Floromadane atrorubens PRENA, 2009

Prena, Jens, 2009, Floromadane, a new genus of baridine weevils associated with Rubiaceae in Costa Rica and Panama (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Baridinae), Beiträge Zur Entomologie = Contributions to Entomology 59 (1), pp. 239-246 : 244

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.21248/contrib.entomol.59.1.239-246

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/356C87AA-9763-FF82-03DF-75EBFC507B72

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scientific name

Floromadane atrorubens PRENA
status

sp. n.

Floromadane atrorubens PRENA   , sp. n.

Holotype male, dissected, Costa Rica , labeled: “Estación La Casona, R. B. Monteverde,/ Prov. Punta[renas], COSTA RICA. 1500m. Jun/ 1991. N. Obando,/ L N 253250_449700 #1714”, CRI001 694105 ( INBC), “ HOLOTYPE / Floromadane   / atrorubens   / Prena, 2009”.  

Paratypes: 9 males, 5 females. COSTA RICA   : Alajuela Prov., Tilarán, Est. San Gerardo, Senderos Tabacón y Congo, L N 317991 384374, 600 m, 14.- 15.11.1998, M.A. Zumbado, manual, #59038, INB0003306259, male ( INBC)   ; Cartago Prov., P.N. Tapantí, Quebr [ada] Segunda , 1200 m, 9° 48' N 83° 47' W, 3.- 5.4.2004, J. Prena, 1 male, 2 females ( JPPC) GoogleMaps   ; Heredia Prov., 6 km ENE Vara Blanca , 1950-2050 m, 10° 11' N 84° 07' W, 21.- 25.4.2004, J. Prena, 2 males, 1 female ( JPPC) GoogleMaps   ; Puntarenas Prov., Est. Pittier , 1670 m, 11.- 16.6.1995, B. Gamboa, CRI002 250168, male ( INBC)   ; Puntarenas Prov., Monteverde , 26.5.- 3.6.1984, E. Riley, D. Rider, D. LeDoux, male ( CWOB)   ; San José Prov., Zurquí de Moravia , 1600 m, malaise trap, VI /1995, P. Hanson, male ( CWOB)   . PANAMA: Chiriquí Prov., N Santa Clara , 8° 51' N 82° 46' W, 31.5.1977, [H. P.] Stockwell, male ( HPSC) GoogleMaps   ; Chiriquí Prov., Hartmann’s finca, St. Clara , ± 5000 ft. [1525 m], 15.- 18.6.1985, [E.] Riley, [D.] Rider, male ( CWOB)   ; Chiriquí Prov., 6 km NE Boquete , 1650 m, 14.- 19.6.1996, J. Ashe, R. Brooks, F.I. T. #180, female ( CMNC)   ; Chiriquí Prov., 12 km NE Santa Clara, Cerro Pando , 8° 54.74' N 82° 43.29' W, 1875 m, 17.- 18.6.1996, R. Brooks, F.I. T. #185, female ( CMNC) GoogleMaps   .

Description:

Total length 4.7-6.3 mm, standard length 4.4-6.1 mm, width 2.4-3.2 mm; integument reddish brown, tarsi fuscous, yellow scales condensed in dorsolateral pronotal vitta and in variously developed subapical elytral fascia; white scales condensed in lateral fascia between metasternum and outer interstriae ( Fig. 1-2 View Fig ), specimens from low elevations with color pattern reduced; pronotal disk slightly arched, punctures confluent, intervals granular, confluent in midline; scutellum square, apex round to acuminate; elytra subtriangular, conjointly rounded and completely covering pygidium, interstriae costate except for flat portions of disk; ventral tooth variously reduced on profemur, largest on mesofemur; tibiae with praemucro indistinct, male with sparse fringe of long hairs on ventral edge of protibia; claws subconnate at base; male genitalia and associated structures as in Fig. 7-13 View Fig , flagellum approximately 3× longer than body of aedeagus, basal portion recurved and with subdistal sclerite ( Fig. 10 View Fig ), internal sac with slight microsculpture but without denticles.

Plant association:

I collected six adult weevils from young (sterile) specimens of two unidentified plant species possibly belonging to Psychotria   . The larva makes galleries in the apical portion of the main stem, thereby inhibiting further terminal growth.

Distribution:

The species is known from six localities in premontane and montane habitats (600-2100 m) in Costa Rica and Panama.

Epithet:

A Latin present participle composed of ater (black or dark) and rubens   (turning red).

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

INBC

Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio)

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics