Review of the genus Hovorestenia Santos-Silva (Coleoptera: Disteniidae)

Keywords: Colombia, Ecuador, Key, New species, Taxonomy, Sexual dimorphism

Abstract

Hovorestenia Santos-Silva, 2007 is a disteniid genus differentiated from other Neotropical Disteniini by the metatarsomeres II and V subequal in length, in contrast with the metatarsomere V distinctly longer than II in the other genera. So far, the genus is known only from male specimens. The discovery of new Hovorestenia species, represented by both sexes, shows that such current diagnostic character is sexually dimorphic, with metatarsomere V distinctly longer than II in female. The genus Hovorestenia is therefore reviewed and redescribed and two new species are described: H. cleideae, from Colombia and Ecuador, and H. espilota, from Colombia. It allowed to describe the hitherto unknown females and to appoint out sexually dimorphic characters for the first time in the genus. The genus is now composed of four species distributed from the central region of Colombia to Ecuador. Photographs of Hovorestenia species are included and a key to differentiate them is provided.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Author Biography

Juan Pablo Botero, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Museu de Zoologia (MZUSP) - São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

Avenida Nazaré, 481, Ipiranga, CEP 04263‑000, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

References

Aurivillius, C. 1912. Coleopterorum Catalogus. Pars 39. Cerambycinae. Berlín, W. Junk. 574p.

Blackwelder, R.E. 1946. Checklist of the coleopterous insects of Mexico, Central America, the West Indies and South America. Part 4. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, Washington D.C., 185(4): 551-763.

Boppe, P.L. 1921. Genera Insectorum, Fam. Cerambycidae: subfam. Disteniinae-Lepturinae. Bruxelles, P. Wytsman. p. 178: 1-119.

Lameere, A.A. 1883. Liste des cérambycides décrits postérieurement au catalogue de Munich. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique, 26: 1-78.

Lingafelter, S.W.; Nearns, E.H.; Tavakilian, G.L.; Monné, M.A. & Biondi, M. 2014. Longhorned Woodboring Beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae and Disteniidae) Primary types of the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, D.C. 390p.

Monné, M.A. 2012. Catalogue of the type-species of the genera of the Cerambycidae, Disteniidae, Oxypeltidae and Vesperidae (Coleoptera) of the Neotropical Region. Zootaxa, 3213: 1-183.

Monné, M.A. 2019. Catalogue of the Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of the Neotropical Region. Part III. Subfamilies Lepturinae, Necydalinae, Parandrinae, Prioninae, Spondylidinae and families Oxypeltidae, Vesperidae and Disteniidae. Available at: http://cerambyxcat.com. Access in: 24/09/2019.

Monné, M.A. & Giesbert, E.F. 1994. Checklist of the Cerambycidae and Disteniidae (Coleoptera) of the Western Hemisphere. Burbank, Wolfsgarden Books. 409p.

Monné, M.A. & Hovore, F.T. 2006. A Checklist of the Cerambycidae, or longhorned wood-boring beetles, of the Western Hemisphere. Rancho Dominguez, Calif. Quip Publications. 394p.

Ross, E. 1911. Distenia Serville (1835). lnternationalen Entomologischen Zeitschrift, 7(41): 220-222.

Santos-Silva, A. & Hovore, F.T. 2007. Divisão do gênero Distenia Lepeletier & Audinet-Serville, notas sobre a venação alar em Disteniini, homonimías, sinonímia e redescrições (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Disteniinae). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia, São Paulo, 47(1): 1-29.

Santos-Silva, A. & Hovore, F.T. 2008. Novas espécies de Disteniinae americanas (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae). Les Cahiers Magellanes, 81: 1-16.

Santos-Silva, A. & Martins, U.R. 2010. Subfamília Disteniinae, In: Martins, U.R. (Org.). Cerambycidae Sul-americanos (Coleoptera) Taxonomia. São Paulo, Sociedade Brasileira de Entomologia. pt. 11, p. 80-255.

Tavakilian, G. & Chevillotte, H. 2019. Titan: base de données internationales sur les Cerambycidae ou Longicornes. Version 3.0. Available at: http://titan.gbif.fr. Access in: 24/09/2019.

Villiers, A. 1959. Essai sur les Distenia Américains (Col., Cerambycidae). Revue Française d’Entomologie, 22(2): 55-76.

Waterhouse, C.O. 1880. New South-American Coleoptera, chiefly from Ecuador. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (5)5: 285-302.

Published
2020-03-04
How to Cite
Botero, J. P. (2020). Review of the genus Hovorestenia Santos-Silva (Coleoptera: Disteniidae). Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 60(special), e202060(s.i.).07. https://doi.org/10.11606/1807-0205/2020.60.special-issue.07
Section
Original Article

Funding data

Most read articles by the same author(s)