Euconnus (Cladoconnus) brachati, Hlaváč, Peter & Stevanović, Miroslav, 2013

Hlaváč, Peter & Stevanović, Miroslav, 2013, A review of the subgenus Cladoconnus Reitter of the genus Euconnus Thomson (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae) from the Balkan Peninsula, Turkey and Caucasus, Zootaxa 3646 (4), pp. 401-425: 415-416

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Euconnus (Cladoconnus) brachati
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sp. nov.

Euconnus (Cladoconnus) brachati   sp. nov.

( Figs. 25–26 View FIGURES 23 – 30. 23 )

Etymology: named after Volker Brachat, a specialist on Pselaphinae   and collector of most specimens of the type series.

Material examined (14 3, 5 Ƥ): HOLOTYPE, 1 3: GREECE: white label (p) GR., Ipiros, bez: Ioanina, s. Vrosina, Eichenwald, bei Zalongo, 8.VI. 2002, leg. Brachat / red label (p) HOLOTYPE EUCONNUS   sbg. Cladoconnus brachati   n. sp., Hlaváč & Stevanoviċ det., 2011. (NMPC). PARATYPES (13 3, 5 Ƥ): 1 3: white label (p) GR-Ipiros, Bez: Ioanina, Str. Miliotades, Tristeno, bei Ambelos, 7.6. 99. leg. Brachat. (PJWP). 1 3: white label (p) GR-Ipiros, Bez: Ioanina, s. Vrossina, eichenwald, M. 6.92, leg. Brachat. (HMGG). 1 3: white label (p) GR-Ipiros, Bez: Ioanina, Umg. Vrossina, s/w Eichenwald, 23.5. 98, leg. Brachat. (HMGG). 1 3: white label (p) GR-Ipiros, Bez: Ioanina, s/w Smolikas-Gebiet, Umgeb. Aristi, 15.5. 97, leg. Brachat. (HMGG). 1 3: white label (p) GR-Ipiros, Bez: Ioanina, Umg. Metsovon, 1400–1500m, 25 – 27.5.87, leg. Brachat. (HMGG). 2 3: white label (p) GR-Ipiros, Bez: Ioanina, ca 33km westl. V. Ioanina Umg. Soulópoulo, 28.v. 1987, leg. Brachat. (HMGG, PHKS). 1 3,1 Ƥ: white label (p) GR-Bez. Kastoria, zw. Pendalofon u. Eptakhori, 7km östl. Eptakhori, 20.5.– 5.6.1988, leg. Brachat. (HMGG, PJWP). 1 3,1 Ƥ: white label (p) Graecia-Epirus, Bez, Joannina, Str. Thesprotiko ⊣ Kopani, Umgeb. Derviziana, 18.5. 1994, leg. Brachat. (MSNS). 1 3: white label (p) GR. Levkas, 450m, Umg. Vafkeri, Bachschlucht. Nr. 8, 26.ix. 1993 Assing leg. (HMGG). 1 3: white label (p) GR – Ipiros, Bez: Arta Xerovouni-Geb., Rodavgi, 25.04. 95, leg. Brachat. (PHKS). 2 Ƥ: white label (p) GR. Levkas, 100m, Ferswand, Apolpena, Streugesibe, Nr. 15, 29.IX. 1993, Assing leg. (HMGG, PHKS). ALBANIA: 2 3, 2 Ƥ: white label (p) Albania [13], Korçe, 10 km S Korçe, Mali i Gramozit, 1550m, Buchenwald, 40 ° 31 '09''N, 20 ° 47 ' 40 ''E, 27.v. 2010, M. Schülke. (MSBG, PHKS). All paratypes are bearing the following red label: PARATYPE EUCONNUS   sbg. Cladoconnus brachati   n. sp., Hlaváč & Stevanoviċ det., 2011.

Description: Body shiny, lighter or darker reddish-brown, body length 1.95–2.05 mm, body width 0.85–0.90 mm; with long, golden pubescence, sparse on sides of elytra becoming less towards disc where it is completely absent, erect on sides of pronotum and posterior part of head. Head slightly wider than long, tempora evenly convergent posteriorly; eyes protuberant; supra-antennal tubercles weakly protuberant. Antennae ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 23 – 30. 23 ) 1.12– 1.14 mm long; antennomeres III –VI subquadrate, subequal in length and width, VII subquadrate, 1.10 times as wide as long; antennomere VIII 1.20 times as long as wide, slightly more than twice as long as VII and slightly shorter than IX; IX 1.10 times as long as wide; antennomere X 1.05 times as long as wide and slightly shorter as IX; terminal antennomere 2.40 times as long as wide and about 1.90 times as long as X. Pronotum 1.15–1.25 as long as wide. Elytra about 1.40–1.45 times as long as wide, sutural striae reaching basal fourth of elytral length. Aedeagus 0.46 mm in length ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 23 – 30. 23 ).

Distribution: Greece (western Pelopónnisos, Island Levkas), Albania (Korçe).

Differential diagnosis: Euconnus brachati   differs from other species of denticornis   group by large body, 1.95–2.05 mm long, antennomere IX and X about same length and especially by slender and long terminal antennomere which is 2.40 times as long as wide.