Overview

Distribution

Distribucion en Costa Rica: This species has only been found in Cordillera Volcánica Central.
Distribucion General: No records outside Costa Rica.

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Localidad del tipo: COSTA RICA: Heredia Province, Estacíon Magsasay, Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, 200m, LN 264600,531100; 10°24'N 84°02'W.
Depositario del tipo: INBio: CRI 000-647080
Recolector del tipo: A. Fernández

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Unique (see image) among new world Carabidae; with metallic green dorsum and elytra with large purplish ocellate foveae; head and pronotum with fine, closely spaced ridges, longitudinally arranged on head, transversely arranged on pronotum. Head across eyes slightly broader than prothorax; elytral apex deeply arcuate; pronotum without setae. Aedeagus (see figure) without armature on the endophallus; right paramere small, narrow. Size moderately small: 6.44 to 7.32 mm in length, 2.56 to 2.76 in width.

This remarkable lachnophorine is hypothetically related to the South American Stenocheila Laporte 1832.

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Type Information

Localidad del tipo: COSTA RICA: Heredia Province, Estacíon Magsasay, Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, 200m, LN 264600,531100; 10°24'N 84°02'W.
Depositario del tipo: INBio: CRI 000-647080
Recolector del tipo: A. Fernández

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Ecology

Habitat

Lower montane wet forest. Members of this species likely occur long the margins of mountain torrents among mossy boulders.

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Trophic Strategy

Likely, these beetles are predaceous on other arthropods.

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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

April and October

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Evolution and Systematics

Systematics or Phylogenetics

These beetles have a potent defensive secretion from paired glands in their abdomen.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

These beetles have a potent defensive secretion from paired glands in their abdomen.

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Wikipedia

Quammenis

Quammenis spectabilis is a species of Beetle in the family Carabidae, the only species in the genus Quammenis.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quammenis Erwin, 2000NTR". Carabidae of the World. 2011. Retrieved 6 Jul 2011. 
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