Muisca hirtula,

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: 604-606

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4339209

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DA3F7E-FFD8-FFA2-0CF3-B62DFDAFC5CC

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Valdenar

scientific name

Muisca hirtula
status

 

Muisca hirtula  ( KLUG, 1842) ( Figs 16View Figs 14-33, 51, 94, 103, 130)

Enopliun hirtulum KLUG, 1842: 367. Holotype: Gender not known. Brazilien ( Brazil) (ZMHB) CORPORAAL 1950: 281.

D i a g n o s i s: The members of this species resemble superficially those of M. togata  , but M. hirtula  specimens differ in that the elytral dark spot is in the form of a "checkmark", which is not the case in M. togata  specimens.

R e d e s c r i p t i o n: Size: Length 4.5 mm; width 2.0 mm. Form: As in Fig. 130View Figs 129-132. Color: Mostly testaceous, cranium and thorax castaneous; posterior region of elytra with

Figs 59-68: Pronota. (59) M. fera  . (60) M. heppneri  . (61) M. octonotata  . (62) M. maculosa  . (63) M. mestolinea  . (64) M. omma  . (65) M. anachyma  . (66) M. lateripunctata  . (67) M. magdalena  . (68) M. tetraspilota  .

small brown "check mark" near sutural margin. Head: Funicular antennomeres subfiliform, 5 th funicular antennomere expanded laterally, capitulum large, much longer than combined length of funicular antennomeres, capitular antennomeres 9 and 10 triangular, distal margin slightly concave ( Fig. 16View Figs 14-33), antennomere 11 obovate; eyes coarsely facetted and bulging, frons narrower than width of eye (EW/FW 25/20). Thorax: Pronotum (Fig. 51) oblong (PW/PL 68/90), side margin with slightly developed tubercle, disc coarsely punctate; elytral asetiferous punctation subseriate, punctures extend to elytral apical 3/4 th (EL/EW 220/60). Abdomen: Male 6th visible sternite slightly concave; aedeagus, phallic apex as in Fig. 103View Figs 98-106

V a r i a t i o n: Size: Length 3.2-7.0 mm; width 1.3-2.8 mm. The brown "check mark" on the elytral disc may only be faintly visible.

N a t u r a l h i s t o r y: Specimens have been collected during March, June,

October-December, some at 860 m.

D i s t r i b u t i o n ( Fig.94View Fig): In addition to the holotype, I examined 56 specimens: Brazil: Estado do Bahia, Cachimbo,?-?-1890, Ch. Pujol  ; S.Antonio da Barra, 11-XII-1988, Gounelle?- VI- 1972, 860 m, M. Alvarenga; Encruzilhada ,?- XI-1974, M. Alvarenga  ; Itapetingam ,?- XI-1969, M. Alvarenga  ; Estado do Minas Gerais, Pedra Azul ,?- XI- 1974, M. Alvarenga  ; Estado do Espirito Santo, Calatinia ,?- X-1969, F. M. Oliveira  ; Linhares ,?- IX-1973, M. Alvarenga  ; Estado do Mato Grosso, Diamantino, Fazenda Rio Arinos ,?- X-1983, Eurides Furtado  ; Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara ,?- XII-1972, M. Alvarenga  ; idem,?- III-1964, M. Alvarenga. Specimens are deposited in CMNH, FSCA, MNHN and WOPC  .

CMNH

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae

Genus

Muisca