Leptostiba 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

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



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Leptostiba tambourinensis

spec. nov.

Leptostiba tambourinensis   spec. nov.

( Figs 8 View Figs 1–12 , 38-40 View Figs 35–47 )

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

Paratypes: 1  and 2 , same data ( CSCÜ)   .

Description: Length 1.7 mm. Body shiny, yellowishbrown, head and tip of abdomen reddish-brown, antennae brown with the two basal antennomeres and apex of the eleventh yellow, legs yellow. Eyes much shorter than the postocular region in dorsal view. Second antennomere shorter than the first one, third shorter than the second one, fourth to tenth transverse. Fore-body devoid of reticulation, that of the abdomen transverse and very superficial. Head dotting delicate, close and evident. Granulation of pronotum and elytra delicate, close and salient, that of the abdomen delicate, close and clearly visible. Aedeagus as in Figs 38-39 View Figs 35–47 ; spermatheca as in Fig. 40 View Figs 35–47 .

Comparative notes: For the aedeagus shape the new species is similar to L. politula ( FAUVEL, 1878)   of which have examined 1 male and 1 female of the type series (IRSNB). The aedeagus of the new species is scarcely curved, while it is broadly curved in politula   . The aedeagus, in ventral view, is very wide in politula   , narrow in the new species. The proximal portion of the spermatheca of politula shows two sinuosities, while in the new species is without sinuosity. The umbilicus of the distal bulb of the spermatheca is deep in politula   , weakly protruded in the new species.

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