Plumolepilius molinai Barrios-Izás, Barrios-Izas, 2020

Barrios-Izás, Manuel A., 2020, Taxonomy of the weevil genus Plumolepilius Barrios-Izás & Anderson (Coleoptera Curculionidae: Molytinae: Conotrachelini): new species from Central America, Zootaxa 4768 (2), pp. 151-192: 173

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.4768.2.1

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3795119

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scientific name

Plumolepilius molinai Barrios-Izás
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new species

Plumolepilius molinai Barrios-Izás   , new species

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Diagnosis: Male. Length (1.50–1.56 mm). Width (0.87–1.06 mm). As for P. antonioi   but mesanepisternum and mesepimeron bare. Pronotum expanded in the base, 1.3X broader than long, scales denser. Elytra with several small tubercles arranged in three bands between base of elytra and elytral declivity. Abdominal ventrites coarsely punctate, abdominal ventrites 1 and 2 fused on disk, apex of abdominal ventrite 5 flat. Femora unarmed. Aedeagus subparallel, curved in lateral view, anterior border rounded; temones 2.75x longer than pedon; genital sclerite flagellum shape, base oval, longer than manubrium.

Female. Length (1.56–1.88 mm). Width (0.94–1.19 mm). As for the male except scales only at base of rostrum; elytral humeri rounded.

Geographic Distribution. Honduras (Cortés).

Derivation of the specific name. Patronym, named after José Antonio Molina Rosita   , a botanist at Escuela Agrícola Panamericana “Zamorano”, Honduras. Antonio Molina was a Honduran botanist that contributed significantly to the study and knowledge of the vascular flora of Central America, Mexico and Antilles over more than 60 years.

Material examined: 28♂♂, 25♀♀ ( ASUCOB, BMNH, CMNC, EAPZ, USNM). Holotype ♂ ( CMNC): HON- DURAS: Cortes, P. N. Cusuco, 18.7km N. Cofradia, 5.4km. W. Buenos Aires, Cerro Jilinco, 1960m, 26.VIII.1994 - 223, R. Anderson pine/cloud forest litter berlese / Holotype ♂ Plumolepilius molinai Barrios-Izás   sp. nov. Aedeagus extracted. Paratypes: same data as holotype (12♂♂ 9♀♀, CMNC, 1♂ 1♀, ASUCOB, 1♂ 1♀, BMNH, 1♂ 1♀, UNSM). Same data except for 1650m, 26.VIII.1994 -224, liquidambar forest litter berlese (3♂♂ 7♀♀, CMNC). Same data except for 2000m, 26.VIII.1994 -222, cloud forest litter berlese (6♂♂ 4♀♀, CMNC, 1♂ 1♀, EAPZ). Same data except for 2080m, 26.VIII.1994 -221, elfin cloud forest litter berlese (2♂♂ 1♀, CMNC).

EAPZ

Escuela Agricola Panamericana

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

UNSM

University of Nebraska State Museum