Agra dable 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 : 37-38

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Agra dable Erwin

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Agra dable Erwin , new species

( Figs. 14 a, 14 View FIGURE 14. A b, 14 c, 14 d)

Holotype. Male, COSTA RICA: Heredia, Estacíon Magsasay, Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, 200m, 10 ° 24 '04”N 84 °02' 57 ”W, March, (M. Zumbado )( INBio : CRI 000­ 351513).

Diagnosis. Labrum entire. All black. Elytron with regular interneurs, 2, 4, and 6 with series of moderately impressed setigerous punctures, adjacent intervals catenate; interneurs with regularly spaced and moderately cribriform punctulae; apex with more or less similar­sized lateral and sutural acute dentiform projections.

Description. Color and luster: Black. Tips of mandibles, sides of antennomeres 4­11, and in some specimens, sides of abdominal sterna rufopiceous. Surface very shiny. Form: Labrum entire. Head ( Fig. 14 a View FIGURE 14. A ) behind eye elongate, taper­rounded in both sexes. Prothorax subtubular, short, robust, sutures effaced, dorsal surface convex and densely punctate and transversely rugose, punctures very small. Elytron with apex ( Fig. 14 View FIGURE 14. A b) moderately oblique, with more or less similar lateral and sutural acute dentiform projections, margin between dentiform projections moderately lobed; interneurs with regularly spaced and moderately cribriform punctulae and 2, 4, and 6 with series of moderately impressed setigerous punctures. Metasternum with scattered setae; abdominal sterna III­VI of male with patches of discal setae. Sternum VI ( Fig. 14 View FIGURE 14. A c) moderately v­notched in both sexes. Aedeagus ( Fig. 14 View FIGURE 14. A d) with ostium elongate, apex a double scimitar, the distal with rounded sides, parameres glabrous. Size: medium, 14.5 to 18.0mm in length, 4.28 to 4.70mm in width.

Other specimens examined. Costa Rica: 5 paratypes, 3 males, 2 females from the following Conservation Areas: Cordillera Volcánica Central, Guanacaste, Tortuguero. Costa Rica, Guanacaste, 1m, P.N. Guanacaste, Estacíon Pitilla , Santa Cecilia, 9.0 km S, 700m, 85 ° 25 ' 40 'W 10 ° 59 ' 26 "N, LN 330200,380200, June, (C. Moraga)( INBIO : CRI 000­ 819152), 1 f, May, (GNP Biodiversity Survey)( INBIO : CRI 001024226), 1m, P.N. Rincón de la Vieja, Estacíon Las Pailas, 800m, July, (K.E. Taylor)( INBIO : CRI 001133380), 1 f, October, (M. A. Zumbado )( INBIO : CRI 000515130), 1m, Limón, P.N. Tortuguero, Estacíon Cuatro Esquinas, 0m, 83 ° 32 'W 10 ° 34 'N, LN 280000,590500, June, (E. Quesada )( INBIO : CRI 000363904).

Specific epithet. The specific epithet, dable , is part of the Spanish word, agradable, meaning “pleasing.”

Notes. Adults of this species are remarkably similar to those of Agra solisi (below) except for leg color and obliqueness of the elytral apex. An illustration of famula­group stylomere 2 is on the Agra fortuna web page.


National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica


Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universitário