Hyboptera Chaudoir 1872

Erwin, Terry L., 2004, The beetle family Carabidae of Costa Rica: The genera of the Cryptobatida group of subtribe Agrina, tribe Lebiini, with new species and notes on their way of life (Insecta: Coleoptera), Zootaxa 662, pp. 1-54: 33

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Hyboptera Chaudoir 1872
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Hyboptera Chaudoir 1872 

Hyboptera Chaudoir 1872: 161  . Type species: Lebia tuberculata Dejean 1825: 272  , designated by Lorenz 1998: 98. Type locality: FRENCH GUIANA, Cayenne.

Aspasia  ; Reiche 1842: 310 (not Dejean 1831). Synonymized by Chaudoir 1872: 161.

Diagnosis. (cf. Figs. 17View FIGURE 17, 19). Neck broad. Prothorax wider than head; sides of pronotum broadly reflexed throughout, angulate at mid­lateral setigerous pore. Elytron at basal third depressed, surface uneven, markedly tuberculate overall. Male endophallus with flagellum; flagellum apex not barbed.

Dispersal potential. The wings are fully developed, thus it is likely that these beetles are moderate to strong flyers.

Geographic distribution. A widespread Nearctic and Neotropical genus known from Texas, USA, south to Brazil, Bolivia, and east to French Guiana.

Way of life. Little is known about the species in this genus. Adults of various species are regularly collected in small numbers using insecticidal fogging techniques in the forest canopy in the Amazon Basin, thus they are certainly at times arboreal. However, at Barro Colorado Island in Panamá, I collected adults from the forest floor amongst the large shed anther rings of trees in the genus Pseudobombax  , these rings being a moisture source on the forest floor during the dry season ( Erwin 1974 b). W. Steiner collected several larvae and pupae along with emerging adults of Hyboptera verrucosa (Reiche)  under bark of a living fence post in Panamá (Erwin & Steiner in prep).

Notes. Five species have been described in this genus; however, Erwin & Ball (in prep) have an additional three new species, in addition to the two new ones described below.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Hyboptera Chaudoir 1872

Erwin, Terry L. 2004

2004
Loc

Hyboptera

Lorenz 1998: 98Chaudoir 1872: 161Dejean 1825: 272

1998
Loc

Aspasia

Chaudoir 1872: 161
Reiche 1842: 310

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