Epimetopus simplex Perkins, 1979

Perkins, Philip D., 2012, 3531, Zootaxa 3531, pp. 1-95: 23-24

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Epimetopus simplex Perkins, 1979
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Epimetopus simplex Perkins, 1979  

Figs. 33 (habitus), 37, 38 (aedeagus), 144 (map)

Epimetopus simplex Perkins, 1979: 323   .

New collection records: Costa Rica: Guanacaste, 2 km SE Santa Rita, Rio Carmona , elev. 64 m, 10° 1' N, 85° 15' W, 26 xi 2002, William D. Shepard (4 SEMC) GoogleMaps   ; Finca Agua Fria, N. of Carmona, UV light by Rio Carmona , elev. 64 m, 10° 1' N, 85° 14' W, 26 xi 2002, W. Shepard (4 SEMC) GoogleMaps   ; nr. Carmona—Finca Agua Frio, at Rio Carmona , HG light, elev. 30 m, 10° 1' N, 85° 14' W, 15 i 2003, A. Short, R. Roughley, W. Porras (35 SEMC) GoogleMaps   ; Puntarenas, Corcovado National Park, Sirena Stn., lower Ollas Trail , ex. UV light, elev. 5 m, 8° 24' N, 83° 35' W, 25 v 2000, Z. H. Falin (CR1ABF00) (4 SEMC) GoogleMaps   ; Rio Bonito, ca. 9.2 km NW Golfito, ca. 1.6 km WNW Field Station La Gamba , elev. 109 m, 8° 41' N, 83° 13' W, 4 iii 2009, M. Bojer (9 NMW) GoogleMaps   ; Nicaragua: Rio San Juan, Refugio Bartola , light sheets, 10° 59' N, 84° 20' W, 5–10 viii 2002, W. D. Shepard (3 SEMC) GoogleMaps   ; Panama: Chiriqui, Las Lajas (2 km N) at Rio San Felix , blacklight, 8° 15' N, 81° 52' W, 28 v 1983, P. J. Spangler, R. A. Faitoute, W. E. Steiner (2 USNM) GoogleMaps   ; Panama Province, Rio Mamoni at PanAm Hwy , black light, 9° 8' N, 79° 4' W, 1 ix 2006, W. D. Shepard and D. Post (2 SEMC) GoogleMaps   ; Venezuela: Aragua, Ocumare , 10° 7' N, 66° 46' W, 19–20 ii 1969, P. & P. Spangler (2 USNM) GoogleMaps   ; Guarico, Rio San Antonio, N. Dos Caminos , river margins, elev. 280 m, 9° 46.32' N, 67° 21.177' W, 8 i 2009, Short, Miller, Garcia, Camacho & Joly (VZ09-0108-02A) (3 SEMC) GoogleMaps   ; Zulia, El Tucuco (51 Km. S. O. de Machiques ), 10° 4' N, 72° 33' W, 17–18 ix 1982, T. Borrego, E. Rubio, E. Inciarte (3 MALUZ) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 10° 4' N, 72° 33' W, 1 ii 1985, T. Borrego, E. Rubio, E. Inciarte (1 MALUZ) GoogleMaps   .

Differential diagnosis. The habitus of E. simplex   ( Fig. 33) is very similar to that of several other members of the Costatus group; reliable determinations will be based on examination of the aedeagus. The median lobe is similar to that of E. inaequalis   ( Figs. 23, 37, 38), but the parameres differ markedly in the two species; those of E. simplex   being much narrower basally, rounded apically, and each bearing two short, blunt setae. Externally ( Figs. 19, 33) the pronotal hood shape and pronotal hood carinae differ slightly in the two species.

Distribution. Currently known from Venezuela to Honduras ( Fig. 144).

SEMC

University of Kansas - Biodiversity Institute

NMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Epimetopidae

Genus

Epimetopus

Loc

Epimetopus simplex Perkins, 1979

Perkins, Philip D. 2012
2012
Loc

Epimetopus simplex

Perkins P. D. 1979: 323
1979