Amblycerus crassipunctatus Ribeiro-Costa, 1999c,

Santos, Aluska Tavares Dos & Ribeiro-Costa, Cibele Stramare, 2019, Rearrangements in some species groups of Amblycerus Thunberg, 1815 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae) including keys, description of a new species, new host plant and distributional record, Zootaxa 4701 (2), pp. 101-148: 108-111

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Amblycerus crassipunctatus Ribeiro-Costa, 1999c
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Amblycerus crassipunctatus Ribeiro-Costa, 1999c 

( Figs 7–9View FIGURES 1–8View FIGURES 9–14, 22View FIGURES 22–27, 35View FIGURES 35–40, 48View FIGURES 48–53, 61, 62, 78, 91, 97, 117)

Amblycerus crassipunctatus Ribeiro-Costa, 1999c: 233–236  (desc., distr., gen., type).

Ribeiro-Costa & Costa, 2002: 310 (cit.); Johnson et al. 2001: 37–48 (ecol.); Johnson & Romero, 2004: 404 (guild); Ribeiro- Costa et al. 2010: 16 (type).

Types examined. Holotype deposited in DZUP, male, with labels: Brasília\ VIII.1997 \ F. Ramos leg. [white]; Holotype \ Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999 det. [red]; DZUP\ 130143 [white]. Paratype deposited in DZUP, 1 male, with labels: Faz. Dr. José Mendes,\ Três Lagoas, MT\ ♀ [symbol handwritten] 15-VI-1964 \ Exp. Dep- to. Zool.; Dep. Zool.\ São Paulo; PARÁTIPO [yellow label with border and black writing]\ Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999; DZUP\ 130144. Paratype deposited in MZSP, 1 male, with labels: Lagoa Santa MG\ Brasil 26.XI. 960\ Araujo e Martins; Dep. Zool.\ São Paulo; PARÁTIPO [yellow label with border and black writing]\ Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999. Paratypes deposited in CDJ, 2 males, with labels: Arbustal Riwo\ riwo, via Kavanayen\ Gran Sabana, Edo.\ Bolivar, Vzla. VIII. 93; Elena Raimundez\ colector; Reared seeds\ Vantanea minor  ; Amblycerus  \ crassipunctatus R..A.\ Det. Romero N. J. 98; PARÁTIPO [yellow label with border and black writing]\ Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999. Paratype deposited in USNM, 1 male, with labels: Brazil; L. J. Bottimer\ Collection\ No. 6/C; NMNH [yellow label with border and black writing]; Don`t\ recognized\ det.\ J. M. Kingsolver; PARÁTIPO [yellow label with border and black writing]\ Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999; USNM [symbol handwritten]. Paratype deposited in MPEG, 1 male, with labels: Chapada dos\ Guimarães\ 31.I.1961; Brasil, MT\ J. & B. Bechyné; near or equal\ to mendes\ mss name [underlined in red]; MGPA; 8; PARÁTIPO [yellow label with border and black writing]\ Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999. Paratype deposited in NMNH, 1 female, with labels: Paraepeba ♂ [symbol handwritten]\ Minas Gerais Brasil \ E. P. Heringer; IOC; Amblycerus  \ crassipunctatus\ Ribeiro-Costa\ C. S. Ribeiro-Costa det. 19; PARÁTIPO [yellow label with border and black writing]\ Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999. Paratypes deposited in MZSP, 2 males and 2 females, with labels: Barra do Tapirapé\ Mt—Brasil ♀ [symbol handwritten]\ 2- 16.1.1966 \ B. Malkin col.; PARÁTIPO [yellow label with border and black writing]\ Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999. Barra do Tapirapé\ Mt—Brasil ♂ [symbol handwritten]\ 2- 16.1.1966 \ B. Malkin col.; PARÁTIPO [yellow la- bel with border and black writing]\ Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999. Lagoa Santa MG\ Brasil 26- XI- 960 ♂ [symbol handwritten]\ Araujo e Martins; Dep. Zool.\ São Paulo; PARÁTIPO [yellow label with border and black writing]\ Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999. Aldeia Coraci ♀ [symbol handwritten]\ (11 km W Canindé, Rio\ Gurupí)—Pará\ xii.964/ B. Malkin col.; PARÁTIPO\ Amblycerus crassipunctatu  s\ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999. Paratypes deposited in FIOC, 3 males and 4 females, with labels: Paraepeba\ Minas Gerais Brasil \ E. P. Heringer ♀ [symbol handwritten]; PARÁTIPO [yellow label with border and black writing]\ Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999. Paraepeba\ Minas Gerais Brasil \ E. P. Heringer; IOC; PARÁTIPO [yellow label with border and black writing]\ Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999. Paraepeba\ Minas Gerais Brasil \ E. P. Heringer ♂ [symbol handwritten]; IOC; PARÁTIPO [yellow label with border and black writing]\ Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999. Paraepeba\ Minas Gerais Brasil \ E. P. Heringer; PARÁTIPO [yellow label with border and black writing]\ Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999.

Additional specimens examined. [1 male specimen]: Brasil, Pará, Belém\ 01.VIII.2011 \ J. E. H. Carvalho col.; Germano\ 0060/2011; CSRC ID Nº 45; Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999\ Det.: A. T. Santos;\ C. S. Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. ( DZUP). [1 female specimen]: Brasil, Pará, Belém\ 01.VIII.2011 \ J. E. H. Carvalho col.; Germano\ 0060/2011; CSRC ID Nº 45; ♀; Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999\ Det.: A. T. Santos;\ C. S. Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. ( DZUP). [1 female specimen]: Paraepeba\ Minas Gerais Brasil \ E. P. Heringer ♂ [symbol handwritten]; IOC [green label written in black]; crassi\ C. S. Ribeiro-Costa det. 19; Amblycerus crassipunctatus  \ Ribeiro-Costa, 1999\ Det.: A. T. Santos;\ C. S. Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. ( DZUP). [1 male specimen]: Lagoa Santa MG \ Brasil 26.XI. 960\ Araujo e Martins; Dep. Zool.; A.\ mendesi mss [in red]\ det.\ J. M. Kingsolver; Amblycerus  \ crassipunctatus\ det. Ribeiro-Costa\ J. M. Kingsolver; Amblycerus crassipunctatus  / Ribeiro-Costa, 1999/ Det.: A. T. Santos;/ C. S. Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. ( FSCA).

Measurements. Holotype, BL: 9.6 mm; BW: 5.2 mm

Diagnosis ( Figs 22View FIGURES 22–27, 61–62, 91, 97). Amblycerus crassipunctatus  is distinguished mainly by the eyes distant from each other anteriorly, ocular index: 3.5 ( Fig. 22View FIGURES 22–27) and median lobe of male genitalia about 3.7 times as long as its greatest width at apical region ( Figs 91View FIGURES 91–96, 97View FIGURES 97–102); internal sac in the apical region with one pair of subtriangular sclerites with lateral margins serrated ( Fig. 91View FIGURES 91–96). Amblycerus crassipunctatus  can be separated from A. schwarzi  by having the cervical boss with three setae (two setae in A. schwarzi  ), hind tibia with lateral spur about 2.0 times the length of median spur (about 3.0 times in A. schwarzi  ) and ventrite V almost as long as ventrite IV (ventrite V almost two times as long as the ventrite IV). Amblycerus crassipunctatus  can be further separated from A. dispar  by the frontal carina absent (present in A. dispar  ), eyes distant from each other anteriorly ( Fig. 22View FIGURES 22–27) (closer in A. dispar  ) and metaventrite with median sulcus about half the length of metaventrite (longer than half length of metaventrite in A. dispar  ).

Distribution ( Fig. 117View FIGURES 117–118). Venezuela and Brazil (Pará, Mato Grosso, Distrito Federal, Minas Gerais).

Life History. According to Johnson et al. (2001), A. crassipunctatus  belongs to Johnson’s (1981) Guild A, since the female oviposits on the surface of fruits of Vantanea minor Bentham  ( Humiriaceae  ), its unique seed predator. The eggs have a flange with glue on the periphery, similar to that is found in other Amblycerus  spp. (i.e. A. vitis  , A. submaculatus ( Pic, 1927)  , A. dispar  , A. longesuturalis ( Pic, 1954)  and A. robiniae ( Fabricius, 1781)  . Johnson et al. (2001) recorded 28.5% and 39% of V. minor  fruits damaged by A. crassipunctatus  ; in other Amblycerus  species from 01.0% to 61% of the fruits were damage.

Host plant (Tab. II). Humiriaceae  : Vantanea minor Benth. 

DZUP

Universidade Federal do Parana, Colecao de Entomologia Pe. Jesus Santiago Moure

IOC

Colecao de Culturas de Fungos do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

MG

Museum of Zoology

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Amblycerus

Loc

Amblycerus crassipunctatus Ribeiro-Costa, 1999c

Santos, Aluska Tavares Dos & Ribeiro-Costa, Cibele Stramare 2019
2019
Loc

Amblycerus crassipunctatus

Ribeiro-Costa 1999: 233
1999