Edaphus inconveniens, 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 : 809

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Edaphus inconveniens


Edaphus inconveniens nov.sp. (figs 24, 61)

T y p e m a t e r i a l: Holotype () and 1, 1 - paratypes: COSTA RICA: Puntarenas, 11 km SE Est. Biol. Las Cruces , 8 o 46’43’’N, 83 o 01’50’’W, 1450m, wet cloud forest litter, 9.VII.1999, R. Anderson. 1 - paratypes: PANAMA: Panamá, Cerro Campana near Capira, 900m, berlese forest litter, 5.VI.1995, R. Anderson. - HT and ptt in the KSEM, 1 pt in cP. GoogleMaps

D e s c r i p t i o n: Macropterous, reddish brown, shiny, aside of setiferous punctures impunctate; pubescence recumbent.

L e n g t h: 1.4-1.7mm (forebody: 0.9-1.0mm).

PM of the ht: HW: 43; DE: 27; LE: 13; LT: -; LG: 2; PW: 47; PL: 39; dlbc: 37; EW: 74; EL: 60; SL: 49.

M a l e: Sternite 7 with a broad and shallow apical emargination. Sternite 8 (fig. 24). Sternite 9 rounded apically, no fields of ha present. SpP tubular, about twice as long as the median lobe, vs ¼ as long as the median lobe. Aedeagus (fig. 61), parameres with 1 short apical and 1 short subapical seta.

Head narrower than pronotum, eyes large, coarsely facetted, distinct temples absent, ptfF incomplete, distinct on each lateral half, absent medially, distance between interocular pits slight, slightly greater than distance between eyes and interocular pits (8-11-8), alfF short, ampF slightly broader than each of the elevated alpF, flat, no special separation between ampF and clp. Antennae moderately long, when reflexed extending to the posterior margin of the pronotum, club 2-segmented, segment 10 as long as broad, segment 11 about 1/3 longer than segment 10. Pronotum much broader than long, sides convex in anterior two fifths, constricted posteriorly; lbc long, nearly half as long as the pronotum, mbc (extending to base proper) distinct, 6 bf present, mbf larger than lbf. Elytra broader than long, sides shallowly concavely dilated posteriad, shoulders simple. Mbct3 about ¾ 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 strongly E. remilleti OROUSSET but may be distinguished by the longer lbc, incomplete ptfF and minor distance between the interocular pits (6-9- 6 in E. remilleti ). From other resembling species it may be distinguished as indicated in the key.

E t y m o l o g y: The name refers to the difficult identification of this species: " inconveniens " (Lat.= unbecoming).