Agrilus pluvius

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Ordo: Coleoptera
Familia: Buprestidae
Genus: Agrilus


Agrilus pluvius Jendek, 2013 sp. n.Wikispecies linkZooBank linkPensoft Profile


BODY. Size: 12.6 mm (Holotype).Shape: cuneiform, Build: robust, Color (dorsally): unicolored. HEAD. Medial impression: deep, Epistoma: raised above frons, Vertex: Sculpture elements: rugae, Sculpture shape: semispherical, Sculpture density: dense, Eyes: Size: small, Lower margin: in line or below with antennal socket, Medial orbit: subparallel, Antennae: Serration: from antennomere 4. PRONOTUM. Shape: transverse, Sides: slightly arcuate, Maximal width: at middle, Anterior margin: subequal to posterior, Anterior lobe: Size: moderate, Shape: arcuate, Width: wide, Position: at level with anterior angles or not reaching level of anterior angles, Posterior angles: Shape: obtuse, Apex: sharp, Disk: Impressions: medial and lateral, Medial impression: anteromedial and posteromedial, Lateral impressions (intensity): deep, Prehumerus: Development: carinal, Shape: bisinuate, Extent: to 1/3 of pronotal length, Anterior end: distant from lateral carina, Posterior end: joined with posterior angle or margin, Arc: moderate, Lateral carinae: Interspace: narrow, Convergence: moderately convergent, Junction: present, Narrowest point: at posterior angles. ELYTRA. Color: monochromatic, Humeral carina: absent, Apices: Arrangement: separate, Shape: arcuate, Pubescence: Color: monochromatic, Density: dense, Extent: entire ornamental. STERNUM. Prosternal lobe: Size: large, Distal margin: arcuate or subtruncate, Prosternal process: Shape: subparallel, Sides: straight, Angles: obtuse, Angles (tips): blunt, Disc: flat, Projection (extend): distinctly beyond angles, Mesosternum: Mesosternal projection: flat. ABDOMEN. Tomentum: present, Pygidium: Apical margin: arcuate, Sternal groove: Extent: on three apical ventrites, Shape on the apex of last ventrite: arcuately sinuate, Emargination (deepness): very shallow. LEGS. Metatarsus: Size to metatibia: about as long or longer than metatibia, Tarsomere 1: Size to following tarsomeres: subequal or longer than 2-4. GENITALIA. Ovipositor: Shape: square (uritiform).


Agrilus pluvius sp. n. is very distinctive by the large size and it differs from all members of the subgroup by having the apical half of elytra more elongate; by the arcuate apical margin of pygidium and by the distinctly sinuate sternal groove on the apex of last ventrite. See also Appendix.

Type locality

Northeastern India, Meghalaya, southwest of Cherrapunjee, 25°13'–14'N 91°40'E, altitude 900 m.

Type material

Holotype (Fig. 23), ♀, (EJCB): “NE India, Meghalaya, SW of Cherrapunjee, 25°13'–14'N 91°40'E, 900m, 5.–24.v.2005, P. Pacholátko leg.”.

Adult occurrence:

5. Altitude range: 900 m.

Host plant



INDIA: Meghalaya.


The specific name is Latin adjective pluvius (rainy). It refers to the type locality which is known for the highest precipitation in the world.

Original Description

  • Jendek, E; 2013: Revision of the Agrilus occipitalis species–group (Coleoptera, Buprestidae, Agrilini) ZooKeys, 256: 35-79. doi