Oedichirus muscicolus, Rougemont, 2018

Rougemont, Guillaume de, 2018, The genus Oedichirus in New Caledonia (Staphylinidae: Paederinae: Pinophilini), Linzer biologische Beiträge 50 (1), pp. 537-586: 556-557

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4004257

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4338794

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/76401451-FFA9-FF82-FF44-FA062EC367AF

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Oedichirus muscicolus
status

nov.sp.

Oedichirus muscicolus   nov.sp. (Figs 6)

M a t e r i a l s t u d i e d: ♂ Holotype: NEW CALEDONIA 11138, 21º53’S x 166º24’E, 1400m, Mt Humboldt , moss forest, 6-7 Nov 2002, Monteith & Burwell, pyreth. trees & logs GoogleMaps   ♀ HOLOTYPE Oedichirus muscicolus   des. 2017 G. de Rougemont [ MNHN]   ; 2♀♀ paratypes [Ibid.] ♀ PARATYPE Oedichirus muscicolus   des. 2017 G. de Rougemont [ QM]   ; 2♂♂ paratypes: NEW CALEDONIA 11134, 21º53’S X 166º25’E, 5 Nov 2002, G. Monteith, pyrethrum, trees, 1350m GoogleMaps   ♀ PARATYPE Oedichirus muscicolus   des. 2017 G. de Rougemont [ QM]   ; 3♂♂ paratypes: NEW CALEDONIA 11143, 22º02’S x 166º28’E, Dzumac Rd , jcn, 9 Nov 2002, Burwell & Monteith, 950m, pyrethrum, trees & logs GoogleMaps   ♀ PARATYPE Oedichirus muscicolus   des. 2017 G. de Rougemont [ QM, CRO]   ; 1♂ paratype: NEW CALEDONIA, Mt. Dzumac , elev. 900m, 28.V.1987, R.J. Raven N.I. Platnick, dry forest   ♀ PARATYPE Oedichirus muscicolus   des. 2017 G. de Rougemont [ AMNH]   ; 1♀ paratype: Nouvelle Caledonie , m 1330, M. Humboldt for. Mousse, 15.II.2006, P.M. Giachino leg.   ♀ PARATYPE: Oedichirus muscicolus   des. 2017 G. de Rougemont [ SMNS]   ; 1♀ paratype: NEW CALEDONIA, Prov. Sud , Mt. Koghis 518 m, 22º10’44"S 166º30’32"E, VII ♀ 21- 24.2008 L. Herman, leaf litter nr. stream & on slope to stream GoogleMaps   ♀ PARATYPE Oedichirus muscicolus   des. 2017 G. de Rougemont [ AMNH]   .

D e s c r i p t i o n: length: 10-10.5 mm; length of fore-body: 4.4; length of head: 1.2; breadth of head: 1.32; length of antenna: 3; length of pronotum: 1.7; breadth of pronotum: 1.4; length of elytron: 1.35; breadth of elytra: 1.58. Body black; palpi, antennae and legs testaceous, the kness not, or only very slightly and narrowly infuscate. Head and pronotum densely microsculptate, giving a sericeous appearance; elytra with less evident and sparser microsculpture; abdominal tergites with dense trasverse micro-striation. Pubescence short, very sparse and erect on fore-body, longer, denser and decumbent on abdomen. Habitus: similar to Fig. 4h.

Male: abdominal sternite VIII: Fig. 6s8; aedoeagus: Figs. 6arl, arlB (with inner sac everted), av; Plate AEC.

Female: abdominal sternite IX: Fig. 6vp

In habitus, colour and puncturation this species is indistinguishable from O. novacaledonicus   except in that the head and pronotum are considerably more strongly microsculptate; the only other discernible differences are that the knees are more narrowly, or not infuscate, and the abdominal puncturation is marginally sparser.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

QM

Queensland Museum

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart