Madoniella aspera Opitz

Opitz, Weston, 2010, New taxa of Epiphloeinae Kuwert (Cleridae) and Chaetosomatidae Crowson (Coleoptera: Cleroidea), Insecta Mundi 2010 (123), pp. 1-28: 14-15

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5352832

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5450615

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Madoniella aspera Opitz
status

new species

Madoniella aspera Opitz   , new species

Figure 5 View Figure 1-15 , 53 View Figure 47-58 .

Holotype. Female. Colombia, Boyaca SFF Iquaque Canana, Mamaramus 2855 m. A second label reads, 5 o 25’N 73 o 27’W Malaise 8-25-vi-2000 M. Reina, leg. M-184 ( IAVH). (Specimen pin mounted, support card, antenna and gender label affixed to support card; locality label; collection date label, IAVH acronymic label; Holotype label.) GoogleMaps  

Paratypes. None.

Diagnosis ( Fig. 53 View Figure 47-58 ): In the key of the madoniellan species (Opitz, in press), the Holotype extends to couplet 31(27'), which leads to Madoniella ignis Opitz   and M. maxicornis Opitz. From   the latter, M. aspera   specimens may be distinguished by the spotted condition of the legs.

Description. Size: Length 5.8 mm; width 1.8 mm. Integumental Color: Cranium and pronotum dark brown; elytral disc with well-developed insignia, posterolateral extensions of posterior block present. Head: Vertex wider than eyes in head dorsal view; antenna as depicted in figure 5. Thorax: Pronotal side margins very sinuous, anterior margin slightly projected at middle; disc very roughened; elytral punctations large, not serially arranged near sutural margin; elytral disc roughened; anterior margin of protibia with 4 spines. Abdomen: Aedeagus not available for study.

Variation. One specimen examined.

Natural History. The primary type was collected in a Malaise trap at 2855 m, temporally between the 8 th and 25 th of June.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.

Etymology. The generic name Madoniella Pic   is feminine and the specific epithet aspera   stems from the Latin asper (= rough). I refer to rough contour on the pronotum and elytra.

IAVH

Instituto de Ivestigacion de los Recursos Biologicos Alexander von Humboldt

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae

Genus

Madoniella