Muisca, Spinola, 1844

Opitz, Pitz Pinola Weston, 2018, Classification, Natural History, and Evolution of the Subfamily Peloniinae O (Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Cleridae). Part IX. Taxonomic revision of the New World genus Muisca S, Linzer biologische Beiträge 50 (1), pp. 587-653: 596-598

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4004283

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4339183

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DA3F7E-FFC0-FFBA-0DF8-B756FBAAC361

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Valdenar

scientific name

Muisca
status

 

Key to species of Muisca  SPINOLA

My efforts in the production of this key strive to use convenient characteristics of external morphology. But, the distinction between closely related species is sometimes small and when possible the reader should in most cases rely in the shape of the phallus for definitive species identifications.

1 Pronotum with secondary tubercle (Fig. 47) (M. insigna- group) ..................................2

1' Pronotum without secondary tubercle ...........................................................................3

2(1) Elytral asetiferous punctures terminate at elytral middle ( Fig. 125View Figs 125-128) ( Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay) ........................................................................ Muisca dilatata  (CHEVROLAT)

2' Distribution of elytral asetiferous punctures extend beyond elytral middle ( Brazil) ( Fig. 126View Figs 125-128) ......................................................................... Muisca insigna  (CHEVROLAT)

3(1') Body form ovate ( Fig. 127View Figs 125-128)...........................................................................................4

3' Body form more rectangulate ( Fig. 139View Figs 137-140).......................................................................9

4(3) Antennal capitulum extraordinarily long ( Fig. 15View Figs 14-33) (M. apicalis- group)........................5

4' Antennal capitulum not extraordinarily long ................................................................6

5(4) White marking at elytral apex sharply defined ( Fig. 127View Figs 125-128) ( Bolivia, Brazil).................... ............................................................................................. Muisca apicalis  (SPINOLA)

5' White marking at elytral apex not sharply defined ( Fig. 128View Figs 125-128) ( Bolivia, Brazil).............. ........................................................................................ Muisca dozieri  OPITZ, nov.sp.

6(4') Elytral disc vested with extraordinarily stout setae; hind body subovoid ( Fig. 129View Figs 129-132) ( Brazil) (M. irrorata- group) ( Brazil, Bolivia)..................... Muisca irrorata  (GORHAM)

6' Elytral disc not vested with extraordinarily stout setae; hind body not subovoid ( M. hirtula  group)................................................................................................................7

7(6') Elytral disc without spots, disc partially castaneous (M. xanthura- group) ( Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana) ( Fig. 105View Figs 98-106) ................................ Muisca xanthura  OPITZ, nov.sp.

7'. Elytral disc with spots, disc not partially castaneous ....................................................8

8(7') Elytral dark spot in form of "checkmark" ( Brazil) ( Fig. 130View Figs 129-132) .... Muisca hirtula  (KLUG)

8' Elytral dark spot not in form of "checkmark" ( Brazil) ( Fig. 131View Figs 129-132) ................................... .......................................................................................... Muisca togata  (CHEVROLAT)

9(3') Eyes very small; frons twice width of eyes (M. angulicollis- group) ...........................10

9' Eyes not very small; frons not twice width of eyes.....................................................11

10(9) Pronotal disc impunctate at midline ( Colombia) ( Fig. 136View Figs 133-136) ............................................ ......................................................................................... Muisca menda  OPITZ, nov.sp.

10' Pronotal disc punctate at midline ( Colombia) ( Fig. 135View Figs 133-136) ................................................ .................................................................................. Muisca angulicollis  (CHEVROLAT)

11(9') Elytral disc with very few asetiferous punctures, broad region near sutural margin impunctate (M. fera- group) ........................................................................................12

11' Elytral disc asetiferous punctures not reduced in numbers as described above...........13

12(11) Pronotum with dark brown lines at sides ( Peru) ( Fig. 134View Figs 133-136)............................................. ........................................................................................... Muisca signa  OPITZ, nov.sp.

12' Pronotum without dark brown lines at sides ( Costa Rica) ( Fig. 133View Figs 133-136).............................. ................................................................................................. Muisca fera  (WOLCOTT)

13(11') Pronotal disc cribrate (M. maculosa- group)................................................................14

13' Pronotal disc not cribrate ............................................................................................15

14(13) Pronotal disc with 2 black markings ( Brazil) ( Fig. 138View Figs 137-140) ........ Muisca maculosa  (GORHAM)

14' Pronotal disc uniformly castaneous ( Brazil, Peru) ( Fig. 137View Figs 137-140) ......................................... ............................................................................................ Muisca hexa  OPITZ, nov.sp.

15(13') Posterior margin of male pygidium broadly concave (M. mestolinea- group) .............16

15' Posterior margin of male pygidium not broadly concave............................................18

16(15) Pronotum without dark brown markings; each elytral disc with 3 diagonally positioned faint markings ( Colombia) ( Fig. 139View Figs 137-140) ........... Muisca anachyma  OPITZ, nov.sp.

16' Pronotum with dark brown markings ..........................................................................17

17(16') Pronotum with 2 dark lines at sides ( Ecuador) ( Fig. 140View Figs 137-140) ............................................... .................................................................................. Muisca mestolinea  OPITZ, nov.sp.

17' Pronotum with 2 dark spots ( Colombia, Ecuador) ( Fig. 141View Figs 141-144) ......................................... .......................................................................................... Muisca omma  OPITZ, nov.sp.

18(15') Antennal funicle longer than length of capitulum (M. octonotata- group)...................19

18' Antennal funicle not longer than length of capitulum .................................................23

19(18) Elytral disc with dark fascia ........................................................................................20

19' Elytral disc with spots .................................................................................................21

20(19) Midelytral fascia boldly expressed ( Costa Rica, Panamá) ( Fig. 142View Figs 141-144).............................. ..................................................................................... Muisca heppneri  OPITZ, nov.sp.

20' Midelytral fascia faintly expressed ( Colombia) ( Fig. 143View Figs 141-144).............................................. ............................................................................. Muisca lateripunctata  (SCHENKLING)

21(19') Each elytral disc with 6 spots ( Colombia) ( Fig. 144View Figs 141-144) ...................................................... .................................................................................. Muisca magdalena  OPITZ, nov.sp.

21' Each elytral disc with 4 spots......................................................................................22

22(21') Elytral asetiferous punctures end at about discal ½ ( Costa Rica, Panamá) ( Fig. 145View Figs 145-148)..... ........................................................................................ Muisca octonotata  (GORHAM)

22' Distribution of elytral punctures extend well beyond discal ½ ( Colombia) ( Fig. 146View Figs 145-148) ........................................................................... Muisca tetraspilota  (CHEVROLAT)

23(18') Pronotum black ( Bolivia, Peru) ( Fig. 153View Figs 153-156)................................ Muisca peruviana  (PIC)

23' Pronotum not black ....................................................................................................24

24(23') Pronotum with dark markings .....................................................................................25

24' Pronotum without dark markings................................................................................27

25 Each elytral disc with 7 light brown spots ( Peru) ( Fig. 151View Figs 149-152)........................................... ..................................................................................... Muisca malakela  OPITZ, nov.sp.

25' Elytral color not as above............................................................................................26

26(25') Antennal capitulum much longer than length of funicle ( Bolivia) ( Fig. 154View Figs 153-156) ................. ......................................................................................... Muisca sigilla  OPITZ, nov.sp.

26' Antennal capitulum not longer than length of funicle ( Venezuela, Ecuador) ( Fig. 149View Figs 149-152) .............................................................................. Muisca biordinis  OPITZ, nov.sp.

27(24') Antennal capitulum black ...........................................................................................28

27'. Antennal capitulum not black .....................................................................................30

28(27) Seventh and 8 th antennomeres not infuscated ( Brazil) ( Fig. 155View Figs 153-156).................................... ................................................................................................. Muisca testacea  (KLUG)

28' Seventh and 8 th antennomeres infuscated....................................................................29

29(28') Elytral length/width ratio 1.89 ( Brazil) ( Fig. 147View Figs 145-148) ...... Muisca adamanta  OPITZ, nov.sp.

29' Elytral length/width ratio 1.61 ( Brazil) ( Fig. 156View Figs 153-156) ............. Muisca variabilis  (SPINOLA)

30(27') Short narrow black line projecting from elytral anterior margin.................................31

30' Elytral color not as above............................................................................................32

31(30) Middle of elytral disc with irregular-shaped fascia ( Colombia, Venezuela) ( Fig. 152View Figs 149-152) ............................................................................... Muisca nigrosignata  (SPINOLA)

31' Midelytral fascia fragmented ( Colombia, Venezuela) ( Fig. 148View Figs 145-148).................................... ........................................................................................... Muisca agma  OPITZ, nov.sp.

32(30') Elytral disc traversed by 3 black fasciae ( Bolivia) ( Fig. 157) Muisca zona  OPITZ, nov.sp.

32' Elytra not traversed by fascia ( Panamá, Colombia, Venezuela) ( Fig. 150View Figs 149-152)..................... .......................................................................................... Muisca bitaeniata  (SPINOLA)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae