Clivina parryi Putzeys, 1863

Balkenohl, Michael, 2021, Belgian Journal of Entomology, Belgian Journal of Entomology 115, pp. 1-83 : 18-20

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Clivina parryi Putzeys, 1863

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Clivina parryi Putzeys, 1863 View in CoL stat. restit.

( Figs 11 View Figs 9–15 , 18 View Fig , 38 View Fig , 58 View Fig , 85 View Fig , 105 View Fig )

Clivina parryi PUTZEYS, 1863: 60 View in CoL , 1866: 130; BATES, 1876: 3, 1886: 72, 1889a: 100, 1889b: 262, 1892: 279; ANDREWES, 1919: 179;

Clivina castanea WESTWOOD 1837 View in CoL : CSIKI, 1927: 499 ( C. parryi Putzeys, 1863 View in CoL ); ANDREWES, 1928: 150, 1929: 374; DARLINGTON, 1962: 362; LORENZ, 1998: 131, 2005: 142; BALKENOHL, 2001: 14, 2017c: 255.

TYPE MATERIAL. Lectotype by present designation: • ♂, with labels and data: small, yellow, handwritten in black ink “ Parryi Pz. N. Guin. (Stev.)” / grey, handwritten in black ink and black printed “ Clivina Parryi Putz dét. J. Putzeys ” / grey, black printed, black framed “Soc. Ent. Belg. Coll. PUTZEYS ” / white red printed, black framed “Syntype” ( Fig. 11 View Figs 9–15 ) ( RBINS) .

REMARKS. The following parts are missing: left antennomere from joint three onwards, left hind leg with tarsomeres three to five.

PUTZEYS (1863) based his description on eight specimens from India and New Guinea. Four from New Guinea are available and conspecific (RBINS). Alectotype is designated for reasons of stability, and, of the two males, the most complete one is selected as lectotype. The material mentioned in BATES (1886) and collected in Colombo (Sri Lanka) could not be located. DARLINGTON (1962) expressed doubts that Putzeys’ type specimens from New Guinea really came from there, but without providing evidence. Other material needs to become available to test the validity of these doubts.

Paralectotypes by present designation: • ♂, same data as lectotype ( RBINS) ; • 2 ♀♀, same data as lectotype, one of them with additional white label, handwritten and printed in black ink “ Clivina Parryi Putz. Type = castanea West. H.E. Andrewes det. 1928” ( RBINS) .

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL. • 1 spec., with handwritten labels: N Guinea Putzeys Clivina parryi Putzeys Memo. mon. p 60 / Clivina castanea Westw. = Parryi Putz. Teste 1918 H. E. Andrewes det. / Hope / Westwood Colln. Oxford University Museum of Natural History ( OUMNH). The abdomen of this specimen is empty, obviously due to a former dissection attempt .

DIAGNOSIS. A smaller sized species with smooth lateral margin of the pronotum and elytron, and isodiametric reticulation on intervals seven and eight of the elytron, which is unique in the group. In addition, the lobe of the mentum is short and shaped like a skewed trapezium with convex anterior margin.

REDESCRIPTION. Measurements. Lectotype: Body length 7.66 mm, width 2.43 mm; ratio length/width of pronotum 0.9; ratio length/width of elytra 1.81. All material: Body length 7.66– 8.32 mm (: = 7.9 mm *), width 2.42–2.49 mm (: = 2.44 mm *), ratiolength/widthofpronotum 0.89–0.91 (: = 0.9*), ratiolength/widthofelytra 1.79–1.87 (: = 1.83*); (*n = 4).

Colour: Glossy. Piceous. Antenna and tarsomere fuscous.

Head: Athird narrower than pronotum. Clypeus slightly excised anteriorly, with carina somewhat removed from margin; wing as protruding as clypeus, slightly hollowed out, separated from clypeus by small but distinct notch; supraantennal plate convex, reflexed margined. Supraantennal plate extended up to mid-eye level, separated from wing by sharp notch. Clypeus slightly transverse, square, indistinctly convex, separated from frons by flat furrow. Frons convex, with small pore at middle, with posteriorly blunt indistinct lateral carina at posterior eye-level. Clypeus and frons smooth, separated from wing and supraantennal plate by moderately narrow furrow continuing posteriorly as wider supraorbital furrow with two supraorbital setigerous punctures at posterior eye level. Neck constriction developed as convex step, with row of small punctures. Eye projecting. Gena short, with short convexity posteriorly. Antenna moderately short, reaching just up to posterior setigerous puncture of pronotum, antennomeres four to ten elongate (ratio L/ W 2.04). Labrum nearly straight, with indistinct blunt tooth anteriorly, with isodiametric reticulation, with transverse carina, seven setose. Mentum ( Fig. 38 View Fig ) with isodiametrically to longitudinally reticulated surface, with lobe slightly concavely hollowed out, shape of lobe trapezium-like, with obtuse anterior angle, anterior margin slightly convex, carinate laterally and anteriorly, with short carina at middle, median tooth wide, pentagon-like, slightly more protruding anteriorly as lobe, obtusely angled anteriorly.

Pronotum ( Fig. 58 View Fig ): Disk moderately convex in lateral and distinctly convex frontal view. Distinctly wider than long. Reflexed lateral margin smooth, moderately convex, widest in posterior third; anterior angle obtuse, not projecting; posterior angle marked by distinct rounded tooth. Lateral channel almost smooth. Median line narrow, line-like, anterior transverse line striato-punctate, median line joining and surpassing anterior transverse line, joining basal constriction. Disk smooth, with few transverse wrinkles, with isodiametric reticulation basally, with two to three transverse rugae at basal declivity.

Elytron: Disk flattened in anterior third in lateral view, convex on frontal view. Less than twice as long as wide, slightly dilated in apical half with maximum width behind middle. Reflexed lateral margin smooth. Scutellar striole long; setigerous tubercle at base of first stria situated down the declivity, with small tubercle at base of third interval. Striae moderately deep, punctuate-striate, one to three free at base, four to seven joining at humerus, one joining with seven at apex, two, three and four ending free at apex, five and six joining at apex. Intervals moderately convex, eight with short carina at humerus and longer one apically. Third interval with four setigerous punctures, first approaching second stria near base, the other three approaching third stria. Surface of intervals glossy, with isodiametric reticulation on interval seven and eight, with isodiametric reticulation of all intervals from apical setigerous puncture to apex.

Hind wings: Fully developed.

Lower surface: Proepisternum covered with distinct isodiametric reticulation, with some slight transverse wrinkles. Terminal sternite of abdomen at apex with moderately small, deep transverse sulcus.

Legs: Legs covered with distinct longitudinal reticulation. Protibia with three spines of moderate length, not sulcate dorsally, movable spur moderately arcuate.

Male genitalia ( Fig. 85 View Fig ): Median lobe long and regularly stout, moderately arcuate, distinctly arcuate at base, ventral rim distinct anteriorly, apex elongated, developed as symmetrical spatula with slightly excised truncated apex. Endophallus with few posteriorly pointing spines in apical half. Ventral paramere moderately wide, moderately arcuate, lateral apophysis elongated, apex short, with two long setae, with two small setae somewhat removed from apex. Dorsal paramere bisinuate, moderately wide basally, slender apically, at apex with one long seta, with two small setae somewhat removed from apex.

Female coxostylus and laterotergite ( Fig. 105 View Fig ): Coxostylus relatively slender, dorsally with eleven long and slender and one distinctly elongated and robust nematiform setae in basal half, ventrally with two long setae, with numerous smaller setae, with one SSOs apically. Laterotergite with one long and eight moderately long setae basally and one isolated seta towards coxostylus.

VARIATION. The small pore on the frons of the head is indistinct in the lectotype.

DISTRIBUTION. Known from New Guinea).


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Clivina parryi Putzeys, 1863

Balkenohl, Michael 2021

Clivina parryi

ANDREWES H. E. 1919: 179
BATES H. W. 1892: 279
BATES H. W. 1889: 100
BATES H. W. 1889: 262
BATES H. W. 1886: 72
BATES H. W. 1876: 3
PUTZEYS J. A. A. H. 1866: 130
PUTZEYS J. A. A. H. 1863: 60

Clivina castanea WESTWOOD 1837

BALKENOHL M. 2017: 255
LORENZ W. 2005: 142
BALKENOHL M. 2001: 14
LORENZ W. 1998: 131
DARLINGTON P. J. 1962: 362
ANDREWES H. E. 1929: 374
ANDREWES H. E. 1928: 150
CSIKI E. 1927: 499
Clivina castanea WESTWOOD 1837
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