Pronomaea wunderlei, Assing, 2007

Assing, Volker, 2007, A revision of the species of Pronomaea E of the Western Palaearctic region, including Middle Asia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Pronomaeini), Beiträge Zur Entomologie = Contributions to Entomology 57 (2), pp. 367-396: 381

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Pronomaea wunderlei

sp. n.

Pronomaea wunderlei   sp. n. ( Figs 26-28 View Figs 26-34 , Map 2 View Map 2 )

Type material:

Holotype ♂:"GR W-Kreta, Deres, 500 m, Bachmoos, Kastanie, 13.10.91, Wunderle / Holotypus ♂ Pronomaea wunderleiwunderlei   sp. n. det. V. Assing 2007 " (cAss)   . Paratypes: 1 ♂: " Kreta, Paganetti / rostrata det. Bernhauer, Chicago NHMus. M. Bernhauer Collection " ( FMNH)   ; 1 ♂: " Crète env. Kerá, 9.VIII.72, S. Vit " ( MHNG)   ; 1 ♂: "23.3.73, West-Kreta, Limni Kourna, DrFülscher Meybohm" (cAss)   .


External characters as in P. picea   ; distinguished only by the morphology of the aedeagus.

♂: median lobe of aedeagus 0.44-0.45 mm long, similar to that of P. rostrata   , but apex of different shape, flagellum slightly longer, and projection at base of ventral process much closer to crista apicalis ( Figs 26-28 View Figs 26-34 ).

♀: unknown.

Etymology: The species is dedicated to my friend and colleague Paul Wunderle, who collected the holotype.

Comparative notes:

From other PronomaeaPronomaea species, P. wunderlei   is reliably distinguished only by the distinctive shape of the median lobe of the aedeagus.

Distribution and bionomics:

The known distribution of P. wunderleiwunderlei   is confined to three localities in western Crete (plus an unspecified locality), where it is apparently endemic and the only representative of the genus ( Map 2 View Map 2 ). The record of P. rostratarostrata   by SCHEERPELTZ (1964) refers to this species. The holotype was collected from moss at a stream at an altitude of 500 m. The type specimens were taken in March, August, and October. Additional bionomic data are not available.


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