Dodomeira pfisteri ( Stierlin, 1864 ) Baviera, 2017

Baviera, Cosimo, 2017, A taxonomic monograph of the genus Dodomeira Bellò & Baviera, a new genus of Peritelini from Sicily (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae), Zootaxa 4334 (1), pp. 1-138 : 81-83

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4334.1.1

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scientific name

Dodomeira pfisteri ( Stierlin, 1864 )
status

comb.n.

Dodomeira pfisteri ( Stierlin, 1864) , comb.n.

( Figures 26, 26a, 26b, 26c, 26d, 26e, 26f View FIGURES 26 – 26 , 43c View FIGURES 43 , 85 View FIGURES 60 – 98 , 124 View FIGURES 99 – 137 )

Cathormiocerus pfisteri Stierlin, 1864: 150 , 151.

Peritelus pfisteri: Rottenberg, 1871: 227 ; Gemminger & Harold 1871: 2282; Vitale, 1906: 85.

Peritelus (Meira) pfisteri: Seidlitz, 1865: 291 ; Seidlitz, 1866: 19; Seidlitz, 1868: 31, 32; Bertolini, 1872: 168; Marseul, 1872: 91–92; Stierlin, 1883: 600; Bertolini, 1899: 89; Ragusa, 1904: 59; Porta, 1932: 63; Winkler, 1932: 1435; Lona, 1937: 266.

Meira pfisteri: Heyden, Reitter & Weise, 1883: 151 ; Desbrochers des Loges, 1888: CCVI; Vitale, 1890: 39; Vitale, 1892: 225; Vitale, 1900: 19; Vitale, 1904: 13.

Peritelus (Peritelus) pfisteri: Luigioni, 1929: 873 .

Peritelus (Pseudomeira) pfisteri: Péricart, 1963: 44 .

Pseudomeira pfisteri: Solari, 1955: 41 , 52; Abbazzi & Osella, 1992: 305; Pierotti & Bellò, 1994: 116; Abbazzi et alii, 1995: 23; Pierotti & Bellò, 1998: 105; Sparacio, 1999: 138; Pierotti & Bellò, 2001: 177; Colonnelli, 2003: 48; Osella et alii, 2005; Pierotti, 2006: 25; Pierotti, 2009: 481 –486; Abbazzi & Maggini, 2009: 62; Bellò & Baviera, 2011: 35 View Cited Treatment –68; Pierotti, 2012: 3; Pierotti, 2013a: 49; Pierotti, 2013b: 352; Alonso-Zarazaga et alii, 2016: 29.

Type locality. Sicily, Palermo, Monte Pellegrino (Fig. 157).

Diagnosis. A medium-sized Dodomeira (3.35–4.20 mm) belonging to the pfisteri group with slender body (length/width ratio: 1.68–1.78) and cylindrical elytra shape. Within the species group, it is recognisable by elytral declivity with clavate raised setae (30°–45°), protibia with three acute spines on inner edge and vertex between eyes twice as wide as mesorostrum between antennae (ratio 2.00). Sizes: pronotum (length: 0.80–0.90 mm, width: 0.80–1.00 mm, ratio 0.90–1.00), elytra (length: 2.10–2.75 mm, width: 1.24–1.44 mm, ratio 1.68–1.78).

Material examined. Lectotypus with the following labels: [white, printed] 52 // [white, handwritten] Cathormiocerus pfisteri Strl., Sicil. (Strl.) // [red, printed] Syntypus // [white, printed] coll. L. v. Heyden, DEI- Eberswalde // [red, handwritten and printed] Pseudomeira pfisteri (STIERL.), Lectotypus det. Pierotti.

Other material: we have examined 91 specimens all females (APA, CBA, CBE, GOS, HPI, LCO, LFO, MTE, MCIZ, MCZR, MSNG, MSNM, MZUB, MZUF and SDEI).

Redescription. Female Figs. 26, 26a View FIGURES 26 – 26 . Total length: 3.85 mm. Slender body with elytra elongate-cylindrical. Dorsal vestiture with imbricate, golden-brown scales with metallic sheen.

Rostrum covered by golden-brown scales, transverse (length/width ratio 0.72), conical to the sides. Pterygia barely protruding from the rostrum. Epistome absent. Mesorostrum concave, anteriorly with twelve/fourteen thin, curved, semi-erect setae. Vertex wide and convex (vertex width / mesorostrum width: ratio 2.00) with several, elongate, clavate, raised setae. Interocular space without visible fovea.

Lateral, normal, slightly convex eyes not protruding from outline of head. Antenna quite robust and short with recumbent, golden-silvery, widened setae. Antenna with ratio 0.75 (scape length: 0.75 mm, funicle length: 1.00 mm). Scape clubbed, slightly more robust than funicle, curved at the basal third and progressively thickening towards apex. Funicle segments including club, relative lengths as follows: 10.5.4.3.3.3.3.15; first six segments with widened setae silvery; segments 4–7 pearl-shaped. Club at least twice wider than funicle, short, fusiform with suture between first and second segment visible.

Pronotum clothed with golden-brown scales, quite sub-square (length: 0.85 mm, width: 0.90 mm, ratio: 0.94), slightly sub-conical, sinuate to the sides, wider in the middle, with short, widened-clavate, golden raised setae. Punctation usually covered by scales. Scutellum not visible.

Elytra (length: 2.55 mm, width: 1.45 mm, ratio: 1.76) vaulted dorsally, cylindrical, covered by golden-brown scales, with flat suture, wider at the middle. Elytral declivity with clavate and raised setae (30°–45°). Punctation of striae, shallow, rather catenulate and impressed. Interstriae flat, with clavate, elongate, golden, raised setae. Humeri short and rounded.

Legs short and robust clothed by golden-brown scales and rather short, widened golden setae. Femora little clubbed. Protibia with three acute spines on inner edge, with evident mucro on inner apical angle. Protibia quite sinuous on inner edge, metatibia and mesotibia straight in side view.

Tarsal segment 1 short, conical; segment 2 short and transverse; segment 3 shallowly bilobed; all segments with thin golden setae. Onychium curved, robust and short.

Female genitalia. See Figures: spermatheca ( Fig. 85 View FIGURES 60 – 98 ), sternite VIII ( Fig. 124 View FIGURES 99 – 137 ). Genitalia were examined in five specimens.

Distribution. See Fig. 140 View FIGURE 140 . Italian endemic. Known only from the type locality “Pellegrino Mount” at 400– 500 meters a.s.l..

Ecology and Phenology.

Collected by Berlese and Winkler extractors from soil obtained sifting the leaf litter under Rubus sp. on a pasture in spring and automn, at 400–500 meters.

Collections in the summer season gave negative results.

Main soil type. Chromic-Luvisol (European Soil Data Centre; Panagos et al. 2012).

Reproduction. Parthenogenetic.

Chorological relationships. Sympatric with D. exigua ( Stierlin, 1861) , Pseudomeira erinacea Bellò & Baviera (2011) , Dolichomeira microphtalma ( Seidlitz, 1868) and Typhloreicheia praecox (Schaum, 1857) .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Curculionidae

Genus

Dodomeira

Loc

Dodomeira pfisteri ( Stierlin, 1864 )

Baviera, Cosimo 2017
2017
Loc

Peritelus (Pseudomeira) pfisteri: Péricart, 1963 : 44

Pericart 1963: 44
1963
Loc

Pseudomeira pfisteri: Solari, 1955 : 41

Pierotti 2013: 49
Pierotti 2013: 352
Pierotti 2012: 3
Bello 2011: 35
Pierotti 2009: 481
Abbazzi 2009: 62
Pierotti 2006: 25
Pierotti 2001: 177
Sparacio 1999: 138
Pierotti 1998: 105
Abbazzi 1992: 305
Solari 1955: 41
1955
Loc

Peritelus (Peritelus) pfisteri:

Luigioni 1929: 873
1929
Loc

Meira pfisteri:

Vitale 1904: 13
Vitale 1900: 19
Vitale 1892: 225
Vitale 1890: 39
1890
Loc

Peritelus pfisteri:

Vitale 1906: 85
Rottenberg 1871: 227
1871
Loc

Peritelus (Meira) pfisteri:

Lona 1937: 266
Porta 1932: 63
Winkler 1932: 1435
Ragusa 1904: 59
Bertolini 1899: 89
Stierlin 1883: 600
Bertolini 1872: 168
Seidlitz 1868: 31
Seidlitz 1866: 19
Seidlitz 1865: 291
1865
Loc

Cathormiocerus pfisteri

Stierlin 1864: 150
1864