Edaphus torifrons, 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 : 808-809

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Edaphus torifrons


Edaphus torifrons nov.sp. (figs 15, 36, 55)

T y p e m a t e r i a l: Holotype (): SURINAME: Brokopondo, Brownsberg Nature Preserve, Witi Creek Trail, 420m, 4 o 56’55’’N, 59 o 10’53’’W, FIT, 23.-25.VI.1999, Falin et al.: in the KSEM. 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: 1.0- 1.3mm (forebody: 0.75mm).

PM of the ht: HW: 33.5; DE: 21; LE: 10; LT: -; LG: 3; PW: 37.5; PL: 30; dlbc: 27; EW: 53; EL: 47; SL: 38.

M a l e: Sternite 8 (fig. 36). Sternite 9 acute apicomedially, no fields of ha present. SpP about 1.5x as long as the median lobe, with a distinct double trumpet, vs small (fig. 15). Aedeagus (fig. 55), median lobe acutely angled narrowed (with 2 setae (?)), parameres shorter than median lobe, with 1 short apical and 1 slightly longer subapical seta.

Head distinctly narrower than pronotum, eyes very large, finely facetted, distinct temples absent, ptfF semicircular, distinct, alfF absent, alpF elevated, anteriorly coalescent with a transverse bulge, ampF = transverse bulge. Antennae moderately long, when reflexed extending to the posterior margin of the pronotum, club 2-segmented, segment 10 slightly broader than long, segment 11 about 1/3 longer than segment 10. Pronotum much broader than long, sides convex anteriorly, strongly constricted posteriorly; lbc and mbc (extending to base proper) distinct, 6 distinctly delimited bf present, lbf twice as small as mbf. Elytra broader than long, sides shallowly concavely dilated, shoulders simple. Mbct3 nearly extending to the posterior margin of the tergite.

C o m p a r a t i v e n o t e s: Aside of the sexual characters of the male this new species is remarkable by the absence of a distinctly delimited ampF. It may be distinguished from other relatives as indicated in the key.

E t y m o l o g y: The name of this new species refers to the transverse anterior bulge of the frons.