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Revision of the genus Tmesiphorus LeConte, 1849 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) from Japan

Entomological Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 819-0382 Japan.
The Kyushu University Museum, Fukuoka, 812-8581 Japan.
Department of Zoology, National Museum of Nature and Science, 4-1-1, Amakubo, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki, 305-0005 Japan.
Coleoptera East Asia myrmecophiles taxonomy Tmesiphorini


The Japanese species of the genus Tmesiphorus are revised: three known species are redescribed and two new species are described. They are: Tmesiphorus costatus Weise, T. crassicornis Sharp, T. princeps Sharp, T. kinomurai sp. nov., and T. okinawensis sp. nov. A key to species is provided. Four species, T. crassicornis, T. princeps, T. kinomurai sp. nov. and T. okinawensis sp. nov., are recognized as obligate myrmecophiles.



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