Zeadolopus dominica 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 : 27

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https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.5184089

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Zeadolopus dominica Peck and Cook

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Zeadolopus dominica Peck and Cook View in CoL , new species

Figure 65 View Figures 65–69

Diagnostic description. Body strongly convex. Length 1.2–1.6 mm; greatest width 0.9–1.1 mm. Reddish brown, shining, without microsculpture. Head punctation moderately fine, irregularly spaced. Antennal club moderately robust. Eyes large. Pronotum minutely, sparsely punctate; sides rounded, posterior angles rounded. Elytral striae weakly impressed; strial punctures large and closely spaced; interstrial punctures minute, sparse. Flight wings fully developed. Vertical face of mesosternum broad, convex, not medially carinate. Metasternum coarsely, densely punctate laterally; punctures smaller medially. In both sexes, mesofemur with posterior margin broadly expanded. Male metafemur with toothlike expansion at apex of posterior margin. In both sexes, mesotibia broad and spinose; metatibia narrower, spinose. Male pro- and mesotarsi bearing dense pale setae ventrally. Median lobe of aedeagus ( Fig. 65 View Figures 65–69 ) short and broad; paired apices evenly inwardly curved. Parameres broad, sinuate, extending beyond apex of median lobe, with expanded apices bearing 2 setae. Inverted internal sac at middle with short rod-like sclerite forked basally; cluster of broad setae in apical third. Spermatheca curved, tubular, with constriction at apical third.

Type material. Holotype, male, with the following label data: “WEST INDIES: DOMINICA / Springfield Estate , 31.V–16.VI.04/ N15°20.841’ W62°22.000’, 550 m / ridgetop forest above Mt Joy, FIT/ S. & J. Peck, 04-90” ( SBPC) GoogleMaps . Paratypes (31) have the following label data: same data as holotype (3, SBPC) GoogleMaps ; same data as holotype except: 400 m, Mt Joy House , wet montane forest, 04-89 (10, SBPC) GoogleMaps ; West Indies , Dominica , Middleham Falls trail, Cochrane, N15°20.922’ W61°20.747’, 650 m, forest FITs, 31.V–11.VI.04, S. & J. Peck, 04-93 (17, SBPC) GoogleMaps ; West Indies , Dominica , Sindicate Estate trail, E. of Dublanc, N15°31.202’ W61°25.015’, 560 m, montane rainforest FIT, 2–13.VI.04, S. & J. Peck, 04-98 (1, SBPC) GoogleMaps .

Distribution. Known only from Dominica.

Etymology. The epithet dominica , Latin noun in apposition, refers to the occurrence of this species on the Lesser Antilles island of Dominica.













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