Biology, morphology, and systematics of the ant-like litter beetle genera of Australia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)
The genera of ant-like litter beetles (Pselaphinae, Staphylinidae) are treated for Australia. This group is a diverse group of small beetles, that are typically associated with leaf litter and rotten wood. They exhibit some promise as indicators of old-growth forests. Monophyly of the group is indicated by their unique foveal system. The foveae and other features useful for systematics and identification are characterized and illustrated.
Memoirs on Entomology, International
American Entomological Institute
Scientific Contribution Number
Chandler, D.S. 2001. Biology, morphology and systematics of the ant-like litter beetle genera of Australia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae). Memoirs on Entomology International 15. x + 562 pp.