Pselaphus

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This is a myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae with species.

  • Assorted species of the subfamily Pselaphinae. Provided by Joe Parker.
List of Pselaphus and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Pselaphus arabicus (Jeannel, 1951) ants Yemen
Pselaphus banghaasi Reitter, 1893 ants KYRGYZSTAN, TADZHIKISTAN, TURKMENISTAN, UZBEKISTAN
Pselaphus basilewskyi Jeannel, 1959 ants Tanzania
Pselaphus bellax Casey, 1894 ants CANADA (BC,MB,NB,NL,NS,ON,QC), USA (CT,ID,IL,IN,MD,ME,MN,ND,NH,WA,WI)
Pselaphus belovi Kurbatov, 1985 ants Russia
Pselaphus biocellatus Reitter, 1884 ants INDONESIA (KALIMANTAN)
Pselaphus bredoi Jeannel, 1950 ants Zaire
Pselaphus breviceps L.W.Schaufuss, 1882 ants INDONESIA (SULAWESI)
Pselaphus brevicornis Reitter, 1884 ants Indonesia: Java
Pselaphus caecus Broun, 1886 ants New Zealand
Pselaphus calopygaeus L.W.Schaufuss, 1888 ants INDONESIA (KALIMANTAN)
Pselaphus canaliculatus L.W.Schaufuss, 1877 ants THAILAND
Pselaphus caspicus Reitter, 1882 ants AZERBAIJAN, GEORGIA, RUSSIA (CAUCASUS), IRAN
Pselaphus caucasicus Motschulsky, 1845 ants BULGARIA, GREECE, MACEDONIA, YUGOSLAVIA, RUSSIA (EUROPEAN), TURKEY, AZERBAIJAN, ARMENIA, GEORGIA
Pselaphus cavelli Broun, 1893 ants New Zealand
Pselaphus cavidorsis Broun, 1923 ants New Zealand
Pselaphus chineus (Li & Jingke, 1993) ants China
Pselaphus damasi Jeannel, 1950 ants ZAIRE (KIVU, ITURI), RWANDA, KENYA
Pselaphus delicatulus Raffray, 1882 ants Eritrea, Sudan
Pselaphus devroeyi Jeannel, 1950 ants Zaire
Pselaphus dormitzeri C.Blattný, 1925 ants Myanmar
Pselaphus dulcis Broun, 1881 ants New Zealand
Pselaphus elegans Motschulsky, 1851 ants Myanmar
Pselaphus erichsoni LeCone, 1840 Paratrechina Canada; United States: Michigan, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Pselaphus femoralis Jeannel, 1951 ants Angola
Pselaphus fuscopilus Broun, 1886 ants New Zealand
Pselaphus fustifer Casey, 1894 ants CANADA (AB,MB,NB,NS,ON,QC), USA (IL,MA,ME,MI,NE,NJ,NY,RI,WI,WV)
Pselaphus gestroi L.W.Schaufuss, 1882 ants INDONESIA (SULAWESI)
Pselaphus heisei Herbst, 1791 ants EUROPE
Pselaphus kilimanus Jeannel, 1959 ants Tanzania
Pselaphus kubischteki (Reitter, 1891) ants AZERBAIJAN, TURKMENISTAN, UZBEKISTAN
Pselaphus laevigatus Jeannel, 1964 ants Zaire
Pselaphus latifrons Raffray, 1909 ants Sri Lanka
Pselaphus lativentris Reitter, 1883 ants INDONESIA (JAVA), BORNEO
Pselaphus leleupi Jeannel, 1952 ants ZAIRE (KIVU), RWANDA, BURUNDI
Pselaphus lewisii Sharp, 1883 ants Japan
Pselaphus lomnickii (Reitter, 1901) ants Ukraine
Pselaphus longiclavus LeConte, 1849 ants Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Pselaphus longicollis (Jeannel, 1960) ants Madagascar
Pselaphus marillensis (Jeannel, 1949) ants Ethiopia
Pselaphus meliusculus Broun, 1893 ants New Zealand
Pselaphus meruanus Jeannel, 1959 ants Tanzania
Pselaphus minyops Wollaston, 1871 ants Madeira
Pselaphus mysius Besuchet, 1960 ants Turkey
Pselaphus nigricans Leach, 1826 ants Italy
Pselaphus oldeaniensis Jeannel, 1959 ants Tanzania
Pselaphus oviceps Broun, 1917 ants New Zealand
Pselaphus parvus Karaman, 1940 ants EUROPE (AU CR IT SZ)
Pselaphus pauper Sharp, 1874 ants New Zealand
Pselaphus pilifrons Broun, 1914 ants New Zealand
Pselaphus pilipalpis Reitter, 1883 ants Indonesia: Sumatra
Pselaphus pilistriatus Broun, 1880 ants New Zealand
Pselaphus pubescens Raffray, 1904 ants Vietnam
Pselaphus raffrayanus Besuchet, 1999 ants Zaire
Pselaphus reitteri Raffray, 1893 ants Indonesia: Sumatra
Pselaphus reitterianus Jeannel, 1951 ants Ghana
Pselaphus saegeri Jeannel, 1959 ants ZAIRE
Pselaphus salonitanus Karaman, 1940 ants CROATIA, GREECE, ITALY
Pselaphus seriatus (Jeannel, 1949) ants KENYA, ZAIRE (KIVU), SOUTH AFRICA
Pselaphus sexstriatus Reitter, 1884 ants INDONESIA (KALIMANTAN)
Pselaphus striatus Löbl, 1974 ants AFGHANISTAN, IRAN, JAPAN, KOREA (N)
Pselaphus sulcicollis Broun, 1893 ants New Zealand
Pselaphus tenuis Sharp, 1874 ants New Zealand
Pselaphus trifoveatus Broun, 1914 ants New Zealand
Pselaphus turkestanicus Karaman, 1940 ants KYRGYZSTAN, TURKMENISTAN
Pselaphus unipunctatus Reitter, 1884 ants INDONESIA (KALIMANTAN)
Pselaphus urquharti Broun, 1917 ants New Zealand
Pselaphus uzeli C.Blattný, 1925 ants MYANMAR
Pselaphus ventralis Broun, 1895 ants New Zealand
Pselaphus xaymacus Besuchet, 1987 ants JAMAICA

REFERENCES

  • Besuchet, C. Pselaphini néotropicaux nouveaux (Coleoptera: Pselaphidae). Archives des Sciences (Genève), 40 (2): 231-240. (1987)
  • Broun, T. Manual of the New Zealand Coleoptera. Parts V., VI., VII; xvii + pp. 975-1504. New Zealand Institute, Wellington. (1893).
  • Broun, T. Descriptions of new genera and species of Coleoptera. Part III, pp. 143-266. New Zealand Institute, Bulletin No. 1. John Mackay, Wellington. (1914).
  • Jeannel, R. 1951. Coleoptera: Pselaphidae, pp. 299-305. In: Expedition to south-west Arabia, 1937-1938. Vol. I. British Museum (Natural History), London. xiv + 504 pp., 1 map. (1951).
  • Jeannel, R. Révision des Psélaphides de l'Afrique intertropicale. Annales du Musée Royal du Congo Belge, Tervuren (Série 8º: Sciences Zoologiques), 75: 1-742. (1959).
  • Karaman, Z. Revision der Pselaphiden (Col.).1. Tribus Pselaphini. Glasnik, Bulletin de la Société Scientifique de Skopje, 22: 115-128. (1940).
  • Li, Jingke. The rove beetles of Northeast China, pp. 1-63. In: Li, Jingke & Peng Chen (eds.). Studies on fauna and ecogeography of soil animal [sic] [in Chinese, English subtitles]. Press of Northeast Normal University, China. 4 + 265 pp. (1993).
  • Löbl, I. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Pselaphiden (Coleoptera) der Koreanischen Volksdemokratischen Republik. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia, 19: 91-104. (1974).
  • Raffray, A. Révision des Pselaphides de Sumatra. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, 61: 463-504, pl. 10. (1893).
  • Reitter, E. Beitrag zur Pselaphiden- und Scydmaeniden-Fauna von Java und Borneo. II. Stück. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 33: 387-428, pl. 20. (1884).
  • Reitter, E. Neunter Beitrag zur Coleopteren-Fauna des russischen Reiches. Wiener Entomologische Zeitung, 12 (6): 219-224. (1893).