Dissochaetus jamaicensis Peck 1972

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: 11

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5192174

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D71E87FC-FFEA-FFC9-FF10-FF2CFD46528D

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scientific name

Dissochaetus jamaicensis Peck 1972
status

 

Dissochaetus jamaicensis Peck 1972  

Figures 17, 18 View Figures 12–24

Dissochaetus jamaicensis Peck 1972: 50   ; 1978: 244. Holotype male in MCZC, seen. Type locality: Hardwar Gap, St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica.

Diagnosis. Total length 2.3–2.8 mm. Dark brown; mouthparts, basal antennomeres, apex of antennomere XI, legs and elytral bases paler; pubescence reddish yellow. Head finely, densely punctate. Antennae when laid back reaching basal one-fifth of elytra; antennomeres VII, IX, and X slightly wider than long. Eyes large. Pronotum granulate, transverse, widest at basal one-third; sides rounded, posterior angles obtuse. Elytral sides evenly rounded, apices separately evenly rounded. Fully winged. Large metatibial spur longer than first metatarsal segment. Male first protarsomere wider than protibial apex. Median lobe of aedeagus ( Fig. 18 View Figures 12–24 ) elongate, drawn out apically. Parameres ( Fig. 18 View Figures 12–24 ) extend beyond apex of median lobe, inwardly curved apically; each paramere bearing two apical setae. Inverted internal sac ( Fig. 18 View Figures 12–24 ) with several pairs of sclerites. Male genital segment ( Fig. 17 View Figures 12–24 ) longer than wide; sternite lobes narrow, curved outward; pleurites bilobed, lobes bearing long setae.

Distribution. Known only from Jamaica. Previously known localities, from Peck (1972, 1978) are: Jamaica. Portland Parish. 1 mi W Ecclesdown. St. Andrew Parish. Greenwich, near Newcastle. Hardwar Gap. Hermitage Dam. New Castle. St. Ann Parish. 3 mi N Ewarton. St. Thomas Parish. Portland Gap at 5500 feet [1675m], and 4500 feet [1372m]. Whitfield Hall. Corn Puss Gap, 4 mi N Bath.

New records. Jamaica, Trelawny, Win[d]sor Caves, 24.III–02.IV.1991, T.K. Phillips, FIT (1, WIBF).

Remarks. The species has been taken in baited traps in forests from 457 to 1675 m elevation, and in leaf litter and at guano in an abandoned mine.

WIBF

West Indian Beetle Fauna Project Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Leiodidae

Genus

Dissochaetus

Loc

Dissochaetus jamaicensis Peck 1972

Peck, Stewart B. & Cook, Joyce 2014
2014
Loc

Dissochaetus jamaicensis

Peck, S. B. 1978: 244
Peck, S. B. 1972: 50
1972