Revision of the myrmecophilous genus Lomechusa (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae)

  • Hlavac P
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The myrmecophilous genus Lomechusa Gravenhorst is revised. Four new species are described, L dvoraki from Tadjikistan, L. bordonii from Italy, L. kishimotoi and L. yunnanensis from China. The genus Pterygatemeles Scheerpeltz is synonymized with the Lomechusa. The following synonymies at the species level are established: L. sicula Rottenberg is a synonym of L. paradoxa Paykull; L. pratensoides Wasmann is a synonym of L. pubicollis Brisout de Barneville. Synonymies of all varieties of L. emarginata, L paradoxa and L. pubicollis as stated in Smetana (2004) are confirmed. A lectotype and paralectotypes of L. atlantica Koch are designated. Keys to the genera of the subtribe Lomechusina and to the species of the genus Lomechusa are given.




Hlavac, P. (2005). Revision of the myrmecophilous genus Lomechusa (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Sociobiology, 46(2), 203–250. Retrieved from

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