Apimela queenslandica,

Pace, Roberto, 2015, New genera and new species of Aleocharinae from Australia (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae), Beiträge Zur Entomologie = Contributions to Entomology 65 (2), pp. 327-339: 333

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http://doi.org/ 10.21248/contrib.entomol.65.2.327-339



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Apimela queenslandica

spec. nov.

Apimela queenslandica  spec. nov.

( Figs 16View Figs 13–23, 54View Figs 48-55)

Type material: Holotype , Australia, Queensld., Gympio , Brooyar St. Forest, 12.III.1997, leg. Wachtel ( CSCÜ). 

Description: Length 2.2 mm. Body reddish-brown, antennae lost, legs yellowish-red. Eyes shorter than the postocular region in dorsal view. Reticulation of head, elytra and abdomen strong, that of the pronotum visible. Granulation of head and pronotum invisible, that of the elytra superficial, that of the abdomen close and evanescent, but sparse on the fifth free tergite. Spermatheca as in Fig. 54View Figs 48-55.

Comparative notes: The new species differs from A. australiensis PACE, 2003  , also from Australia, known only by the male, having the body reticulate and from A. carnavonensis  spec. nov. by the shape of the spermatheca.

Etymology: The new species takes its name from Queensland.