Mimacrotona bowravillensis, 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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Mimacrotona bowravillensis

spec. nov.

Mimacrotona bowravillensis   spec. nov.

( Figs 14 View Figs 13–23 , 52 View Figs 48-55 )

Type material: Holotype , Australia, NSW Bowraville , Argent Hill, 10.11.1997, leg. Wachtel ( CSCÜ).  

Description: Length 1.39 mm. Body shiny, yellowish-red, elytra lost, antennae brown with the two basal antennomeres, base of third and eleventh yellow, legs yellow. Eyes as long as the postocular region in dorsal view. Second antennomere longer than the first one, third shorter than the second one, fourth to tenth transverse. Reticulation of the body superficial; Head dotting delicate and superficial. Granulation of the pronotum delicate, close and evident, that of the abdomen salient and sparse. Aedeagus as in Fig. 52 View Figs 48-55 .

Comparative notes: The new species is the first known from Australia with two ventral laminae of the aedeagus, not even present in species of the oriental region.

Etymology: The new species coming its name from the toponym Bowraville.