Gastropaga barrinensis, 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: 332

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Gastropaga barrinensis

spec. nov.

Gastropaga barrinensis   spec. nov.

( Figs 12 View Figs 1–12 , 48 View Figs 48-55 )

Type material: Holotype , Australia, Queensl., Atherton TL., Lake Barrine NP., 30.X.1989, leg. E. Heiss ( CSCÜ).  

Description: Length 1.8 mm. Body shiny, yellowish-red, antennae brown with the three basal antennomeres and eleventh yellow, legs yellowish-red. Eyes 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. Body devoid of reticulation. Head dotting delicate, close and superficial. Granulation of pronotum close and very superficial, that of the elytra close and evident, that of the abdomen very salient and close, but sparse on the fifth free tergite. Spermatheca as in Fig. 48 View Figs 48-55 .

Comparative notes: The spermatheca of the new species is similar in shape to G. muluicola PACE, 2004   from Borneo. The much greater length of the spermatheca of the new species (0.1 mm vs. 0.07 mm in muluicola   ), and the proximal bulb of the spermatheca only slightly dilated and not spherical as in muluicola   further recognizable the two species.

Etymology: The new species derives its name from Lake Barrine.