A New Species of Atheta (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Sri Lanka found with Termites (Isptera: Termitidae)

David H. Kistner


Atheta dominguezae (Coleoptera) is described from SR I lANKA where it is found with Hospitalitermes monocerus (Isoptera). Behavioral observations indicate that the beetles are termitariophiles. What is novel about this ttermitariophile is that this species was found to live in this same nest over a period of 13 years .


Atheta dominguezae; Hospitalitermes monoceros; termitariophiles; Sri Lanka

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v59i4.507


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