc

Therates major

Probst, J. & J. Wiesner 1994: 97
1994