Epimetopus costaricensis Perkins, 1979

Perkins, Philip D., 2012, 3531, Zootaxa 3531, pp. 1-95 : 29

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Epimetopus costaricensis Perkins, 1979
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Epimetopus costaricensis Perkins, 1979

Figs. 43 (habitus), 47 (aedeagus), 141 (map)

Epimetopus costaricensis Perkins, 1979: 324 .

New collection records: Belize: Cayo District, nr Teakettle Bank, Pook’s Hill , Lt. trap at river, 17° 13' N, 88° 51' W, 6 i 2003, C. R. Bartlett (12 SEMC) GoogleMaps ; Costa Rica: Cartago, Cimarrones at Rio Cimarrones , black lights, 10° 6' N, 83° 25' W, 23 xi 2002, W. Shepard (1 SEMC) GoogleMaps ; Guanacaste, Est. Manglar Ju Villa Nandayure , at light, 10° 2' N, 85° 12' W, 11 xii 2002, W. Porras (2 SEMC) GoogleMaps ; Heredia, OTS La Selva Field Sta., Puerto Viejo de Sarapique, Rio Puerto Viejo , at light, 10° 26' N, 18° 59' W, 5–11 iii 1973, J. Wagner & J. Kethley (1 FMNH) GoogleMaps ; Limon, Reventazon, Hamburg Farm , at light, 10° 15' N, 83° 28' W, 25 v 1931, F. Nevermann (1 FMNH) GoogleMaps ; Puntarenas, 4 km N. Puerto Jimenez , blacklights, 8° 34' N, 83° 20' W, 18 vi 2003, W. Shepard (11 SEMC) GoogleMaps ; Corcovado National Park, Sirena Stn. , ex UV light, elev. 5 m, 8° 24' N, 83° 35' W, 28 vi 2000, Z. H. Falin (CR1ABF00 038) (15 SEMC) GoogleMaps ; 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) (6 SEMC) GoogleMaps ; Guatemala: El Progresso , km. 69 on C. A. 9, 14° 51' N, 90° 4' W, 2 vii 1974, W. E. Steiner (3 USNM) GoogleMaps ; Honduras: Lancetilla [Aug., no year], 15° 42' N, 87° 28' W ,, Stadelmann (1 MCZ) GoogleMaps ; Nacaome , 17.4 km W Jicaro Galan Jct. Hwy CA1, elev. 100 m, 13° 32' N, 87° 36' W, 2 vi 1973, Erwin & Hevel (1 USNM) GoogleMaps ; Mexico: Tabasco, Rio Puyacatengo , E. Teapa, 17° 33' N, 92° 57' W, 28–29 vii 1966, Flint & Ortiz (2 USNM) GoogleMaps ; Panama: Panama Province, Rio Mamoni at PanAm Hwy , black light, 9° 8' N, 79° 4' W, 1 ix 2006, W. D. Shepard and D. Post (13 SEMC) GoogleMaps .

Differential diagnosis. The habitus of E. costaricensis ( Fig. 43) is very similar to that of other members of the Costatus group; reliable determinations will be based on examination of the aedeagus. The aedeagus is similar to that of E. microporus in that both have the parameres lobe-like apically; however, the shapes of the lobes differ in the two species ( Figs. 46, 47). The median lobe is very simple and parallel-sided in E. costaricensis , whereas in E. microporus it is widened and minutely indented in the distal one-third, at the locations of micropores. Externally, the pronotal hood carinae are shaped slightly differently in the two species ( Figs. 42, 43).

Distribution. Currently known to be distributed from Panama to Mexico ( Fig. 141).

SEMC

University of Kansas - Biodiversity Institute

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Epimetopidae

Genus

Epimetopus

Loc

Epimetopus costaricensis Perkins, 1979

Perkins, Philip D. 2012
2012
Loc

Epimetopus costaricensis

Perkins P. D. 1979: 324
1979