Theognete schaubeli Anderson

Anderson, Robert S., 2010, A taxonomic monograph of the Middle American leaf-litter inhabiting weevil genus Theognete Champion (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Molytinae; Lymantini) 2458, Zootaxa 2458 (1), pp. 1-127: 53-54

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.2458.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7E42061C-9D11-49C5-8737-CEED0864E699

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5325787

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E88799-FF88-FFD5-2CAF-FCBF48031EF0

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Felipe

scientific name

Theognete schaubeli Anderson
status

new species

46. Theognete schaubeli Anderson   , new species ( Figures 135 View FIGURES 133–143 , 171 View FIGURES 169–171 , 206 View FIGURES 204–227 )

Diagnosis. Size. Length, male, 2.64–3.06mm; female, 2.87–3.62mm. Width, male, 1.52–1.85mm; female, 1.63–1.97mm. Pronotum moderately cordate, virtually impunctate or with punctures very fine and shallow, scales sparse, appressed to suberect, apices finely plumose; flanks with shallow sulci composed of contiguous punctures. Elytra with scales sparse, suberect, clavate, linearly arranged on intervals, apices not overlapping. Strial regions lacking vestiture. Posterolateral area of elytra with series of 3–6 subcontiguous punctures. Aedeagus as in Fig. 171 View FIGURES 169–171 .

Geographical distribution. México (Chiapas).

Natural history. Collected from berlese extraction of oak-pine-liquidambar forest and wet oak-pine forest leaf litter at elevations from 1400–1500m.

Derivation of specific name. Through his support of the Nature Discovery Fund at the Canadian Museum of Nature , this species is named after Alan W. Schaubel of Oakville, Ontario, Canada   .

Material examined. 29♂, 29♀♀ ( CMNC, CNCI, CWOB, ECOS)   . Holotype ♂ ( CMNC)   : MÉXICO: Chiapas. Lagunas de Montebello, Cinco Lagos, 1500m, 21.IX.1991, R. Anderson, oak/pine Liquidambar forest , 91-115   / HOLOTYPE ♂, Theognete schaubeli   sp. nov., R.S. Anderson. Aedeagus extracted. Paratypes: MÉXICO. Chiapas. Lagunas de Montebello, Cinco Lagos, 1500m, 21.IX.1991, R. Anderson, oak/pine Liquidambar forest , 91-115 (10♂, 6♀♀ CMNC)   . Lagunas de Montebello, Cinco Lagos , 1500m, 22.IX.1992, R. Anderson, liquidambar/oak/pine forest litter, 92-113 (6♂, 12♀♀ CMNC, CWOB)   . Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello, Cinco Lagos , 1500m, 16º 06.072’ N, 91º 40.442’ W, 24.VII.2005, R. Anderson, mixed hardwood forest litter, 2005-006 (2♂ CMNC) GoogleMaps   . Municipio Trinitaria, Lagunas de Montebello , cerca de Cinco Lagos, 11.VII.1995, R. Jones, Hojarasca (1♂, 3♀♀ ECOS)   . Municipio Trinitaria, Lagunas de Montebello , 11.VIII.1995, R. Jones, HR (1♀ ECOS)   . Ocosingo , 1-2.VI.1969, Bright & Campbell (1♀ CNCI)   . Ocosingo (6 km S. W.)   , 1400m, 22.IX.1991. R. Anderson, wet oak/pine forest litter, 91-116 (1♂ CMNC)   . Municipio La Trinitaria, Parque Nacional Lagos de Montebello, Cinco Lagos , 1500m, 16°06.072 N, 91°40.442 W, 20.VII.2007, R. Anderson, mixed liquidambar forest litter, 2007-023 (4♂, 5♀♀ CMNC, ECOS) GoogleMaps   . Mpio. La Trinitaria, Parque Nacional Lagos de Montebello, Lago Pojol , 1500m, 16°05.948 N, 91°40.275 W, 20.VII.2007, R. Anderson, mixed liquidambar forest litter 2007-024 (2♂, 1♀ CMNC, ECOS) GoogleMaps   .

Chorological relationships. Sympatric with T. zapatista   and T. clavisetosa   .

CNCI

Canadian National Collection Insects