Creagrophorus microdenticulus 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: 60

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Creagrophorus microdenticulus Peck and Cook

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Creagrophorus microdenticulus Peck and Cook   , new species

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Diagnostic description. Length 1.3–1.8 mm; greatest width 1.0– 1.3 mm. Shining, pale to dark reddish brown. Punctation fine and sparse on head and pronotum, larger punctures on elytral Eyes large. Wings fully developed. Posterior margin of male metafemur with small denticle at apical fourth and large, curved, acute process at apex. Aedeagus ( Fig. 124, 125 View Figures 116–131 ) shallowly, evenly curved dorsoventrally; inverted internal sac with scattered small spines and two dense patches of large spines apically.

Type material. Holotype, male, with the following label data: “DOM[INICAN] REP[UBLIC]: LaVega Prov. / PN. A. Bermudez, Cienaga / 19.VII–2.VIII.95, 1000m / trop. evgrn. for. FIT/ S. & J. Peck, 95-32” ( SBPC)   . Paratypes (50): with same data as holotype (20, SBPC; 3, MCZC; 3, FSCA)   ; with same data except: 1010m, 95-33 (21, SBPC; 3, FMNH)   ;

Additional material examined. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: LaVega Prov., PN. A. Bermudez, Cienaga , 19.VII–2.VIII.95, 1010m, trop. evgrn. for. FIT, S. & J. Peck, 95-33 (27, SBPC)   ; with same data except: 1020m, 95-34 (20, SBPC)   ; with same data except: 1100m, 95-36 (20, SBPC)   ; DOM. REP.: Barahona, 7kmNW Paraiso , 200m, rainforest remnant, 27.XI–4.XII.91, intercept tp., Masner & Peck, 91-341 (2, SBPC)   ; DOM. REP.: Prov. Hato Mayor, Par. Nac. Los Haitises, W. of Sabana de la Mar , Bosque Humido , 16.IV–1.VII.1992, M.A. Ivie, FIT (13, WIBF)   ; DOM. REP.: Prov. LaVega , 12km NE Jarabacoa, 550m, 01– 07.IX.1988, pine forest, flight intercept trap, M. Ivie, Philips & Johnson (1, WIBF)   ; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Hato Mayor, Parque Los Haitises , 3 km W Cueva de Arena, 19-04N, 69-29W, 20 m, 7–9.VII.1992, R. Davidson, J. Rawlins, S. Thompson, C. Young, mesic lowland forest (2, CMNH)   .

Distribution. Known only from Hispaniola.

Etymology. The epithet microdenticulus   (Latin micro, small; denticulus, tooth) refers to the small toothlike process at the apical fourth of the posterior margin of the metafemur in males of this species.


Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology


West Indian Beetle Fauna Project Collection


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History