Dipropus sonora, 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: 7

publication ID

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5185961

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/DF602420-FFAC-9705-5DDD-7B4CFE49F92C

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Felipe

scientific name

Dipropus sonora
status

new species

Dipropus sonora   new species

( Fig. 5–6 View Figures 5-8 , 15 View Figures 13-18 )

Description. As for D. pericu   , except: Length 10.4–12.4 mm, width 2.9–3.4 mm. Body piceocastaneous throughout, antennae piceous.

Head with ocular index 53–64. Antenna moderately long, reaching to metafemoral angle of elytra, antennomere 8 reaching apex of hind angle, antennomeres 2–3, 7, 11 length ratio 1.0:6.7, 8.0, 10.3.

Pronotum 1.2x longer than wide, with lateral margin strongly carinate at hind angle, weakening anteriorly; strongly arcuate toward anterior angle in anterior 0.25 of length.

Metaleg with tibia 1.1 length of femur, tarsus same length as tibia; tarsomere length ratio 1.00:0.79:0.25:0.21:0.67.

Aedeagus as in Fig. 11 View Figures 9-12 ; basal piece 0.56 of total length, paramere 0.39 of total length, paramere apex 0.15 of paramere length.

Female: As for male, except body form subparallel; pronotum 0.83x wider than long; antenna short, antennomere 10 reaching apex of hind angle, antennomere 2–4, 11 length ratio 1.0:2.8:2.4, 4.2; metatarsomere length ratio 1.00:0.40:0.25:0.20:0.70; ventrite 5 with punctures small, fine, evenly distributed.

Type Material. Holotype male 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 ( USNM). GoogleMaps  

Paratypes (45): MEXICO: SONORA, same as holotype (1, ASUT)   ; Rancho el Jarazos, 22.4 km N of Nacozari de Garcia, Sierra la Púrica , 30.57556ºN 109.73250ºW, 1595m, 16 July 2013, T.R. Van Devender, A.L. Reina-G GoogleMaps   .; rocky cyn, oak woodland (1, PJJC); 10 mi. E. Navajoa , 13.viii.1959, blacklight trap, W.L. Nutting & F.G. Werner (1, UAIC)   . UNITED STATES: ARIZONA, Pima Co., Badoquavari [sic!] Mts. , e.s.l. 31 mi N. Sasabe / see note 356, 24.vii.1958, R.H. Arnett, Jr. (1, FSCA). Santa Cruz Co. , Pena Blanca , 12.viii.1983, G.W. Ulrich, U.V. (2, PJJC)   ; at light, 13.vii.2013, Col. Gareth S. Powell / WGS84 31.3883, -111.0929, elv 1190 m (1, GSPC) GoogleMaps   ; 3.2 km S Pena Blanca Lake , 1250 m., 28.vii.1989   ; R.S. Anderson & S. McCleve: UV light (1, TAMU)   ; at light 415, 16.vii.1959, R.H. Arnett, Jr. (3, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 419, 19.vii.1959, R.H. Arnett Jr, ER VanTassell (2, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 420, 20.vii.1959 (2, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 421, 21.vii.1959 (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 417, 18.vii.1959 (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 424, 23.vii.1959 (1, FSCA)   ; 1250 m., 28.vii.1989; R.S. Anderson & S. McCleve: UV light (1, TAMU)   ; Pena Blanca, Pajarito Mts. / Lot No. 536, 31.vii.1961, R.H. Arnett, Jr., E. VanTassell (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 568, 9.viii.1961 (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 524, 28.vii.1961 (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 506, 25.vii.1961 (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 557, 5.viii.1961 (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 511, 26.vii.1961 (2, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 560, 6.viii.1961 (3, FSCA)   ; lot no. 534, 30.vii.1961 (4, FSCA)   ; lot no. 600, 6.vii.1962 (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 498, 20.vii. 1961 (2, FSCA)   ; lot no. 600, 1.viii.1962 (1, FSCA)   ; lot no. 600, 10.vii.1962 (3, FSCA)   ; Pajarito Mts., Pena Blanca / Lot no. 840, 28.vii.1964, R.H. Arnett, Jr, ER. Van Tassell (1, FSCA)   ; Lot no. 763, 24.vii.1963 (2, FSCA)   ; 1 mi. N. Nogales, Mariposa Canyon , 11.viii.1971, R.L. Jacques (1, FSCA)   .

Etymology. The species epithet “ sonora   ” is treated as a noun in apposition and is after the Free and Sovereign State of Sonora (Estado Libre y Soberano de Sonora), Mexico.

Distribution. MEXICO: Sonora; UNITED STATES: Arizona.

Notes. This species is one of the more commonly collected Dipropus species   in the region, especially in southwestern Arizona.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

ASUT

Frank M. Hasbrouck Insect Collection

UAIC

University of Alabama, Ichthyological Collection

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

TAMU

Texas A&M University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Elateridae

Genus

Dipropus