Amblycerus spondiae Kingsolver, 1980,

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: 133-136

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Amblycerus spondiae Kingsolver, 1980
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Amblycerus spondiae Kingsolver, 1980 

( Figs 17View FIGURES 15–18, 30View FIGURES 28–31, 43View FIGURES 41–44, 56View FIGURES 54–57, 73, 86, 105, 109, 121)

Amblycerus spondiae Kingsolver, 1980: 239  (desc., type, distr., key, host); Janzen, 1980: 933, 935, 947 (bio., host.); Janzen, 1981: 272 (bio., host.); Pfaffenberger, 1985: 2 (cit.); Johnson & Kingsolver, 1981: 410 (distr.); Udayagiri & Wadhi, 1989:15 (cat., distr., host.); Romero et al. 1996: 86, 87, 158 (descr., host, key, distri., spp. groups); Romero et al. 2002 (phyl., host).

Types examined. Paratype deposited in AMNH, 1 male, with labels: Rabinal, Guate.\ 3000 ft. \ VII-2-1947  ; F.

Johnson\ Donor, Cols.\ C & P Vaurie; PARATYPE [white label with borders and writing in blue] ♀ [handwritten symbol]\ Amblycerus  \ spondiae\ Kingsolver; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. Paratypes deposited in AMNH, 2 males, with labels: Salama, Guate.\ 3000 ft. \ VII-24-1947; F. Johnson\ Donor, Cols.\ C & P Vaurie; PARATYPE [white label with borders and writing in blue] ♀ [handwritten symbol]\ Amblycerus  \ spondiae\ Kingsolver; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. Paratype deposited in AMNH, 1 male, with labels: Amatitlan\ Guate., 4000 ft. \ VIII-24-1947; F. Johnson\ Donor, Cols.\ C & P Vaurie; amnh; PARATYPE [white label with borders and writing in blue] ♀ [hand- written symbol]\ Amblycerus  \ spondiae\ Kingsolver; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. Paratypes deposited in AMNH, 2 males, with labels: Amatitlan\ Guate., 4000 ft. \ VIII-24- 1947; F. Johnson\ Donor, Cols.\ C & P Vaurie; AMNH; PARATYPE [white label with borders and writing in blue] ♀ [handwritten symbol]\ Amblycerus  \ spondiae\ Kingsolver; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. Depository: AMNH. Paratype deposited in USNM, 1 male, with labels: COSTA RICA \ Guanacaste Prov. \ R. Carroll, coll.; Palo Verde, OTS\ COMELCO A\ 17-XI-1971 \ Spondias mombin  . Bag2; PARATYPE [white label with borders and writing in blue]\ Amblycerus  \ spondiae\ Kingsolver; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. Paratype deposited in USNM, 1 female, with labels: COSTA RICA \ Guanacaste Prov. \ R. Carroll, coll.; Palo Verde, OTS\ COMELCO A ♂ [handwritten symbol]\ 17-XI-1971 \ Spondias mombin  . Bag2; PARATYPE [white label with borders and writing in blue]\ Amblycerus  \ spondiae\ Kingsolver; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. Paratype deposited in USNM, 1 male, with labels: COSTA RICA:\ Guanacaste Prov. \ Finca La Pacifica\ 5-6-III- 1973; Riparian forest,\ dry leaf litter\ D. R. Whitehead; PARATYPE [white label with borders and writing in blue] ♀ [handwritten symbol]\ Amblycerus  \ spondiae\ Kingsolver; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017.

Additional specimens examined. [1 male specimen]: MEX., 25 mi. S.\ Malpaso, Chis.\ V.25.1969\ J. M. Campbell; Amblycerus  \ lineolatus\ (motsch.)\ det. J. M. Kingsolver; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. ( USNM). [1 male specimen]: MEX., Guerro\ Nr. Ixtapa\ IV-9-1984 \ J. E. Wappes ♀ [handwritten symbol]; Amblycerus  \ spondiae\ Kingsolver\ det. J. M. Kingsolver; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. ( FSCA). [1 male specimen]: MEXICO, CHIAPAS \ 17 KM W TUXTLA GTZ.\ OCT 4-6 1986 \ E. GIESBERT, COLL. ♀ [handwritten symbol]; Amblycerus  \ spondiae\ Kingsolver\ det. J. M. Kingsolver; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. ( FSCA). [1 male specimen]: Mexico: interc\ 15 mar 1976 \ S. Diego 3440; CDA Mex\ Mss\ det.\ J. M. Kingsolver; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. ( USNM). [1 male specimen]: MEXICO: Chiapas,\ 25 mi. Sw. Cintalapa\ July 11, 1971 \ Clark, Murray\ Hart, Schaffner; TAM; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. ( USNM). [2 specimens males]: Sam Jeronimo\ B. V. P., Guate.\ 3000 ft. \ VII-27-1947; F. Johnson\ Donor, Cols.\ C & P Vaurie; gravidus [handwritten]; Amblycerus spondiae  \ KINGSOLVER\ Det. J. Romero N. 99’; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. ( AMNH). [1 male specimen]: HONDURAS: El Pariso [Paraiso] Dpt.\ El Portillo (Apaguis Mts.)\ 7km. S. Danli 12-X-1993 \ P. [R.] W. Skillman Jr.; Spondiae\ ???\ det. J. M. Kingsolver; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. ( FSCA). [1 female specimen]: HONDURAS: El Paraiso \ Yuscaran Cerro Monserrat\ 10-31 Mar 1993 \ rcol. R. Ortega ♂ [handwritten symbol]; Am- blycerus\ spondiae\ Kingsolver\ det. J. M. Kingsolver; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. ( FSCA). [1 male specimen]: NICARAGUA: Matagalpa:\ 10 km NW Matagalpa, Selva Negra, 10-18-IV- 2005, 1280 m\ 12º59’N, 85º54’W, W. Opitz\ beating forest edge vegetation\ Male; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. ( FSCA). [1 female specimen]: COSTA RICA \ Guanacaste Prov. \ D. H. Janzen et al\ 1 MAY—1976; FINCA LA PACIFICA; Capparis  sp 2\ 1900-2000 pm;? spondiae [handwriting in red]\ det.\ J. M. Kingsolver; [♀]; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. ( USNM). [1 male specimen]: COSTA RICA. Punt.\ Monteverde. 1400 m \ - 24. VIII.1987 \ H & A. Howden; HFH; Amblycerus  \ spondiae\ Kingsolver\ det. J. M. Kingsolver; Amblycerus spondiae  \ Kingsolver, 1980 \ Det.: A. T. Santos; C. S.\ Ribeiro-Costa, 2017. ( FSCA).

Measurements. Paratype (Salama., Guate., AMNH), BL: 9.3 mm; BW: 4.7 mm.

Diagnosis ( Figs 30View FIGURES 28–31, 105View FIGURES 103–106). Amblycerus spondiae  is characterized by the following characters combination: eyes distant from each other anteriorly, ocular index: 2.7 ( Fig. 30View FIGURES 28–31); pronotum subquadrate with lateral margins slightly curved and lateral carina almost reaching the posterior margin of pronotum ( Figs 54, 56View FIGURES 54–57), with median strip of setae and tufts in lateral margins ( Fig. 56View FIGURES 54–57); scutellum tridentate with median tooth longer than the lateral ones (Fig. 73); first tarsomere about 3.5 times the length of the median spur; median lobe of male genitalia about 4.4 times as long as its greatest width at apical region ( Fig. 105View FIGURES 103–106); internal sac in the apical region with a pair of hollow, subtriangular sclerites ( Fig. 105View FIGURES 103–106). It shares some similarities externally and in relation to genitalia with A. alternatus  , but differs from it by the distinct frontoclypeal suture (indistinct in A. alternatus  ), cervical boss with three setae (two setae in A. alternatus  ); metaventrite with median sulcus longer than a half the lenght of metaventrite (about half as long as metaventrite in A. alternatus  ) and apical region with a pair of hollow, subtriangular, non-tuberculate sclerites (with a pair of hollow, subtriangular tuberculate sclerites in A. alternatus  ). Amblycerus spondiae  differs from A. cuernavacensis  by the lateral carina almost reaching the posterior margin of pronotum (reaching the posterior margin of pronotum in A. cuernavacensis  ), cervical boss with three setae (two setae in A. cuernavacensis  ) and scutellum tridentate with median tooth longer than the others (all teeth with same length in A. cuernavacensis  ). Amblycerus spondiae  differs from A. vitis  by the apical sclerite with acute, curved apex (apical sclerite with acute, straight apex in A. vitis  ) and in median region with a short, unpaired wishbone sclerite (longer wishbone sclerite in A. vitis  ).

Distribution ( Fig. 121View FIGURES 120–121). Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras (new country record), Costa Rica and Panama.

Life History. According to Kingsolver (1980), the oviposition by A. spondiae  is apparently on fruits or endocarps on the ground. Adults have been observed on clumps of Spondias  endocarps that had passed through the alimentary tract of monkeys, and on endocarps of Hippomane  from which the fleshy exocarp had been sloughed off.

Host Plants (Tab. II). Anacardiaceae  : Spondias mombin  L., Spondias radlkoferi Donn.  -Sm. Boraginaceae  : Cordia dodecandra  DC. Capparaceae  : Capparis  sp. (new record). Euphorbiaceae  : Hippomane mancinella  L. Rhamnaceae  : Ziziphus mexicanus  .

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

KM

Kotel'nich Museum

CDA

Canadian Department of Agriculture

TAM

Estonian Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Amblycerus

Loc

Amblycerus spondiae Kingsolver, 1980

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

Amblycerus spondiae

Romero, J. N. & Johnson, C. D. & Kingsolver, J. M. 1996: 86
Pfaffenberger, G. S. 1985: 2
Janzen, D. H. 1981: 272
Johnson, C. D. & Kingsolver, J. M. 1981: 410
Kingsolver, J. M. 1980: 239
Janzen, D. H. 1980: 933
1980