Embates polymorphus altrimsecus Prena

Prena, Jens, 2005, The Middle American species of Embates Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Baridinae), Zootaxa 1100 (1), pp. 1-151: 1-151

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1100.1.1

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scientific name

Embates polymorphus altrimsecus Prena
status

ssp. n.

Embates polymorphus altrimsecus Prena   ssp. n.

Holotype male (dissected), Costa Rica , labeled: “ COSTA RICA, Prov. Heredia:/ 10km SE La Virgen, 450–/ 550m, 10°20'N 84°05'W / 10.­14.IV.2001 / INBio­OET­ALAS transect”, “handcollecting/ leg. Jens Prena ”, INB0003209943 ( INBC). GoogleMaps  

Paratypes 53 (32 male, 16 female, 5 not sexed), labeled: as holotype, except INB0003209946 ( JPPC)   ; 10.­14.III.2001, INB0003209891–98 ( INBC 4 View Materials , JPPC 4)   ; “ COSTA RICA: Prov. Heredia:/ 6km ENE Vara Blanca, 1950–/ 2050m, 10°11'N 84°07'W / Prena, 31.3.2003 / INBio­OET­ALAS transect” ( JPPC) GoogleMaps   , same label except 21.4.2002 ( INBC)   , 21.– 25.4.2004 ( CHAH, HPSC, JPPC 4)   ; “ Costa Rica, HEREDIA:/ 5 km N San Isidro,/ Cerro Zurquí , 1800 m,/ 1.4.2000, leg. Prena ” ( JPPC 2)   ; “ COSTA RICA, Cartago:/ 4 km NE Cañon, Genesis 2,/ 2300m, 9°42'N 83°54'W,/ 7.iii.2003, leg. J. Prena ” ( JPPC 3) GoogleMaps   ; “ Costa Rica, CARTAGO:/ 17 km SE Cartago, P.N./ Tapantí , 1200 m,/ 7/ 8.4.2000, leg. Prena ” ( JPPC)   ; “ COSTA RICA, Prov. Cartago:/ P.N. Tapantí, Quebr. Segunda,/ 1200m, 9° 46' N 83° 47' W ”, “3.– 5.5.2004, leg. J. Prena ” ( CWOB 2, JPPC 3) GoogleMaps   ; “ COSTA RICA, Prov. Cartago, Paraiso,/ P. N. Tapantí, E. Queb. Segundo, Send/ a Rancho Negro. 1700m. 7 OCT 1999./ M. Alfaro. Manual (red. libre)/ L N 186200 560000 #53834”, INB0003049336 ( INBC)   ; “ Grano de Oro, 1120 m,/ Chirripo, Turrialba , Prov. / Cartago, Costa Rica,/ Set 1992, P. Campos/ L­N 200250, 595900”, CRI000 919031–32, 919047, 936000–01 ( INBC 5 View Materials )   ; “ COSTA RICA, Prov. Cartago:/ Tuís, Rancho Naturalista ,/ 700m, 9° 51' N 83° 35' W / 8.5.2004, leg. J. Prena ” ( JPPC) GoogleMaps   ; “ Turrialba , 900 m / Costa Rica / A. Heyne ” ( ZMHU 3)   ; “ Costa Rica / A.H. Fassl 13 N. 39 [?”, “ Orosi / 1500 m ” ( SNSD 2)   ; “R. San Lorencito, 900 m, R. F. San / Ramón , 5 km N de Colonia Palmareña, Prov. Alaju. , COSTA/ RICA. 13–18 Jun 1993. I Curso/ Scarabaeidae   . L­N­244500, 470700”, CRI001 364934 ( INBC)   ; “ COSTA RICA, Prov. Puntarenas,/ Monteverde, R. Biol. Monteverde,/ 1540–1840m, 11– 14 JUN 2000./ Pape, T. Desconocido. / L N_255900_447900 #63146 ( INBC); “ Est. La Casona , 1520m,/ Res. Biol. Monteverde/ Prov. Puntarenas, Costa/ Rica, May 1992, N. Obando / L­N 253250, 449700”, CRI000 728762 ( INBC)   ; “ Orosi / Costarica” ( BMNH)   ; “sp. figured”, “ ♀ ”, “ Irazu ,/ 6–7000 ft. / H. Rogers. ” ( BMNH)   .

Diagnosis. Basic vestiture of yellow scales moderately dense (lowland) to sparse (highland); elytron with dorsolateral vitta of yellow scales continuous (Fig. 183a), occa­

sionally slightly disintegrated behind humeri, median portion continued ventrad to metepisternum.

Plant association. Piper biseriatum   (Prena 10), P. cenocladum   (Prena 2), P. melanocladum   (Prena 1), P. obliquum   (Prena 4), P. pittieri   (Prena 8).

Distribution. Costa Rica, Atlantic side of Cordilleras Central and Talamanca (Fig. 247).

Additional material. Specimens intermediate between E. p. altrimsecus and E. p. dotensis were studied from Guanacaste, Tierras Morenas, Río San Lorenzo, 1050 m ( INBC, JPPC).

Subspecific epithet. A Latin adverb meaning “on the opposite side”.

INBC

Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio)