Lomechusoides minor

Jászay, Tomáš & Hlaváč, Peter, 2013, A taxonomic revision of the myrmecophilous genus Lomechusoides Tottenham, 1939 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae) Part I. Redescription of the genus, definition of species groups and th, Zootaxa 3683 (1), pp. 65-81: 70

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Lomechusoides minor


The minor  species group

Head narrow, longer than wide, eyes larger, slightly shorter than temples, frontal, triangular depression sparsely microsculptured, with equally dense setation. Antennomere III longer than pedicel and IV, all antennomeres shiny, with fine microsculpture.

Pronotum trapezoidal with straight anterior margin, anterior and lateral margins with tubercules and matt microsculpture, lacking anterior medial depression, medial groove well-defined, disc with tubercules bearing long setae, microsculpture variable. Metaventral process lacking depression, with short setae, medial line punctured, surface with microsculpture, lacking macrosetae.

Tergites III–IV densely punctured and with many macrosetae (40 - 40), tergites V–VIII finely punctured, with setae and macrosetae, surface with microsculpture. Sternites with long setae, only on sternite III exceeding posterior margin of sternite, on other sternites setae not exceeding its posterior margin.

List of species. L. minor (Reitter)  , L. throngensis (Sawada)  , L. turkestanicus (Roubal)  , L. uenoi Maruyama & Hlaváč  , L. wasmanni (Reitter)  .

Distribution. From Azerbaijan, Nepal and China.