Dipropus

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: 8

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Dipropus
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Dipropus   sus (Candèze)

( Fig. 7–8 View Figures 5-8 , 16 View Figures 13-18 )

Ischiodontus   sus Candèze 1859: 114, 1891: 62; Gemminger and Harold 1869: 1516; Champion 1895: 325; Schwarz 1906: 78; Schenkling 1925: 92; Blackwelder 1944: 300

Dipropus   sus (Candèze) of Arnett 1962: 505 (by indication)

Diagnosis. Length 11.5–15.6 mm, width 3.3–4.6 mm. Body ferruginotestaceous to piceocastaneous; legs concolorous to body; pubescence auroflavous to chalceous. Ocular index 66. Antenna reaching to before metafemoral notch; antennomere 8 reaching apex of hind angle, antennomeres 2–3, 11 length ratio 1.0:3.0, 4.6.

Pronotum subrectangular, 1.1 –1.2x wider than long. Metatarsomere length ratio 1.00:0.53:0.24:0.24:0.0.94.

Aedeagus with basal piece 0.60 of total length, paramere 0.40 of total length, paramere apex 0.34 of paramere length.

Female as for male, except body form slightly more robust; elytra widest at midlength.

Specimens Examined. Holotype, male: “Mex. [green paper]” ( BMNH). MEXICO, JALISCO, Sierra de Manantlan, vi.1986, L.T. Iniguez col. (reverse: Ayotitlan nocturne) / Ayotitlán, Mpio. de luautitlán bosque de pino, alt. 940 m (TAMU); MORELOS: Xochicalco Pyramid , 29.xi.1962 / F.D. Parker, L.A. Stange collectors (1, BMEC); SINALOA, (1, USNM); 16 mi. S. Gaumuchil, 30.vi.1963 / F.D. Parker, L.A. Stange collectors (2, BMEC); 3 mi. NW Choix, 7.vi.1968 / T.A. Sears, R.C. Gardener, C.S. Glaser (1, BMEC); 4 mi. N. San Blas,17.viii.[19]65, H.R. Burke & J. Meyer / taken at light (1, TAMU); SONORA, Municipio de Aconchi , Rancho los Alisos , 9.4 km (by air) WSW of Aconchi , Sierra Aconchi , 29.79833N, 110.31972W, 1301m elev., leg. T.R. Van Devender and A.L. Reina-G., 2.ix.2012 (1, PJJC); W. side of Mazatán, 550m, 29.0472, -110.14806, 17.vi.2012 (1, ASUT); 25.vi.2012 (1, ASUT); 57 mi N [of] Culiacan, 28.viii.1959 / A R Menke, L A Stange colls (1, BMEC); VERACRUZ, Cordoba, 14.viii.1966 / Alfredo B. Lau colr (1, BMEC). GoogleMaps  

Notes. The Morelos, Sinaloa and Sonora specimens represent new state records and provide the northernmost records of this species. Dipropus   sus (Candèze) was described from “ Mexique.” Champion (1895) reported the species from the states of Chihuahua, Puebla, Veracruz (as “Cordova’), Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalapa, and Nayarit (as “Tres Marias Is.”). The holotype is in the Natural History Museum, London, and was examined.

Specimens from Morelos and Veracruz have a more closely and coarsely umbilicate punctation on the pronotum, the punctures being adjacent anterolaterally. Specimens from more northern regions have the pronotal punctation slightly sparser and smaller on the disc.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

TAMU

Texas A&M University

ASUT

Frank M. Hasbrouck Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Elateridae

Loc

Dipropus

Johnson, Paul J. 2016
2016
Loc

Dipropus

Arnett, R. H., Jr. 1962: 505
1962
Loc

Ischiodontus

Blackwelder, R. H. 1944: 300
Schenkling, S. 1925: 92
Schwarz, O. 1906: 78
Champion, G. C. 1895: 325
Candeze, E. C. A. 1891: 62
Gemminger, M. & E. de Harold 1869: 1516
Candeze, E. C. A. 1859: 114
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