Dipropus warneri, 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: 8-9

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Dipropus warneri

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Dipropus warneri   new species

( Fig. 9–10 View Figures 9-12 , 17 View Figures 13-18 )

Description. As for D. pericu   , except length 8.1–11.4 mm, width 2.3–3.4 mm. Integument testaceocastaneous.

Head with ocular index 67. Antenna moderately long, reaching to metafemoral angle of elytra, antennomere 8 reaching apex of hind angle, antennomeres 2–3, 7, 11 length ratio 1.0:3.5, 3.6, 5.8.

Pronotum slightly wider (1.1x) than long; trapezoidal; lateral margin strongly carinate at hind angle, sinuate at midlength; integumental punctures coarse, umbilicate, approximate, becoming slightly sparser, separate by 0.2x own diameter on posterior declivity. Hind angles strongly divergent at base, slightly incurved apically; with strong dorsal carina near lateral margin.

Elytra with intervals shallowly convex throughout, becoming obscurely corrugated apically; apices conjointly rounded to subtruncate.

Metaleg with tibia 1.2x length of femur, tarsus 0.8x length of tibia; tarsomere length ratio 1.00:0.47:0.21:0.21:0.74.

Aedeagus as in Fig. 12 View Figures 9-12 ; basal piece 0.63 of total length, paramere 0.42 of total length, paramere apex 0.29 of paramere length.

Female: As for male, except body form subparallel; pronotum length 0.82–0.85x width; antenna short, antennomere 10 reaching apex of hind angle, antennomere 2–4, 11 length ratio 1.0:2.2:2.0, 3.0; metatarsomere length ratio 1.0:0.44:0.22:0.11:0.77; ventrite 5 with punctures small, simple, evenly distributed.

Type Material. Holotype, male, ARIZONA: Pima Co., Continental , 27.vii.1990, W.B. Warner ( PJJC to USNM).  

Paratypes (26): MEXICO: CHIHUAHUA, Nuevo Casas Grandes , 1371 m, 13.vii.1981, at light, P. Jump (1, UAIC)   . COAHUILA, Cuatro Cienegas Nat’l Preserve, 21-23.vi.2011, 26.91851°N, 102.10211°W, D.C. Lightfoot et al., colrs. / Site C 7, Rio Mesquites , basin floor, ponds, stream, general collecting (9, UNMC) GoogleMaps   ; 23-24.vi.2011, 26.87756°N, 102.13855°W, D.C. Lightfoot et al., colrs. / Site B4, ~ 14.14 km SW of Cuatro , saline/alkaline/gypsum, limestone gravels, general collecting (1, UNMC) GoogleMaps   ; 24.vi.2011, 26.80562°N, 102.01695°W, D.C. Lightfoot et al., colrs. / Site F5, ~ 20.61 km S of Cuatro Poza , wetlands, light trap (11, UNMC) GoogleMaps   . UNITED STATES: ARIZONA, “Ariz.” (1, MCZ / Horn ). Cochise Co., Willcox, 24.vii / Coll. Hubbard & Schwarz (1, USNM)   ; 25.vii (2, USNM); Douglas, 25.vii.[19]44, W.W. Jones 43, 44-20665 (1, USNM)   ; Texas Pass, Drago [o]n Mts. , 19-17.vii, Wheeler leg. (1, USNM). [Pima Co.] Baboquiv [ari] Mt., 15-30.vi.[19]23 (1, MCZ /Fall)   ; viii/1-15/24 (1, MCZ / Fall). Santa Cruz Co., Santa Rita Mts. , 8000 ft., July, F.H. Snow (1, MCZ / Fall )   ; Santa Rita M., 13.vii.1937 / D.J. & J.N. Knull collrs (1, USNM)   ; Nogales, Wickham , 10.viii.1913 (1, USNM)   . NEW MEXICO, [Bernalillo Co.], Wickham Albuq [uerque] / Wickham collection 1933 (1, USNM). Chaves Co. , Roswell , 27.vii.1966 / Rosenberg collection (2, USNM). Grant Co. , Central City , 8 mi. E. Silver City, 15.vii.1971, J.R. McClellan, blacklight (1, TAMU). Hidalgo Co. , Animas Mts. , 1566 m, Double Adobe Cr., 10.vii.1981, at light, S. McCleve (1, UAIC)   ; Otero Co., 10 mi. So. of Orogrande, 13.vi.1940, T.O. Thatcher collector (1, USNM). Sandoval Co., Thornton, vii.[18]97 (1, MCZ / Fall )   . TEXAS, El Paso Co., Fabens , 24.vi.2004, 31°31’17”N, 106°07’38”W, coll. E. Riley (1, TAMU) GoogleMaps   ; El Paso , 28.vi.1958, M.H. Hatch (1, USNM)   ; viii.[190]4, J. Woodgate (1, MCZ / Fall). [Brewster Co.], Alpine, 15-30.vii.[19]26 (3, MCZ / Fall )   .

Etymology. This species is named in honor of William “Bill” Warner for his generosity in donating specimens and his numerous contributions to coleopterology.

Distribution. MEXICO, Chihuahua, Coahuila; UNITED STATES, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas.

Notes. Dipropus warneri   has the most southern and eastern distribution to central Coahuila and southwestern Texas of the species occurring within the study area.


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