Abrotelina

Abroteles beaumonti, from Seevers (1957).

Belongs within: Corotocini.

The Abrotelina are a group of distinctively frail-bodied physogastric staphylinid beetles found in association with nasutitermitine termites in the Neotropical region (Seevers 1957).

Characters (from Seevers 1957): Frail-bodied, frequently with very thin sclerites; head and thorax slender, abdomen ovoidal, weakly to strongly physogastric. Entire clypeus very weakly sclerotised or not sclerotised; very little sclerotisation anterior to tentorial pit level. Pronotum small, its surface not impressed. Tergites relatively narrow, about three-fifths as broad as abdomen; inner paratergites large, about one-third as broad as tergites. Elytra generalized, contiguous. Wings normal. Antennae 11-segmented. Tarsi 4, 4, 4-segmented or 5, 5, 5-segmented. Abdominal segments 7-9 distinctive.

<==AbrotelinaS57
    |--Oecidiophilus Silvestri 1946S57
    |    `--*O. mimellus Silvestri 1946 [=O. oglobinii ms]S57
    |--Parvidolum Silvestri 1946S57
    |    `--*P. microsomatis Silvestri 1946 [=P. microsamatis]S57
    |--Mormellus Silvestri 1946S57
    |    `--*M. bicolor Silvestri 1946S57
    |--Termitosius Silvestri 1901S57
    |    `--*T. pauciseta Silvestri 1901S57
    |--Termitoiceus Silvestri 1901S57
    |    |--*T. anastrephoproctus Silvestri 1901 [=T. anastrephoroctus (l. c.)]S57
    |    `--T. simulans Silvestri 1946 [=T. anastrephoproctus simulans]S57
    |--Perlinctus Silvestri 1946S57
    |    |--*P. quaesitus Silvestri 1946S57
    |    `--P. foveicollis Seevers 1957S57
    |--Fonsechellus Silvestri 1946 [incl. Trianellus Silvestri 1946]S57
    |    |--*F. diversicolor Silvestri 1946S57
    |    |--F. bicolor Silvestri 1946 [=F. (*Trianellus) bicolor]S57
    |    `--F. fragilis Seevers 1957S57
    `--Abroteles Casey 1890 [incl. Termitothymus Silvestri 1901]S57
         |--*A. beaumonti Casey 1890S57
         |--A. badia Seevers 1957S57
         |--A. bisetosus Seevers 1937S57
         |--A. compacticornis Borgmeier 1950S57
         |--A. lobata Seevers 1957S57
         |--A. philetaerus (Silvestri 1901) (n. d.) [=*Termitothymus philetaerus]S57
         |--A. pubicollis Seevers 1957S57
         `--A. rurrenabaquensis Seevers 1946S57

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[S57] Seevers, C. H. 1957. A monograph on the termitophilous Staphylinidae (Coleoptera). Fieldiana Zoology 40: 1–334.

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