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- Brounea sungryongi Park, Jong-Seok, 2015, Zootaxa 3990: 558-559.
Type material. Holotype. New Zealand: Northland (ND): ♂ (NZAC), aedeagus dissected and mounted in balsam on clear plastic card, “ NEW ZEALAND ND Russell SF Punaruku 17 Jul 1983 J.C. Watt”, “Wood mould 83 / 80 ”, “N.Z. Arthropod Collection, NZAC Private Bag 92170 AUCKLAND New Zealand ”, “ HOLOTYPE Brounea sungryongi Park and Carlton des. 2013 ”. Paratypes (5 ♀). New Zealand: Northland (ND):5 ♀ (1 ♀, slide-mounted), same data as holotype (NZAC).
Etymology. This species is named for one of the first author’s best friends, whooping crane specialist and an enthusiastic supporter of this study, Dr. Sung-Ryong Kang (Jackie).
Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from the other species of Brounea by the following combination of characters: eye large, one-half length of temple (Fig. 2 e); male abdominal sternite VII with setose depression at middle (Fig. 3 p: arrow); antennomeres 4–7 longer than wide, 8–10 subquadrate; median lobe rectangular, shorter and narrower than parameres (Fig. 3 e); paramere three times broader than median lobe, weakly narrowed at distal one-third (Fig. 3 e).
Description. Length 1.7–1.9 mm. Body brown, elytra, legs, antennae and maxillary palpi paler (Fig. 1 e). Head. Head bluntly triangular, widest across temples (Fig. 2 e). Ventral surface of head of both sexes unmodified (Fig. 2 p); lacking swollen ventral surface or dense gular setae. Antennomeres 1–2 elongate, 3 subquadrate, 4–7 longer than wide, 8–10 subquadrate. Frontal sulcus shallow, reaching midpoint of eye (Fig. 2 e). Anterior and posterior frontal fovea small and round. Eye large, one-half length of temple. Thorax. Prosternum as long as wide, widest at one-third length. Elytra rectangular (Fig. 1 e). 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. Male abdominal sternite VII with setose depression at middle (Fig. 3 p: arrow). Female sternite unmodified. Aedeagus. Median lobe rectangular, shorter and narrower than parameres (Fig. 3 e). Phallobase symmetrical and rounded (Fig. 3 e). Parameres symmetrical, three times broader than median lobe, weakly narrowed at distal one-third (Fig. 3 e).
Distribution. Northland (ND) (Fig. 4: white circle). Habitat. Specimens of this species were collected by sifting wood mold.
- 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: 558-559. doi