Dochmonota simulans Klimaszewski & Larson

Klimaszewski, Jan, Larson, David J., Labrecque, Myriam & Bourdon, Caroline, 2016, Twelve new species and fifty-three new provincial distribution records of Aleocharinae rove beetles of Saskatchewan, Canada (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae), ZooKeys 610, pp. 45-112: 68-69

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Dochmonota simulans Klimaszewski & Larson

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Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Dochmonota simulans Klimaszewski & Larson  sp. n. Figs 57-64

Holotype (male).

Canada, Saskatchewan, Royal Edward Rd., 25 km NW Maple Creek, 5-VI-2011, D. Larson (LFC) 1 male. PARATYPE (female): Canada, Saskatchewan, Hwy 21, 17 km N Maple Ceek, 26-VI-2010, saline slough, D. Larson (LFC).


The species name is derived from Latin adjective simulans  -, meaning imitating, in reference to its similarity to the closely related Dochmonota websteri  .


Body narrowly subparallel (Fig. 57), length 3.0 mm, uniformly black; head, pronotum and elytra finely and densely punctate, punctures small; pubescence dense; integument moderately glossy, more so on abdomen, with meshed microsculpture; antenna with articles V-VII subquadrate to slightly transverse (Fig. 57); head distinctly narrower than pronotum (Fig. 57); pronotum transverse, distinctly narrower than elytra at base, with pubescence directed obliquely laterad from median line of disc and pubescence in basal part of median line directed anteriad and laterad, base of disc without impression (Fig. 57); elytra at suture distinctly longer than pronotum and wider than pronotum (Fig. 57); abdomen subparallel. MALE. Tergite VIII truncate apically with two small lateral teeth (Fig. 60); sternite VIII elongate and rounded apically (Fig. 61). Median lobe of aedeagus with large suboval bulbus and small triangular tubus in dorsal view, lateral sides of bulbus slightly sinuate (Fig. 59), tubus sinuate in lateral view, crista apicalis of bulbus small (Fig. 58); internal sac structures as illustrated (Figs 58, 59). FEMALE. Tergite VIII truncate apically (Fig. 62); sternite VIII emarginated apically (Fig. 63); spermatheca with subspherical capsule bearing broad invagination, stem irregularly twisted and with swollen apical part (Fig. 64).


Adults are known only from SK.

Natural history.

The male of this species was captured in June in unspecified habitat, and one female was taken from saline slough, also in June.