Coprophanaeus, Olsoufieff, 1924

Edmonds, W. D. & Zidek, J., 2010, A taxonomic review of the neotropical genus Coprophanaeus Olsoufieff, 1924 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae), Insecta Mundi 2010 (129), pp. 1-111 : 64

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Coprophanaeus (C.) solisi Arnaud, 1997

Fig. 165 View Figure 162-170 , 172 View Figure 172 , 185-188 View Figure 185-188

Coprophanaeus solisi Arnaud, 1997: 6

Type. Holotype male, Canadian Museum of Nature , Ottawa (examined).

Diagnosis. General – Black except for red to reddish-green metallic coloring on pronotum and pygidium. Clypeal teeth normal, length about equal to width at base ( Fig. 161 View Figure 151-161 ). Length of frons about equal to that of clypeus. Width of upper portion of eye one-fourth to one-fifth of interocular distance. Frons smooth, at most with faint puncturing behind transverse carina. Paraocular area completely sculptured, sculpturing weakening closer to eye. Posteromedian portion of pronotum only weakly punctured, becoming smooth near posterior margin; basal pronotal fossae distinct. Anterior angle of metasternum with rounded cap (seen in profile, as in Fig. 167 View Figure 162-170 ). Elytral interstriae convex ( Fig. 165 View Figure 162-170 ). Pygidium with wide basal groove. Length 13-16 mm.

Male ( Fig. 185-187 View Figure 185-188 ) – Tubercles of cephalic carina small, equal-sized. Pronotal prominence of large male cleat-shaped, width greater than that of emarginate, anteromedian portion of pronotal margin. Parameres lacking subapical tooth ( Fig. 187 View Figure 185-188 ).

Female ( Fig. 188 View Figure 185-188 ) – Transverse pronotal carina bidentate medially, followed by transverse depression with summit very weakly bitumid.

Specimens examined – 14.

Distribution. Western Isthmus province of Costa Rica ( Fig. 172 View Figure 172 ).

Collection Records. COSTA RICA: Puntarenas – Osa Peninsula [Río Piro La Joya], 8 o 23’56”N 83 o 19’51”W, 350 m (Aug-Sep) GoogleMaps ; Rincón de Osa , 8 o 41.14’N 83 o 31.11’W, 150 m (Jun) GoogleMaps ; Osa Peninsula [Rancho Quemado], 200m (Jul, Dec) ; Estación Agujas, Sendero Zamia , 300 m (Apr, Oct) ; Estación Quebrada Bonita [Reserva Biológica Carara], 50 m (Sep) ; Estación Los Patos , 200 m (Sep) .

Comments. The distribution of C. solisi lies in the Pacific rainforest of the lower elevations of Puntarenas province of Costa Rica. This area includes the Osa Peninsula and extends northwest along the coast to the Tárcoles River, a landmark limit to Pacific coast species distributions discussed by Kohlmann and Wilkinson (2007). It is partially sympatric with C. pecki (q.v.).













Edmonds, W. D. & Zidek, J. 2010

Coprophanaeus solisi

Arnaud, P. 1997: 6