Revision of the New Zealand endemic genus Phormiobius (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)
Shen Jia-Wei, Choi Su-Ho, Leschen Richard A. B.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(2): 553-564, 2020
Published online: 15th October 2020
Abstract: To date monotypic, endemic New Zealand tyrine genus Phormiobius Broun,
1917 (Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae: Pselaphitae) (type species: P. halli
Broun, 1917) is revised to include six species, five of which are new: P.
brouni sp. nov., P. graceae sp. nov., P. matau sp. nov.,
P. pseudhalli sp. nov., and P. ramsayi sp. nov. A lectotype
is designated for Phormiobius halli. A species-level identification
key is provided, and comparative notes on the morphology of New Zealand tyrine
genera is included.
Key words: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae, Tyrini, Phormiobius, taxonomy, new
species, lectotype designation, key, aptery, endemism, New Zealand