Two Omaliine Species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) New to Korea

  • Kim, Tae-Kyu (Department of Biology, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Ahn, Kee-Jeong (Department of Biology, Chungnam National University)
  • Received : 2014.02.03
  • Accepted : 2014.03.03
  • Published : 2014.04.30


A taxonomic study of two omaliine genera Acruliopsis Zerche and Omalium Gravenhorst in Korea is presented. Two species (Acruliopsis ussuriensis Zerche and Omalium japonicum Sharp) are reported for the first time in Korea. Diagnoses of those two genera with redescriptions of the species are presented. Acruliopsis ussuriensis is distinguished by more or less short elytra, a pair of conspicuous processes on male sternite VII and emargination of outer lateral margin of paramere at base. Omalium japonicum is distinguished by brown elytra and structure of aedeagus with swollen median lobe and expanded paramere. Habitus photographs and illustrations of diagnostic characters are provided.


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