Dipropus reinae, Johnson, 2016

Johnson, Paul J., 2016, Five new species of Dipropus Germar (Coleoptera: Elateridae) from west-central North America, and a lectotype designation for Elater soleatus Say, Insecta Mundi 2016 (523), pp. 1-27: 5-6

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5171050

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BB77DBBF-3E2F-4E4B-8C84-55B1D05C11D0

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/DF602420-FFA2-970A-5DDD-7E2FFBDEF8AC

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Dipropus reinae
status

new species

Dipropus reinae   new species

( Fig. 3–4 View Figures 1-4 , 14 View Figures 13-18 )

Description. Length 9.3–10.4 mm, width 3.3–3.4 mm. Body castaneous to piceocastaneous; legs concolorous to body; antennae infuscate, venter, antennae, and legs rufobrunneous with rufopiceous highlights.

Head with ocular index 61–65. Antenna short, reaching to metafemoral angle of elytra, antennomere 8 reaching apex of hind angle, antennomeres 2–3, 11 length ratio 1.0:3.0, 3.4, 5.8.

Pronotum 1.2–1.3x wider than long; broadly trapezoidal; lateral margin strongly carinate at hind angle, anteriorly arcuate ventrad to anterior margin. Hind angles divergent at base, slightly incurved apically; with strong dorsal carina at midwidth, extending onto pronotum, apex slightly arcuate laterally.

Elytra with striae with serial punctures rounded, shallow; intervals shallowly convex basally, flattening apically, biseriate punctures moderately large and merging with strial punctures; apices conjointly rounded to subtruncate.

Metaleg with tibia 0.9x length of femur, tarsus 0.8x length of tibia; tarsomere length ratio 1.00:0.42:0.21:0.16:0.53.

Aedeagus as in Fig. 10 View Figures 9-12 ; basal piece 0.47 of total length, paramere 0.52 of total length, paramere apex 0.21 of paramere length.

Female: As for male except body form subparallel; pronotum length 0.86x width; antenna moderately long, antennomere 8 reaching apex of hind angle, antennomere 2–3, 11 length ratio 1.0:3.5, 5.8; metatarsomere length ratio 1.00:0.52:0.23:0.17:0.82; ventrite 5 with punctures moderately large, simple, evenly distributed.

Type Material. Holotype male labeled: MEXICO, SONORA, Agua Zarca , S of Nogales, 31.16222, -110.95333, leg. T.R. Van Devender, A.L. Reina-G., 13.vi.2012 / collected at lights on building at night ( ASUT). GoogleMaps  

Paratypes (157): MEXICO, SONORA: 15.5 air km SW of Nogales , el. 1200m, 31.19728, -111.10139, leg. T.R. Van Devender, A.L. Reina-G., 12.vii.2012 / rocky canyon riparian forest/oak woodland (1, ASUT) GoogleMaps   ; UNITED STATES, ARIZONA: Cochise Co., nr Southwest Research Station, nr. Portal , 5,500 ft., 31°52’55”N, 109°13’04”W, 4.viii.2003, E. Riley, UV (1, TAMU) GoogleMaps   ; nr SW Research Station, Cave Creek Cyn , 5,650 ft., 31°53’38”N, 109°12’53”W, 6.viii.2003, E. Riley, UV (2, TAMU) GoogleMaps   ; Portal, vii-20-44, W.W. Jones 35, 44-20665 (1, USNM)   ; Palmerlee, viii-7 / Chas. Schaeffer collection (1, USNM)   ; vii.31 (1, USNM); Paradise, viii / Wickham coll. 1933 (1, USNM)   ; Carr Canyon, 12.vii.[19]36, M. Cazier (1, USNM)   ; Huachuca Mts., Carr cyn, Clark Spr. , el. 6150’, 17.vii.1976, P.M. Jump (2, SDMC)   ; Dragoon Mts, Sorin Cn , 1926 m, 23-24.vii.1979, at light, S. McCleve (2, UAIC)   ; Cochise Stnghld , 4000’, 28.vii.1964, J. Burger, UV lt. (1, UAIC)   ; Hereford , vi.1985 / T. Miller colr (1, BMEC)   ; 5 mi. W. Portal, Chiricahua Mts , 5.viii.1958 / D.D. Linsdale collector (1, BMEC)   ; S[outh] W[estern] R[esearch] S[tation], 5400’, 5 mi. W. Portal , 2.viii.1969 / L.D Anderson collector (1, BMEC)   ; 1 mi. So. Portal, 29.vii1965, 4800 ft, at light / collectors: J.H. Davidson, J.M. Davidson, M.A. Cazier (1, BMEC). Graham Co., Galiuro Mts, High Cr. , 1660 m, 20.vii.1978, at lite, S. McCleve (1, UAIC)   ; Ft. Grant, 16.7 / Coll. Hubbard & Schwarz (1, USNM)   ; Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. / 4197 (1, LACM). Pima Co., Sta Catalina Mts   / July 24, 13 / M. Chrisman coll. (1, USNM)   ; same July 22, 13 (1, USNM)   ; St. Catalina Mts.   , 11.vii.1975, K. Stephan Coll. (1, FSCA)   ; St. Rita Exp. Range, 3-5.vii.1973, W. Nuttig leg. (1, FSCA). Pinal Co., Oracle , 7.7 / Coll. Hubbard & Schwarz (1, USNM). Santa Cruz Co. , Pena Blanca Lake , 20.vii.1985, Paul K. Lago (2, PJJC)   ; 18.vii.1976, coll. S. Mc. (1, SDMC)   ; 3.2 km S Pena Blanca Lake , 1250 m., 28.vii.1989   ; R.S. Anderson & S. McCleve: UV light (4, TAMU)   ; nr. Peña Blanca Lake , 31°22’58”N, 111°05’30”W, 7.viii.2003, E. Riley, UV (2, TAMU) GoogleMaps   ; Sycamore Cyn, near Ruby Road, 24.vii.04, light, J. Huether (2, PJJC)   ; Patagonia , vii- 10-1936 (1, USNM)   ; 3 m. E. of Montezuma Pass , 17.vii.1942, B.E. White (1, USNM)   ; Huachu [ca] Mts , 29.vii.1907 / Mill Can, H.A. Koeber (1, USNM)   ; Santa Rita Mts, Gardner Cn , 1508 m, 16.vii.1980, at light, S. McCleve (1, UAIC)   ; Patagonia Mts, Harshaw Cr , 1577 m, 1.viii.1979, at light, S. McCleve (3, UAIC)   ; Pajarito Mts, Pena Blanco Can , 27.vii.1978, 1191 m, at lite, S. McCleve (2, UAIC)   ; Santa Rita Mts, Madera Can , 14.vii.1959, Bltr, Radford, Werner, Patterson, Samuelson (1, UAIC)   ; Patagonia , 29.vii.1941, F.H. Parker (1, UAIC)   ; Madera Cyn , 4880 ft., 3.vii.1963, V.L. Yesterley collector (2, BMEC)   ; 15.vii.1963 (6, BMEC)   ; 18.vii.1963 (1, BMEC)   ; 21.vii.1963 (5, BMEC)   ; 23.vii.1963 (2, BMEC)   ; 31.vii.1963 (7, BMEC)   ; 3.viii.1963 (1, BMEC)   ; 14.vi.1965, collector D.N. Harrington (2, BMEC)   ; 18.vi.1965 (1, BMEC)   ; 19.vi.1965 (6, BMEC)   ; 5.vii.1965 (1, BMEC)   ; 14.vii.1965 (1, BMEC)   ; 4.viii.1965 (1, BMEC)   ; Pena Blanca / at light 415, 16.vii.1959, R.H. Arnett, Jr. (8, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 415, 16.vii.1959, R.H. Arnett Jr, ER Van Tassell (3, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 420, 20.vii.1959 (5, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 421, 21.vii.1959 (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 417, 18.vii.1959 (2, FSCA)   ; see note 422, 22.vii.1959 (1, FSCA)   ; at light 417, 19.vii.1959 (1, FSCA)   ; Pena Blanca, Pajarito Mts. / Lot No. 536, 31.vii.1961, R.H. Arnett, Jr., E. Van Tassell (2, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 543, 2.viii.1961 (2, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 524, 28.vii.1961 (2, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 536, 31.vii.1961 (2, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 557, 5.viii.1961 (5, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 553, 4.viii.1961 (5, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 511, 26.vii.1961 (6, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 540, 1.viii.1961 (5, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 560, 6.viii.1961 (1, FSCA)   ; lot no. 534, 30.vii.1961 (1, FSCA)   ; lot no. 600, 10.vii.1962 (1, FSCA)   ; lot no. 600, 12.vii.1962 (1, FSCA)   ; lot no. 600, 7.vii.1962 (1, FSCA)   ; lot no. 763, 4.viii.1963 (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 763, 24.vii.1961 (5, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 840, 26.vii.1961 (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 549, 3.viii.1961 (2, FSCA)   ; lot no. 600, 9.vii.1962 (1, FSCA)   ; lot no. 600, 11.vii.1962 (3, FSCA)   . NEW MEXICO: Hidalgo Co., Animas Mts, 1755 m, Double Adobe Cr. , 11.vii.1981, at light, S. McCleve (2, UAIC)   ; 1706 m, Godfrey Place , 8.vii.1981, at lite, S. Dobrott (2, UAIC)   ; 4 mi. North of Rodeo, along rt. 80, at light / Lot no. 753, 23.vii.1963, R.H. Arnett, Jr, ER. Van Tassell (1, FSCA)   .

Additional Material Examined. Arizona?, LA Museum, 25.vii.1916 / P379 (1, LACM). One specimen labelled “Lower California ” (1, USNM) is not in a distributional area supported by verified additional specimens. To date, there is no other indication that D. reinae   occurs on the Baja California peninsula despite the faunal commonality with Sonora and southern Arizona.

Etymology. This species is named in honor of Ana L. Reina-G., co-collector of the first specimens seen of this species and dedicated naturalist of the Sonoran Sky Island Region.

Distribution. MEXICO: Sonora; UNITED STATES: Arizona, New Mexico.

ASUT

Frank M. Hasbrouck Insect Collection

TAMU

Texas A&M University

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

UAIC

University of Alabama, Ichthyological Collection

LACM

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Elateridae

Genus

Dipropus