Atheta (Pseudota) klagesi Bernhauer, 1909

Webster, Reginald P., Klimaszewski, Jan, Bourdon, Caroline, Sweeney, Jon D., Hughes, Cory C. & Labrecque, Myriam, 2016, Further contributions to the Aleocharinae (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) fauna of New Brunswick and Canada including descriptions of 27 new species, ZooKeys 573, pp. 85-216: 122-123

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Atheta (Pseudota) klagesi Bernhauer, 1909


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Staphylinidae

Atheta (Pseudota) klagesi Bernhauer, 1909   Figs 161-169

Atheta (Pseudota) klagesi   (For diagnosis, see Bernhauer 1909, Gusarov 2003)

Lectotype (male).

USA, Maine, Frost, 1654; 153; klagesi   Brh., Cotypus; Fenyes; Chicago NHMus, M. Bernhauer Collection; FMNH 281916; Lectotype teste D.J. Clarke 2014, GDI Imaging Project; V.I. Gusarov paralectotype designation label 2000; designated by Gusarov 2003 ( FMNH). Paralectotypes: Data same as for holotype ( FMNH) 1 female; USA, Pennsylvania, Jeannette, H.G. Klages; klagesi   Bernhauer, Typus, Fenyes; Chicago NHMus., M. Bernhauer Collection; lectotype designation label by V.I. Gusarov 2000 designated by Gusarov 2003 ( FMNH).


Atheta klagesi   is very similar to the next species, Atheta pseudoklagesi   , and may be distinguished from it by the following combination of characters: body slightly smaller in size and more glossy, yellowish areas on elytra more intense, coloration of legs, bases of antennae and maxillary palps more intense yellowish, and overall body color more contrasting (Fig. 161); median lobe of aedeagus with tubus shorter, apex more arcuate and with slightly different shape (Figs 162-164); spermatheca very similarly shaped; females may be difficult to identify unless collected with males.

Distribution in Canada and Alaska.

Currently recorded from YT, BC, AB, SK, ON, QC, NB, NS, PE, LB and NF ( Bousquet et al. 2013), but some of these may prove to be undetected specimens of Atheta pseudoklagesi   .