Muisca adamanta,

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: 624

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4339259

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DA3F7E-FFEC-FF94-0CF3-B179FD1AC232

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Valdenar

scientific name

Muisca adamanta
status

nov.sp.

Muisca adamanta  OPITZ nov.sp. ( Figs 40View Figs 34-46, 69, 97, 116, 147)

Holotype: ♂. BRAZIL, Minas Gerais, Pedra Azul , 800 m, XI-1974, Seabra & Oliveira ( FSCA). 

Paratypes: 2 specimens. Brazil: Estado do Minas Gerais, Pedra Azul , 800 m, XI-1974, Seabra & Oliveira ( WOPC, 1)  ; Estado do Bahia, S. Antonio da Barra , 11-XII-1888, Gounelle ( MNHN, 1)  .

D i a g n o s i s: Within Muisca  the antennal capitulum is black in specimens of M. adamanta  , M. testacea  , and in those of M. variabilis  . But, in specimens of M. adamanta  , the black coloration of the capitulum does not extend to funicular antennomeres, as it does in those of the other 2 aforementioned species.

R e d e s c r i p t i o n: Size: Length 5.5 mm; width 2.0 mm. Form: As in Fig. 147View Figs 145-148. Color: Testaceous, except capitulum and funicular antennomeres 5-6 dark brown. Head: Funicular antennomeres subfiliform, progressively shorter towards capitulum, capitulum longer than combined length of funicular antennomeres, capitular antennomeres 9 and 10 triangular ( Fig. 40View Figs 34-46), antennomere 11 obovate; frons slightly wider than width of eye ( EW /FW 25/30). Thorax: Pronotum (Fig. 69) quadrate ( PW /PL 85/85), side margin with well-developed tubercle, disc uniformly punctate; elytral asetiferous punctation striate to distal 2/3 rd of epipleural region, near sutural margin punctured end at about distal ½ ( EL /EW 250/70). Abdomen: Pygidium scutiform; posterior margin of 6 th visible sternite faintly concave; aedeagus, phallic apex as in Fig. 116.View Figs 116-124

V a r i a t i o n: Size: Length 4.7-6.0 mm; width 2.0- 2.2 mm. Other than body size, the available specimens are quite homogeneous.

N a t u r a l h i s t o r y: Specimens were captured during November and December.

E t y m o l o g y: The trivial name, adamanta, is a Latin derivative from adamas (= like a diamond). I refer to the shape of the phallic apex.

D i s t r i b u t i o n ( Fig.97View Fig): Known from Brazil.

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

PW

Paleontological Collections

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae

Genus

Muisca