Clavigeritae

Specimen of Colilodion wuesti, from here, photographed by Munetoshi Maruyama.


Belongs within: Staphylinidae.

The Clavigeritae are specialised beetles that are all associates of ants. They have antennae with one to six segments, and greatly reduced maxillary palpi. An extensive hollow at the base of the abdomen surrounded by tufts of golden-yellow setae secretes a substance attractive to the beetle's ant hosts (Imms et al. 1977).

<==Clavigeritae
    |--Tiracerini NG05
    |--Colilodion Besuchet 1991 [Colilodionini] NG05
    |    |--C. incredibilis Besuchet 1991 NG05
    |    |--C. inopinatus Besuchet 1991 NG05
    |    |--C. mirus Besuchet 1991 NG05
    |    `--C. wuesti Löbl 1994 NG05
    `--Clavigerini NG05
         |--Claviger Preyssler 1790 F27
         |--Mastiger brevicornis Raffray 1890 NG05
         |--Pseudacerus furcatus Raffray 1895 NG05
         |--Anaclasiger sinuaticollis Raffray 1890 NG05
         |--Cerylambus reticulatus (Raffray 1895) NG05
         |--Articerodes borneensis Bryant 1915 NG05
         `--Disarthricerus NG05
              |--D. integer Raffray 1895 NG05
              `--D. moultoni Bryant 1915 NG05

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[F27] Finlay, H. J. 1927. New specific names for austral Mollusca. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 488-533.

Imms, A. D., O. W. Richards & R. G. Davies. 1977. Imms' General Textbook of Entomology. Springer.

[NG05] Nomura, S., & I. Abd Ghani. 2005. Faunistic notes on the pselaphine species of the supertribes Goniaceritae, Pselaphitae and Clavigeritae from Malaysia and Singapore (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae). Serangga 10 (1-2): 1-36.

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