Agra liv 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 : 39-40

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Agra liv Erwin

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Agra liv Erwin , new species

( Figs. 15 a, 15 View FIGURE 15. A. liv b, 15 c, 15 d)

Holotype. Female, COSTA RICA: Puntarenas, Manual Antonio National Park, Quepos, 80m, 09° 23 'N 84 °09'W, January, (Bogenberger)( ZSBS: ADP 6893).

Diagnosis. This is the only species of the famula species­group in Costa Rica that is entirely black with pale tibiae and tarsi and with normal elytral intervals.

Description. Color and luster: Black. Tips of mandibles, sides of antennomeres 5­11, and in some specimens sides of abdominal sterna rufopiceous. Surface shiny. Form: Labrum entire. Head ( Fig. 15 a View FIGURE 15. A. liv ) behind eyes elongate, rounded in both sexes. Prothorax subtubular, short, robust, sutures effaced, widest at middle, dorsal surface moderately convex and sparsely punctate, punctures markedly small. Elytron ( Fig. 15 View FIGURE 15. A. liv b) with apex with more or less similar acute dentiform projections, interneurs with small regularly spaced and slightly cribriform punctulae, adjacent intervals not catenate. Sternum VI ( Fig. 15 View FIGURE 15. A. liv c) moderately deeply v­notched in male, shallowly v­notched in female. Aedeagus ( Fig. 15 View FIGURE 15. A. liv d) ostium elongate, apex a double scimitar, parameres glabrous. Size: medium, 14.0 to 15.5mm in length, 3.4 to 4.6mm in width.

Other specimens examined. Holotype above, and a male and female from Panamá are labeled as Paratypes.

Specific epithet. The specific epithet, liv , is a noun in apposition based on the first name of the actress Liv Tyler, starlet of the movie, Armageddon. The existence of this species of elegant beetle is dependent upon the rainforest not undergoing an Armageddon which is too much to hope for.

Notes. The single Costa Rican record above is from the Pacifico Central Conservation Area. Famula­group stylomere 2 can be found at the Agra fortuna web page.


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