Contributions to Entomology 72(1): 75-79, doi: 10.3897/contrib.entomol.72.e87241
On the taxonomy and zoogeography of Paederus. VI. Two new species from Nepal and new records from the Palaearctic and Oriental regions (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae)
expand article infoVolker Assing
‡ Unaffiliated, Hannover, Germany
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Two micropterous species of Paederus Fabricius, 1775 from East Nepal are described and illustrated: Paederus (incertae sedis) digitalis spec. nov. and P. (incertae sedis) acifer spec. nov. They are distinguished from other micropterous and geographically close congeners. Including the new species, the Paederus fauna of Nepal currently includes 37 species, 24 of them exclusive. Additional records of two widespread species are reported from the Chinese province Yunnan and from Vietnam.


Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Paederinae, Paederus, Palaearctic region, Oriental region, Nepal, taxonomy, new species, new records