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20 March 2014 A New Species of Leptochromus Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae) from Costa Rica, with Notes on Morphology and Natural History
Nathan P. Lord, Christopher E. Carlton, Richard A. B. Leschen
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Abstract

Leptochromus laselva Lord, Carlton, and Leschen, new species, from Costa Rica is described. Collecting techniques and natural history data are given. Among the five currently described species, this species is most similar to Leptochromus agilis (Sharp), but possesses a much longer postgenal process and differs in the shapes of the aedeagal parameres and median lobe. An amended key is presented to accommodate L. laselva.

Nathan P. Lord, Christopher E. Carlton, and Richard A. B. Leschen "A New Species of Leptochromus Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae) from Costa Rica, with Notes on Morphology and Natural History," The Coleopterists Bulletin 68(1), 119-125, (20 March 2014). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-68.1.119
Received: 14 February 2013; Accepted: 5 December 2013; Published: 20 March 2014
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Scydmaenidae
staphylinid beetles
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