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Two new Calleida species from Mexico (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Lebiini)

Casale, Achille (2008) Two new Calleida species from Mexico (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Lebiini). Annals of Carnegie Museum, Vol. 77 (1), p. 25-29. ISSN 0097-4463. Article.

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DOI: 10.2992/0097-4463-77.1.25

Abstract

Two new Calleida species from Mexico are described and illustrated. Calleida georgii, new species (type locality: Mexico, Colima: El Terrero) is closely related to Calleida regina Bates, 1883, and forms with the latter a homogeneous pair of species, both characterized by the presence in both sexes of a high number of setae on the 7th abdominal sternum. Both are markedly isolated from all other Calleida species known so far from Central America. Calleida kayae, new species (type locality: Mexico, Chiapas: Chicoasen) is superficially similar to Calleida cyanippe Bates, 1883, in size and color, and to Calleida metallica Dejean, 1825, in the presence of three (exceptionally two or four) setiferous punctures on each side on the 7th abdominal sternum in the males. Based on the unique morphological features of both male and female genitalia, the phylogenetic relationships of this species remain unclear.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:2716
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Calleida, Carabidae, Coleoptera, Lebiini, Mexico
Subjects:Area 05 - Scienze biologiche > BIO/05 Zoologia
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Zoologia e genetica evoluzionistica
Publisher:Carnegie Museum of Natural History
ISSN:0097-4463
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:08

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