Zeadolopus antiguensis Peck and Cook

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: 22-23

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Zeadolopus antiguensis Peck and Cook

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Zeadolopus antiguensis Peck and Cook   , new species

Figure 63 View Figures 59–64

Diagnostic description. Body strongly convex. Length 1.6–2.0 mm; greatest width 1.1–1.4 mm. Brown to nearly black, shining, faint reticulate microsculpture on elytra. Head moderately finely, evenly punctate. Antennal club robust. Eyes large. Pronotum finely, sparsely punctate; sides rounded, posterior angles obtuse. Elytral striae weakly impressed; strial punctures large and closely spaced; interstriae finely, sparsely punctate. Flight wings fully developed. Vertical face of mesosternum with median concavity subtended by lateral ridges. Metasternum coarsely, densely punctate laterally; punctures smaller medially. Mesofemur unmodified in both sexes. Male metafemur with acute, curved toothlike expansion of apex of posterior margin. Meso- and metatibiae broad and spinose in both sexes. Male with dense pale setae ventrally on pro- and mesotarsi. Median lobe of aedeagus ( Fig. 63 View Figures 59–64 ) broad, with inwardly curved paired apices. Parameres moderately slender in dorsal view, extending beyond apex of median lobe, with expanded apices each bearing 2 elongate setae. Inverted internal sac with median pair of curved sclerites. Spermatheca of 2 connected oblong structures.

Type material. Holotype, male, with the following label data: “ANTIQUA [ ANTIGUA]: CHRISTION [CHRISTIAN]/ VALLEY/ Malaise Trap 8M, 11.XI.1991 / FAO insect survey” ( FSCA)   . Paratypes (66) have the following label data: same data as holotype except: BL trap, 16.X.1991 (1, FSCA)   ; same data as holotype except: BL trap, 11–18.XI.1991 (1, FSCA)   ; Antigua , Christian Valley Ag. Stn., 2–9.IX.1991, malaise trap, FAO insect survey (2, FSCA)   ; same data except: R.E. Woodruff (1, FSCA)   ; same data except: 17–23.IX.1991, R.E. Woodruff (1, FSCA)   ; Antigua , Christian Valley, 25.X–11.XI.1991, FAO insect survey blacklight trap (7, FSCA; 4, SBPC)   ; same data except: 26.VIII.1991 (2, FSCA)   ; Saba , Neth. Antl. , 690m, Bud’s Mtn., Mt. Scenery. Trails, 17.63276°N, 63.23979W °, 14.III–1.IV.2008, FIT, D.S. Sikes, J.A. Slowick, J.F. Johnson (12, WIBF) GoogleMaps   ; same data except: 643m, FIT4, 1–25.V.2008, Sikes, Ivie (9, WIBF) GoogleMaps   ; same data except: 687–700m, 1.IV–1.V.2008, Malaise, D.S. Sikes, et al (8, WIBF; 8, SBPC) GoogleMaps   ; Saba , Neth. Antl., 525 m, Ecolodge on Mt. Scenery, 17.62879°N 63.23785°W, 1.IV–1.V.2008, D. Sikes, J. Slowik, FIT w/ pitfall (3, WIBF) GoogleMaps   ; Saba , Neth. Ant.: Scout’s Place Hotel, 402 m, 17.62773°N 63.23122°W, ± 16.1m pool, 12–15.III.2008, D.S. Sikes (1, WIBF) GoogleMaps   ; Montserrat , Fogerty Ghaut, fogging canopy, 16°46.24’N 62°12.53’W, 1224 ft. [373m], 6.XII.2002, J. Daley, L. Aymer (1, WIBF) GoogleMaps   ; Montserrat , Cassava Ghaut, Beattie House, 16°45.91’N 62°12.95W, 5-16.II. 2002, 632 ft. [193m], A. Krakower, u. v. light   (1, WIBF) GoogleMaps   ; Montserrat , Woodlands , Cassava Ghaut, Beattie House, 30.III–6.IV.2002, uv light, M.A. Ivie (1, WIBF)   ; same data except: 1–29.VI.2003, K.A. Marske, FIT (1, WIBF)   ; St. Kitts : Otleys Plantation, 28.X–5.XI.1991, Earl Thomas, malaise trap (2, FSCA)   .

Distribution. Known from the islands of Antigua, Saba, St. Kitts and Montserrat.

Etymology. The epithet antiguensis   ( Antigua + the Latin suffix –ensis, locality) refers to the type locality of this species on the Lesser Antilles island of Antigua.


Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology


West Indian Beetle Fauna Project Collection