Skip to main content Skip to main navigation menu Skip to site footer
Type: Article
Published: 2020-12-03
Page range: 301–329
Abstract views: 106
PDF downloaded: 8

New species and records of Paraphloeostiba Steel, 1960 from China and Laos, and descriptions of four new species of related genera (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae: Omaliini)

Institute of Life Sciences and Technologies, Daugavpils University, Vienibas 13, Daugavpils, LV-5401, Latvia.
Coleoptera Omaliini Paraphloeostiba Nipponophloeostiba Omalium Phloeonomus Phloeostiba taxonomy new species new synonym China Laos Palaearctic Region Oriental Region new records


New taxonomic and faunistic data for eight species of Paraphloeostiba Steel, 1960 (Omaliini) from China and Laos are provided. Three new species are described and illustrated: P. ampliata sp.n. (China: Yunnan), P. brancuccii sp.n. (Laos), and P. cooteri sp.n. (China: Zhejiang). A new synonymy is established: P. formosana Shavrin & Smetana, 2016 = P. amooraphila Shavrin, 2017 syn.n. Paraphloeostiba opacicollis Steel, 1960 is redescribed, illustrated, and recorded from Laos for the first time. A key to the species of Paraphloeostiba of China and Laos is presented. Previous records of P. apicalis (Cameron, 1925) from China are doubtful; additional material from Indonesia and the Philippines is reported. Paraphloeostiba sulcicollis (Fauvel, 1904) is recorded from China for the first time. New records of Paraphloeostiba are reported: P. apicalis from Mindanao (Philippines), P. formosana Shavrin & Smetana, 2016 from mainland China and Vietnam, P. gayndahensis (MacLeay, 1873) from Yunnan, and P. sonani (Bernhauer, 1943) from Myanmar. In addition, four new species of Omaliini are described and illustrated: Nipponophloeostiba longilobata sp.n., Omalium khmericum sp.n., and Phloeostiba assingi sp.n. from northern Laos, and Phloeonomus (Phloeonomus) rougemonti sp.n. from China (Yunnan).



  1. Assing, V. (1996) Zur Kenntnis und gegenwärtigen Verbreitung von Paraphloeostiba gayndahensis (MacLeay), einer nun auch für Deutschland erstmals nachgewiesenen Adventivart (Col., Staphylinidae). Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte, 40, 179–181.

    Assing, V. (2010a) Staphylinidae. In: Arechavaleta, M., Rodríguez, S., Zurita, N. & García, A. (Eds.), Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias. Hongos, plantas y animales terrestres. Gobierno de Canarias, Canary Islands, pp. 290–297.

    Assing, V. (2010b) Four new species and additional records of Staphylinidae from Spain, primarily from the south (Insecta: Coleoptera). Linzer Biologische Beiträge, 42 (2), 1105–1124.

    Assing, V., Frisch, J., Kahlen, M., Löbl, I., Lohse, G.H., Puthz, V., Schülke, M., Terlutter, H., Uhlig, M., Vogel, J., Wunderle, P. & Zerche, L. (1998) 23. Familie: Staphylinidae. In: Lucht, W. & Klausnitzer, B., Die Käfer Mitteleuropas. Band 15. 4 Supplementband. Goecke & Evers, Krefeld, pp. 119–197.

    Assing, V. & Schülke, M. (2006) Systematic catalogue of the entomofauna of the Madeira archipelago and Selvagens Islands. Staphylinoidea, Staphylinidae (Coleoptera). Vol. II. Part 2. Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal, Supplement 11, 5–167.

    Assing, V., Schülke, M., Brachat, V. & Meybohm, H. (2018) On the Staphylinidae of the Greek island Corfu (Insecta: Coleoptera). Contributions to Entomologie, 68 (1), 31–67.

    Assing, V. & Wunderle, P. (1999) On the Staphylinidae of La Palma, Canary Islands, with descriptions of new species and remarks on some Canarian Stenus Latreille 1796 (Coleoptera). Entomologische Zeitschrift, 109 (11), 433–443.

    Bernhauer, M. (1926) Fauna Buruana Staphylinidae. Zur Staphylinidenfauna der Molukken. Treubia, 7 (3), 311–327.

    Bernhauer, M. (1943) Neuheiten der palaearktischen Staphylinidenfauna. Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft, 33, 169–188.

    Bernhauer, M. & Schubert, K. (1910) Staphylinidae I. In: Schenkling, S. (Ed.), Coleopterorum Catalogus. 5 (19). Junk, Berlin, pp. 1–86.

    Bouget, C., Brustel, H., Brin, A. & Noblecourt, T. (2008) Sampling saproxylic beetles with window flight traps: methodological insights. Revue d’Ecologie, Terre, 10, 21–32.

    Brustel, H. & J. Rogé, J. (1998) Sur quelques Coléoptères rare ou peu connus du sud-ouest de la France. Entomologiste, 54, 203–209.

    Buse, J., Gürlich, S. & Assmann, T. (2009) Saproxylic beetles in the Gartow region of Lower Saxony, a hotspot of invertebrate diversity in north-western Germany. In: Buse, J., Alexander K.N.A., Ranius, T. & Assmann, T. (Eds.), Saproxylic Beetles—their role and diversity in European woodland and tree habitats. Proceedings of the 5th Symposium and Workshop on the Conservation of Saproxylic Beetles, 2009, pp. 77–103.

    Cameron, M. (1925) New species of Staphylinidae. In: Andrewes, H., Cameron, M., Fleutiaux, E. & Blair, K., Coleoptera of the Siju Cave, Garo hills, Assam. Records of the Indian Museum, 26 (1), pp. 118–119

    Cameron, M. (1928) Fauna sumatrensis. Staphylinidae (Col.). Entomologische Mitteilungen, 17 (2), 90–110.

    Cameron, M. (1940) New species of Oriental Staphylinidae (Col.). The Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine, 76, 181–184.

    Coiffait, H. (1982) Contribution a la connaissance des Staphylinides de l’Himalaya (Népal, Ladakh, Cachemire) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica, 62, 21–179.

    De Marzo, L. (2006) Dettagli di morfologia larvale su Paraphloeostiba gayndahensis (Macleay, 1871 [sic]) (Coleoptera Staphylinidae Omaliinae). Entomologica, Bari, 39 (2005), 115–119.

    De Marzo, L. (2007) Valutazione della fecondità in uno stafilinide di origine esotica: Paraploeostiba gayndahensis (Macleay) (Coleoptera Staphylinidae Omaliinae). Entomologica, Bari, 40 (2006–2007), 19–26.

    Esser, J. (2009) Verzeichnis der Käfer (Coleoptera) Brandenburgs und Berlins. Märkische Entomologische Nachrichten, 5, 1–146.

    Fauvel, A. (1877) Les staphylinides de l’Australie et de la Polynésie. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, 10, 168–298.

    Fauvel, A. (1904) Staphylinides exotiques nouveaux. 2e Partie. Revue d’Entomologie, 23, 76–112.

    Gollkowski, V. (2007) 868. Paraphloeostiba gayndahensis (MacLeay, 1873) (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) in der Schweiz. Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte, 51 (2), 134.

    Gürlich, S. (2006) 187. (Col. Staphylinidae)—Xylostiba bosnica Bernhauer, 1902, und Paraphloeostiba gayndahensis (Macleay, 1871 [sic])—wei für die Fauna Schleswig-Holsteins neue Kurzflügler. Bombus, 3 (70–71), 279.

    Hammond, P.M. (2007) Paraphloeostiba gayndahensis (MacLeay) (Staphylinidae) in Britain, with notes on other Omaliinae exhibiting adventive behaviour. The Coleopterist, 16, 105–109.

    Herman, L.H. (2001) Catalog of the Staphylinidae (Insecta: Coleoptera). 1758 to the end of the second millenium. I. Introduction, history, biogeographical sketches, and Omaliine group. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 265, 1–650.

    Kim, T.-K., Song, J.-H., Thayer, M.K. & Ahn, K.-J. (2019) Molecular phylogeny of Omaliinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) and its implications for evolution of atypically long elytra in rove beetles. Systematic Entomology, 13 pp. [Online early VoR 9 June 2019]

    Klimaszewski, J., Newton A.F. & Thayer, M.K. (1996) A review of the New Zealand rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 23, 143–160.

    Korge, H. (2005) Rote Liste und Gesamtartenliste der Kurzflügelkäfer (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) von Berlin. In: Der Landesbeauftragte für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege/Senatsverwaltung für Stadteentwicklung (Hrsg.), Rote Listen der gefährdeten Pflanzen und Tiere von Berlin, 2005, p. 1–34. [CD-Rom]

    Köhler, F. (1997) Anmerkungen zur Käferfauna der Rheinprovinz XI. Mitteilungen der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Rheinischer Koleopterologen, 7, 29–51.

    Köhler, F., & Klausnitzer, B. (1998) Verzeichnis der Käfer Deutschlands. Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte, 4, 1–185.

    Kuschel, G. (1990) Beetles in a suburban environment: a New Zealand case study. The identity and status of Coleoptera in the natural and modified habitats of Lynfield, Auckland (1974–1989). DSIR Plant Protection Report, 3, 1–118.

    Lecoq, J.-C. & Tronquet, M. (2004) Staphylins des bois de Boulogne et Vincennes. Le Coléoptériste, 7 (1), 45–48.

    Letellier, Y. & Dauphin, P. (1999) Présence de Gironde de Paraphloeostiba gayndahensis (Macleay) (Coleoptera Staphylinidae). Bulletin de la Société linnéenne de Bordeaux, 27 (2), 80.

    Luka, H., Nagel, P., Feldmann, B., Luka, A. & Gonseth, Y. (2009) Checkliste der Kurzflügelkäfer der Schweiz (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae ohne Pselaphinae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique Suisse, 82, 61–100.

    MacLeay, W.J. (1873) Notes on a collection of insects from Gayndah. The Transactions of the Entomological Society of New South Wales, 2, 79–205.

    Mineau, A. (1998) Capture de plusieurs spécimens de Paraphloeostiba gayndahensis McLay [sic] dans le Var (Coleoptera Staphylinidae Omaliinae). L’Entomologiste, 54 (6), 272.

    Newton, A.F. (2019) StaphBase: Staphyliniformia world catalog database (version Nov 2018): Staphylinoidea, Hydrophiloidea, Synteliidae. In: Roskov, Y., Ower, G., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, E., Decock, W., van Nieukerken, E., Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L. (Eds.), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. Availabe from: (accessed 19 August 2020)

    Newton, A.F., Thayer, M.K., Ashe, J.S. & Chandler, D.S. (2000) 22. Staphylinidae Latreille, 1802. In: Arnett, R.H. & Thomas, M.C. (Eds.), American Beetles. Vol. 1. Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 272–418.

    Rogé, J. & Dauphin, P. (1997) Sur la présence en France de Paraphloeostiba gayndahensis (MacLeay) (Coleoptera Staphylinidae). Bulletin de la Société linnéenne de Bordeaux, 25 (3), 115–116.

    Rougemont de, G.M. (2001) The Staphylinid beetles of Hong Kong. Annotated check list, historical review, bionomics and faunistics (44th contribution to the knowledge of Staphylinidae). Memoirs of the Hong Kong Natural History Society, 24, 1–146.

    Schülke, M. (2007) Aktualisierte Checklist der Staphyliniden Berlins und Brandenburgs mit Bemerkungen zur Bibliographie und Geschichte der Staphylinidenforschung in Berlin und Brandenburg (Coleoptera: Staphyliniden). Märkischen Entomologischen Nachrichten, 9 (2), 129–236.

    Shavrin, A.V. & Smetana, A. (2016) The Taiwanese species of the genus Paraphloeostiba Steel, 1960 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae: Omaliini). Zootaxa, 4111 (1), 69–76.

    Shavrin, A.V. (2017) New species and records of Omaliini from East Asia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae). Zootaxa, 4247 (1), 94–100.

    Shavrin, A.V. (2020) Nipponophloeostiba thayeri sp.n., a new species from Sabah, Malaysia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae: Omaliini). Zootaxa, 4802 (1), 196–200.

    Shavrin, A.V. & Yamamoto, S. (2019) Unexpected palaeodiversity of omaliinae rove beetles in Eocene Baltic amber (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Omaliinae). ZooKeys, 863, 35–83.

    Scheerpeltz, O. von (1933) Staphylinidae VII (pars 129). In: Schenkling S. (Ed.), Coleopterorum Catalogus. Vol. VI. Staphylinidae II. W. Junk, Berlin, pp. 989–1500.

    Schmidl, J. & Bußler, H. (2004) Ökologische Gilden xylobionter Käfer Deutschlands. Einsatz in der landschaftsökologischen Praxis—ein Bearbeitungsstandard. Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung, 36 (7), 202–218.

    Schülke, M. & Smetana, A. (2015) Staphylinidae. In: Löbl, I. & Löbl, D. (Eds.), Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 2. Hydrophiloidea—Staphylinoidea. Revised and updated edition. Brill, Leiden, pp. 304–1134.

    Steel, W.O. (1960) Three new omaliine genera from Asia and Australasia previously confused with Phloeonomus Thomson (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). The Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London, 112, 141–172.

    Tagliapietra, A. & Zanetti, A. (2002) Staphylinidae. In: Mason, F., Cerretti, P., Tagliapietra, A., Speight, M.C.D. & Zapparoli, M. (Eds.), Invertebrati in una foresta della Pianura Padana, Bosco della Fontana, Primo contributo. Conservazione Habitat Invertebrati, 1. Gianluigi Arcari Editore, Mantova, pp. 68–75.

    Tronquet, M. (1998) Staphylins intéressants ou nouveaux pour les Pyrénées-Orientales. 1er Note. L’Entomologiste, 54 (1), 9–16.

    Tronquet, M. (1999) A propos de Paraphloeostiba gayndahensis (Mac Leay 1871) (Col. Staphylinidae). L’Entomologiste, 55 (6), 234.

    Tronquet, M. (2002) Paraphloeostiba gayndahensis (MacLeay, 1871 [sic]) atteint Paris! L`Entomologiste, 58 (5–6), 288.

    Tronquet, M. (2006) Catalogue iconographique des coléoptères des Pyrénées-Orientales. Volume I (édition revue et augmentée). Staphylinidae. Revue de l’Association Roussillonnaise d’Entomologie, 15 (Supplément), 1–127, 78 pls.

    Tronquet, M. (2014) Staphylinidae (excl. Scydmaeninae, Pselaphinae, Scaphidiinae, Euaesthetinae, Leptotyphlinae). In: Tronquet, M. (Ed.), Catalogue des Coleopteres de France. Association Roussillonaise d’Entomologie, Perpignan, pp. 230–373.

    Watanabe, Y. (1962a) Description of a new species of the genus Paraphloeostiba from Kyushu, Japan (Col., Staphylinidae). The Entomological Review of Japan, 15, 17–18.

    Watanabe, Y. (1962b) Descriptions of a new genus and species of Omaliinae from the Izu islands, Japan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Journal of Agricultural Science, Tokyo Nogyo Daigaku, 8 (2), 77–80.

    Watanabe, Y. (1990) A taxonomic study on the subfamily Omaliinae from Japan (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). Memoirs of the Tokyo University of Agriculture, 31, 59–391.

    Zanetti, A. (1987) Coleoptera. Staphylinidae. Omaliinae. In: Fauna d’Italia. Vol. 25. Calderini, Bologna, xii + 472 pp.

    Zanetti, A. (1995) [Introduction; genera 1–46, 62–73, 76–78, 148–314]. In: Ciceroni, A., Puthz, V. & Zanetti, A., Fascicolo 48. Coleoptera Polyphaga III. (Staphylinidae). In: Minelli, Ruffo, A.S. & La Posta, S. (Eds.), Checklist delle specie della fauna italiana. Edizioni Calderini, Bologna, pp. 1–10 + 14–16 + 19 + 33–65.

    Zanetti, A. (2007) I Coleotteri Stafilinidi (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). In: Nardi, G. & Vomero, V. (Eds.), Artropodi del Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio: richerche preliminari—Conservazione Habitat Invertebrati, 4, 125−145. [Cierre edisioni, Verona]

    Zanetti, A. (2012) Unterfamilie Omaliinae. In: Assing, V. & Schülke, M. (Eds.), Freude–Harde–Lohse–Klausnitzer—Die Käfer Mitteleuropas. Band 4. Staphylinidae I. Zweite neubearbeitete Auflage. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 49−117

    Zanetti, A., Perreau, M. & Solodovnikov, A (2016) Two new fossil species species of Omaliinae from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) and their significance for understand­ing the Eocene–Oligocene climate. Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, 74 (1), 53–64.

    Zanetti, A., Sette, A., Poggi, R. & Tagliapietra, A. (2016) Biodiversity of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in the Province of Verona (Veneto, Northern Italy). Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana, 93 (1−2), 3−237.