Metopiellus,

Asenjo, Angélico, Ferreira, Rodrigo Lopes & Zampaulo, Robson De Almeida, 2017, Description of Metopiellus painensis sp. nov. (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae), first troglobitic Pselaphinae from Brazil, Zootaxa 4269 (1), pp. 115-123: 122

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4269.1.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:22C0C947-DF1A-4AF3-AA82-67A7A9B85B45

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C8570F-8B61-101B-FF22-7828FA2AB92E

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Plazi

scientific name

Metopiellus
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Key to the species of Metopiellus 

1. Head similar in width to pronotum; eyes absent...................................... Metopiellus aglenus (Reitter) 

- Head narrower than pronotum; eyes small or almost absent....................................................2

2. Pedicel almost one half of length of scape ( Figs. 2, 5View FIGURES 1 – 12); length of antennomere 5 longer than length of antennomere 3 and 4 together ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1 – 12)............................................................... Metopiellus painensis  sp. nov.

- Pedicel less than half length of scape ( Figs. 14, 15View FIGURES 13 – 15); length of antennomere 5 shorter than length of antennomere 3 and 4 together ( Figs. 14, 15View FIGURES 13 – 15)..................................................................................3

3. Antennomere 8 transverse ( Fig. 15View FIGURES 13 – 15); eyes small ( Fig. 15View FIGURES 13 – 15)............................... Metopiellus hirtus (Reitter) 

- Antennomere 8 obconical ( Fig. 14View FIGURES 13 – 15); eyes almost absent ( Fig. 14View FIGURES 13 – 15)........................ Metopiellus silvaticus Bruch