Agra monteverde 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 : 62

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.6278034

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A287CA-7828-FFB1-FEEC-FE9E9D86FEA1

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scientific name

Agra monteverde Erwin
status

new species

Agra monteverde Erwin , new species

( Figs. 29 a, 29 View FIGURE 29. A b, 29 c, 29 d)

Holotype. Female, COSTA RICA: Puntarenas, Monteverde, 1380 m, 10 º 50 'N 85 º 37 'W, January, (F.T. Hovore)( USNM: ADP 93375).

Diagnosis. This is the only species of Costa Rican Agra with aeneous elytral foveae and slightly oblique apex without a sutural tooth AND foveae separated by their own diameter or more.

Description. Color and luster: Castaneous. Legs paler than body and with infuscated knees; antennomeres infuscated apically. Form: Male unknown. Body and legs castaneous, legs paler than body and with infuscated knees. Head ( Fig. 29 a View FIGURE 29. A ) behind eyes elongate, posteriorly rounded. Female slender, with elytra slightly flared behind middle, apex ( Fig. 29 View FIGURE 29. A b) slightly oblique, lateral tooth very small, sutural apex rounded. Sternum VI ( Fig. 29 View FIGURE 29. A c) with shallow emargination in female. Stylomere 2 ( Fig. 29 View FIGURE 29. A d). Size: medium, 15.1mm in length, 3.8mm in width.

Other specimens examined. The female Holotype is the only specimen I saw. Specific epithet. The specific epithet, monteverde , is used as a noun in apposition, and refers to the type locality, Monteverde , Costa Rica.

Notes. The Holotype is from the Arenal Tilarán Conservation Area. The closely related species. Agra soccata Bates of Panamá with which this female agrees in attributes provided the information on male attributes, hence my assignment of this species to the soccata group.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Agra