Lomechusa Gravenhorst, 1806

Chen, Yong-Jie & Zhou, Hong-Zhang, 2007, Taxonomy of the myrmecophilous genus Lomechusa (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Lomechusini) from China, Zootaxa 1606, pp. 29-39: 30-31

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10.5281/zenodo.178798

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Lomechusa Gravenhorst, 1806
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Genus Lomechusa Gravenhorst, 1806 

Gravenhorst, 1806: 178; Latreille, 1810: 427 (type designation); Erichson, 1839: 202; Kraatz, 1856: 114; Wasmann, 1896: 244; Tottenham, 1939: 224 (synonymy); Blackwelder, 1952: 483 (synonymy); Smetana, 2004: 237 (catalogue); Hlaváċ, 2005: 207 (revision). Type species: Staphylinus emarginatus Paykull, 1789  , subsequently designated by Latreille, 1810: 427.

Synonymy: Atemeles Dillwyn, 1829: 63  ; Westwood, 1838: 48 (type designation); Kraatz, 1856: 112; Thomson, 1860: 243; Wasmann, 1896: 253; Fenyes, 1920: 302. (Type species: Lomechusa paradoxa Gravenhorst, 1806  , subsequently designated by Westwood, 1838: 48)

Atemeles Stephens, 1832: 107  ; Ganglbauer, 1895: 109; Reitter, 1909: 41; Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 712; Scheerpeltz, 1934: 1664; Blackwelder, 1952: 67 (listed as synonymic homonym of Atemeles Dillwyn, 1829  ); Lohse 1974: 228. (Type species: Atemeles paradoxa Gravenhorst, 1806  ).

Goniodes Stephens, 1829: 260  (nec Nitzsch, 1818); Blackwelder, 1952: 174. (Type species: Goniodes acuminata Stephens, 1829  , by monotypy).

Pterygatemeles Scheerpeltz, 1965: 361  ; Hlaváċ, 2005: 207 (synonymy). (Type species: Pterygatemeles malaisei Scheerpeltz, 1965  , by monotypy)

Diagnosis. According to Hlaváč (2005), the genus Lomechusa  has the following diagnosis: body robust, parallel-sided; antennae more or less robust; lacinia with 2–3 apical or subapical spines; pronotum variable in shape and size, transverse and dull, usually with some depressions and microsculpture on dorsal surface, hypomeron large; elytra with sparse and very fine pubescence, hind corners well defined or absent; bases of pronotum and elytra lacking black erect setae.

Distribution. The genus is distributed throughout the whole Palaearctic and the northern part of the Oriental region.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Loc

Lomechusa Gravenhorst, 1806

Chen, Yong-Jie & Zhou, Hong-Zhang 2007

2007
Loc

Pterygatemeles

Hlavac 2005: 207Scheerpeltz 1965: 361

2005
Loc

Goniodes

Blackwelder 1952: 174Stephens 1829: 260

1952
Loc

Atemeles

Lohse 1974: 228
Blackwelder 1952: 67
Scheerpeltz 1934: 1664
Bernhauer 1926: 712
Reitter 1909: 41
Ganglbauer 1895: 109Stephens 1832: 107

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