Zeadolopus pusillus 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: 37-38

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:84BA7373-8A5C-4E98-B132-8DDC2607CD48

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D71E87FC-FFC0-FFE2-FF10-FB2CFA9750AD

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Zeadolopus pusillus Peck and Cook
status

new species

Zeadolopus pusillus Peck and Cook   , new species

Figure 43 View Figures 37–43

Diagnostic description. Body strongly convex. Length 0.9–1.4 mm; greatest width 0.6–1.0 mm. Yellow to yellowish brown; shining, microsculpture absent. Head moderately finely, irregularly punctate. Antennal club moderately slender. Eyes large. Pronotum finely, sparsely punctate; sides rounded, posterior angles rounded. Elytral striae impressed; strial punctures coarse, closely spaced; interstriae finely, sparsely punctate. Flight wings fully developed. Vertical face of mesosternum broad, not medially carinate. Metasternum finely, sparsely punctate medially; coarsely, densely punctate laterally. Mesofemur with posterior margin expanded in both sexes, often with median and/or apical tooth-like expansion. Metafemur with apical tooth-like expansion in males, and also some females. In both sexes, mesotibia evenly widened to broad apex, strongly spinose; metatibia narrower, strongly spinose. Male with conspicuous pale setae ventrally on pro- and mesotarsi. Median lobe of aedeagus ( Fig. 43 View Figures 37–43 ) constricted at middle and rounded apically, curved dorsoventrally; paired apices inwardly curved. Parameres moderately slender, extending slightly beyond apex of median lobe, each bearing 2 apical setae. Inverted internal sac medially with 2 consecutive structures with broadened bases. Spermatheca with 2 connected oblong pieces.

Type material. Holotype, male, with the following label data: “ CUBA: Santiago Prov. / Santiago, Jardin Botanico/ 5–17.XII.95, 50m/ scrub for. FITs/ S. Peck, 95-72” ( SBPC)   . Paratypes (20) have the following label data: same data as holotype (4, SBPC)   ; same data except: 5m, disturbed for., 95-74 (6, SBPC)   ; CUBA: Santiago Prov., Gran Piedra, Met. Radar , 6–17.XII.95, 1100m, elfin for. FIT, S. Peck, 95-76 (3, SBPC)   ; same data as previous except: Isabelica , 7–17.XII.95, 95-84 (1, SBPC)   ; same data as previous except: 2nd Chorrito , 9.XII. 95, 600m, km 8, leaf & stick litter, 95-88 (1, SBPC)   ; CUBA: Santiago Prov., 10km NE Caney, Arroyo Grovert , 300m, leaf & log litter, S. Peck, 95-93 (1, SBPC)   ; CUBA: Guantanamo, El Yunque, Finca Las Delicia , 170m, 20.314 -74.573, 31.I.2012, R. Anderson, wet rain forest, 2012-016 (1, SBPC) GoogleMaps   ; CUBA: Holguin, Mayari, Pinarit / 20.41548 – 75.82008, 409m / 12.V.2013, R. Anderson / 2013- 008, karst forest litter (3, SBPC) GoogleMaps   .

Distribution. Known only from Cuba.

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Leiodidae

Genus

Zeadolopus