The Beetle Family Carabidae of Costa Rica: Twenty-nine new species of Agra Fabricius 1801 (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Lebiini, Agrina)

@article{Erwin2002TheBF,
  title={The Beetle Family Carabidae of Costa Rica: Twenty-nine new species of Agra Fabricius 1801 (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Lebiini, Agrina)},
  author={Terry L. Erwin},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2002},
  volume={119},
  pages={1-68}
}
  • T. Erwin
  • Published 16 December 2002
  • Biology
  • Zootaxa
Based on a study of 1,100 specimens of the genus Agra (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Lebiini: Agrina) from Costa Rica, twenty-nine new species were discovered and are here validated and described: A. catie, n. sp. (type locality: Limon, Tortuguero National Park, Estacion Cuatro Esquinas, sea level, LN 280000,590500); A. catbellae, n. sp. (type locality: Cartago, Turrialba, 600m, 09o53'N 083o38'W); A. dable, n. sp. (type locality: Heredia, Estacion Magsasay, Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, 200m, LN… 

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