Agra pitilla 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 : 53-54

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.162803

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:82A36508-B4A6-487A-99DF-C084639849E1

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6278023

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A287CA-7821-FFBA-FEEC-FB369DF7FC71

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scientific name

Agra pitilla Erwin
status

new species

Agra pitilla Erwin , new species

( Figs. 24 a, 24 View FIGURE 24. A b, 24 c, 24 d)

Holotype. Male. COSTA RICA: Guanacaste, P.N. Guanacaste, Estacíon Pitilla , 9.0 km S Santa Cecilia, 700m, 10 ° 59 ' 26 ”N, 85 ° 25 ' 40 ”W, January, (GNP Biodiversity Survey)( INBio : CRI 001­024216).

Diagnosis. Black fore body with rufinistic elytral apex, the apical margin infuscated and markedly lobed at middle. Hind trochanter sparsely setiferous.

Description. Color and luster: Black. Apical 2 / 3 of elytra rufinistic, margin of elytral apex, abdominal sternum VI, and tergum VI infuscated; tarsi and abdomen rufotestaceous. Form: Labrum flat. Head ( Fig. 24 a View FIGURE 24. A ) markedly short behind eyes, quadrate in both sexes. Elytra with markedly and evenly punctulate interneurs, apex ( Fig. 24 View FIGURE 24. A b) slightly lobed between lateral and sutural angles. Metasternum of male densely pubescent; abdominal sterna each with long scattered setae. Apex of sternum VI ( Fig. 24 View FIGURE 24. A c) in male and female acutely angulate apicolaterally, caudal margin emarginate, slightly u­notched in male, vnotched in female. Male middle tibia with small apicomedial brush. Aedeagus ( Fig. 24 View FIGURE 24. A d) ostium short, slightly left pleuropic; apex of phallus a simple diamond­shaped lobe; left paramere unisetose, right paramere glabrous. Size: medium, 13.0 to 13.5 mm in length, 3.1 o 3.7 mm in width.

Other specimens examined. Costa Rica: 7 paratypes, 5 males, 2 females, from the Guanacaste Conservation Area. Costa Rica, Alajuela, 1 f, Dos Rios, 2.0 km W, N slope of Volcán de Rincon, 550m, 10 ° 50 ' N, 085° 22 ' W, May (J.T. Doyen & P.A. Opler)( UCB: ADP 80686); Guanacaste, 1 f, Santa Cecilia, 9.0 km S, 700m, 10 ° 59 ' 26 N, 85 ° 25 ' 40 ' W, LN 330200,380200, June (C. Moraga)( INBio : CRI 002047455), 6 males, P.N. Guanacaste, Estacíon Pitilla , April (P. Rios)( INBio : CRI 001794228), March (P. Rios, C. Moraga & R. Blanco)( INBio : CRI 000­ 211428), December (C. Moraga)( INBio : CRI 000­ 637527), May (P. Rios & M. Zumbado ) ( CRI 000­ 269888), LN 330200, 380200 # 3262, October (P. Rios)( INBio : CRI 001­ 997986), January (GNP Biodiversity Survey)( INBio : CRI 00­ 1024216).

Specific epithet. The specific epithet, pitilla , is a noun in apposition based on the name of the INBio Field Station at which the Holotype was collected.

Notes. All specimens are from the Guanacaste Conservation Area, 7 of them from Estacíon Pitilla .

INBio

National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica

CRI

Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universitário

UCB

University of California at Berkeley

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Agra