Venezolanoconnus andinus Franz

Jałoszyński, Paweł, 2012, Taxonomy of ' Euconnus complex'. Part I. Morphology of Euconnus s. str. and revision of Euconnomorphus Franz and Venezolanoconnus Franz (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae), Zootaxa 3555, pp. 55-82: 78

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Venezolanoconnus andinus Franz
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Venezolanoconnus andinus Franz  

( Figs. 59 –61 View FIGURES 59 – 64 , 65–66, 68– 70 View FIGURES 65 – 70 )

Venezolanoconnus andinus Franz, 1988: 81   ; Fig. 25 View FIGURES 25 – 27 .

Material studied. Holotype: 3: four labels: "Bosque de la Carbonera / 2000 m, Umg. Merida / Venezuela, lg. Franz"" with "SA 273 " on the reverse side [white, printed; reverse handwritten], " Venezolanoconnus   / andinus   m. / det. H. Franz" [white, handwritten and printed], " 3 " [white, printed], " Holotypus " [red, handwritten] ( NHMW).

Diagnosis. This species can be identified on the basis of the pronotum only slightly broader than long and strongly narrowing anterad.

Redescription. Body of male ( Fig. 59 View FIGURES 59 – 64 ) strongly convex, elongate but moderately slender, with moderately long appendages, BL 1.58 mm; glossy, uniformly light brown with slightly lighter palps; vestiture slightly lighter than cuticle.

Head ( Figs. 60 –61 View FIGURES 59 – 64 , 66 View FIGURES 65 – 70 ) rhomboidal in shape, broadest at eyes, HL 0.25 mm, HW 0.35 mm; occipital constriction distinctly narrower than half HL; tempora much shorter than eyes, strongly convergent caudad; vertex strongly transverse, convex; frons confluent with vertex, slightly convex, subtrapezoidal and steeply, abruptly declining towards strongly transverse clypeus; supraantennal tubercles barely marked; eyes large and strongly convex, kidney-shaped and transverse in relation to the long axis of the head, each composed of ca. 50 small and smooth ommatidia. Dorsal punctures on head fine and sparse, inconspicuous; setae long, moderately dense, erect, those on vertex and tempora directed caudad. Antennae ( Fig. 59 View FIGURES 59 – 64 ) slender, gradually thickening towards apices, AnL 0.63 mm; antennomeres I –II elongate; III –V each about as long as broad; VI –X each slightly transverse; XI 1.6 × as long as broad, nearly symmetrical, with blunt subconical apex.

Pronotum ( Fig. 59 View FIGURES 59 – 64 ) in dorsal view approximately subtrapezoidal, broadest in posterior third, PL 0.40 mm, PW 0.45 mm; anterior margin short and slightly arcuate; lateral margins strongly rounded, especially in posterior third, so that hind pronotal corners are not marked and sides form a regular arch with rounded posterior pronotal margin; base of pronotum without foveae. Punctures on pronotal disc very fine, inconspicuous; setae long, moderately dense and strongly erect, those on sides of pronotum bristle-like, distinctly thicker than those in middle.

Elytra ( Fig. 59 View FIGURES 59 – 64 ) broadly oval and much more convex than pronotum, broadest distinctly behind middle, EL 0.93 mm, EW 0.78 mm, EI 1.19; base of elytra distinctly arcuate; humeral calli prominent, each sharply delimited mesally by subhumeral line as long as 0.4 × EL; elytral apices separately rounded. Punctures on elytral disc more distinct and denser than those on pronotum but only superficial and with diffused margins; setae moderately long, moderately sparse and suberect, about as thin as those on vertex and distinctly thinner than those on sides of pronotum. Hind wings well-developed, twice as long as elytra.

Legs ( Fig. 59 View FIGURES 59 – 64 ) moderately long and slender; all tibiae straight.

Aedeagus ( Figs. 68–70 View FIGURES 65 – 70 ) moderately stout, AeL 0.15 mm, with indistinctly delimited, subtriangular apical part (possibly slightly distorted during the previous preparation in the only known male); internal structures strongly asymmetrical, with long and curved sclerite projecting apically; parameres very broad, with subapical groups of several setae.

Female. Unknown.

Distribution. Western Venezuela, Mérida State.

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Venezolanoconnus

Loc

Venezolanoconnus andinus Franz

Jałoszyński, Paweł 2012
2012
Loc

Venezolanoconnus andinus

Franz 1988: 81
1988