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Published: 2018-04-23
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Two new species of obligatory termitophilous rove beetles from Brazil (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Termitomorpha Wasmann)

Federal University of Paraná, Palotina, Paraná, Brazil
Federal University of Paraná, Palotina, Paraná, Brazil
Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, Iturama, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Coleoptera Neotropical new records taxonomy termitophilous


In recent surveys carried out in Brazil, we detected two new species of Termitomorpha Wasmann, a genus of Termitogastrina (Aleocharinae, Corotocini). This genus is easily recognizable in the subtribe by the evenly convex and smooth pronotum. The new species are: Termitomorpha sinuosa Caron, Bortoluzzi & Rosa sp. nov., and Termitomorpha alata Caron & Bortoluzzi, sp. nov. Both species are here described and illustrated, including scanning electron photographs. Their host termites were identified as species of Nasutitermes. The key to species of Termitomorpha is updated based on recent literature.



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