Agra pia Liebke

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 : 52-53

publication ID

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

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6278021

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scientific name

Agra pia Liebke
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Agra pia Liebke

( Figs. 23 a, 23 View FIGURE 23. A b, 23 c, 23 d)

Agra pia Liebke 1940: 236 . Holotype: Presumed lost. Neotype, here designated, Costa Rica: Puntarenas, Las Cruces, 08º 46 'N 82 º 57 'W, February (F.T. Hovore)( INBio : ADP 100515)

Diagnosis. Agra pia is the only species in Costa Rica whose adults have the following attributes: Metallic purple elytra with slightly prominent sutural tooth. Pronotal disc with raised median keel on the anterior portion. Black, pronotum with light greenish brasslike luster, elytra purple, with light green brasslike luster. Antennae, legs and ventral side black.

Description. Color and luster: Black. Antennae, legs and ventral side black. Shiny, pronotum with light greenish brasslike luster, elytra purple, with light green brasslike luster. Form: Female (see Notes). Head ( Fig. 23 a View FIGURE 23. A ) behind eyes short and quadrate, slightly tapered in male, vertex dimpled dorsally. Elytron ( Fig. 23 View FIGURE 23. A b) with apex slightly oblique, lateral tooth small, sutural tooth produced, acute; interneurs of very fine nearly contiguous punctulae; intervals slightly convex on disc. Male venter without accessory patches of setae. Sternum VI ( Fig. 23 View FIGURE 23. A c) deeply emarginate in male, narrowly v­notched in female. Aedeagus ( Fig. 23 View FIGURE 23. A d) with ostium elongate, slightly constricted medially, apex a simple cordiform lobe, parameres glabrous. Size: small, 12.9mm in length, 3.2mm in width in width.

Other specimens examined. Only the Neotype is known.

Notes. Liebke’s description was adequate to allow recognition of this species without access to the types.

INBio

National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Agra

Loc

Agra pia Liebke

Erwin, Terry L. 2002
2002
Loc

Agra pia

Liebke 1940: 236
1940