Plumolepilius schusteri Barrios-Izás & Anderson,

Barrios-Izás, Manuel A., Anderson, Robert S. & Morrone, Juan J., 2016, A taxonomic monograph of the leaf-litter inhabiting weevil genus Plumolepilius new genus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae: Conotrachelini) from Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador, Zootaxa 4168 (1), pp. 61-91: 79-80

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4168.1.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D3B1BFC5-DD45-4E9C-9270-A772FCF56BA8

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A76D8788-4F78-FFE5-FF0A-E559FCF3FD85

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Plazi

scientific name

Plumolepilius schusteri Barrios-Izás & Anderson
status

new species

Plumolepilius schusteri Barrios-Izás & Anderson  , new species

( Figs. 51–57View FIGURES 51 – 57, 78, 87View FIGURES 72 – 89, 96View FIGURES 90 – 98, 100View FIGURE 100)

Diagnosis. Male. Length (1.55–2.05 mm). Width (1.00– 1.45 mm). As P. canoi  except most scales ochreous, antenna inserted at middle of rostrum. Pronotum with pterygoid expansion, scales condensed at these points.

Female. Length (1.40–2.10 mm). Width (0.90–1.35 mm). Differs from those of P. canoi  in having a denser condensation of scales on both sides of the pronotum.

Geographic distribution. Guatemala (San Marcos) and Mexico (Chiapas). Fig. 100View FIGURE 100.

Derivation of the specific name. Patronym, named after Jack Schuster, a coleopterist at Universidad del Valle in Guatemala City.

Material examined. 45ƋƋ, 21♀♀ (ASUHIC, BMNH, CMNC, CWOB, ECOS, USAC, USNM, UVGC). Holotype Ƌ ( CMNC): MEXICO  : Chiapas. Volcan Tacana , lower slopes, ca. 4km. N.Union Juarez, 2000m, 19.IX.1992, R.S.Anderson, 92-110, cloud forest litter / Holotype Ƌ Plumolepilius schusteri Barrios-Izás & Anderson  sp. nov  . Paratypes: same data as holotype (1Ƌ 1♀ ASUHIC, 2ƋƋ 1♀ BMNH, 12ƋƋ 2♀♀ CMNC, 1Ƌ 1♀ ECOS, 1Ƌ 1♀ USNM, 1Ƌ 1♀ USAC, 1Ƌ 1♀ UVGC). MEXICO  : Chiapas, Volcan Tacana , lower slopes, ca. 4km. N.Union Juarez, 2000m, 19.IX.1992, R.S.Anderson, 92-109, cloud forest litter (2ƋƋ 2♀♀, CMNC, USAC)  . MEXICO: Chiapas, Volcan Tacana , lower slopes, ca. 4km. N.Union Juarez, 2000m, 19.IX.1992, R.S.Anderson, 92-108, cloud forest litter (2ƋƋ 1♀ CMNC, 1Ƌ 1♀ CWOB, 1Ƌ 1♀ USAC)  . MEXICO: Chiapas, Volcan Tacana , lower slopes, ca. 4km. N.Union Juarez, 2000m, 19.IX.1992, R.S.Anderson, 92-111, cloud forest litter (1Ƌ ASUHIC, 9ƋƋ 2♀♀ CMNC, 1Ƌ 1♀ CWOB, 1Ƌ ECOS)  . GUATEMALA: San Marcos, Rd. Bojonal - Fraternidad , 14.94533°N 91.88038°W, 1580m, 11.IX.2008. cloud forest ex sifted leaf litter, R.S. Anderson, RSA 2008GoogleMaps  -107 / WWD0020041(1Ƌ, CMNC). WWD0022708 (1♀, CWOB). WWD0022725 (1Ƌ, CMNC). WWD0022727 (1♀, CMNC). WWD0020040 (1Ƌ, CMNC). WWD0022753 (1Ƌ, CMNC). WWD0022779 (1Ƌ, CMNC). GUATEMALA  : San Marcos. 9.8 km WSW San Marcos, 1600m, 14.94427°N 91.8799°W, 11 Sep 2008, M.G. Branstetter, oak forest litter, MGB-936 (2ƋƋ 3♀♀, CMNC)GoogleMaps  .

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

USAC

University of Western Australia

UVGC

Collecion de Artropodos