Zeadolopus exiguus 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: 27-28

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.5192226

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D71E87FC-FFFA-FFD8-FF10-FB4CFB4950ED

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Zeadolopus exiguus Peck and Cook
status

new species

Zeadolopus exiguus Peck and Cook   , new species

Figure 50 View Figures 50–58

Diagnostic description. Body strongly convex. Length 1.0– 1.3 mm; greatest width 0.7–0.9 mm. Yellowish brown to reddish brown, shining, without microsculpture. Head finely, sparsely punctate. Antennal club moderately robust. Eyes large. Pronotum finely, sparsely punctate; sides rounded, posterior angles obtuse. Elytral striae weakly impressed; strial punctures large, closely spaced; interstriae finely, sparsely punctate. Flight wings fully developed. Vertical face of mesosternum broad, convex, not medially carinate. Metasternum with coarse, irregularly spaced punctures laterally; punctures smaller medially. Male mesofemur weakly produced near base of posterior margin; mesofemur unmodified in female. Male metafemur with toothlike process at apex of posterior margin; metafemur unmodified in female. In both sexes, meso- and metatibia broad and spinose. Male with more dense setae ventrally on pro- and mesotarsi. Median lobe of aedeagus ( Fig. 50 View Figures 50–58 ) elongate, broad, with inwardly curved, paired apices. Parameres moderately slender, weakly curved, extending beyond apex of median lobe, each bearing two apical setae. Inverted internal sac with elongate rod-like structure. Spermatheca tubular, weakly curved, weakly constricted at middle.

Type material. Holotype, male, with the following label data: “DOM[INICAN] REP[UBLIC]: Pedernales / 28 kmN Cabo Rojo, 760m / evergreen dry forest/ 29.XI–3.XII.91, intercept / trap, Masner & Peck, 91-349” ( SBPC)   . Paratypes (15) have the following label data: same data as holotype except: 26 kmN Cabo Rojo, 565 m, 91-347 (8, SBPC)   ; DOM. REP., Pedernales, 4kmW Oviedo , 10 m, arid thorn forest, 28.XI–4.XII.91, intercept traps, Masner & Peck, 91-344 (1, SBPC)   ; DOM. REP., Prov. Pedernales, 24 km N. Cabo Rojo, 610 m., 20.VIII–9.IX.1988, flight intercept trap, M.A. Ivie, T.K. Philips & K.A. Johnson (3, WIBF)   ; DOM. REP., Prov. Pedernales, ca. 35 km N. Cabo Rojo, 1250m, Las Abejas , 26.VIII–9.IX.1988, flight intercept trap, M. Ivie, Philips & Johnson (2, WIBF)   ; DOM. REP., Barahona, 7 kmNW Paraiso , rainforest remnant, 27.XI–4.XII.91, intercept tp, Masner & Peck, 91-341 (1, SBPC)   .

Distribution. Known only from Hispaniola.

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

WIBF

West Indian Beetle Fauna Project Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Leiodidae

Genus

Zeadolopus