Agra solanoi 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 : 48-49

publication ID

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

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6278013

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scientific name

Agra solanoi Erwin
status

new species

Agra solanoi Erwin , new species

( Figs. 21 a, 21 View FIGURE 21. A b, 21 c, 21 d)

Holotype. Male, COSTA RICA: Limón, Tortuguero National Park, Cerro Tortuguero, 119m, 10 ° 34 'N 83 ° 32 'W, May, (J. Solano)( INBio : CRI 000­ 242786).

Diagnosis. Males with dense, short vestiture on metasternum and long dense vestiture on abdominal sterna III­V. Elytral apex spinose medially, markedly projected acutely laterally, with slight lobe between; interneurs striatio­punctate with regular unisetose foveae in intervals 2, 4, 6, and 8. Sternum VI of male with lateral angles acute.

Description. Color and luster: Brunneous. Antennae rufotestaceous; slightly infuscated femora contrast with testaceous tibiae and tarsi. Form: Head ( Fig. 21 a View FIGURE 21. A ) behind eyes short, markedly angulate posteriorly in male, slightly rounded in female. Prothorax robust, wider than head. Elytron ( Fig. 21 View FIGURE 21. A b) with apex slightly lobed medially, lateral tooth large, acute, sutural apex spinose. Males with dense, short vestiture on metasternum, long dense vestiture on abdominal sterna III­V; middle tibia slightly clavate apico­medially. Sternum VI ( Fig. 21 View FIGURE 21. A c) deeply V­notched in male, narrowly and shallowly V­notched in female. Aedeagus ( Fig. 21 View FIGURE 21. A c) with ostium moderately long, left pleuropic, apex narrowly lobate, parameres setiferous. Size: medium, 14.6 to 17.0 mm in length, 2.4 to 2.8 mm in width.

Other specimens examined. Costa Rica: 17 paratypes, 10 males, 7 females, from the following Conservation Areas: Arenal Tilarán, Cordillera Volcanica Central, Guanacaste, Osa, Pacifico Central, and Tortuguero. Costa Rica, Cartago, 1m, Turrialba , 83 ° 38 'W 9 ° 53 'N, May, (H.F. Howden & A. Howden)( UASM: ADP 85301), 1m, January, (V.M. Kirk)( UASM: ADP 21812), 1m, January, (V.M. Kirk)( UASM: ADP 21823), 1m, Turrialba , 1200m, 83 ° 38 'W 9 ° 53 'N, March, (W.R. Enns)(UMoC: ADP 100529), 1 f, Turrialba , 3.0 km SE, CATIE , 83 ° 38 'W 9 ° 53 'N, June, (J.A. Chemsak, H. Katasura & A. & E. Michelbacher) ( UCB: ADP 70518); Guanacaste, 1m, Tilarán, 800m, 84 ° 59 'W 10 ° 28 'N, (F. Nevermann)(WAR: ADP 4224); Heredia, 1 f, Estacíon La Selva, Puerto Viejo, 3.0 km S, 50­ 150m, 83 ° 59 'W 10 ° 27 'N, January, (D.L. Wagner)( INBIO : CRI 002­ 724432), at light, 1m, June, (F.T. Hovore)( FTHC: ADP 87130), 1 f, June, (F.T. Hovore)( FTHC: ADP 100531), 1m, Puerto Viejo, 3.0 km S, Finca La Selva, 84 °01'W 10 ° 26 'N, April, (H. A. Hespenheide )( HAH: ADP 5094); Limón, 1 f, P.N. Tortuguero, Estacíon Cuatro Esquinas, 0m, 83 ° 32 'W 10 ° 34 'N, LN 280000,590500, October, (J. Solano)( INBIO : CRI 000­ 296760), 1m, Tortuguero, Cerro Tortuguero, 0­100m, 83 ° 32 'W 10 ° 34 'N, LN 285000,588000, May, (J. Solano)( INBIO : CRI 000­ 242793), 1m, October, (J. Solano)( INBIO : CRI 000­ 032205), 1 f, June, (R. Delgado)( INBIO : CRI 001­ 363770), 1 f, Puntarenas, A.C. Osa, Peninsula de Osa, Bosque Esquinas, 200m, LS 301400,542200 # 2816, May, (J.F. Quesada )( INBIO : CRI 001­ 862232), 1m, P.N. Manuel Antonio, Quepos, 80m, 84 °09'W 9 ° 24 'N, LS 370900,448800 # 1181, April, (C. Cano)( INBIO : CRI 001­ 718849), 1 f, Peninsula de Osa., Rancho Quemado, 200m, LS 292500,511000, September, (F. A. Quesada )( INBIO : CRI 001­ 190451), 1m, Monteverde , 84 ° 48 'W 10 ° 18 'N, May, (F.T. Hovore)( FTHC: ADP 70527).

Specific epithet. The specific epithet, solanoi , is the Latinized genitive form of the family name of collector of the Holotype, parataxonomist José Solano of San Isidro del General, San José.

Notes. This widespread species ranges from sea level to 1200m altitude, in both wet and dry forests. Adults of this species are commonly attracted to lights.

INBio

National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica

CRI

Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universitário

UASM

University of Alberta, E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

CATIE

Tropical Agricultural Research and Training Center (CATIE)

UCB

University of California at Berkeley

HAH

Hoyt Arboretum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Agra