Bolbapium furtadoi Carvalho, 2022

Carvalho, Edrielly Carolinne & Vaz-de-Mello, Fernando Z., 2022, A taxonomic revision of Bolbapium Boucomont, 1910 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Geotrupidae), Journal of Natural History 56 (13 - 16), pp. 769-828 : 788-789

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Bolbapium furtadoi Carvalho


Bolbapium furtadoi Carvalho and Vaz-de-Mello, sp. nov.

( Figures 4 View Figure 4 (c), 8(g), (h), (i), 14(b))


Frons with a marked tubercle adjacent to each eye. Pronotum with simple bituberculated structure on the front and a small tubercle on each side of the central projection ( Figure 4 View Figure 4 (c)).

Etymology. Named after Eurides Furtado, friend, pioneer of Entomology in the State of Mato Grosso, important lepidopterist, and major contributor to the CEMT collection.

Type locality. Sooretama, Espírito Santo, Brazil.

Holotype. ‘ BRASIL: Espírito Santo,/ Sooretama, Reserva/ Natural da Vale , xii.1998,/ JSSantos’. ♂ ( CEMT 74675 ).

Paratypes. 182 specimens examined.

BOLIVIA: Santa Cruz, Ichilo, Cam . Vivora , [16°58 ʹ 34”S, 64°10 ʹ 1”W], 15–17 GoogleMaps .x GoogleMaps .1998, M . Gutierrez, L GoogleMaps . Targara & P . Coro leg. (1 CEMT). BRAZIL: Espirito Santo, Linhares , RFCVRD, 19° 8 ʹ 39”S, 40°4 ʹ 13”W, xii GoogleMaps .1988, J .S GoogleMaps . Santos leg . (1 CEMT); Same location, Flona de Goytacazes . Mata secundária, 19°25 ʹ 56”S, 40°4 ʹ 12”W, 9 .xi .2010, light, D .S . Martins leg . (27 CEMT); Same location, Reserva Natural da Vale , [19°8 ʹ 14”S, 40°3 ʹ 49”W], xi GoogleMaps .1988, J.S. Santos. (3 CEMT) ; Sooretama, Reserva Natural da Vale , [19°8 ʹ 39”S, 40°4 ʹ 2”W], xii GoogleMaps .1988, J .S GoogleMaps . Santos leg . (11 CEMT); Same location, 19°9 ʹ 4”S, 40°4 ʹ 14”W, xii GoogleMaps .87, light, J .S GoogleMaps . Santos leg . (95 CEMT); Same location, x .88, light, J .S . Santos leg . (11 CEMT); São Mateus , [18°42 ʹ 0”S, 40°3 ʹ 47”W], 4 GoogleMaps .xi GoogleMaps .1995, M . Reis leg GoogleMaps . (1 CEMT). Mato Grosso: Diamantino , 14°22 ʹ 30”S, 56°7 ʹ 30”W, 500 m, 26–31 GoogleMaps .x GoogleMaps .2013, E . Furtado leg GoogleMaps . (12 CEMT); Parque Nacional do Xingú , xii .1947 . Sick leg. (1 MZSP). Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande , CNPGC, [20°26”‘S, 54°43 ʹ 7”W], 3.xii.1993, W.W. Koller leg. (1 CEMT GoogleMaps ). Minas Gerais, Águas Vermelhas , [15°44 ʹ 36”S, 41°27 ʹ 27”W], xii GoogleMaps .1998, A . Bello & F GoogleMaps . Vazde-Mello leg . (4 CEMT); Três Marias , [18°12 ʹ 21”S, 45°13 ʹ 53”W], 17 GoogleMaps .xii GoogleMaps .1991 (1 CEMT); Frei Gaspar, Sítio Recanto Paraíso , 18°2 ʹ 6”S, 41°29 ʹ 10”W, 3 GoogleMaps .i GoogleMaps .2008, light trap, M .R GoogleMaps . Santos leg . (1 CEMT); Same location, 30 .xii .2007, light trap, M .R . Santos leg. (4 CEMT). Pará, Mocajuba , Vila Mangabeira, v .1953, Orlando Rego (1 MZSP); Rondônia, Porto Velho, Rio Tapirapé , 10–12 . xii .1964, RT Lima (1 MZSP); São Paulo, Itú , ii .1959, U . Martins leg . (1 MZSP); Corumbataí , xii .1962, HA Britski (1 MZSP); Piracicaba , EECJV, [22°44 ʹ 8”S, 47°38 ʹ 52”W], 11 GoogleMaps .xi GoogleMaps .1965, light trap (1 CEMT), Same location. (1 ZIN) . PARAGUAY: Villarica , H . Richter . (2 MLPA).


Body size: Length: 3.85–6.63 mm. Width: 3.01–5.02 mm. Head: Clypeal carina with three tubercles on an equal level. Canthus ventral setae, scarcely noticeable score. Frons with a marked tubercle adjacent to each eye, depression marked by points between the carina and theclypeus. Pronotum: Anterior region of the pronotum with bituberculated structure and a small tubercle on each side of the central projection. Disc with sparse points unevenly distributed, median groove of the pronotum with two lines of points, starting at the back of the central structure up to the slope of the disc close to the posterior margin. Ventral region of the thorax: Metaventrite with a few unevenly distributed setae. Male terminalia: In dorsal view, elongated parameres joined at the base and separated at the apex, posterior margin seen dorsally ( Figure 8 View Figure 8 (g)). Parameres slightly curved in lateral view, forming an approximate angle of 45° in relation to the phallobase; posterior margin in lateral view with pointed and curved projection, almost reaching the parameres ( Figure 8 View Figure 8 (i)). Sexual dimorphism: This species does not feature sexual dimorphism. Remarks: The primary type is deposited at the CEMT.

Differential diagnosis. Bolbapium furtadoi sp. nov. is morphologically similar to B. baeri , B. limeirai sp. nov., B. luederwaldti sp. nov., B. minutum and B. quadrispinosum in presenting the forehead with a transverse carina interconnected by tubercles. However, it is easily distinguished from the other species because it presents a short bituberculated projection on the pronotum.

Geographical distribution. Brazil (Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and São Paulo); Bolivia (Santa Cruz) and Paraguay (Villa Rica) .


Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo


Russian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute, Zoological Museum