Apimela Mulsant & Rey, 1874,

Klimaszewski, Jan, Webster, Reginald P., Zanetti, Adriano & Bourdon, Caroline, 2017, First Canadian records of genera Apimela Mulsant & Rey and Gyronycha Casey from New Brunswick: description of two new species and new provincial distribution records (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae), ZooKeys 672, pp. 35-48: 35

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Apimela Mulsant & Rey, 1874


Apimela Mulsant & Rey, 1874  Figs 1-8, 9-15, 27-29

Type species.

Homalota macella  Erichson, 1839


Body yellowish brown, narrow and linear, length 2.0-3.0 mm; forebody densely and finely pubescent; head subquadrate as large as or slightly larger than pronotum, eyes moderately large, usually shorter than postocular area of head and visible from above, posterior angles of head angular, basal carina vestigial and visible only basally; antennomeres V-X slightly to strongly transverse; last palpomere needle-shaped; pronotum slightly transverse, widest in apical third, as long as head, densely pubescent, pubescence on midline of disc directed anteriad except posteriad basally, on sides anteriad and laterad, forming arcuate lines; elytra strongly elongate, one six/seventh broader than pronotum, at suture longer than pronotum, pubescence directed obliquely postriad; mesoventrite long, mesocoxae close; abdomen parallel sided, first four visible tergites with deep arcuate impressions, males without tubercles on first and fifth visible tergites; basal metatarsus as long as two following combined, tarsi small; median lobe of aedeagus with sinuate venter of tubus in lateral view, crista apicalis of bulbus from moderately-sized to large, internal sac with complex sclerites; spermatheca with sinuate stem, coils partial and not overlapping. Species of this genus occur in riparian habitats.