Nesocyrtosoma Marcuzzi

Hopp, Katie J. & Ivie, Michael A., 2009, A Revision Of The West Indian Genus Nesocyrtosoma Marcuzzi (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), The Coleopterists Bulletin (mo 8) 63, pp. 1-138: 15-16

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1649/0010-065x-63.sp8.1

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/457F4C06-A800-FFE0-E07B-FA49D0CAB1B1

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Nesocyrtosoma Marcuzzi
status

 

Key to Species of Nesocyrtosoma Marcuzzi  

1 Flight wings vestigial or absent; metaventrite shorter than diameter of mesocoxa; ( Nesocyrtosoma   s. s. species-group)...................... 2

19 Flight wings fully developed; metaventrite longer than diameter of mesocoxa................................................................. 13

2 (1) Strial punctures of the elytron medium in size, strongly impressed, with or without an impressed stria connecting the puncture rows (cf. Figs. 95 View Figs , 112, 116 View Figs )........................................................ 3

29 Strial punctures of the elytron small, weakly impressed, or appearing absent; puncture rows with or without an impressed stria (cf. Figs. 122 View Figs , 128 View Figs )............................................................. 6

3 (2) Strial punctures of the elytron distinctly separated, not connected to each other or by an impressed striae ( Figs. 112, 116 View Figs ).................. 4

39 Strial punctures of the elytron connected by an impressed stria or carinate ( Figs. 95 View Figs , 124 View Figs , 134 View Figs ).............................................. 5

4 (3) Prosternal process apically truncate ( Fig. 119 View Figs ); apex of elytra strongly tapered; antennomeres 6–10 apically enlarged, forming a loose, elongate club; Cuba....................... N. inflatum (Marcuzzi)  

49 Prosternal process apically rounded ( Fig. 115 View Figs ); apex of elytra weakly tapered; antennomeres 7–10 apically enlarged, forming a loose, elongate club; Hispaniola........... N. neibaense Hopp and Ivie   , n. sp.

5 (39) Strial punctures of the elytron placed in individual depressions, causing interstriae to be raised, almost carinate ( Fig. 124 View Figs ), forming a reticulate pattern; Haiti............. N. scabrosum Hopp and Ivie   , n. sp.

59 Strial punctures of the elytron round, deeply impressed, interstriae weakly convex, punctures connected by a weakly impressed stria ( Fig. 95 View Figs ); Cuba..................................... N. gebieni (Marcuzzi)  

6 (29) Body elongate, slender, weakly convex, dark bronze in color, rows of small elytral punctures connected by deeply impressed striae ( Fig. 128 View Figs ); Montserrat................. N. lacrima Hopp and Ivie   , n. sp.

69 Body short, broad, extremely convex, black in color, elytral striae weakly impressed as small punctures without impressed striae, punctures sometimes appearing absent ( Figs. 132 View Figs , 108 View Figs )............... 7

7 (69) Strial punctures of the elytron extremely small, densely placed in rows, appearing almost connected at lower magnification ( Fig. 104 View Figs ) 8

79 Strial punctures of the elytron small, sparsely placed in rows, appearing distinctly separated by 2.0–1.0 diameters; or seemingly absent ( Figs. 85 View Figs , 90,108)................................................. 11

8 (7) Mesoventrite broad antero-posteriorly ( Fig. 135 View Figs ); anterior angles of pronotum weakly produced; lateral edge of pronotum evenly convex to base ( Fig. 134 View Figs ); Hispaniola........ N. simplex Hopp and Ivie   , n. sp.

89 Mesoventrite thin antero-posteriorly ( Fig. 123 View Figs ); anterior angles of pronotum moderately produced; lateral edge of pronotum sinuate at base ( Fig. 122 View Figs )............................................................. 9

9 (89) Prosternal process with slight medial apical bump ( Fig. 103 View Figs ); Cuba.............................................. N. tumefactum (Zayas)  

99 Prosternal process without slight medial apical bump................ 10

10 (99) Elytral interstriae densely punctate; anterior angles of pronotum widely rounded with weak marginal bead ( Fig. 106 View Figs ); males with ventral longitudinal patch of setae extending from apex to approximately 1/4 the length of the metatibia ( Fig. 42 View Figs ); Cuba........................................................... N. turquinense (Zayas)  

109 Elytral interstriae sparsely punctate; anterior angles of pronotum narrowly rounded with strong marginal bead ( Fig. 122 View Figs ); males with tooth near apex of metatibia ( Fig. 46 View Figs ); Hispaniola......................................................................... N. merkli (Marcuzzi)