Agra katewinsletae 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 : 35-36

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

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6277990

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scientific name

Agra katewinsletae Erwin
status

new species

Agra katewinsletae Erwin , new species

( Figs. 13 a, 13 View FIGURE 13. A b, 13 c, 13 d, 13 e)

Holotype. Male, COSTA RICA: Puntarenas, Monteverde, 1380 m, 10 º 50 'N 85 º 37 'W, April, (E. Giesbert)( CAS: ADP 62293).

Diagnosis. Metasternum and apical margin of elytra infuscated; elytra metallic green (basal) and ferruginous (apical). Elytral apex slightly lobed at middle. Male legs unmodified, similar to females. Abdominal sternum VI medially notched, lateral angle obtuse. Aedeagus with a central patch of membrane on the ventral surface.

Description. Color and luster: Elytra with metallic green basal area. Surface very shiny. Sternum and apical margin of elytra infuscated. Form: Head ( Fig. 13 a View FIGURE 13. A ) short behind eyes, quadrate, that of male slightly more tapered posteriorly, that of female more rounded. Prothorax short and robust, widest across basal margin, swollen medially; pronotum densely and coarsely punctulate overall, some punctures with short setae. Elytral apex ( Fig. 13 View FIGURE 13. A b) slightly lobed at middle. Male legs unmodified, similar to females. Apex of abdominal sternum VI with obtuse hind angles. Abdominal sternum VI (Fig. 153) with moderate U­notch in both sexes. Aedeagus ( Fig. 13 View FIGURE 13. A e) with ostium elongate, a central patch of membrane on the ventral surface, apex of phallus a simple lobe, parameres glabrous. Stylomere 2 ( Fig. 13 View FIGURE 13. A c). Size: small, 8.5 to 13.0mm in length, 2.64 to 3.72mm in width.

Other specimens examined. Costa Rica: 25 paratypes, 11 males, 14 females, from the following Conservation Areas: Arenal Tilarán, Guanacaste, La Amistad Pacifico. Costa Rica, Guanacaste, 3m, 2 f, P.N. Guanacaste, Estacíon Cacao, Volcán Cacao, SW slope, 1000­1400m, 85 ° 25 ' 40 'W 10 ° 59 ' 26 "N, LN 323300,375700, June, (II Curso Parataxonomia)( INBIO : CRI 000­ 226163, CRI 000­ 236120, CRI 000­ 236128, CRI 000­ 236139, CRI 000­ 236140, CRI 000­ 250375), 1 f, March, ( INBIO : CRI 000­ 693979), 1m, April, (F.V. Araya)( INBIO : CRI 000­ 344002), 1m, June, (C. Chavez)( INBIO : CRI 000­ 642704), 1 f, May, (F.V. Araya)( INBIO : CRI 000­ 414096), 1 f, November ­ December, (R. Blanco & C. Chavez)( INBIO : CRI 000­ 145397), 1m, 1 f, Estacíon Cacao, Volcán Cacao, SW slope, Derrumbe, 1000­1400m, 85 ° 25 ' 40 'W 10 ° 59 ' 26 "N, LN 323700,376700, May, (III Curso Parataxonomia)( INBIO : CRI 000­ 409754, CRI 000­ 409763), 1m, Estacíon Pitilla , Santa Cecilia, 9.0 km S, 700m, 85 ° 25 ' 40 'W 10 ° 59 ' 26 "N, LN 330200,380200, June, (P. Rios)( INBIO : CRI 001­ 355323), 1 f, October, (C. Moraga)( INBIO : CRI 001­ 998022); Guanacaste, 1m, P.N. Rincón de la Vieja, Estacíon Las Pailas, 800m, LN 330200,380200, February, (K.E. Taylor)( INBIO : CRI 000­ 994379); Puntarenas, 1 f, A.C. Arenal, R.B.

Monteverde , Monteverde , San Luis, 1000­1350m, 84 ° 50 'W 10 ° 14 'N, LN 449250,250850, January, (Z. Fuentes)( INBIO : CRI 001­ 857723), 1 f, January, (Z. Fuentes)( INBIO : CRI 001­ 857723), 1 f, Hotel El Bosque, April, (J. Cope)(J.C.C.: ADP 93509), 1 f, April, (J.C. Soloman)( USNM: ADP 27694), 1 f, nr, Pensión Georgina, 84 ° 48 'W 10 ° 18 'N, July, (D.C. Rentz & K.R. Brodey)(GRUENW: ADP 54540), 1m, May, (F.T. Hovore)( FTHC: ADP 70502), 1 f, May, (F.T. Hovore)( FTHC: ADP 70506), 1m, P.N. Amistad, Estacíon Las Mellizas, Finca Cafrosa, 1300m, May, (M. Ramirez & G. Mora)( INBIO : CRI 000­ 264684), 1m, San Vito de Java, Las Cruces, 82 ° 57 'W 8 ° 46 'N, March, (UMM: ADP 89722).

Specific epithet. The specific epithet, katewinsletae , is the Latinized genitive form of the combined name of the actress Kate Winslet, starlet of the movie Titanic. Her character did not go down with the ship, but we will not be able to say the same for this elegant canopy species, if all the rain forest is converted to pastures.

Notes. This species is apparently similar to Agra aurifera Liebke , but differs in that the venter of the latter is ferruginous and the pronotum continuously narrows from base to apex.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

CRI

Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universitário

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Agra