Uracanthus albatus Lea, 1916

Thongphak, Duangrat & Wang, Qiao, 2007, Taxonomic revision of the longicorn beetle genus Uracanthus Hope 1833 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Uracanthini) from Australia., Zootaxa 1569 (1569), pp. 1-139: 49-51

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scientific name

Uracanthus albatus Lea, 1916
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Uracanthus albatus Lea, 1916  

(Figs 43, 81, 106)

Uracanthus albatus Lea, 1916: 378   .— Lea, 1917b: 619; McKeown, 1947: 63; Duffy, 1963: 116.

Description Male. Body length, 13.37–24.56 mm; width, 2.38–5.23 mm.

Colour (Fig. 43). Body reddish brown with head, thorax and basal 1/5 of elytra often darker. Head, pronotal disc and basal 1/10 of elytra with very dense white and long pubescence; a longitudinal line, more or less glabrous, starting from frontoclypeal suture and ending near posterior margin of pronotal disc; pronotal disc with a small glabrous spot on each side of median longitudinal line; each side of pronotum with a wide longitudinal stripe of dense white pubescence near ventral side; sterna and pleura with dense yellowish white pubescence. Each elytron covered with dense short white pubescence, and 3 narrow stripes of denser pubescence on disc excluding 1 at suture and 1 at margin. Legs covered with fairy dense pubescence; mid and hind femora with very dense, brush-like brownish hairs on ventral side. Abdomen with fairly dense yellowish pubescence; each of visible sternites 1–3 with a medial tuft of very dense brownish hairs. Body colour varies from reddish brown to yellowish brown. Specimens from Victoria differ from other specimens in having sparser pubescence.

Head. Postclypeus subtriangular and flattened, with dense coarse punctures but mostly hidden in dense pubescence; frontoclypeal suture deep and narrow in middle; distance between lower lobes of eyes 1.82–2.00 × as long as distance between upper lobes of eyes; distance between upper lobes of eyes 0.86–0.94 × as long as distance between eyes on ventral side; genal length 0.24–0.37 × as long as head width immediately below eyes. Antennae slightly longer than body; segments 4–10 flattened and produced on one side at apex.

Thorax and abdomen. Pronotum 1.14–1.25 × as long as width, with a small conical process at each side; posterior margin 1.25–1.43 × as wide as anterior margin; pronotal disc weakly binodulose in middle area; disc and side strongly rugose transversely throughout. Scutellum semicircular, with dense pubescence. Elytra 4.07–4.56 × as long as prothorax and 3.34–4.07 × as long as shoulder width; each elytron with 3 longitudinal carinae on disc; apex distinctly bispinose, with sutural spine usually longer. Apex of terminal sternite more or less truncate.

Male terminalia. Apices of ventral and dorsal median lobes rounded; ventral lobe slightly shorter than or as long as dorsal lobe; spined region of internal sac divided into two sections: first section with mixture of dense simple spines and multi-branched spines along side areas; second section with sparse short simple spines ( Fig. 81a). Eighth sternite strongly obliquely truncate at sides, widely and deeply emarginate at apex, with long setae arising terminally; ventral surface with dense cloud-like processes ( Fig. 81b). Eighth tergite truncate or slightly emarginate at apex, with some short simple spines and multi-branched spines on mid area ( Fig. 81c). Paramere 1.46–1.48 × as long as wide, cylindrical in shape; apex rounded with long and short setae ( Fig. 81d).

Female. Body length, 17.21–26.55 mm; width, 4.27–5.43 mm.

Antennae and legs shorter; abdomen more robust; femora without brownish brush-like hairs and visible sternites without medial tufts of very dense brownish hairs.

Ovipositor and spermatheca. Ovipositor short; styli arising terminally with short hairs ( Fig. 81e). Spermatheca slightly curved; spermathecal gland arising at base ( Fig. 81f).

Distribution

Widely distributed in southern and southeastern Queensland, northeastern New South Wales, Victoria, northern, eastern and southeastern South Australia, and southern Western Australia ( Fig. 106).

Biology

Known hosts are Grevillea huegelii   and Acacia sp.   and A. sowdenii   . Adults were collected from July to December and February to March, by MV light trap.

Comments

This species resembles U. ventralis   but differs in having the apex of the elytra distinctly bispinose; head, pronotal disc and basal 1/10 of the elytra with pubescence distinctly denser, whiter and longer than that on the remaining parts, and each elytron with only 3 longitudinal stripes of dense pubescence on the disc.

Material examined

Holotype. ♂. VIC: Dimboola, Coll. no. I. 5492, bearing a name label on which ‘TYPE’ was written in red; 6 segments of left antenna missing ( SAM).  

Paratypes. 2 ♂, 3 ♀. SA: 2 ♀, Parachilna , Flinder Range ( SAM)   . VIC: 1 ♂, Birchip , 18.v.1937 (no abdomen) ( SAM)   ; 1 ♂, Leigh Creek , Creewood ( SAM)   ; 1 ♀, 5.xi.1908, C. French Collection ( NMV)   .

Other material examined. 70 ♂, 20 ♀. QLD: 1 ♂, 160 m. Brigalow Res. Stn. Site (22°48'S, 149°45'E), 27– 28.x.2000, at MV light, vine scrub, Coll. no. 9804, QM party ( QM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♀, 560m Amphitheare Camp, Expedition Range National Park (25º12'S, 148º59'E), 17.xii.1997, Monteith, Cook, & Thompson ( QM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, S Cunnamulla (28º04'S, 145º41'E), 15.x.1968, at light, J. A. Watson ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   . NSW: 1 ♂, 20 m Coolabah (31°01'S, 146°41'E), 11.xii.1963, R. Lossin ( AM) GoogleMaps   ; 3 ♂, Round Hill (31°45'S, 149°40'E), Fauna Reserve , 27.x.1977, MV lamp, G. Daniels ( AM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Clements (29°49'S, 149°07'E), xii.1928, K. K. S ( AM) GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, 65 NW Nyngan (31°32'S, 147°10'E), 21.x.1949, E. F. Riek ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Nyngan-Bourke , 22.x.1949, S. J. Paramonov ( ANIC)   ; 1 ♂, Bourke (30°04'S, 145°57'E), 24.x.1949, S. J. Paramonov ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 3 ♀, 4 miles, Sand hills (35°12'S, 149°33'E), Pt. Parie, 23.xi.1958, T. Greaves ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   . VIC: 2 ♂, Kiata (36°21'S, 141°47'E), F. E. Wilson, F. E. Wilson Collection ( NMV) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, 2 ♀, same as above but ex Acacia   , iv.1916 ( NMV)   ; 1 ♂, Myrniong (37°37'S, 144°20'E), 528A ( AM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Mallee District (36°21'S, 141°47'E), bred out of Grevillea huegelii   , 26.xi.1915 ( NMV) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, same as above but xi.1915 (no abdomen), T. S. Dixon ( NMV)   ; 1 ♀, same locality but ( WADA)   ; 1 ♂, Victoria ( AM)   ; 1 ♀, Victoria ( NMV)   ; 1 ♀, Gypsum (35°16'S, 142°23'E), C. Oke ( NMV) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Victoria, no abdomen ( NMV)   ; 1 ♀, Birchip (35°58'S, 142°54'E) (no abdomen) ( NMV) GoogleMaps   . SA: 1 ♀, just west of Lake Eyre (28°22'S, 137°22'E), 17.viii.1985, T. D. Schwaner ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♀, Port Lincoln (34°43'S, 135°51'E), xi.(no year), S. H. Curnow Collection ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, same as above but 29.ii.1936 ( SAM)   ; 3 ♂, 1 ♀, Myrtle Spring (30°43'S, 137°09'E), Pine Dam, 13.ix.1964, N. B. Tindale ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♀, Iron Knob (32°43'S, 137°09'E), S. H. Curnow Collection ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Baroota (32°55'S, 137°58'E), xi, S. H. Curnow Collection ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, 8 km NE Mt. Woodroofe (26°17'10″S, 131°48'20″E), Musgrave Range, at light, 14.x.1994, Pitjantjatjara Land Survey ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, 20 m S. Cradock (32°04'S, 138°29'E), 20.x.1972, H. E. Evans & T. Houston ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 3 ♂, Middleback stn. (32°57'S, 137°24'E), 26.x.1983, at light, T. Woodell ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Great Victoria Desert (27°52'S, 130°22'E), 100 km N of Cook, leg. CRA team ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, 51 km N Morgan (34°02'S, 139°40'E), on Canegrass stn. Rd, 1.xi.1995, at light, G. F. Gross ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, Frome River (29°04'S, 137°54'E), Crossing of Birdsville Track nr Marree, 25.x.1966, G. F. Cross ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, 30 km SW Mabel Creek. HS Sand plain (29º09'40″S, 134º06'30″), at ligh, 25.x.1984, CRA Suvey ( SAM)   ; 3 ♂, Simpson Desert (26°07'S, 138°37'E), vii–viii.1972, C. R. Harris ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, same locality but Poeppel Corner and Birdsville , 6.ix.1986, at night on sand, J. A. Forrest ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, N of Roxby Downs (30°33'S, 136°54'E), Woodland, 25.x.1976, around light in camp in Acacia sowdenii, L. D. Williums (SAM)   GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, Dalhousie Springs (26°27'S, 135°31'E), 6.x.1987, at light, J. A. Forrest ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, Gum Creek (33°35'S, 138°40'E), 6m GoogleMaps   . N of Mulligan Springs , 24.ix.1967, to light ( SAM)   ; 1 ♂, Farina (30°04'S, 138°16'E), Creek bed, 27.x.1970, G. Gross & E. Matthews ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Yorke Peninsula (34°21'S, 137°37'E), Marion Bay , 8.xi.1976, at light, I. Kowanko ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Minnie Downs (27°49'S, 134°40'E), NE Corner of SA, L. Reese ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Mernmerna (31°39'S, 138°22'E), 1948 ( SAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Parachilna (31°07'S, 138°23'E), Flinders Range, H. Hule ( AM) GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, Flinders Ranges National Park , Dingleys Dell Camp, Oraparinna Creek (32º21'17″S, 138 º42'16″E), 9.x.1997, at light, S. & A. Skevington, C. Lambkin & S. Winterton ( UQIC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Algebuckina (27°54'S, 135°48'E), 50 km SE of Oodmadatta, 8.ix.1988, G. B. Monteith ( QM) GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, Poochera (32°43'S, 134°50'E), Mallee Woodland, x–xi.1984, R. W. Taylor & R. J. Bartell ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, 11 km E by SE of Poochera (32°46'S, 134°56'E), SA, 25–26.ix.1981, at MV light, A. A. Calder ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Birkenshaw Well (28°57'S, 136°07'E), nr William Creek , x.1992, I. Gee ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Lake George (27°20'S, 140°10'E), SA, 13.x.1972, Roffey & Mitchell ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♀, Leigh Creek (30°32'S, 138°28'E), SA, 29.ix.1965, G. C. Gregory ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♀, Angorichina Creek Below Hostel (31°07'S, 138°33'E), 22.x.1978, E. B. Britton ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, 2 ♀, William Creek (28°54'S, 136°21'E), 6.ix.1990, attracted to light, I. Bunic ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   . WA: 1 ♀, 130 m NE Carnegie (26°35'S, 120°13'E), 3.xi.1971 ( WAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, 2 mile west of Warburton (26°13'S, 126°39'E), 23.vii.1962, W. H. Buther ( WAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Merredin (31°29'S, 118°17'E), 25.ix.1938, A. & T. Winere ( QM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, 24–25 km End of Beyondie HS (24°47’S, 120°02’E), 17–20.iix.1964, T. F. Houston & B. Hanich, Coll no. 537-18 ( WAM) GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂, 2 km W by SW Muggan RH, 156 km SW of Warburton (27°00’S, 129°19’E), 13–14.ix.1982, T. F. Houston & B. Hanich ( WAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Giles (29°24'S, 125°20'E), iix.1965, D. G. Matthews ( WAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, same as above but 1960, B. Gilmour ( ANIC)   ; 1 ♂, Cullculli (27°05'S, 118°14'E) station, iix.1972, J. Cark ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Cooper Hills (27°22'S, 126°22'E), 5.viii.1967, W. D. L. Ride ( WAM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Koondra (23°34'S, 120°05'E), Goyder Lagoon, WA, 30.iix.1975, J. Blyth ( NMV) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, NE of Streich Mound (30°27'S, 123°41'E), Great Victoria Desert, Officer Basin , 24–28, ix.1991, R. P. McMillan ( WAM) GoogleMaps   . Locality unknown   : 1 ♂, John Davidson ( WINC)   .

SAM

South African Museum

NMV

Museum Victoria

QM

Queensland Museum

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

AM

Australian Museum

WADA

Western Australia Department of Agriculture

UQIC

University of Queensland Insect Collection

WAM

Western Australian Museum

WINC

Waite Insect and Nematode Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cerambycidae

Genus

Uracanthus

Loc

Uracanthus albatus Lea, 1916

Thongphak, Duangrat & Wang, Qiao 2007
2007
Loc

Uracanthus albatus

Duffy, E. A. J. 1963: 116
McKeown, K. C. 1947: 63
Lea, A. M. 1917: 619
Lea, A. M. 1916: 378
1916