Thysdariella fieldiana

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The one species of myrmecophile in the genus Semiclaviger .

Thysdariella fieldiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Beetle
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Staphylinidae
Genus: Thysdariella
Species: T. fieldiana
Binomial name
Thysdariella fieldiana
HLAVÁČ, 2005


Thysdariella is included in the subtribe Thysdariina through the following characters: (1) 4-segmented antennae; (2) eyes present and large; (3) body smooth, shining, with sparse pubescence; (4) head without constriction behind eyes; (5) humeral angles rounded; (6) lateral margins of pronotum rounded, not diverging posteriorly; and (7) presence of large flat plate on ventral surface of head. Thysdariella differs from Thysdarius Fairmaire and Thysdariopsis Jeannel in having last antennal segment shorter than segment III and pronotum with large, entire, deep median depression.