Abstract

A new genus and species of the silverfish subfamily Ctenolepismatinae and the first endemic species of the Lepismatinae are described from Queensland. A single male specimen of Qantelsella louisae n.gen., n.sp., was collected from dry leaf litter in Bladensburg National Park near Winton. Xenolepisma monteithi n.sp. is known from one adult female and two juvenile specimens collected with ants (Crematogaster sp.) from the bark of a tree on the Cape York Peninsula. This genus is also known from southern Africa, India and Malaysia and the diagnosis of the genus is emended to include the morphological differences exhibited by the Australian species.

 
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Short Form
Smith, 2015. Rec. Aust. Mus. 67(3): 67–81
Author
Graeme B. Smith
Year
2015
Title
New silverfish taxa from Queensland (Zygentoma: Lepismatidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
67
Issue
3
Start Page
67
End Page
81
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.67.2015.1641
Language
English
Date Published
27 May 2015
Cover Date
27 May 2015
ISSN
0067-1975 (print) 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: ZYGENTOMA; TAXONOMY
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27 May 2015
Available Online
27 May 2015
Reference Number
1641
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