Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Diochus cleidecostae, a new species from the Brazilian Amazon and a discussion of the sexual dimorphism on sternum VIII (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae: Diochini)

Caron, EdilsonNavarro, Bruna VCajaiba, Reinaldo L

Diochus Erichson is a worldwide rove beetle genus with species found in forest floor litter. Three species of Diochus were recently collected in northern Brazil, one of them considered as new and herein described. Within Diochus nanus-group, D. cleidecostae sp. nov. differs from D. apicipennis Cameron, D. nanus Erichson and D. perplexus Cameron by the aedeagus with clearing trifurcate apex of parameres; and differs from D. parvulus Kraatz by the three apical long setae of parameres distributed on ventral and dorsal lobes. A previous key to the D. nanus-group is updated to include the new species. Here we also report for the first time D. santacatarinae Irmler and D. parvulus from Pará state, Brazil. Finally, a discussion about the sexual dimorphism on sternum VIII is also provided for the genus.(AU)

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