Gastropaga brisbanensis, 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 brisbanensis

spec. nov.

Gastropaga brisbanensis   spec. nov.

( Figs 11 View Figs 1–12 , 46–47 View Figs 35–47 )

Type material: Holotype , Australia, Brisbane , V.1981, leg. Wachtel ( CSCÜ).  

Description: Length 1.6 mm. Body shiny, yellowish-red, head and fourth free abdominal tergite brown, antennae dirty yellow, legs yellow. Eyes as long as the postocular region in dorsal view. Second antennomere shorter than the first one, third shorter than the second one, fourth to tenth transverse. Reticulation of the head superficial, absent on the rest of the body. Head dotting close and superficial, that of the pronotum evident and close. Granulation of the elytra evanescent, that of the abdomen very salient and close on the three basal free tergites, sparse on the fourth one, very sparse on the fifth one. Aedeagus as in Figs 46-47 View Figs 35–47 .

Comparative notes: The aedeagus of the new species, in ventral view, is lanceolate, as in G. rugatipennis (KRAATZ, 1859)   from Sri Lanka, of which I have examined the male holotype (SDEI). The lateral preapical hollows of the tip of the new species are deep, whereas they are very superficial in rugatipennis   .

Etymology: The new species coming its name from city of Brisbane.