Aglyptinus parvus 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 : 55

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Aglyptinus parvus Peck and Cook

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Aglyptinus parvus Peck and Cook , new species

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Diagnostic description. Length 1.1–1.2 mm; greatest width 0.8–0.9 mm. Shining; color light to dark brown; pronotal margins, elytral epipleura, venter and appendages paler. Head, pronotum and elytra minutely, sparsely punctate. Antennae short, not reaching base of pronotum. Maxillary palps unmodified. Eyes moderately large. Wings fully developed. Metasternum with fine lines of microsculpture medially and laterally. Male protarsi moderately setose. Male legs unmodified. Aedeagus ( Fig. 110, 111 View Figures 92–115 ) short, broad, weakly dorsoventrally angulate at basal third; narrowing to flat, narrowly rounded apex. Parameres absent.

Type material. Holotype, male, with the following label data: “ ST. LUCIA: Edmund F.R., 521m / 13.8411°N, 60.0028°W / 13JULY2009,ex rotting log/ C.A. Maier ” ( WIBF) GoogleMaps . Paratypes (10): with same data as holotype (1, WIBF) GoogleMaps ; St. Lucia : Quielles For. Res., LaPorte Trail, 323m, 13.85332°N, 60.98280°W, 10.V.2009, I.A. Foley and R.C. Winton (2, WIBF) GoogleMaps ; St. Lucia : Piton Troumasse, 13.8547°N, 61.0127°W, 646m, 27.V.2009,ex rotting log, C.A. Maier (1, WIBF) GoogleMaps ; St. Lucia : Piton Troumasse trap site, 793m, 13.8535°N, 61.0098°W, 27.V–1.VI.2009, UV light, R.C. Winton et al. (1, WIBF) GoogleMaps ; St. Lucia : Millet Forest trail, 13.89983°N, 60.99467°W, 10.VII.2009, M.L. Gimmel, ex polypore (4, WIBF) GoogleMaps ; St. Lucia : Mon Repos, 6.5km W Fox Grove Inn, 12.VII.07, submontane forest litter, N13°52.5’, W60°56.4’, 300m, S. & J. Peck, 07-58 (1, SBPC) GoogleMaps .

Distribution. Known only from St. Lucia.

Etymology. The epithet parvus (Latin, small) refers to the size of this species.


West Indian Beetle Fauna Project Collection