Two new species of Aleocharinae (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) found in fungus gardens of Odontotermes termites (Isoptera, Termitidae, Macrotermitinae) in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

Taisuke Kanao, Munetoshi Maruyama, Watana Sakchoowong

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Abstract

Discoxenus katayamai sp. n. and Odontoxenus thailandicus sp. n. are described from Khao Yai National Park, East Thailand. Both species were collected from nests of termite of the genus Odontotermes Holmgren, 1912. These are the first records of both genera from Thailand. Discoxenus katayamai is similar to D. indicus Wasmann, 1904, and O. thailandicus is similar to O. butteri (Wasmann, 1916). Each species is easily distinguished from their congeners by the body size, the number of the setae on the pronotum, elytra and abdomen and other characters discussed below.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-86
Number of pages10
JournalZooKeys
Volume49
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 11 2010

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Odontotermes
Termitidae
Staphylinidae
termite
Isoptera
garden
Thailand
national parks
national park
fungus
setae (fungi)
Coleoptera
new species
termite mounds
abdomen
body size
nest
fungus gardens

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  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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