Agra zumbado 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 : 63-64

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.6278036

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A287CA-782B-FFB0-FEEC-FC6E9F22FDD9

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scientific name

Agra zumbado Erwin
status

new species

Agra zumbado Erwin , new species

( Figs. 30 a, 30 View FIGURE 30. A b, 30 c, 30 d)

Holotype. Male, COSTA RICA: Guanacaste, Guanacaste National Park, Estacíon Pitilla , 9.0 km S Santa Cecilia, 700m, 10 ° 59 ' 26 "N 85 ° 25 ' 40 "W, April, (C. Moraga & P. Rios)( INBio : CRI 000­ 166003).

Diagnosis. This is the only species of Costa Rican Agra with ferrugineus venter and appendages and bright brassy elytra and tri­dentate elytral apex.

Description. Color and luster: With ferruginous venter and appendages and bright brassy elytra. Form: Head ( Fig. 30 a View FIGURE 30. A ) behind eyes short, quadrate with broadly rounded hind angles. Elytron with striatio­punctate interneurs, 2, 4, and 6 with setigerous foveae; apex ( Fig. 30 View FIGURE 30. A b) slightly oblique, lateral tooth small, sutural apex rounded, not projected acutely, margin slightly lobed at middle. Male metasternum, abdominal sterna 2­6, and trochanters densely pubescent. Middle tibia of male with sparse medial brush. Sternum VI ( Fig. 30 View FIGURE 30. A c) of male shallowly V­shaped with acute posterio­lateral angles, that of female deeply notched medially with obtuse posterio­lateral angles. Aedeagus ( Fig. 30 View FIGURE 30. A d) with ostium elongate; apex of aedeagus a broad medieval axe­shaped lobe, parameres glabrous. Size: Small: 11.0 to 12.0mm in length, 3.48 to 3.62mm in width.

Other specimens examined. Costa Rica: 3 paratypes, 1 female, 2 males, from the Guanacaste Conservation Area. Costa Rica, Guanacaste, 1m, March, (C. Moraga & R. Blanco)( INBIO : CRI 000­ 211532), 1 f, March ­ April, (C. Moraga)( INBIO : CRI 000­ 748607), 1m, May, (P. Rios)( INBIO : CRI 001­ 877475).

Specific epithet. The specific epithet, zumbado , is used as a noun in apposition based on the family name of the collector of many interesting Agra specimens, ex­parataxonomist, and now INBio Inventory chief, Manuel A. Zumbado of San Antonio de Belén, Heredia, Costa Rica.

Notes. This species features all the external attributes of typical purpurea group members, however, I have classified it in its own subgroup because of the shorter stylomere 2 and the broad­ax shape of the aedeagal apex.

INBio

National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica

CRI

Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universitário

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Agra