Selenophorus striatopunctatus species group

Shpeley, Danny, Hunting, Wesley & Ball, George E., 2017, A taxonomic review of the Selenophori group (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Harpalini) in the West Indies, with descriptions of new species and notes about classification and biogeography, ZooKeys 690, pp. 1-195: 81-82

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Selenophorus striatopunctatus species group


Selenophorus striatopunctatus species group  


Striae 1-7 of elytra distinctly punctate.

SBL. Males, 5.20-6.04 mm, females 5.28-6.24 mm.

Color. Antennae with antennomere1 testaceous to rufo-testaceous, antennomeres 2-11 darker; mouthparts infuscated or not, testaceous to rufo-testaceous; legs testaceous to dark rufo-testaceous. Head and pronotum brunneous to brunneo-piceous; elytra brunneo-piceous to nearly piceous, suture and apical margin diffusely paler. Ventral surface rufo-brunneous to brunneo-piceous; elytral epipleuron paler than disc.

Luster. Pronotum with faint bluish metallic luster; elytra with faint to moderate iridescence; ventral surface faintly iridescent.

Dorsal microsculpture. Head shiny, with mesh pattern isodiametric, microlines very fine; pronotum shiny, with mesh pattern slightly transverse, sculpticells about 1.5 –2× wide as long, microlines very fine; elytra very shiny, microlines not visible at 100 ×.

Male genitalia. Apical portion of phallic median lobe short, broad, apex symmetrically rounded in dorsal/ventral aspects; endophallus with 17 spines with large bases scattered throughout entire length; without lamina. Ventral surface of shaft smooth.

Ovipositor and female reproductive tract. Gonocoxite 2 moderately thick, slightly falcate. Bursa copulatrix markedly long; spermatheca moderately long, coiled, sausage-like, originating near base of common oviduct; markedly long spermathecal gland duct originating above base of spermatheca. Spermathecal gland somewhat dumbbell-like, narrowed in the middle.

Included species.

The striatopunctatus species group includes only one species in the West Indies: S. striatopunctatus   Putzeys.

Geographic distribution.

In the West Indies, this species group is recorded from most of the islands.