A new species of the genus Pheropsophus (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Brachininae) from northern Australia

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ABSTRACT – A new species of the brachinine genus Pheropsophus Solier is described from far northern and north-western Australia: P. windjanae sp. nov. The new species which previously was not discriminated from P. verticalis (Dejean) is distinguished from that species by short and wide, posteriad considerably widened elytra, more cordiform pronotum, almost completely black base of the head, absence of a distinct yellow apical elytral margin, narrower aedeagus the apex of which is slightly sinuate on the left side, and the narrow, parallel-sided sulcus on the lower surface of the aedeagus. A revised key to the Australian species of the genus Pheropsophus is provided.

Author(s) Martin Baehr
Volume
Records 27 : Part 1
Article Published
2012
Page Number
62

DOI
10.18195/issn.0312-3162.27(1).2012.062-067