Skip to main content Skip to main navigation menu Skip to site footer
Type: Article
Published: 2023-07-31
Page range: 126-132
Abstract views: 220
PDF downloaded: 95

Anthrenus (s. str.) semipallens sp. nov., a new species from Spain (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Anthreninae)

Cole Museum of Zoology; Biological Sciences; HLS Building; University of Reading; Whiteknights; Reading RG6 6EX; UK. Bremervörder Strasse 123; 21682 Stade; Germany.
Cole Museum of Zoology; Biological Sciences; HLS Building; University of Reading; Whiteknights; Reading RG6 6EX; UK. Bremervörder Strasse 123; 21682 Stade; Germany.
Coleoptera aedeagus sternite IX habitus dissection Megatominae

Abstract

During an examination of Spanish Anthrenus spp. held in Andreas Herrmann’s private collection, four specimens of a new species were noted: Anthrenus (Anthrenus) semipallens. Images of habitus features, including antenna, are presented and compared with other Anthrenus species thought to occur in Spain. A. semipallens is small so some comparison species could be eliminated courtesy of size. Although A. semipallens doesn’t resemble the colour pattern of any other species, the possibility that A. semipallens is an unknown colour variant of a comparison species was considered. The A. semipallens specimens were dissected and the aedeagus compared with aedeagi from all other possible species. There was no similarity. Anthrenus semipallens is a valid new species.

 

References

  1. Armstrong, E., Bakaloudis, D.E. & Holloway, G.J. (2023) A morphometric examination of Anthrenus flavipes flavipes Le Conte 1854 (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Anthrenini). Bulletin of Insectology. [in press]
  2. Beal, R.S. Jr. (1998) Taxonomy and biology of Nearctic species of Anthrenus (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 124, 271–332.
  3. Háva, J. (2022) Thaumaglossa telnovi sp.nov., a new species from Indonesia, South Sulawesi Islands (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Megatominae). Folia Heyrovskyana, Series A, 30 (2), 34–35.
  4. Háva, J. (2023a) Dermestidae World (Insecta: Coleoptera). World Dermestidae | Dermestidae world (Coleoptera). Available from: https://dermestidae.wz.cz/ (accessed 12 April 2023)
  5. Háva, J. (2023b) A new Aethriostoma Motschulsky, 1858 species from Indonesia (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Attageninae). Studies and Reports Taxonomical Series, 19, 31–33.
  6. Háva, J. (2023c) A contribution to knowledge of the “Dermestes bicolor species group” (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Dermestinae) with descriptions of two new species from Afrotropical Region. Studies and Reports Taxonomical Series, 19, 21–30.
  7. Herrmann, A. (2023) Dermestidae (Coleoptera) of the World. Dermestidae (Coleoptera)—Homepage of Andreas Herrmann. Available from: http://www.dermestidae.com/ (accessed 12 April 2023)
  8. Holloway, G.J. (2019) Anthrenus (s. str.) amandae (Coleoptera: Dermestidae): a new species from Mallorca, Spain. Zootaxa, 4543 (4), 595–599. httpss://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4543.4.9
  9. Holloway, G.J. (2020) Anthrenus (s. str.) chikatunovi (Coleoptera: Dermestidae): A new species from southern France. Israel Journal of Entomology, 50, 69–75. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4088743
  10. Holloway, G.J. (2021) Anthrenus (s. str.) corona (Coleoptera, Dermestidae, Anthrenini): a new species in the A. pimpinellae Fabricius, 1775 complex from Turkey. Zootaxa, 4991 (3), 555–560. httpss://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4991.3.7
  11. Holloway, G.J. (2023) A morphometric examination of Anthrenus festivus (Coleoptera, Dermestidae, Anthreninae) and a species new to India, Anthrenus mumbaiensis sp. nov. Zootaxa, 5306 (3), 377-384. httpss://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5306.3.5
  12. Holloway, G.J. & Bakaloudis, D.E. (2020) A comparative morphological study of Anthrenus pimpinellae pimpinellae and Anthrenus amandae (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 74 (2), 315–321. httpss://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-74.2.315
  13. Holloway, G.J., Bakaloudis, D.E., Barclay, M.V.L., Cañada Luna, I., Foster, C.W., Kadej, M. & Paxton, R.J. (2020) Revision of taxonomic status of Anthrenus pimpinellae isabellinus (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). European Journal of Entomology, 117, 481–489. httpss://doi.org/10.14411/eje.2020.051
  14. Holloway, G.J., Bakaloudis, D.E. & Cocks, L. (2022) Colour pattern plasticity in Anthrenus isabellinus (Coleoptera Dermestidae). Bulletin of Insectology, 75, 131–136.
  15. Holloway, G.J. & Cañada Luna, I. (2022) A morphometric analysis of Anthrenus munroi Hinton, 1943, and a key for citizen scientists to the Western European species in the Anthrenus pimpinellae complex (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). The Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 158 (2), 289–298. httpss://doi.org/10.31184/M00138908.1584.4147
  16. Holloway, G.J., Cañada Luna, I. & Kadej, M. (2019) A review of the literature and a checklist of the Spanish Dermestidae (Coleoptera). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 73, 1–8. httpss://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-73.3.513
  17. Holloway, G.J. & Herrmann, A. (2023) Anthrenus canadaluni sp. nov. new to Turkey and a comparison with Anthrenus angustefasciatus and Anthrenus mroczkowskii. Annales Zoologici. [in press]
  18. Kadej, M. (2018) Contribution to Knowledge of the Immature Stages of Dermestidae with Special Emphasis on the Larval Morphology of the Genus Anthrenus Geoffroy, 1762 (Megatominae, Anthrenini). Polish Entomological Monographs No. 16. Polish Entomological Society, Poznań, 180 pp.
  19. Kadej, M., Háva, J. & Kalík, V. (2007) Review of the Anthrenus pimpinellae species group from Palaearctic region (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Anthrenini). Genus, 18 (4), 721–750.