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- Brounea mijeongae Park, Jong-Seok, 2015, Zootaxa 3990: 559-560.
Type material. Holotype. New Zealand: Northland (ND): ♂ (NZAC), “ NEW ZEALAND: ND Waipoua State Forest, 0.9km E Forest Hqtrs. 120m, 26.xi– 4.xii. 1984 hdwd.–podocarp forest A.Newton/M.Thayer 686 ”, “flight intercept (window) trap”, “ HOLOTYPE Brounea mijeongae Park and Carlton des. 2013 ”. Paratypes (n= 25; 15 ♂, 10 ♀). New Zealand: Auckland (AK):3 ♂, Goldie Bush Scenic Res., Mokoroa Falls tr., 6km W Waitakere, 28 III 2010, 106m, D.S. Chandler, rotten wood & branch debris (DSC); 2 ♂ (1 ♂, slide-mounted), Wiatakere Range, 260m, Nohoanga Scenic Res., 8 XII 1984 – 25 I 1985, hdwd–podocarp forest, A. Newton, M. Thayer 679, FIT & window trap (FMNH & DSC); 1 ♂, Matuku Reserve, 45m, 6.5km W Wairtakere end of Jonker’s Rd., 2–5 IV 2010, L. Masner, yellow pan trap (DSC); 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Mt. Auckland, Atuanui Scenic Reserve, 250m, 2.5km NE Glorit, 2 II 2010, D.S. Chandler, sift rotten wood (DSC); 2 ♀, Waitakere ra., Cascade-Kauri Park, up. Kauri Tr., 170m, 23 XI– 8 XII 1984, kauri–podo–hdwd, A. Newton, M. Thayer 680, FIT & window trap (FMNH); 1 ♀, Mangatangi, Hunua Range, 9 III– 5 IV 1977, I. Barton, ARA Kauri Seed Project pit trap 6 (NZAC); Coromandel (CL):1 ♂, 350m, 23 III 1977, G. Kuschel, decayed wood (NZAC); 1 ♂, 2 ♀, Waipoua SF, 0.8km S Waikohatu Stream bridge, 270m, 28 XI– 6 XII 1984, hdwd–podocarp forest, A. Newton, M. Thayer 692, FIT & window (FMNH); Northland (ND):1 ♀, same data as holotype (FMNH); 2 ♂, Waipoua State Forest, Kauri Ricker tr., 120m, 26 XI– 4 XII 1984, kauri– podocarp–hdwd, A. Newton, M. Thayer 684, FIT & window (FMNH & DSC); 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Mt. Manaia, 300–400m, 4 XI 1981, G. Kuschel, litter and decayed wood 81 / 121 (NZAC); 1 ♂, Waipoua SF, Wairau Summit, 400m, 27 XI– 6 XII 1984, hdwd–podocarp forest, A. Newton, M. Thayer 687, FIT & window trap (DSC); 1 ♂, Hokianga Heads, 7 XII 1961, G. Kuschel, Nothofagus litter 63 / 8 (NZAC); 1 ♂ (slide-mounted), Waipoua Forest, Waipoua stm, 70m, 17 III 1978, S. Peck, J. Peck, berl., frass under bark kauri log (FMNH); 1 ♀, Waipoua SF, Toronui Tr., 150m, 13 IV 1980, kauri–podocarp–broadlf–nikau palm forest, A. Newton, M. Thayer, berl., leaf & log litter, forest floor (FMNH); 1 ♀, Waipoua Forest, 25 XI 1980, G. Kuschel, sifted decayed wood 80 / 119 (NZAC).
Etymology. This species is named for Kee-Jeong Ahn lab alumna, seashore staphylinid specialist, and an enthusiastic supporter of this study, Dr. Mi-Jeong Jeon.
Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from the other species of Brounea by the following combination of characters: eye large, two-thirds length of temple (Fig. 2 f); male head weakly swollen ventrally, gular depression bearing dense setae (Fig. 2 q: arrow); antennomeres 4–8 longer than wide, 9–10 subquadrate; median lobe bullet shaped, as long as parameres (Fig. 3 f).
Description. Length 1.9–2.1 mm. Body brown, elytra, legs, antennae and maxillary palpi paler (Fig. 1 f). Head. Head bluntly triangular, widest across temples (Fig. 2 f). Male head weakly swollen ventrally, gular depression bearing dense setae (Fig. 2 q: arrow). Female head unmodified. Antennomeres 1–2 elongate, 3 subquadrate, 4–8 longer than wide, 9–10 subquadrate. Frontal sulcus shallow and reaching one-third length of eye from apex of rostrum (Fig. 2 f). Anterior frontal fovea small and round, partially covered by frontal rostrum. Posterior frontal fovea small and round. Eye large and prominent, two-thirds length of temple (Fig. 2 f). Thorax. Prosternum as long as wide, widest at midpoint. Elytra rectangular (Fig. 1 f). Hind wings of both sexes well-developed. Meso- and metaventrites together trapezoidal in ventral view, longer than wide. Abdomen. Abdominal tergite IV with pair of transverse patches of microtrichia reaching middle. Aedeagus. Median lobe bullet shaped, as long as parameres (Fig. 3 f). Phallobase symmetrical and rounded (Fig. 3 f). Parameres symmetrical, elongate triangular with thick setae at tip (Fig. 3 f).
Distribution. Auckland (AK), Coromandel (CL), Northland (ND) (Fig. 5: black circles). Habitat. Most specimens of this species were collected using flight intercept or window traps, or by sifting litter in broadleaf, hardwood, or podocarp forests.
- Park, Jong-Seok; Carlton, Christopher E.; 2015: Brounea, a new genus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) from New Zealand, with descriptions of nine new species, Zootaxa 3990: 559-560. doi