Plumolepilius macalajauensis 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: 78-79

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Plumolepilius macalajauensis Barrios-Izás & Anderson

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Plumolepilius macalajauensis Barrios-Izás & Anderson  , new species

( Figs. 44–50View FIGURES 44 – 50, 77, 86View FIGURES 72 – 89, 95View FIGURES 90 – 98, 100View FIGURE 100)

Diagnosis. Male. Length (1.90–2.05 mm). Width (1.15–1.20 mm). Subovate, dark orange, infused with yellow, coarsely punctate. Vestiture of clavate, recumbent scales, yellow, adpressed, triangular on mesepisternum. Rostrum stout, surface almost smooth, antenna setulose, scape clavate, slightly longer than desmomeres 1 and 2 together. Pronotum constricted at apex, subquadrate, coarsely punctate. Elytra with humeri angulate, not produced, multituberculate, most of tubercles torous, 2 large conical tubercles at elytral declivity extending from fourth interstice to first striae. Abdominal ventrite 5 with 2 tufts of setae at apex. Femora unarmed. Pedon subparallel, apodemes 2.4X longer than pedon, anterior genital sclerite as basal ring with two projections forming capsule, posterior sclerite broad, flat.

Female. Length (2.10 mm). Width (1.10 mm). Elytra tuberculate, but tubercles laterally flattened.

Geographic distribution: Guatemala (Quiche). Fig. 100View FIGURE 100.

Derivation of the specific name. Named after the village of Macalajau in Quiche.

Material examined. 2ƋƋ, 2♀♀ (CMNC). Holotype Ƌ ( CMNC): GUATEMALA: Quiche, 1.4km SW Macalajau , 15.40558 -90.83807 ± 20m, 2360m, 15.IX.2008, cloud forest leaf litter, M.G.Branstetter # MGB 959View Materials /, WWD0093095 / Holotype Ƌ Plumolepilius macalajauensis Barrios-Izás & Anderson  sp. nov. Aedeagus extracted. 

Paratypes: same data as holotype / WWD0093051 (1♀ CMNC)  . WWD0093052 (1Ƌ CMNC). GUATEMALA  : Quiche, 3km S Joya Larga , 15.40538°N 90.83805°W, 2350m, 15.IX.2008, oak/cloud forest, ex sifted leaf litter, R. S. Anderson, RSA 2008GoogleMaps  -123 / WWWD0028823 (1♀ CMNC).


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