Lathropus Erichson

Thomas, Michael C., 2010, A review of Lathropus Erichson (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae) in Florida and the West Indies, excluding the Lesser Antilles, Insecta Mundi 2010 (120), pp. 1-21: 19

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5352802

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5450609

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/985B2935-6D12-DD24-FF5A-908AFA1AFB3B

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Lathropus Erichson
status

 

Key to the adults of Lathropus Erichson   in Florida and the West Indies, excluding the Lesser Antilles

1. Elytra with a color pattern ( Fig. 1-4 View Figure 1-4 ) .......................................................................................... 5

— Elytra without a color pattern ..................................................................................................... 2

2(1). Sublateral line of pronotum carinate and complete ( Fig.21-22 View Figure 19-24 ); color usually testaceous; occurring in Florida and the West Indies ................................................................................................. 3  

— Sublateral line of pronotum obsolescent or broken ( Fig. 25-26 View Figure 25-26 ); color dark brown to piceous; not known from the West Indies .................................................................................................... 4

3(2). Sublateral line more strongly carinate ( Fig.21 View Figure 19-24 ); pronotum not constricted at base; armature of internal sac as in Fig. 39 View Figure 38-40 . Jamaica...................................... L. jamaicensis Thomas   , n. sp.

— Sublateral line less strongly carinate ( Fig. 22 View Figure 19-24 ); pronotum slightly constricted at base; armature of internal sac as in Fig. 40 View Figure 38-40 . Florida and the West Indies ............................................................. .................................................................................... L. rhabdophloeoides Thomas   , n. sp   .

4(2). Pronotum more or less evenly rounded laterally, widest at about middle ( Fig. 25 View Figure 25-26 ); pronotal sculpture even over entire surface ( Fig. 28 View Figure 27-32 ); armature of internal sac as in Fig. 37 View Figure 34-37 , 42 View Figure 41-45 . eastern U.S. including Florida ..................................................................................... L. robustulus Casey  

— Pronotum distinctly constricted basally, widest before middle ( Fig. 26 View Figure 25-26 ); pronotum with an area of obviously different sculpture laterally ( Fig. 29 View Figure 27-32 ); armature of internal sac as in Fig. 36 View Figure 34-37 . eastern U.S. including Florida ................................................................................. L. vernalis Casey  

5(1). Elytral color pattern consisting of irregular dark blotches ( Fig. 3 View Figure 1-4 ); ground color brownish yellow; armature of internal sac as in Fig. 35 View Figure 34-37 . Florida, West Indies .................... L. pictus Schwarz    

— Elytral color pattern consisting of transverse bands; ground color orange ................................ 6

6(5). Elytra pale with transverse dark bands at base, middle and apex ( Fig. 4 View Figure 1-4 ); armature of internal sac as in Fig. 38 View Figure 38-40 . Bahamas................................................ L. chickcharnie Thomas   , n. sp.

— Elytra dark with a pale transverse band at basal 1/3 ( Fig. 1-2 View Figure 1-4 ); armature of internal sac as in Fig. 34 View Figure 34-37 . Central America, Cayman Islands............................................... L. parvulus Grouvelle