Eight new species and additional records of the Pselaphodes complex from Laos and Vietnam, with a key to known species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)

Yin Zi-Wei, Li Ning
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 61(1): 35-53, 2021
Published online: 18th February 2021
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Abstract: The diversity of the Pselaphodes complex of genera (Pselaphinae: Tyrini) is insufficiently documented in Southeast Asia. In this paper eight new species are described and illustrated from Laos and Vietnam: Labomimus cavicornis sp. nov., Labomimus cucphuong sp. nov., Pselaphodes banphabat sp. nov., Pselaphodes dalatensis sp. nov., Pselaphodes jendeki sp. nov., Pselaphodes nongfa sp. nov., Pselaphodes olexai sp. nov., and Pselaphodes parapectinatus sp. nov. New country or provincial records are provided for ten known species: Labomimus bannaus Yin & Li, 2013, Labomimus maolan Zhang, Li & Yin, 2019, Labomimus shii (Yin & Li, 2012), comb. nov. (transferred from Pselaphodes Westwood, 1870), Linan fortunatus Yin & Li, 2013, Paralasinus gigas Hlaváč & Nomura, 2001, Pselaphodes hainanensis Yin & Li, 2013, Pselaphodes incisus Huang, Li & Yin, 2018, Pselaphodes linae Yin & Li, 2012, Pselaphodes paraculeus Huang, Li & Yin, 2018, and Taiwanophodes magnus Bekchiev, 2010. An identification key to the 26 species of the complex that occur in Laos and Vietnam is provided.
Key words: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae, Tyrini, diversity, new species, new records, identification key, Oriental Region