Aglyptinus angulatus Peck and Cook, 2014

Peck, Stewart B. & Cook, Joyce, 2014, A review of the small carrion beetles and the round fungus beetles of the West Indies (Coleoptera: Leiodidae), with descriptions of two new genera and 61 new species., Insecta Mundi 2014 (397), pp. 1-76 : 46

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Aglyptinus angulatus Peck and Cook

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Aglyptinus angulatus Peck and Cook View in CoL , new species

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Diagnostic description. Length 1.4–1.7 mm; greatest width 1.1–1.3 mm. Shining; color reddish brown; pronotal, margins, antennae, palps and tarsi paler. Head, pronotum and elytra finely, sparsely punctate. Antennae not reaching base of pronotum. Maxillary palps unmodified. Eyes large. Wings fully developed. Metasternum with transverse lines of microsculpture medially, diagonal lines of microsculpture laterally. Male protarsi and mesotarsi densely setose. Major male mesofemur broader than metafemur; posterior margin of metafemur weakly concave; metatibiae elongate; inner metatibial spur elongate, curved, sinuate apically. Aedeagus ( Fig. 94, 95 View Figures 92–115 ) strongly arched dorsoventrally, angulate at middle; apex broadly rounded. Parameres slender, curved.

Type material. Holotype, male, with the following label data: “DOM[INICAN] REP[UBLIC]: SAN CRISTOBAL / PROV. Borbon, Cuevas / Pomier , 28.VII.1995, 2000m / tropical decid. forest, leaf litter/ S. & J. Peck, 95-48” ( SBPC) . Paratypes (55): with same label data as holotype (20, SBPC) ; with same data except: 13–28.VII.1995, FIT, 95-23 (7, SBPC) ; same data except: 28.VII–5.VIII.1995, FIT, 95-47 (5, SBPC) ; San Cristobal, 4kmNW Villa Altagracia , 300m, 12.IV–6.VII.1992, M.A. & R.O. Ivie, flight intercept trap (4, WIBF) ; DOM.REP: Barahona, 7kmNW Paradiso , 200m, rainforest remnant, 27.XI–4.XII.91, intercept tp., Masner & Peck, 91-43 (4, SBPC) ; DOM.REP.: Pedernales, 26kmN Cabo Rojo, 565m, evergreen dry forest, 29.XI–3.XII.1991, FIT, Masner & Peck, 91-347 (4, SBPC) ; 24kmN Cabo Rojo, 665m, 22.VII– 9.VIII.1999, trap #4 FIT, Ivie, Guerrero, Miller & Branham (11, WIBF) .

Additional material examined. DOM. REP.: Pedernales , 24kmN Cabo Rojo, 610m, 20–25.VIII.1988, wet forest FIT, M. Ivie, Phillips & Johnson (20, WIBF) ; same data except: 20.VIII.1988, wet forest litter nr. termite mound (2, WIBF) ; same data except: 20.VIII–9.IX.1988, FIT (4, WIBF) ; 24kmN Cabo Rojo , 612m, 18°06’N, 71°38’W, 10.VII.1993, D.S. Sikes & R.P. Rosenfeld, carrion trap (1, WIBF) GoogleMaps ; same data except: 11.VII.1993, leaf litter (1, WIBF) GoogleMaps ; ca. 35kmN Cabo Rojo , 1250m, Las Abejas, 26.VIII.1988, mix. leaf litter, M.A. Ivie, T.K. Phillips, & K.A. Johnson (1, WIBF) ; Las Abejas , 1225m, 18°09’03”N, 71°37’48”W, 28.VII–3.VIII.1999, G.O. Dominici, FIT (1, WIBF) GoogleMaps ; DOM.REP.: Hato Mayor , Par. Nac. Los Haitises, W. of Sabana de la Mar, 1–16.IV.1992, 10m, M.A. Ivie, FIT (3, WIBF) ; Par. Nac. Los Haitises , W. of Sabana de la Mar, Bosque Humido, 1.IV.1992, litter in buttresses, M.A. Ivie, D.S. Sikes & W. Lanier (1, WIBF) ; same data except: 2.IV.1992, M.A. Ivie, rotten log (1, WIBF) ; same data except: 16.IV–1.VII.1992, FIT (2, WIBF) ; Par. Nac. Los Haitises , 19°05’N, 69°29’W, s.l., 19.VII.1993, leaf litter, D. Sikes & R. Rosenfeld (1, WIBF) GoogleMaps ; DOM.REP.: Monte Plata , 3kmW Bayagua , Hwy. 23 at Rio Sabana, 27.VIII.1997, P.W. Kovarik, riparian leaf litter (1, WIBF) ; DOM.REP.: La Vega, nr. Buena Vista , Hotel La Montana, 10.IV.1992, in pool, M.A. Ivie, D.S. Sikes & W. Lanier (1, WIBF). HAITI: 20 mi N Camp Perrin, 24.V.1950, H.B. Mills (5, SBPC) ; Camp Perrin , 24.V.1950, H.B. Mills (2, SBPC) .

Distribution. Known only from Hispaniola.

Etymology. The epithet angulatus (Latin, with angles) refers to the shape of the aedeagus of this species.


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