Linosomus socius ( FAUVEL , 1877)

Bordoni, Arnaldo, 2017, New data on the Afrotropical Xantholinini. 1. New species from South Africa in the Janak collection (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) 285 ° contribution to the knowledge of the Staphylinidae, Linzer biologische Beiträge 49 (2), pp. 1233-1243: 1242

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Linosomus socius ( FAUVEL , 1877)


Linosomus socius ( FAUVEL, 1877)   (Figs 22-25)

E x a m i n e d m a t e r i a l: RCA, W Cape, Grootvaderbosch NR, 300-400 m, 33.59S, 20.49E, Janak 8.XII.2009, 233, 2♀♀ (cJ), 13 (cB) GoogleMaps   ; KwaZulu-Natal, Cathedral Peak NR, Tainbow Gorge , 28° 57.60'S, 29° 13.61'E, 1480 m, Janak 19-20.XI.2006, 333 (cJ) GoogleMaps   ; same data, Impendle, Nhlosame farm, 29.35S, 29.58E, J. Kotze 30.III-19.IX.1994, 1233, 6 ♀♀ (cJ), 333, 3♀♀ (cB) GoogleMaps   .

D i s t r i b u t i o n: Zimbabwe, South Africa ( BORDONI 2016), Australia (BORDONI

2005), New Zealand ( BORDONI 2005a: introduced).

R e m a r k s: This is a very widespread species in South Africa, very variable in size, color and punctation. I propose detailed figures of the male genitalia (Figs 22-25).