Termitopaediini

Lateral and dorsal views of Termitobia burgeoni, from Seevers (1957).


Belongs within: Staphylinidae.

The Termitopaediini is a group of physogastric staphylinid beetles found in association with fungus-culturing termites in Africa and southern Asia (Seevers 1957).

Characters (from Seevers 1957): Maxillary acetabula moderately sized; galea and lacinia moderate in length, galea usually foliate and membranous; terminal antennal segments without coeloconic sensilla; mesocoxal acetabula large, shallow, faintly margined externally or not at all; broad mesosternal process rounded or angulate; middle coxae narrowly or moderately widely separated; hind coxae subtriangular, not produced beyond lateral articulation; metepimera obliquely truncated posteriorly, not prolonged beyond coxal articulation; tarsi 4, 5, 5-segmented.

<==Termitopaediini S57
    |  i. s.: Termitobaena Bernhauer 1915 S57
    |           `--*T. bryanti Bernhauer 1915 S57
    |         Termitotropha Wasmann 1899 S57
    |           `--*T. oneili Wasmann 1899 S57
    |--+--Termitotecna Wasmann 1912 S57
    |  |    `--*T. braunsi Wasmann 1912 S57
    |  |--Protermitobia Seevers 1957 S57
    |  |    |--*P. kirbyi Seevers 1957 S57
    |  |    `--P. comes Seevers 1957 S57
    |  `--Termitobia Wasmann 1891 S57
    |       |--*T. physogastra Wasmann 1891 [=T. gastrophysa (l. c.)] S57
    |       |--T. burgeoni Cameron 1930 S57
    |       |--T. paolii Gridelli 1928 S57
    |       `--T. rhodesiae Seevers 1957 S57
    `--+--Termitopaedia Wasmann 1911 S57
       |    `--*T. kohli Wasmann 1911 S57
       |--Termitolinus Wasmann 1911 S57
       |    `--*T. natalensis Wasmann 1911 S57
       |--Neodioxeuta Seevers 1957 S57
       |    |--*N. oudemansi (Franssen 1932) [=Jacobsonella oudemansi] S57
       |    `--N. burmae Seevers 1957 S57
       |--Termitopulex Fauvel 1899 [incl. Silvestrinus Bernhauer 1932] S57
       |    |--*T. grandicornis Fauvel 1899 [incl. *Silvestrinus erythraeanus Bernhauer 1932] S57
       |    |--T. natalensis Wasmann 1912 S57
       |    `--T. sjoestedti Eichelbaum in Sj√∂stedt 1908 S57
       `--Dioxeuta Sharp 1899 [incl. Jacobsonella Silvestri 1910] S57
            |--*D. microps Sharp 1899 [incl. *Jacobsonella termitobia Silvestri 1910] S57
            |--D. flavescens (Cameron 1939) [=Jacobsonella flavescens] S57
            `--D. indosinensis (Silvestri 1946) [=Jacobsonella indosinensis] S57

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[S57] Seevers, C. H. 1957. A monograph on the termitophilous Staphylinidae (Coleoptera). Fieldiana Zoology 40: 1–334.

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