Embates flavoplagiatus Prena, 2005

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

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scientific name

Embates flavoplagiatus Prena
status

sp. n.

45. Embates flavoplagiatus Prena sp. n.

(Fig. 159, 240)

Holotype male (dissected), Nicaragua , labeled: “ NICARAGUA, Mat. 7 mi. / N. Matagalpa, 4900'/ VII­15­1974 C.W. & L./ O’Brien & Marshall” ( CWOB).

Paratypes 5 (3 males, 2 females), Nicaragua and Honduras, labeled: “ Nica (Matagalpa):/ Fuente Pura / 10–iv­94/ Col. J.M. Maes &/ A. De La Fuente ” ( JPPC); “ Nica ( Matagalpa ):/ Fuente Pura / 26–vi­94/ Maes / Tellez &/ Johnson ” ( SEAN); “ HONDURAS: Dept. Atlantida / Rio Congregal , 10 km S./ Januca , 400 ft. 27–V­1993 / coll. M.C. Thomas ” ( CWOB); “ HONDURAS:/ La Ceiba/ May 23–30, 1978 / Garry V. Manley ” ( NMNH); “ HONDURAS: El Paraiso / Los Lavanderos/ Guinope/ 5 June 1988 / RD Cave colr” ( JPPC) .

Description. Habitus: as Fig. 152, total length 8.6–10.4 mm (m=9.4, n=6). Color: integument dark brown; basic vestiture of minute, cupreous scales; scales light yellow in ovate elytral fascia (Fig. 159); venter with slender whitish scales. Head: frontal fovea deep, rostrum moderate, subcylindrical, sides attenuated between apex and antennal insertion, costate dorsomedially, subcostate dorsolaterally in males, basolateral margin moderately edged, length of rostrum ♂♂ 1.12–1.48 x (m=1.29, n=4), ♀♀ 1.46–148 x (n=2) pronotal length, length of ante­antennal portion ♂♂ 0.33–0.43 x (m=0.39, n=4), ♀♀ 0.37– 0.39 x (n=2) total rostral length, dorsal margin of antennal scrobe reaching rostral base well before eye; funicular segment 2 distinctly longer than 1, club oblong ovate. Pronotum: length 0.79–0.90 x (m=0.84, n=6) maximum width, widest in basal fourth, then roundly narrowed, anterior portion tubulate; disk finely punctate, intervals rugose. Elytra: length 1.79–1.94 x (m=1.85, n=6) width at humeri, width 1.17–1.32 x (m=1.25, n=6) maximum pronotal width, sides subparallel in basal half, apices rounded conjointly, preapical callus weakly developed, striae fine to obsolete, punctures distinct, interstriae flat, 9 convex. Legs: slender, tibia nearly straight, ventral margin with distal cluster of cupreous hairs, tarsal claws arcuate and separate at base. Male: aedeagus as E. obliquus .

Plant association. Not known.

Distribution. Honduras and Nicaragua, evergreen montane forests (Fig. 240).

Specific epithet. The name is a compound Latin participle derived from flavus (yellow, blond) and plagiatus (spotted).

Discussion. Embates flavoplagiatus is related most closely to A. fasciolatus . The two specimens from Honduras exhibit a slightly shorter rostrum than the specimens of the corresponding sex from Nicaragua.

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Curculionidae

Genus

Embates