Lomechusoides straneoi

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: 71

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Lomechusoides straneoi


The straneoi  species group

Head narrow, longer than wide, eyes larger, slightly shorter than temples, frontal, triangular depression equally microsculptured and densely punctured, with equally dense setation. Antennomere III longer than pedicel, as long or longer than IV, all antennomeres matt, with dense microsculpture.

Pronotum trapezoidal with sinuous anterior margin, surface of lateral margins matt with microsculpture on anterior and lateral margins with weakly defined tubercules and matt microsculpture, with short setae, lacking anterior medial depression, medial groove shallow, disc with fine tubercules bearing short setae, microsculpture variable, lacking macrosetae. Metaventral process lacking depression, with short setae, median line sparsely punctured, surface with microsculpture and with macrosetae.

Tergites III–IV finely punctured only on posterior margin, with fine setae and macrosetae (16–20), tergites V– VIII with fine puncturation, surface with uneven microsculpture and setation. Sternites with short setae, sternites III–IV with long setae, setae only on sternites III–IV exceeding posterior margin of sternite, on other sternites setae sparse, not exceeding its posterior margin.

List of species. L. straneoi (Koch)  , L. zaitzevi (Schilow) 

Distribution. Italy, central Asia ( Tadjikistan)