Euconnus (Glabriconnus) februarius, Jałoszyński, 2016

Jałoszyński, Paweł, 2016, Taxonomy of ' Euconnus complex'. Part VII. Glabriconnus, a new subgenus of Euconnus from Madagascar (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Scydmaeninae), Zootaxa 4084 (4) : -

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Euconnus (Glabriconnus) februarius

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Euconnus (Glabriconnus) februarius View in CoL sp. n.

( Figs 26–27 View FIGURES 20 – 27 , 32–33 View FIGURES 28 – 33 , 38 View FIGURE 38 )

Type material. Holotype ( MADAGASCAR): ♂, two labels: " ADR / Feb.2013/11 MADAGASCAR / ANDRANOMENA Sp. Res. 48 m, / „Circuit Trois Lacs”, 3.ii. 2013 / S20º0.8' 49.7'' E44º31'30.0'' / sifting litter; Winkler app. extr.; L.S. / Rahanitriniaina & E.M. Rabotoson lgt." [white, printed], " EUCONNUS / (GLABRICONNUS) / februarius m. /det. P. Jałoszyński, 2015 / HOLOTYPUS " [red, printed] ( MMBC).

Diagnosis. Small species, BL <2 mm; frons with two rounded longitudinal carinae converging posteriorly; pronotum with two parallel lateral hypomeral grooves at each side; elytra oval, similarly narrowing posteriorly and anteriorly; aedeagus three times as long as broad, broadest in proximal third.

Description. Externally indistinguishable from E. andranomenaus , only measurements and differences are given here. BL 1.90 mm; HL 0.35 mm, HW 0.39 mm, AnL 0.75 mm; PL 0.50 mm, PW 0.55 mm; EL 1.05 mm, EW 0.83 mm, EI 1.27.

Aedeagus ( Figs. 26–27 View FIGURES 20 – 27 , 32–33 View FIGURES 28 – 33 ) strongly elongate, AeL 0.65 mm, in ventral view broadest near proximal third and with gradually but strongly narrowing apical region, subtriangular apical region with rounded apex; in lateral view median lobe with apical portion strongly bent dorsally and apex curved ventrally; endophallus strongly asymmetrical, with two subapical bunches of dense elongate needle-like sclerites pointing distally; parameres broad, each with several apical and subapical setae, of which three reach or slightly exceed apex of median lobe.

Female. Unknown or indistinguishable from E. februarius (see Remarks for the latter species).

Etymology. The name februarius (a noun in apposition) refers to the month in which this species has been collected.

Distribution. Central-western Madagascar ( Fig. 38 View FIGURE 38 ).

Remarks. See remarks for the previous species.


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