Muisca menda, Opitz, Pitz Pinola Weston, 2018

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: 610

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4339249

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DA3F7E-FFDE-FFA6-0CF3-B2FAFCBAC346

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scientific name

Muisca menda
status

nov.sp.

Muisca menda   OPITZ nov.sp. ( Figs 28 View Figs 14-33 , 56, 94, 136)

Holotype: ♀. COLOMBIA, Cundinamarca, PNN Chingaza, Bosque Palacio 4°31' N 73°45'W, 3930 m Malaise 17.I-4.II.2001, E. Niño ( FSCA). GoogleMaps  

D i a g n o s i s: The members of this species resemble superficially those of M. angulicollis   , but M. menda   specimens differ in that the pronotal disc is not punctate at the midline. The pronotal midline is clearly punctate in specimens of M. angulicollis   .

D e s c r i p t i o n: Size: Length 6.0 mm; width 2.0 mm. Form: As in Fig. 136 View Figs 133-136 . Color: Castaneous, except elytral disc with brown blotches in posterior 1/2. Head: Funicular antennomeres subfiliform, capitular antennomeres 9 and 10 triangular ( Fig. 28 View Figs 14-33 ), antennomere 11 obovate; eyes small; frons wider than width of eye ( EW /FW 15/43). Thorax: Pronotum (Fig. 56) quadrate ( PW /PL 82/82), side margin with well-developed tubercle, disc widely subglabrous and undulate at middle; elytral asetiferous punctation substriate, punctures extend to elytral apical 4/5 th ( EL /EW 260/70). Abdomen: Pygidium scutiform.

N a t u r a l h i s t o r y: The holotype was collected between January 17 and February 4, in a Malaise trap set at 2930 m.

E t y m o l o g y: The specific epithet, menda (= blemish), is a Latin noun. I refer to the brown blemish-like patches on the elytral disc.

D i s t r i b u t i o n ( Fig. 94 View Fig ): This species is known from Colombia.

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

PW

Paleontological Collections

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae

Genus

Muisca