Taxonomy of the Lathrobium nomurai group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Northern Kyushu, Japan, with descriptions of two new species

Sato Yuya, Maruyama Munetoshi
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 63(1): 111-124, 2023
Published online: 6th May 2023
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Abstract: Five species of the Lathrobium nomurai group are (re)described: Lathrobium nomurai Nakane, 1955, L. fujimotoi Y. Watanabe, 2001, L. hikosanense Y. Watanabe, 1998, L. yufuense sp. nov., and L. denchu sp. nov. All species inhabit the upper hypogean zone or are found under stones in the northern Kyushu, Japan. Their distribution patterns are discussed and compared to other members of this species group.
Key words: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Paederinae, Lathrobiina, taxonomy, new species, redescription, distribution, upper hypogean zone, cave, intraspecific variation, Kyushu, Japan, Palaearctic Region