Euconnus (Napochus) feeneyi parallelilaminatus, Jałoszyński, Paweł, 2015

Jałoszyński, Paweł, 2015, Taxonomy of ' Euconnus complex'. Part III. Morphology of Euconnus subgenus Napochus and revision of the Australian species (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Scydmaeninae), Zootaxa 3925 (1), pp. 1-24: 21-22

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Euconnus (Napochus) feeneyi parallelilaminatus
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Euconnus (Napochus) feeneyi parallelilaminatus   ssp. n.

( Figs. 33 –34 View FIGURES 24 – 34 , 51–54 View FIGURES 47 – 54 , 64 View FIGURES 57 – 64 )

Type material studied. Holotype: AUSTRALIA (Queensland): ♂, three labels: " 11.45 S 142.35 E QLD / Heathlands 26 Jan. –/ 29 Feb. 1992 P.Feehney / MALAISE # 2 dump / open forest" [white, printed], "Aust. Nat. / Ins. Coll." [green, printed], " Euconnus   / ( Napochus   ) / feeneyi parallelilaminatus   m. / det. P. JAŁOSZYŃSKI, ' 15 " [red, printed] ( ANIC). Paratypes (7 ♂♂): 3 ♂♂, " 11.45 142.35 E QLD / Heathlands 1–21 Mar. / 1992 P.Feehney / MALAISE # 2 dump / open forest" [white, printed]; 1 ♂, " 11.45 S 142.35 E QLD / Heathlands 22 Mar. –/ 25 Apr. 1992 T.McLeod / MALAISE # 1 barracks / closed shrub(=heath)"; 1 ♂, " 11.39 S 142.27 E QLD / Cockatoo Ck. Xing / 17 km NW Heathlands / 22 Mar – 25 Apr 1992 / T.McLeod, open forest / MALAISE # 5 " [white, printed] [white, printed]; 1 ♂, " 11.39 S 142.27 E QLD / Cockatoo Ck. Xing / 17 km NW Heathlands / 15–26 Jan. 1992 / I.Naumann,T.Weir / malaise trap" [white, printed]; 1 ♂, " 12.40 S 143.00E QLD / GPS 13km E by S / Weipa 16 Dec. 1993 /– 16 Jan. 1994 / P.Zborowski & / D. Khalu" [white, printed] (paratypes in ANIC and cPJ).

Diagnosis. BL 1.08–1.30 mm; aedeagus in ventral view with long, narrow and nearly parallel-sided ventral apical projection with rounded apex, external lateral projections distinctly narrowing distally and with subtriangular pointed apices.

Description. This subspecies differs from Euconnus feeneyi feeneyi   only in genital characters; all other structures are indistinguishable. Due to a small sample, only two distinctly different body forms were found, "short" ( Fig. 33 View FIGURES 24 – 34 ) and "long" ( Fig. 34 View FIGURES 24 – 34 ); measurements are given separately for each of them. "Short" form (N = 3): BL 1.08–1.10 mm (mean 1.08 mm); HL 0.23 mm, HW 0.24–0.25 mm (mean 0.25 mm), AnL 0.43–0.45 mm (mean 0.44 mm); PL 0.25–0.28 mm (mean 0.27 mm), PW 0.30 mm; EL 0.58–0.60 mm (mean 0.59 mm), EI 1.15–1.33. "Long" form (N = 5): BL 1.20–1.30 mm (mean 1.25 mm); HL 0.25–0.28 mm (mean 0.27 mm), HW 0.25–0.26 mm (mean 0.26 mm), AnL 0.48–0.53 mm (mean 0.51 mm); PL 0.28–0.30 mm (mean 0.29 mm), PW 0.30–0.31 mm (mean 0.31 mm); EL 0.65–0.73 mm (mean 0.70 mm), EW 0.50–0.53 mm (mean 0.52 mm), EI 1.30–1.38.

Aedeagus ( Figs. 51–54 View FIGURES 47 – 54 ) stout, AeL 0.20 mm, as in Euconnus feeneyi feeneyi   , except ventral apical projection very narrow and with parallel sides and external lateral projections with narrow and pointed apices.

Female. Unknown or indistinguishable from similar species (see discussion).

Distribution. N Queensland ( Fig. 64 View FIGURES 57 – 64 ).

Etymology. The name parallelilaminatus refers to the parallel lateral margins of the aedeagal ventral apical projection.

Remarks. Holotype is one of "short" specimens; "short" and "long" specimens were labeled with a small white printed label with "short" and "long", respectively, to facilitate further study of this variability. Although the external appearance of "short" and "long" specimens is strikingly different ( Fig. 33 View FIGURES 24 – 34 vs. 34), the aedeagi of extremely small and extremely large specimens selected from the type series differ only in slightly more slender ventral apical projection in the former and slightly more slender dorsal apical projection in the latter ( Figs. 51–52 View FIGURES 47 – 54 vs. 53–54). These differences require further study, when a larger number of specimens becomes available.

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection