Rugilus lucens ASSING 2012

Assing, V., 2013, A revision of Palaearctic and Oriental Rugilus. III. Five new species from the Palaearctic region and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 45 (1), pp. 171-190 : 186-188

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4507307

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8683FCEB-A495-4147-A79E-996E04C23526

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4507560

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E087C3-697B-7A32-DDA8-2F8F0627FEB8

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Felipe

scientific name

Rugilus lucens ASSING 2012
status

 

Rugilus lucens ASSING 2012

( Figs 23-25 View Figs 23-30 , Map 4 View Map 4 )

Material examined: Laos: 6 exs., Champasak province, Bolaven plateau, Muang Paxong, Ban Thongvay, 15°14'N, 106°32'E, 1000-1200 m, disturbed primary rain forest, leg. Solodovnikov & Pedersen ( ZMUC, cAss). GoogleMaps

Comment: The original description of this conspicuous species is based on two females from Nepal ( ASSING 2012a). The above first record from Laos suggests that the species is widespread in the East Palaearctic and Oriental regions ( Map 4 View Map 4 ). The subgeneric affiliations are still unclarified, but its hypothesized close relationship to R. saudicus (see the following section) suggests that both species may have their closest relatives in the Afrotropical region. The previously unknown male sexual characters are as follows:

♂: sternite VII transverse and with broadly concave posterior margin; sternite VIII ( Fig. 23 View Figs 23-30 ) with dense pubescence, posteriorly with broad and shallow excision; aedeagus ( Figs 24-25 View Figs 23-30 ) approximately 0.5 mm long, with pair of long apical structures.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Rugilus