A New Species of Proteinus Latreille (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) From Florida

J. H. Frank

Abstract


A new species, Proteinus thomasi, from Ocala, FL, is described on the basis of the structures of a series of adult individuals. The structures (including the aedeagus) and color of these individuals are used to distinguish them from individuals of other New World species of Proteinus. Illustrations of adult habitus and of the aedeagus are provided. Proteinus parvulus LeConte is redescribed and removed from synonymy with P. atomarius Erichson. Proteinus collaris Hatch is redescribed.

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