CHANI POSSE Mariana Raquel
Eight Argentinean species of dung-inhabiting Philonthus Stephens (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)
CHANI POSSE, M.
STUDIES ON NEOTROPICAL FAUNA AND ENVIRONMENT
Taylor&Francis Group. Joachim Adis (editor). Max-Planck-Institute für Limnologie (Tropical Ecology),Plön, Germany.
Lugar: 4 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxford OX14 4RN, UK.; Año: 2004 vol. 39 p. 217 - 217
Eight dung-inhabiting species of Philonthus Stephens that occur in Argentina are treated. A new species, P. bicoloristylus (Tucumán Province), is described and illustrated. Two native species, P. bonariensis Bernhauer and P. quadraticeps Boheman, are redescribed and illustrated for the first time. Additional notes are given for five more species widespread in Argentina and other countries: P. flavolimbatus Erichson, P. longicornis Stephens, P. pauxillus Solsky, P. rectangulus Sharp, and P. sericans (Gravenhorst). Philonthus iaynesi Bernhauer is considered a junior synonym of P. sericans (Gravenhorst) (syn. nov.). New distributional records and bionomic information for all species are presented, and a checklist of all Philonthus species currently known from Argentina and Chile is appended.