Achilia melanocephala Jeannel, 1963

Kurbatov, Sergey A., Cuccodoro, Giulio & Sabella, Giorgio, 2021, A revision of the Chilean Brachyglutini - Part 7. Revision of Achilia Reitter, 1890: A. cosmoptera species group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae), Revue suisse de Zoologie 128 (1), pp. 135-156 : 146-149

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.35929/RSZ.0041

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5645683

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5F215668-FFDC-FF9E-E6BA-FDC6874D59D2

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scientific name

Achilia melanocephala Jeannel, 1963
status

 

Achilia melanocephala Jeannel, 1963  

Fig. 64 View Fig

Achilia melanocephala Jeannel, 1963: 353   , 367.

Type material (1 ex.): CENTRAL CHILE: Región O’Higgins: Cachapoal Prov.: MNHN; 1 ♀ (holotype); labels verbatim “Holotype / Palmas de Cocálan / Achillia melanocephala   nov. (handwritten by Jeannel)”   .

Description: Male: Unknown.

Female: Body 1.40 mm long, reddish brown with darkened head and abdomen; antennae and legs reddish; palpi yellowish. Head with frons and occipital region slightly convex; frontal lobe short, separated from frons by shallow transverse sulcus. Antennae with scape and pedicel slightly longer than wide; antennomeres III- VIII wider than long; antennomere IX wider than VIII, distinctly wider than long; antennomere X wider than IX, distinctly wider than long; antennomere XI moderately elongate, shorter than VII-X combined.

Collecting data: No data available.

Distribution: Achilia melanocephala   is only known from Cachapoal Province (Región O’Higgins) ( Fig. 64 View Fig : triangles edged in blue).

Comments: The holotype of A. melanocephala   is a female very similar to those of A. angularis   . However, since it was collected in a region quite distant from where A. angularis   is known, we prefer at present to maintain A. melanocephala   as a valid species. Its status should be reassessed once additional specimens, notably males, are available from or near the type locality.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Achilia

Loc

Achilia melanocephala Jeannel, 1963

Kurbatov, Sergey A., Cuccodoro, Giulio & Sabella, Giorgio 2021
2021
Loc

Achilia melanocephala

Jeannel R. 1963: 353
1963