Eucatops (Eucatops) annulus 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: 5

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5192154

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Eucatops (Eucatops) annulus Peck and Cook
status

new species

Eucatops (Eucatops) annulus Peck and Cook   , new species

Figure 2 View Figures 2–11

Diagnostic description. Total length 2.5 mm; greatest width 1.4–1.5 mm. Reddish brown to dark reddish brown, shining; antennae and mouthparts paler. Antennomeres II and III subequal in length; club shorter than 6 basal antennomeres combined; width of antennomere VIII nearly twice length; apical antennomere shorter than antennomeres IX + X. Eye reduced to semicircle containing about15 facets. Elytra fused at suture; with densely punctate, transverse strioles. Without functional flight wings. Spermatheca ( Fig. 2 View Figures 2–11 ) ring-shaped. Male unknown.

Type material. Holotype, female, with the following label data: “DOM.REP.: Santiago Prov. / PN A. Bermudez, 9km SW/ Cienaga , Redondo, 2000m / 24.VII.95, shrub litter/ S. & J. Peck, 95-49” ( SBPC)   . Paratypes (2 females) with the following label data: same data as holotype (1, SBPC)   ; DOM. REP.: Prov. Santiago, Par. Nac. Armando Bermudez, 19°02’N 70°57’W, 2485m, 08APR1992, M.A. Ivie, pine stump w/ slime molds (1, WIBF) GoogleMaps   .

Distribution. Known only from Hispaniola.

Remarks. Without male specimens we cannot place this species in relationship to the other 30 known species in the subgenus occurring in Central and South America ( Salgado 2010).

Etymology. The epithet annulus   (Latin, ring) refers to the shape of the spermatheca of this species.

WIBF

West Indian Beetle Fauna Project Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Leiodidae

Genus

Eucatops