Cerambycidae of the World

Doliops jirouxi Barševskis, 2014

Male imago

Copyright © Alexander Anichtchenko
Male imago

Copyright © Alexander Anichtchenko
Countries and regions
Philippines (Luzon)
Type material. Holotype: Male. Philippines:
Luzon, Sierra Madre, Quirino, 08.2013, local
collector leg.

Paratypes: 5 males & 3 females, Philippines:
Luzon, Sierra Madre, Quirino, 07.2013, 1
specimen, local collector leg., 08.2013, 4
specimens, local collector leg., 09.2013, 1
specimen, local collector leg.; Nueva Vyscaya,
Belance, 08.2013, 1 specimen, local collector leg.,
Nueva Viscaya, Dupax del Sur, 09.2013, 1
specimen, local collector leg.

Description. Body black, with a light or some
specimens with a strong coppery luster. Surface
with five circle-shaped spots of green, iridescent
scales. Body length: 12.0 – 14.5 mm, largest width:
5.7 – 7.0 mm.
Head almost square, parallel-sided, with bilobate
eyes. Head between eyes and antennal bases
with longitudinal band of greenish scales and
thin, straight median line without scales.
Longitudinal band long, in frontal part
cuspidated, continues to pronotum in basally.
Head on front of greenish band covered by
pubescence, glossy. Labrum pubescent. Cheeks
beneath eyes with transverse band-shaped spot
of greenish scales, with fine punctures near eyes.
Two basal antennomeres black with green lustre
and pubescence, third antennomere brown
basally, fourth antennomere testaceous basally,
with very fine white pubescence, remaining
antennomeres testaceous and tomentose, apical
antennomre lightly darkened. Pronotum convex,
black, shiny, with coppery luster and very fine
punctuation. Dorsal disc of pronotum in frontal
part with short spot of greenish scales, lateral
parts with large circle-shaped spot of greenish
scales, slightly interrupted at top. Lateral disc of
pronotum in centrum without pubescence, shiny.
Scutellum rounded apically, shiny and tomentose,
black or with strong metallic luster. Elytra convex,
black, shiny, with light or strong metallic luster,
each elytron with five greenish circle-shaped
spots of scales, three of which located at dorsal
part and two at lateral. Both pairs of dorsal and
lateral spots oft are confluent, 8 - shaped. Elytra
finely punctate; behind shoulders on both sides
without raised nodules, with light impressions
under circle-shaped spots; with sparse and
coarse punctures and pubescence anteriorly and
laterally. Meso-, metaepimera and sternites
spotted laterally, covered with greenish scales.
Femora with green spot at apex and more or less
tomentose. Dorsal surface of tarsomeres covered
by grey tomentum. Tibia and tarsi in apical part
covered by numerous setae.

Aedeagus (Fig. 6E).

Differential diagnosis. The new species a little
similar to Doliops shavrini Barševskis, 2013 (Fig.
6F, G) by body surface shape, but differs from it
by complex of characters. Pronotum of D. shavrini
Barš. with stripe of pink or greenish scales along
lateral pronotal margin and rounded spot at basal
margin and each elytron with five pale, pink or
greenish spots from which only apical spot circleshaped,
while pronotum of D. jirouxi sp.n. in
frontal part with short spot of greenish scales,
lateral parts with large circle-shaped spot of
greenish scales which in the top are slightly
interrupted and each elytron with five green circleshaped

Mimicry. D. jirouxi sp. n. mimics the weevil
Pachyrrhynchus sp. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
(Fig. 6H).

Etymology. This species is named after my
colleague prominent French cerambycidologist
Eric Jiroux in appreci-ation of cooperation.
Last revision
07 July 2015 20:19 by Alexander Anichtchenko
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