Nazeris rufus Hu & Li, 2015

Hu, Jia-Yao, Liu, Yi-Xiao & Li, Li-Zhen, 2018, Two new species of Nazeris Fauvel in the Luoxiao Mountain Range, China (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Paederinae), Zootaxa 4370 (2), pp. 180-188: 181

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Nazeris rufus Hu & Li, 2015


Nazeris rufus Hu & Li, 2015 

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Additional material examined. 4 males, 4 females, ‘ China: Hubei, Xianning, Tongshan Hsien, Jiugong Shan : Yunzhonghu , 29°24′13″N, 114°40′10″E, mixed leaf litter, sifted, 1200-1250 m, 30.VII.2016, Hu & Liu leg.’GoogleMaps  ; 7 males, 3 females, ‘ Tonggubao , 29°23′55″N, 114°39′22″E, pine leaf litter, sifted, 1350-1430 m, 31.VII.2016, Hu & Liu leg.’GoogleMaps  ; 6 males, 5 females, ‘ Tonggubao , 29°23′32″N, 114°39′07″E, bamboo leaf litter, sifted, 1530 m, 2.VIII.2016, Hu & Liu leg.’. ( SNUC)GoogleMaps  .

Comment. This species resembles N. sadanarii Hu & Li, 2010  from Anhui and Zhejiang province in general appearance, but is distinguished by the relatively denser setae of male sternite VII and by the apically acute ventral process of the aedeagus.

Distribution and habitat data. This species has been recorded from Mufu Shan in northeastern Hunan and Jiugong Shan in southern Hubei (new province record, Fig. 22View FIGURE22). The specimens were collected by sifting decaying leaf litter in mixed forests at altitudes of 1200–1550 m.