Pelosoma lafertei (Mulsant, 1844)

Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Liza M., García-Hernández, Andrea L. & Clarkson, Bruno, 2017, First records of water scavenger beetle species (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae) from Quindío Department, Colombia, Check List 13 (5), pp. 605-620: 617-618

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/13.5.605

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scientific name

Pelosoma lafertei (Mulsant, 1844)
status

 

Pelosoma lafertei (Mulsant, 1844)   ( Figs 23, 47)

Cercyon bicolor Dejean 1833: 134   , nomen nudum. Syn.: Mulsant

1844a: 186. Cercyon littorale var. minutum Dejean 1833: 134   , nomen nudum. Syn.:

Mulsant 1844a: 186). Pelosoma lafertei Mulsant 1844a: 185   . Cercyon lafertei (Mulsant)   — Fairmaire and Laboulbene 1854: 256. Cercyon (Pelosoma) lafertei (Mulsant)   — Bedel 1881b: lxxxvii. Pelosoma meridionale Bruch 1915: 468   . Syn.: Orchymont 1941: 14.

Diagnosis. Body 2.10–2.50 mm long. Head and pronotum reddish-brown, elytra slightly darker. Punctures on elytra strongly impressed forming ten longitudinal striae on each elytron. Prosternum slightly carinate on anterior quarter, anteriorly elevated as a rounded small tooth. Mesoventrite flat, pentagonal, elongate. Parameres as longer as or slightly longer than median lobe, widened and rounded at apex; median lobe wide basally, narrow and rounded at apex; phallobase asymmetrical.

Geographic distribution. Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela; introduced to France and Italy. First record from Quindío Department and from Colombia.

Material examined. Colombia, Quindío Department, Quimbaya Municipality, El Jasmin neighborhood, Reserva la Guajira, 04°39ʹ17.2ʺ N, 075°39ʹ16.4ʺ W, 980 m a.m.s.l., 2010-VII-24, A.L García coll., CIUQ 13289 (1 male, 4 females). Calarcá Municipality, La Bella neighborhood, 04°29ʹ15.3ʺ N, 075°49ʹ31.6ʺ W, 1300 m a.m.s.l., 2010-XII-29, A.L García coll., CIUQ 13290 (5 males, 4 females). Armenia Municipality, Neighborhood: Caimo-Arcoiris, 04°27ʹ55.0ʺ N, 075°44ʹ40.2ʺ W, 1350 m a.m.s.l., 2010-XI-25, A.L García coll., CIUQ 13291 (3 males, 2 females). Quimbaya Municipality, El Laurel neighborhood, Reserva Natural La Montaña del Ocaso, 04°35ʹ19.0ʺ N, 075°49ʹ56.7ʺ W, 1100 m a.m.s.l., 2010-VI- 22, A.L García coll., CIUQ 13292 (2 males, 5 females).

Remarks. Specimens were found in phytotelmata in the inflorescence of Calathea inocephala   , C. lutea   , Heliconia latisphata   and H. stricta   . These plants have characteristic small water tanks and show different stages of decompo- sition of their inflorescences.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Hydrophilidae

Genus

Pelosoma

Loc

Pelosoma lafertei (Mulsant, 1844)

Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Liza M., García-Hernández, Andrea L. & Clarkson, Bruno 2017
2017
Loc

Cercyon bicolor

Dejean PFMA 1833: 134
1833