Edaphus atahualpa, Puthz, 2014

Puthz, V., 2014, Review of the New World Edaphus MOTSCHULSKY (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) 120 th Contribution to the Knowledge of Euaesthetinae, Linzer biologische Beiträge 46 (1), pp. 799-827: 806

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Edaphus atahualpa


Edaphus atahualpa   nov.sp. (figs 37, 56)

T y p e m a t e r i a l: Holotype () and 1 - paratype: PERU: Dept. Madre de Dios, Pantiacolla Lodge, Alto Madre de Dios River , 12 o 39.3’S, 71 o 13.9’W, 420m, FIT, 14.-19.XI.2007, D. Brzoska: in the KSEM. GoogleMaps  

D e s c r i p t i o n: Macropterous, light brown, moderately shiny, aside of minute setiferous punctures impunctate, pubescence recumbent. Antennae with a 3-sgmented club.

L e n g t h:1.0- 1.1mm (forebody: 0.6-0.65mm).

PM of the ht: HW: 29; DE: 19; LE: 9; LT:>1; LG: 2; PW: 30; PL: 26; EW: 47; EL: 41; SL: 32.

M a l e: Sternite 8 (fig. 37). Sternite 9 acute apicomedially, fields of ha absent. SpP sack-shaped, more than twice as long as the median lobe, simple (no trumpet), vs about one third as long as the median lobe. Aedeagus (fig. 56), apical portion of median lobe narrow, slightly longer than parameres, parameres with 1 strong, very long seta.

Head nearly as broad as pronotum, eyes large, moderately finely facetted, temples indistinct, ptfF distinct, alfF indistinct, ampF slightly broader than each of the moderately elevated alpF, flat, no special separation between ampF and clp. Antennae moderately long, when reflexed extending to about the posterior margin of the pronotum, segment 7 broader than segments 6 and 8, club 3-segmented, segments 9 and 10 slightly broader than long, segment 11 about one third longer than segment 10. Pronotum broader than long, sides moderately convex anteriorly, moderately concavely constricted behind; lbc and mbc absent, 6 equally small bf present. Elytra broader than long, subquadrate, sides shallowly convex, shoulders simple. Mbct3 absent.

C o m p a r a t i v e n o t e s: This new species is remarkable by the 3-segmented antennal club and the small size. The aedeagus resembles that of E. longepilosus PUTHZ   (both have one very long stout apical seta at the parameres), but the new species is clearly distinct by the 3-segmented antennal club, fully wings and the much longer median lobe.

E t y m o l o g y: The name of this new species refers to the latest Inka-king, who was defeated in 1532, when Pizzarro conquered Peru.