Xenopygus analis (Erichson)

Aballay, Fernando H., Chani-Posse, Mariana R., Ayón, María Rosana, Maldonado, María Belén & Centeno, Néstor D., 2014, An illustrated key to and diagnoses of the species of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) associated with decaying carcasses in Argentina, Zootaxa 3860 (2), pp. 101-124 : 119-120

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3860.2.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DD34DE75-74F3-42B1-9224-DC3BF9F3CCC7

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5688993

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/0385F373-FFB5-B45D-FF6C-7E07BBFB0580

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Plazi

scientific name

Xenopygus analis (Erichson)
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Xenopygus analis (Erichson)

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Diagnosis. Xenopygus analis can be distinguished by the following characters: head, pronotum and elytra of metallic color; head and pronotum blue to greenish blue, coarsely and sparsely punctuated; elytra blue, finely and densely punctuated; abdomen shiny black with segments 7 and 8 golden-orange; antennal segments 6–10 transverse; disc of pronotum with two dorsal rows of punctures. Length 12.0– 14.5 mm.

Distribution. Widespread from Mexico to Argentina ( Herman 2001; Newton, unpublished database).

Bionomics. Species belonging to Xenopygus have been frequently found in carrion, dung and decaying fruits ( Irmler 1982; Navarrete-Heredia et al. 2002), also in leaf litter in the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia ( Gutiérrez & Chacón 2006). Xenopygus analis was reported as predator of both larvae and pupae of Anastrepha spp. ( Diptera : Tephritidae ) ( Navarrete-Heredia et al. 2002), also from ant nests ( Gutiérrez & Chacón 2006).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Xenopygus