Osoriellus punctatellus, Irmler, 2014

Irmler, Ulrich, 2014, The Neotropical species of the genus Osoriellus FAGEL, 1959 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Osoriinae), Beiträge Zur Entomologie = Contributions to Entomology 64 (2), pp. 231-354: 283

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http://doi.org/ 10.21248/contrib.entomol.64.2.231-354

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Osoriellus punctatellus

n. sp.

Osoriellus punctatellus   n. sp.

( Figs 47 View Fig A-C, 94E)

Type material: Holotype, male: Ecuador: Cotopaxi, Tinalandia, Santo Domingo de los Colorados , 700 m elevation, collected at light, 18.5.1993, leg. J.J. Morrone ( AMNH).  

Paratypes: Ecuador: with same data as for holotype, abdomen lost ( UIC)   ; Pichincha, Tinalandia (79°03'39W, 0°16'53S), 800 m elevation, 2 females, 2.11.1983, leg. L. Huggert ( SMNH) GoogleMaps   ; Pichincha, Maquipucuna, 50 km NW Quito, banana, Berlese , female, 23.12.1991, leg. C.E. Carlton ( KNHM)   ; Maquipucuna , montane evergreen forest litter, male & female, 27.10.1999, leg. R. Anderson ( KNHM)   ; Peru: Madre de Dios, 15 km NE Puerto   Cusco Amazonica , flight intercept trap, female, 17.06.1989, leg. R. Leschen ( KNHM)   ; Panama: Colon, Parque Nat. Soberania Pipeline Road (79°45'W, 9°07'N), flight intercept trap, female, 27.05.1995, leg. J. Jolly & C. Chaboo ( KNHM) GoogleMaps   ; Colon, Parque Nat. Soberania, Pipeline Road (79°45'W, 9°07'N), from leaf litter, female, 29.05.1995, leg. J. Jolly & C. Chaboo ( UIC) GoogleMaps   ; Colon, Parque Nat. Soberania, Pipeline Road km 5.3 (79°45'W, 9°07'N), 40 m elevation, collected by flight intercept trap, male, 31.5.- 2.6.1995, leg. J. Ashe & R. Brooks ( KNHM) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis: The species strongly resembles O. indescriptus   in size and both the shape and punctation of the prono- tum. The colouration is darker than in O. indescriptus   and the aedeagus has a more acute apex, whereas the adeagal apex of O. indescriptus   is stout. The shape of the aedeagus is similar to that of O. exiguus   , but the pronotal punctation of O. exiguus   is distinctly sparser.

Description: Length: 2.8. Colouration: Black; elytra dark brown with posterior margin black; anterior margin of clypeus yellow; legs and antennae yellow.

Head: 0.45 mm long, 0.50 mm wide; with eyes not prominent; as long as temples; shape of fore-head trapezoidal; setiferous punctation dense and deep; on supraocular vertex still coarser; on lateral clypeus sparser and finer; wide midline impunctate; midline on clypeus wider than on posterior vertex; without microsculpture; surface of midline and clypeus polished and shiny.

Antennae with second antennomere oval and slightly thicker than following 4 antennomeres; third antennomere conical; fourth antennomere quadrate; antennomeres 5 and 6 slightly wider than long, but not wider than preceding antennomeres; antennomeres 7 to 11 much wider than preceding antennomeres and wider than long; tenth antennomere nearly twice as wide as long.

Pronotum: 0.50 mm long, 0.50 mm wide; widest at anterior angles; evenly convergent to posterior angles in smooth curve; in posterior third slightly more strongly convergent; lateral margin fine; in dorsal aspect, not visible in anterior half; setiferous punctation coarse, deep and dense; on average, interstices between punctures one-fourth as wide as diameter of punctures; with narrow impunctate midline; without microsculpture, but with sparse micro-punctation; surface polished and shiny.

Elytra: 0.65 mm long, 0.55 mm wide; with deep and coarse setiferous punctation; with remains of microsculpture, but mainly polished and shiny.

Abdomen deeply and densely punctate; narrow midline without setiferous punctures and shiny.

Protibia: 0.30 mm long, 0.10 mm wide; nearly semicircular; 8 spine on outer edge; WLR: 2.50; in posterior aspect, comb of inner emargination totally visible; posterior face densely covered by setae.

Aedeagus with long basal lobe; acute apical lobe nearly in rectangular angle to basal lobe.

Etymology: The specific name refers to the densely and coarsely punctate pronotum.


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