Muisca magdalena,

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: 620-621

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4339286

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DA3F7E-FFE8-FF93-0CF3-B0AAFCCEC675

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Valdenar

scientific name

Muisca magdalena
status

nov.sp.

Muisca magdalena  OPITZ nov.sp. ( Figs 31View Figs 14-33, 67, 96, 144)

Holotype: ♀. COLOMBIA, Magdalena PNN, SN de Santa Marta, Bella Vista , 10°48'N 73°39'W, 1500 m, Malaise, 7.V-1-VI-2001, J. Cantillo ( FSCA)GoogleMaps  . Paratypes: 3 specimens. Colombia: Departamento de Magdalena, Magdalena PNN, SN de Santa Marta , Bella Vista , 10°48'N 73°39'W, 7.V-1-VI-2001, 1500 m, Malaise, J. Cantillo ( WOPC, 1)GoogleMaps  ; idem, 22-X-7-XI-2001, 1500 m, Malaise, J. Cantillo ( WOPC, 2)GoogleMaps  .

D i a g n o s i s: Within the M. octonotata  group, only in specimens of M. magdalena  do we find the midelytral fascia fragmented into 4 punctiform components.

D e s c r i p t i o n: Size: Length 5.3 mm; width 2.0 mm. Form: As in Fig. 144View Figs 141-144. Color: Light castaneous, except each elytron with 6 black spots, 2 near the humeral angle and 4 near elytral middle. Head: Basal funicular antennomeres filiform, distal funicular antennomeres progressively shorter and more triangular, capitulum about as long as combined length of funicular antennomeres, capitular antennomeres 9 and 10 triangular ( Fig. 31View Figs 14-33), antennomere 11 globose; frons wider than width of eye ( EW /FW 20/35). Thorax: Pronotum (Fig. 67) quadrate ( PW /PL 83/83), side margin with well-developed tubercle, disc subglabrous at middle; elytral asetiferous punctation minute, striate to distal 2/3 rd ( EL /EW 250/60). Abdomen: Pygidium scutiform.

V a r i a t i o n: Length 5.0-6.0 mm; width 2.0- 2.5 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: Specimens were collected during May, June, October, and November, some in a Malaise trap, at altitudes ranging from 1500 to 1700 m.

E t y m o l o g y: The specific epithet, magdalena, constitutes a noun in apposition and refers to the type locality.

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