Angel Solis

Angel Solis
Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund · BioAlfa Project

BSc

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Introduction
I am working in the inventory of all species of Coleoptera in Costa Rica, through DNA Barconding and collecting and field observation, taxonomy, and documentation of relationships between the species and other organisms
Additional affiliations
January 2018 - present
Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund
Position
  • Curator
Description
  • Inventory of all species of Coleoptera in Costa Rica, through DNA Barconding and collecting and field observation, taxonomy, and documentation of relationships between the species and other organisms
September 2015 - December 2018
Museo Nacional de Costa Rica
Position
  • Investigador Asociado
Description
  • Taxónomo Curador de colecciones de Coleoptera
August 2014 - December 2014
University of Costa Rica
Position
  • Professor

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Publications (60)
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1. The population dynamics of most tropical insects are unknown and long-term monitoring programmes are urgently needed to evaluate a possible insect decline in the tropics. In this context, functional groups can be used effectively to summarise time-series for species-rich taxa. Neotropical dung beetles have often been catalogued into functional g...
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Measured reflectance spectra by cuticles of C. resplendens scarabs, in the spectral range 300 to 1000 nm, show high variability depending on the magnitude of the illuminated area, the position of the illuminated section on the elytron of a single specimen, and on the different specimens considered. This fact suggests variability in the depth depend...
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Measured reflectance spectra by cuticles of C. resplendens scarabs, in the spectral range 300 to 1000 nm, show high variability depending on the magnitude of the illuminated area, the position of the illuminated section, the elytron, a single specimen, and on the different specimens considered. This fact suggests variability in the depth dependence...
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A revision of the Central American species of the genus Brachiacantha was undertaken to update the knowledge of the Central American species of the genus. Material of several collections was reviewed, using original descriptions and keys, and comparing with the type material. Twenty-five species of the genus Brachiacantha were found in Central Amer...
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Environmental stress from abiotic conditions imposes physiological limits on individuals within communities, and these stressful conditions can act as a filter on the species present in any given environment. Such abiotic stressors can reduce a community's diversity and make its composition more phylogenetically clustered. Using a decade of staphyl...
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Two new endemic species of scarab beetles are described from Costa Rica, Onthophagus humboldtisp. nov . and Uroxys bonplandisp. nov.Onthophagus humboldtisp. nov. is also the tenth brachypterous Onthophagus species to be described worldwide, representing also a case of extreme brachyptery in Onthophagini. Illustrations for both new species, as well...
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A unified description involving structural morphology and composition, dispersion of optical constants, modeled and measured reflection spectra and photonic crystal characterization is devised. Light reflection spectra by the cuticles of scarab beetles (Chrysina chrysargyrea and Chrysina optima), measured in the wavelength range 300-1000 nm, show s...
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An analysis based on fossilized animal tracks, oral tradition, archaeological findings, and the distribution and biology of dung beetles is presented to suggest that Copris subpunctatus Gillet (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) probably fed on bison dung and switched to cow dung after cattle were introduced by the Spanish colonizing effort. This transition...
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We present the first records of four species of Scarabaeinae: Canthidium pseudopuncticolle, Canthon femoralis, Uroxys deavilai and Uroxys microcularis, in El Salvador. We collected the specimens, using feces and carrion baited traps in three zones in the National Park El Imposible in the Southwest of the country. With this report, we contribute to...
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We present the first records of four species of Scarabaeinae: Canthidium pseudopuncticolle, Canthon femoralis, Uroxys deavilai and Uroxys microcularis, in El Salvador. We collected the specimens, using feces and carrion baited traps in three zones in the National Park El Imposible in the Southwest of the country. With this report, we contribute to...
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La arboricultura es un componente esencial en el paisaje urbanístico y en el bienestar de las personas que lo habitan. En San José (Costa Rica) se han plantado varias especies de Ficus, de las cuales Ficus costaricana (Liebm.), F. citrifolia Mill.y F. jimenezii Standl. han presentado daños en el follaje por el minador Leiopleura melichari(Obenberge...
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Cuticles of some Chrysina scarabs are characterized by flat, graded, and twisted structures of na-nosized chitin fibrils. As inferred from SEM images, each species has its own spatial period or pitch P which is dependent on the depth z through the cuticle. From Berreman's formalism, taking into account the corresponding P(z) dependence, we evaluate...
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Under normal illumination with non-polarized light, reflection spectra of the cuticle of golden-like and red Chrysina aurigans scarabs show a structured broad band of left-handed circularly polarized light. The polarization of the reflected light is attributed to a Bouligand-type left-handed chiral structure found through the scarab's cuticle. By c...
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Under normal illumination with non-polarized light, reflection spectra of the cuticle of golden-like and red Chrysina aurigans scarabs show a structured broad band of left-handed circularly polarized light. The polarization of the reflected light es attributed to a Bouligand-type left-handed chiral structure found through the scarab's cuticle. By c...
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Se registra por primera vez para Panamá la especie invasiva no nativa Euoniticellus intermedius (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae); dos especímenes, hembra y macho fueron recolectados en la provincia de Chiriquí, distrito de Renacimiento. Se presentan ilustraciones de los especímenes capturados en Panamá y un mapa de su distribución cronológica de avance e...
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Hace 30 años el conocimiento local acerca de los escarabajos coprófagos de Costa Rica era casi nulo. La mayoría de datos acerca de la presencia de especies se encontraba dispersa en la literatura. Dos excelentes trabajos sobresalían en ese entonces Biología Centrali-Americana (1888) y Los Scarabaeinae de Panamá de Howden y Young, (1981), sin embarg...
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Responses to microhabitat are often neglected when ecologists sample animal indicator groups. Microhabitats may be particularly influential in non-passive biodiversity sampling methods, such as baited traps or light traps, and for certain taxonomic groups which respond to fine scale environmental variation, such as insects. Here we test the effects...
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Measured reflection spectra from elytra of C. aurigans scarabs are reported for wavelengths between 300 and 1100 nm. They show a broad reflection band for wavelengths from 525 to 950 nm with a ripple structure consisting of a sequence of maxima and minima reflection values superimposed on a mean value of around 30% of the reflection band. To our kn...
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Measured reflection spectra from elytra of Chrysina aurigans scarabs are reported. They show a broad reflection band for wavelengths from 0.525 to 1.0 μm with a sequence of maxima and minima reflection values superimposed on a mean value of around 40% for the high reflection band. Different mechanisms contributing to the reflection spectra have bee...
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Cantharolethrus homoderoides (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) is reported as new for Nicaraguan fauna, first Cantharolethrus and second Lucanidae.
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The genus Uroxys (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Costa Rica -This paper is the result of the study of the genus Uroxys Westwood (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Costa Rica. Twelve known species are reported: U. boneti Pereira & Halffter, U. deavilai Delgado & Kohlmann, U. dybasi Howden & Young, U. gatunensis Howden & Young, U. gorgon Arrow, U. metagorgo...
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Orizabus australis Ratcliffe and Solís is described as a new species from Costa Rica. It resembles Orizabus hondurensis Ratcliffe and Cave from Honduras and is distinguished from that species. Species of Orizabus Fairmaire are known from the central United States to Honduras, but O. australis represents the first known occurrence for the genus in C...
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The 182 species of Scarabaeinae known to occur in Costa Rica are listed with synonymies included. We place Uroxys mac-rocularis Howden & Young as a synonym of U. boneti Pereira & Halffter (new synonym); we also place Uroxys depres-sifrons Howden & Young as a synonym of U. pauliani Balthasar (new synonym). We conducted a mitochondrial DNA cytochrome...
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The following new species of geotrupids and scarabs from Costa Rica and Panama are described: Athyreus gulesseriani new species, Ateuchus alutacius new species (the first recorded brachypterous Ateuchus species), Coprophanaeus geph-yra new species, Deltochilum acanthus new species, and Onthophagus turgidus new species. The following two species of...
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To test a method for rapidly and reliably collecting species distribution and abundance data over large tropical areas [known as Neotropical Biodiversity Mapping Initiative (NeoMaps)], explicitly seeking to improve cost- and time-efficiencies over existing methods (i.e. museum collections, literature), while strengthening local capacity for data co...
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An updated checklist of the Cerambycidae of Costa Rica is presented. This new version includes 1,071 species and subspecies in 429 genera, 69 tribes, and six subfamilies. Of these, 181 are new country records and 136 species are known only from Costa Rica. In addition, provincial distribution data are provided for each species. The checklist suppor...
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This paper undertook an analysis of the distribution of high species richness and areas of endemism based on plants (Araceae, Arecaceae, and Bromeliaceae) and dung beetles (Scarabaeinae) inhabiting the different Holdridge Life Zones of Costa Rica. Using a geographic information system (GIS) we analyzed biogeographic provinces, in terms of their rep...
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This paper undertook an analysis of the distribution of high species richness and areas of endemism based on plants (Araceae, Arecaceae, and Bromeliaceae) and dung beetles (Scarabaeinae) inhabiting the different Holdridge Life Zones of Costa Rica. Using a geographic information system (GIS) we analyzed biogeographic provinces, in terms of their rep...
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The following new species of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Costa Rica are described: Ateuchus earthorum sp. nov. (Ateuchini) and Canthidium (Eucanthidium) darwini sp. nov. (Coprini). Illustrations of the dorsal habitus of the new species and a distribution map are provided, as well as a drawing of the internal sac of Ateuchus earthor...
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The following new species of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Costa Rica are described: Ateuchus earthorum sp. nov. (Ateuchini) and Canthidium (Eucanthidium) darwini sp. nov. (Coprini). Illustrations of the dorsal habitus of the new species and a distribution map are provided, as well as a drawing of the internal sac of Ateuchus earthor...
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Se describe un género nuevo de escarabajos anomalinos, Anomalorhina (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) de Costa Rica y Nicaragua. Se transfiere Anomala turrialbana Ohaus a este género nuevo, y se describe una especie nueva, Anomalorhina osaensis. Anomalorhina se caracteriza por tener el ápice del clípeo abruptamente elevado, los machos presentan...
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Se describen siete especies nuevas de Phyllophaga (sensu stricto), representadas por 274 ejemplares procedentes de 12 localidades costaricenses: P. tilarana n.sp., P.tapantina n.sp., P. talamancana n.sp., P. guapiloides n.sp., and P. puntarenosa n.sp. de las provincias de Cartago y Puntarenas; P. naranjina n.sp., and P. lorencita n.sp. de las provi...
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FIGURE 4. Known distribution of the new species in Costa Rica: A. earthorum (․) and C. darwini (˔).
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Summary • Throughout much of the tropics, habitat loss is increasing and intensifying on the unprotected land surrounding conservation areas. The influence of these land-use changes on biodiversity is poorly understood. This study used data on dung beetles, a taxonomic group widely acknowledged to be an effective ecological indicator of anthropogen...
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This paper is an analysis of the distribution of areas of high species richness and endemicity based on dung beetles living in the different Holdridge life-zones of Costa Rica by using a geographic information system (GIS). Endemism was examined in relation to whether the species were shared with Nicaragua and/or Panama, or if they were strictly Co...
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The following new species of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) are described: Canthidium margaritae sp. nov. from Mexico and Canthon inusitatus sp. nov. from Costa Rica. Illustrations of the dorsal habitus and distribution maps are provided for both species. Resumen Las siguientes especies nuevas de escarabajos estercoleros (Coleoptera: Scara...
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The following new species of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) are described: Canthidium margaritae sp. nov. from Mexico and Canthon inusitatus sp. nov. from Costa Rica. Illustrations of the dorsal habitus and distribution maps are provided for both species.
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The genus Canthidium Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae in North America - This paper is the result of the study of the genus Canthidium Erichson Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae in North America. Thirteen species are reported, seven of them are new. The known species are: C. ardens Bates, C. centrale Boucomont, C. hespenheidei Howden Young, C. laetum Harold, C. pse...
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Introduction: Fruit beetles, or Cetoniinae, are very attractive and interesting insects, because of their relatively large size, beautiful colors, fruit-eating habits, their daytime activity and the abundance and diversity of species. Like all Coleoptera, Cetoniinae are characterized by having a compact body, a pair of hard wings - called elytra -...
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The following new species of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Costa Rica and Pan- ama are described: Copris tridentatus sp. nov., Onthophagus notiodes sp. nov., Onthophagus xiph- ias sp. nov. and Trichillum arcus sp. nov. Pedaridium bradyporum (Boucomont) is reported from the Pacific slope of Costa Rica for the first time. Drawings of t...
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Solís, Ángel, Kohlmann, Bert (2003): New species of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) from Costa Rica and Panama. Zootaxa 139: 1-14, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.156789
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Cantharolethrus homoderoides Kriesche, 1928 Coleoptera: Lucanidae is found in Costa Rica, but it has been erroneously described from Mexico. C. inflexus Boileau, 1899 is reclassified as a subspecies of Cantharolethrus luxenii Buquet, it occurs in Costa Rica and Panama
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This paper is the result of the study of the genus Onthophagus Latreille Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae in Costa Rica. Thirty seven species are reported, ten of them are new and a new synonym is established. The previously known species are: O. acuminatus Harold, O. andersoni Howden Gill, O. anthracinus Harold, O. atriglabrus Howden Gill, O. atrosericeus...
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Based in structural features of adults, Phanaeus chandiazi, new species is described, and illustrated with a drawing of the dorsal habitus of a male specimen. Photographas of important taxonomic caracteristics, as well asa distribution map are also included. The species is hypothesized to be the sister species of Phanaeus beltianus Bates
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Four new species of Phyllophaga are described from Costa Rica, Phyllophaga kohlmanniana and P. picadoana from the montane rain forest of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Puntarenas, and P. janzeniana and P. guanacasteca from the tropical deciduous forests lowlands of Guanacaste. Drawings of male genital capsules, female genital plates, and tars...
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The Central American scarab genus Platyrutela is reviewed, a new species from northeastern Costa Rica is described, and larvae of both species in the genus are described. The genus Platyrutela includes 2 pecies: P. cribrata Bates from the Pacific coastal habitats of Costa Rica and Guatemala, and P. arenicola, new species, from Caribbean coastal hab...
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Se presenta una lista comentada de las 60 especies de Phyllophaga que han sido encontradas en las siete provincias en que se divide Costa Rica. Se incluyen registros para once especies previamente no citadas en el país, y se indica la presencia de 17 especies nuevas para la ciencia, hasta ahora solo conocidas para Costa Rica
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This paper is the result of the study of the genus Dichotomius Hope Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae in Costa Rica. Ten species are reported, five of them are new. The known species are: D. agenor Harold , D. centralis Harold , D. costaricensis Luederwaldt , D. satanas Harold and D. yucatanus Bates . The new taxa are: D. amicitiae, D. annae, D. danieli, D....
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A new species of Scatimus, S. erinnyos, is described from Costa Rica. Both sexes could be studied. The dorsal habitus of the new species, as well as the head in dorsal view, are illustrated. A map indicating the known distribution of the species in Costa Rica is included
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Bolbelasmus carinifrons sp. nov. and Neoathyreus tortuguerensis sp. nov. are described. Both species were collected in flight interception traps set in moist tropical forest in Costa Rica
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Two species collected in the tropical forest of Península de Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica are described: Pelidnota labyrinthophallica n.sp. and Plusiotis sirenicola n.sp. The male genital capsules and the female genital plates are illustrated. A key to the species of Pelidnota found in Costa Rica is also included
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Phyllophaga Chirodines naohui n. sp. is described from four male specimens collected in the deciduous tropical forest of the Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Drawings of the male genitalia of the new species and an up-to-date key to the four known species of Chirodines are given. Phyllophaga Listrochelus niquirana Morón is recorded from Costa Rica...
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Geographic distribution, food preferences, and seasonal abundance are described for 35 species of Scarabaeinae in the Reserva Forestal de San Ramón now Alberto M. Brenes Biological Reserve on the Atlantic slope of the Cordillera de Tilarán, Costa Rica, based on studies conducted between August 1986 and May 1987 using traps baited with human faeces...
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Resumen En este documento se hace un repaso de una serie de métodos y técnicas que se han empleado en mayor o menor grado en la recolección de Scarabaeoidea. Además se aporta la experiencia del au-tor en Costa Rica con la mayoría de estos métodos y técnicas. Abstract A review is made, for a series of methods and techniques that have been used in th...

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Define the biogeographical regions of Costa Rica using dung beetles.
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Inventory of all species of Coleoptera in Costa Rica, through DNA Barconding and collecting and field observation, taxonomy, and documentation of relationships between the species and other organisms