Atheta (Traumoecia) tambourinensis, 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: 331-332

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4754355

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/DE7287B1-FFBE-FFDA-FCFF-8BA79D4CA1C8

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Atheta (Traumoecia) tambourinensis
status

spec. nov.

Atheta (Traumoecia) tambourinensis   spec. nov.

( Figs 10 View Figs 1–12 , 43–45 View Figs 35–47 )

Type material: Holotype , Australia, Queensland, Mt. Tambourine , 5.III.1997, leg. Wachtel.  

Paratypes: 2  and 2  same data ( CSCÜ)   .

Description: Length 2.2 mm. Body shiny, reddishbrown, head, fourth free abdominal tergite and base of fifth brown, antennae brown with the three basal antennomeres reddish-brown, legs yellow. Eyes as long as the postocular region in dorsal view. Second antennomere longer than the first one, third as long as the second one, fourth to eighth as long as wide, ninth and tenth transverse. Fore-body devoid of reticulation, that of the abdomen very transverse and strong. Head dotting close and superficial, absent on the longitudinal median band; granulation of pronotum and elytra delicate, close and salient, that of the abdomen sparse and evanescent. Aedeagus as in Figs 43-44 View Figs 35–47 ; spermatheca as in Fig. 45 View Figs 35–47 .

Comparative notes: The habitus of the new species ( Fig. 10 View Figs 1–12 ) is similar to daccordiana PACE, 2003, also coming from Australia. The proximal portion of the spermatheca of the new species is not bisinuate as in daccordiana. The male of daccordiana is unknown.

Etymology: The new species derives its name from Mt. Tambourine.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Atheta