Agra zuniga 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 : 65-66

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Agra zuniga Erwin

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Agra zuniga Erwin , new species

( Figs. 31 a, 31 View FIGURE 31. A b, 31 c, 31 d, 31 e)

Holotype. Female. COSTA RICA: Puntarenas, Manual Antonio National Park, Quepos, 80m, 09° 23 'N 84 °09'W, February (R. Zuñiga )( INBio : CRI 000­ 625744).

Diagnosis. A. zuniga adults do not have a raised median keel on the anterior portion of the pronotal disc ( Fig. 31 View FIGURE 31. A c) as in A. pia , although the area appears “polished.”

Description. Color and luster: Head and pronotum black, elytra metallic purple, legs and venter very dark rufous, infuscated; surface shiny. Form: Head ( Fig. 31 a View FIGURE 31. A ) behind eye moderately elongate, quadrate, slightly rounded in female. Pronotum (Fig. 33 c) without a raised median keel on the anterior portion. Elytron ( Fig. 31 View FIGURE 31. A b) with apex slightly oblique, projected acutely at both sutural and lateral corners, dentiform projections small, margin nearly straight medially. Male venter with extensive accessory patches of setae on metasternum, posterior coxae, trochanter, and abdominal sterna II­VI. Sternum VI ( Fig. 31 View FIGURE 31. A d) deeply U­notched in male, shallowly V­notched in female. Aedeagus ( Fig. 31 View FIGURE 31. A e) with apical orifice moderately short, left pleuropic; apex a transverse ellipse. Size: small, 12.0 to 12.1mm in length, 3.2mm in width.

Other specimens examined. Costa Rica: 1 paratype, male, also from the Pacifico Central Conservation Area. Costa Rica, Puntarenas, 1m, Res. Biol. Carara, Estacíon Quebrada Bonita, 50m, LN 194500,469850, May, (R. Zuñiga )( INBIO : CRI 000­ 195164).

Specific epithet. The specific epithet, zuniga , is used as a noun in apposition honoring the collector of the Holotype specimen, parataxonomist, Rodolfo Zuñiga of Orotina, Alajuela, Costa Rica.

Notes. Both known specimens are damaged. I selected the female as Holotype because it is a more complete specimen.


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