Agra not Erwin

Erwin, Terry L., 2002, The Beetle Family Carabidae of Costa Rica: Twenty­nine new species of Agra Fabricius 1801 (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Lebiini, Agrina), Zootaxa 119, pp. 1-68 : 21-22

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Agra not Erwin

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Agra not Erwin , new species

( Figs. 4 a, 4 View FIGURE 4. A b, 4 c, 4 d)

Holotype. 1m, Limón, R.B. Hitoy Cerere, Estacíon Hitoy Cerere, Sendero Bobocara, 300m, LN 184250,1641800, May­June, (F. Umana)( INBIO : ADP 103257).

Diagnosis. This is the only species of the cajennensis species­group in Costa Rica with interneurs with large blue­tinted fovea and elytral apex ( Fig. 7 View FIGURE 7. A b) straight between sutural and lateral dentiform projections. Narrow with robust legs, quadrate head, and markedly convex pronotum.

Description. Color and luster: Piceous. Appendages bright ferruginous. Surface very shiny; elytral interneur foveae with blue­tinted metallic reflections. Medium­sized and narrow, females with slightly broader elytra. Head ( Fig. 4 a View FIGURE 4. A ) behind eyes small and narrow, rounded in female, tapered in male, shorter than prothorax. Prothorax moderately short and medially swollen, gradually constricted with sides convergent to anterior collar. Elytra ( Fig. 4 View FIGURE 4. A b) narrow and moderately convex, apex slightly oblique, lateral tooth prominent, sutural angle acute. Abdominal sternum VI ( Fig. 4 View FIGURE 4. A c) deeply V­notched in male, shallowly U­notched in female. Aedeagus ( Fig. 4 View FIGURE 4. A d) with ostium moderately short, apex simple, cordiform. Size: medium, 12.9 to 14.6mm in length, 2.8 to 3.4mm in width.

Other specimens examined. Costa Rica: 5 paratypes, females, from the Pacifico Central Conservation Area: 1 f, Cartago, 1.6 km N Turrialba , CATIE , 600m, LN 574947,208307, January, (V.M. Kirk)( UASM: ADP 21815); 2 f, Heredia, Estacíon La Selva, 10 º 27 'N 83 º 59 'W, April, (R.Vargas & D. Brenes)( INBio : CRI 002­ 416950), November, ( INBIO : CRI 002­ 232193); 1 f, Limón, R.B. Hitoy Cerere, Estacíon Hitoy Cerere, Send. Bobocara, 300 M, LN 184250,1641800, May­June, (F. Umana)( INBIO : ADP 103259); 1 f, Puntarenas, 4.0 km N San Isidro de El General, 84 ° 48 'W, 10 ° 18 'N, July, (F.T. Hovore)( FTHC: ADP 6429).

Specific epithet. The specific epithet, not , is an arbitrary combination of letters.

Notes. This species has been historically confused with A. castaneipes Bates because Bates’ type series from the Volcán de Chiriqui contains two species. A. castaneipes adults are generally larger, and markedly darker in color without the blue­tinted interneural foveae.


Tropical Agricultural Research and Training Center (CATIE)


University of Alberta, E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum


National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica


Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universitário