Chrysobothris guadeloupensis Descarpentries, 1981

Maier, Crystal A. & Ivie, Michael A., 2013, New Species and Records of Chrysobothris Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from Montserrat, Saba, and Anguilla, with a Key to the Chrysobothris thoracica Species-Group in the West Indies, The Coleopterists Bulletin 67 (2), pp. 81-88: 84-85

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http://doi.org/ 10.1649/0010-065X-67.2.81

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scientific name

Chrysobothris guadeloupensis Descarpentries, 1981
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Chrysobothris guadeloupensis Descarpentries, 1981  

Chrysobothris thoracica guadeloupensis Descarpentries, 1981: 181   ; Touroult 2005: 87; Bellamy 2008: 1687, 2011: 1.

Chrysobothris guadeloupensis   ; Woodley and Touroult 2012: 3.

Diagnosis. This species most closely resembles C. marskeae   , with a pronotal blue patch immediately anterior to scutellum (Woodley and Touroult 2012: fig. 2). It can be distinguished from C. marskeae   by its narrow aedeagus, which is at least 3.4 times as long as wide (Woodley and Touroult 2012: figs. 5, 6). Chrysobothris guadeloupensis   is also the only species in the C. thoracica   speies-group known from the Guadeloupe archipelago. For a full description, see Woodley and Touroult (2012).

Length. 4.5– 6.2 mm (from Woodley and Touroult 2012).

Distribution. This species is reported from the islands of Grande Terre, Basse Terre, and La Désirade in Guadeloupe (Woodley and Touroult 2012).

Type Locality. Porte d’ Enfer, Portland, Grande Terre, Guadeloupe ( MNHN)   .

Material Examined. None. Key and diagnosis are based on Descarpentries (1981) and Woodley and Touroult (2012).

Biology. Chrysobothris guadeloupensis   has been reared from Tamarindus indica   L. and Acacia tortuosa   (L.) Willd. ( Fabaceae   ) as well as Laguncularia racemosa   (L.) C. F. Gaertn. ( Combretaceae   ) (white mangrove) ( Touroult 2005; Woodley and Touroult 2012). It is widespread in Guadeloupe, mostly in the dry forest zone.

Remarks. Originally described as a subspecies of C. thoracica   , C. guadeloupensis   was recently elevated to species rank by Woodley and Touroult (2012).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Buprestidae

Genus

Chrysobothris

Loc

Chrysobothris guadeloupensis Descarpentries, 1981

Maier, Crystal A. & Ivie, Michael A. 2013
2013
Loc

Chrysobothris thoracica guadeloupensis

Bellamy & Buprestidae of the West Indies 2011: 1
Bellamy 2008: 1687
Touroult 2005: 87
Descarpentries 1981: 181
1981