Edaphus hanleyi, 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 : 808

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Edaphus hanleyi


Edaphus hanleyi nov.sp. (figs 8, 31, 51)

Type material: Holotype (): BOLIVIA: Cochabamba, Cochabamba, 109 km E Yungas (Cochabamba-Villa Tunari Road), 1480m, 17 o 8’50’’S, 65 o 42’29’’W, FIT, 1.-6.II.1999, R. Hanley: in the KSEM. GoogleMaps

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

L e n g t h: 1.2-1.4mm (forebody: 0.8mm)

PM of the ht: HW: 36; DE: 22: LE: 12.5; LT: -; LG: 1; PW: 35; PL: 31; dlbc: 30; EW: 63; EL: 58; SL: 51.

Male: Sternite 8 (fig. 31). Sternite 9 acute apicomedially, no fields of ha present. SpP about 1.5x as long as the median lobe, tubular, vs small. Aedeagus (fig. 51), median lobe with 2 long setae medially, parameres with 3 setae.

Head slightly broader than pronotum, eyes very large, finely facetted, distinct temples absent, ptfF distinct, alfF distinct, ampF broader (but not much) than each of the strongly elevated alfF, flat, no special separation between ampF and clp. Antennae long, when reflexed distinctly extending beyond the posterior margin of the pronotum, club 2- segmented, segment 10 as long as segments 6-9 combined, about 1/3 longer than broad, segment 11 longer than segment 10 (!; unknown). Pronotum distinctly broader than long, sides in anterior half convex, posteriorly strongly constricted; lbc strong, nearly half as long as the pronotum, mbc extending to base proper, strongly elevated, nearly as long as lbc, 6 distinctly delimited bf present, mbf large, twice as long as broad (fig. 8). Elytra large, broader than long, sides convexely dilated, shoulders with a distinct, narrow intrahumeral impression/stria (fig. 8). Mbct3 as long as the tergite.

C o m p a r a t i v e n o t e s: This new species is remarkable by the large mbf, strongly elevated, relatively long mbc and by the very large eyes. It may be distinguished from other relatives as indicated in the key.

E t y m o l o g y: This species is names in honour of the collector R. Hanley.