Octavius ruthae Janák, 2007, Janak, 2007

Janák, JiĜí, 2014, New species and subspecies of Octavius from South Africa, with a key and additional distribution records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Euaesthetinae), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54 (1), pp. 195-231: 224

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5299545

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D94600BD-1221-47B6-9C70-BA8C82B74CEC

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CD1A4E-FFC4-FE12-BB91-FF58A651FD09

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Octavius ruthae Janák, 2007
status

 

Octavius ruthae Janák, 2007  

Octavius ruthae Janák, 2007: 200  

Type locality. South Africa, Eastern Cape, Mbotyi Forest.

Material examined. SOUTH AFRICA: EASTERN CAPE: Transkei, Ntsubane Forest Station , 31.27 S – 29.44 E, indigenous forest litter, 25.xi.1977, E-Y: 2537, leg. Endrödy-Younga, 593373 ♀♀ ( TMSA, JJRC) GoogleMaps   ; same data, but: forest floor litter, 6.xii.1988, E-Y: 2599, 73326 ♀♀ ( TMSA, JJRC) GoogleMaps   ; same data, but: fungous logs, 6.xii.1988, E-Y: 2600, 13( JJRC) GoogleMaps   ; same data, but: forest floor litter, 25.xi.1988, E-Y: 2579, 393340 ♀♀ ( TMSA, JJRC) GoogleMaps   ; same data, but: 24.xi.1988, rotten Cussonia fruit, E-Y: 2577, 43 ( TMSA) GoogleMaps   .

Variability. Aedeagus of the studied specimens is identical with types (see Fig. 8 View Figs in JANÁK 2007). Median impressions on the disc of the head is very shallow and rounded, not longitudinal as in O. rostrifer Puthz, 1968   or O. ndumu   sp. nov. For this reason, O. ruthae   should be placed in the key in the proximity of O. microps ( Kistner, 1967)   and not of O. rostrifer Puthz, 1986   , as previously done by JANÁK (2007).

Distribution. Octavius ruthae   has been recorded only from Mbotyi and Ntsubane Forest.

TMSA

Transvaal Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Octavius

Loc

Octavius ruthae Janák, 2007

Janák, JiĜí 2014
2014
Loc

Octavius ruthae Janák, 2007: 200

JANAK J. 2007: 200
2007