Apimela carnavonensis, Pace, 2015

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 carnavonensis

spec. nov.

Apimela carnavonensis   spec. nov.

( Figs 15 View Figs 13–23 , 53 View Figs 48-55 )

Type material: Holotype , Australia, Queensland, Carnavon N.P., S Lake Nuga Nuga , I.1997, leg. Wachtel ( CSCÜ).  

Description: Length 1.8 mm. Body shiny, yellowishbrown, posterior margin of the fifth free abdominal tergite yellowish-red, antennae brown with the three basal antennomeres yellow, legs yellow. Eyes shorter than the postocular region in dorsal view. Second antennomere as long as the first one, third shorter than the second one, fourth to tenth transverse. Reticulation of head and pronotum strong, that of the elytra evident, that of the abdomen clearly visible. Head dotting indistinct. Granulation of pronotum and elytra slightly visible, that of abdomen superficial and close, but sparse on the fifth free tergite. Spermatheca as in Fig. 53 View Figs 48-55 .

Comparative notes: The new species differs from A. australiensis PACE, 2003   , also from Australia, known only by the male, in the eleventh antennomere being

brown, vs. reddish in australiensis   . The eyes of the new species are less prominent than in australiensis   . The reticulation of the body of the new species is evident, absent in australiensis   .

Etymology: The new species takes its name from the Carnavon N.P.