Notolinopsis mirabilis, Bordoni, 2017

Bordoni, Arnaldo, 2017, New data on the Afrotropical Xantholinini. 1. New species from South Africa in the Janak collection (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) 285 ° contribution to the knowledge of the Staphylinidae, Linzer biologische Beiträge 49 (2), pp. 1233-1243 : 1238

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Notolinopsis mirabilis


Notolinopsis mirabilis nov.sp. ( Figs 10-12 View Figs 7-12 )

E x a m i n e d m a t e r i a l: Holotype 3: RCA: W Cape, Piketberg, M. Klicha 26.X.2008 (cJ); paratype: same data, 1 3 (cB); W Cape, Bot river, bridge on Hwy N 2 pr. Botrivier, 34.14S, 19.12E, Janak 10.XII.2009, 13 (cJ). GoogleMaps

D e s c r i p t i o n: Length of body 7 mm; from anterior margin of head to posterior margin of elytra: 3.6 mm. Surface of head with polygonal micro-reticulation. Body black with pronotum and elytra reddish brown; antennae brown black with reddish 2nd article. Eyes small and protruding. Surface of head matt by the dense and fine polygonal microreticulation, with deep, sparse punctation, finer on the sides. Pronotum robust, feebly dilated forward, longer and a little narrower than head, with oblique anterior margins, rounded anterior angles and sinuate sides. Surface with fine, dense, transverse microstriation, dorsal series of 5-6 punctures and lateral series of 4-5 punctures; other punctures near the anterior angles; all the punctures superficial. Elytra sub-rectangular, a little dilated posteriad, with slightly rounded humeral angles. Surface with numerous series of very fine and dense punctation. Abdomen with fine and dense, transverse micro-striation and fine punctation.

Tergite and sternite of the male genital segment as in Figs 10-11 View Figs 7-12 . Aedeagus ( Fig. 12 View Figs 7-12 ) 1.25 mm long, sub-ovoid, with asymmetric, long, robust parameres of peculiar shape; median lobule arched and long; inner sac arched, covered with small proximal, round scales, large and irregular in the distal portion.

E t y m o l o g y: The specific epithet is the Latin mirabilis- e (admirable).

D i s t r i b u t i o n: The species is known only from the type localities.

R e m a r k s: The aedeagus of this species is similar to that of N. fallax ( SACHSE, 1852) of Cape Province from which the new species differs by size, color, micro-sculpture of head (transverse in N. capensis ) and different male genitalia.