Muisca omma,

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: 615-616

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4339213

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DA3F7E-FFD5-FFAC-0CF3-B6C4FC37C4FE

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scientific name

Muisca omma
status

nov.sp.

Muisca omma  OPITZ nov.sp. ( Figs 33View Figs 14-33, 64, 96, 111, 141)

Holotype: ♀. Leticia , Amazonas, 700', Colombia, July 10, 1970, H. A. Howden ( CMNC). 

Paratypes: 14 specimens. Colombia: Departamento de Amazonas, Leticia, 10-VII- 1970, 700 feet, H. A. Howden ( WOPC, 1). Ecuador: Provincia de Orellana, 1km S Okone Gare Camp,

Reserva Etnica Waorani , 20-I-1994, 220- 250 m, T. L. Erwin ( USNM, 1), idem, 20-VI-1994, 220- 250 m, T. L. Erwin ( USNM, 1), idem, 4-X-1994, 220- 250 m, T. L. Erwin ( USNM, 2; WOPC, 1), idem, 7-X-1995, 220- 250 m, T. L. Erwin ( USNM, 1; WOPC, 2), idem, 9-X-1995, 220- 250 m, T. L. Erwin ( USNM, 2; WOPC, 1)  ; Provincia de Sucumbío , 9 km E Lumbaqui, 7-8-VIII-1998, W. Opitz ( WOPC, 1). " Amazonas " Bates ( MNHN, 1)  .

D i a g n o s i s: Within the M. mestolinea  species group, only specimens of M. omma  have the elytral disc mostly dark brown.

D e s c r i p t i o n: Size: Length 4.0 mm; width 1.5 mm. Form: As in Fig. 141View Figs 141-144. Color: Light castaneous, except pronotal disk with 2 brown punctiform spots and elytra bicolorous, elytral disc dark brown in basal 2/3 rd, except each elytron with testaceous spot stemming from epipleural margin, distal 1/3 rd of elytral disc testaceous. Head: Funicular antennomeres subfiliform, capitular antennomeres 9 and 10 triangular ( Fig. 33View Figs 14-33), antennomere 11 obovate; frons wider than width of eye ( EW /FW 18/27). Thorax: Pronotum (Fig. 64) slightly oblong ( PW /PL 65/70), side margin with well-developed tubercle, disc widely subglabrous at middle; elytral asetiferous punctation striate, punctures extend to elytral apical 3/4 th at sides and absent for most of region near sutural margin ( EL /EW 185/50). Abdomen: Pygidium scutiform; aedeagus, phallic apex as in Fig. 111.View Figs 107-115

V a r i a t i o n: Size: Length 4.0- 5.5 mm; width 1.5-1.8 mm. Other than body size the available beetles are quite homogeneous.

N a t u r a l h i s t o r y: The available specimens were collected in January, June, July, and October, at altitudes ranging from 214 to 250 m.

E t y m o l o g y: The specific epithet, omma (= eye), is a Greek noun. I refer to the spots on the pronotal disc.

D i s t r i b u t i o n ( Fig. 96View Fig): This species is known from Colombia and Ecuador.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

PW

Paleontological Collections

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae

Genus

Muisca