Cerambycidae of the World

Doliops kivlenieceae Barševskis, 2014

Male imago

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Countries and regions
Philippines (Mindanao)
Type material. Holotype: Female. Philippines:
Mindanao, Bukidnon, San Fernando, 03.2014,
local collector leg.

Description. Body black, very shiny, with bright
coppery luster. Surface with pale, greenish scales,
arranged in longitudinal lines. Body length: 14.2
mm, largest width: 7.1 mm.
Head glossy, with golden luster and longitudinal
band of pale, iridescent scales between eyes and
protruded antennal bases. Cheeks with well
deweloped transverse spot of pale greenish
scales. Labrum glossy, with golden-greenish
luster, covered by light pubescence and row of
dark setae. Head finely punctate and sometimes
with fine microsculpture and pubescence. First
three antennomere lustrous and tomentose. First
antennomere golden-coloured, with bright metallic
luster. Second antennomere very short, with
light metallic luster. Third antennomere long, with
widened apex and inner brush of dark setae. Remaining
antennomeres cylindrical, reddish.
Prono-tum convex, black, very shiny, with wide
semicircular band of pale laterally, greenish iridescent
scales and with large spots of longitudinal
and transverse bands dorsally. Disc of pronotum
shiny, with well distinct microsculpture and
sparse punctures. Scutellum rounded and
tomentose in apical part. Elytra very convex,
black, shiny, on each side with longitudinal rows
of pale greenish, iridescent scales. Elytra with
wide transverse row of greenish scales basally
and with longitudinal rows of coarse punctures;
background of elytra finely punc-tate. Width of
elytra at shoulders: 5.0 mm. Greatest width of
elytra behind middle: 5.2 mm. Meso, meta-epimera
and sternites with lateral spots, covered by pale
greenish scales. Legs of holotype black, with
metallic green luster, shiny. Femora witht small
apical spot of greenish scales, more or less
tomentose. Surface of tarsomeres black, with dark
pubescence. Tibia and tarsus covered by numerous
setae apically.

Diferential diagnosis. This new species is closely
related with D. valainisi Barševskis, 2013, and
Doliops costatus Vives, 2012, but differs from
compared species by the characteristic pattern
of the body surface. Disc of pronotum by new
species with large spots of longitudinal and transverse
bands, but basis of elytra with wide transverse
band of pale scales, different as by D.
valainisi (Fig. 5C) and D. costatus. Body of D.
kivlenieceae sp. n. broader and more convex as
by both other species.

Mimicry. D. kivlenieceae sp. nov. as well as D.
valainisi Barš. mimics the weevil
Pachyrrhynchus sp. & Matapocyrtus sp.
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae) (Fig. 5D, E).

Etymology. This species is named after my colleague,
Latvian coleopterologist Dr. Inese
Kivleniece (Daugavpils University, Daugavpils,
Latvia) in appreci-ation of cooperation.
Last revision
07 July 2015 20:19 by Alexander Anichtchenko
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