Edaphus scupolai, Puthz, 2014

Puthz, V., 2014, Review of the New World Edaphus MOTSCHULSKY (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) 120 th Contribution to the Knowledge of Euaesthetinae, Linzer biologische Beiträge 46 (1), pp. 799-827 : 804

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5306839

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5314504

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B4C251-FFD7-7670-FF3D-82916177FA93

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Edaphus scupolai
status

nov.sp.

Edaphus scupolai nov.sp. (fig. 13)

Type material: Holotype (): ECUADOR: Pichincha, Otonga , 2065 m, 0 o 25’01.2’’S, 79 o 00’14’’W, 21.VII.2006, A. Scupola: in cP ( SMNS). GoogleMaps

D e s c r i p t i o n: Macropterous, light brown (immature?), shiny, pronotum with 10 puncture-like impressions on disc, aside of minute setiferous punctures impunctate; pubescence dense, semierect.

L e n g t h: 1.6mm (retracted) (forebody: 1.1-1.2mm).

PM of the ht: HW: 51; DE: 38; LE: 16; LT: -; LG: 1; PW: 59; PL: 50; dlbc: 46; EW: 83; EL: 74; SL: 60.

M a l e: Unknown.

Head distinctly narrower than pronotum, eyes very large, no distinct temples present, ptfF and short alfF distinct, ampF broader than each of the moderately elevated alpF, convex, no special separation between ampF and clp. Antennae robust, when reflexed slightly extending beyond the posterior margin of the pronotum, club 2-segmented, segment 10 slightly longer than broad, segment 11 slightly longer than segment 10. Pronotum broader than long, sides convex anteriorly with a small denticle anterolaterally, moderately concavely constricted behind; base with distinct lbc, 6 equally large bf, no mbc present; punctuation very fine, sparse, interstices much larger than punctures, 5 puncture-like impressions on each lateral half of the disc (fig. 13). Elytra very large, broader than long, sides moderately convex, shoulders with two convergent intrahumeral striae forming a denticle posteriorly, and two puncture-like impressions near anterior margin on each elytron; setiferous punctures about as sparse as on pronotum. Mbct3 two thirds as long as the tergite.

C o m p a r a t i v e n o t e s: This new species resembles closely E. huggerti OROUSSET , but may be distinguished by the equal size of the bf. From other relatives it may be distinguished as indicated in the key.

E t y m o l o g y: This species is named in honour of its collector with thanks for donating the type to my special collection.

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Edaphus