Abstracts of publications III (Nos. 100ff.)                                                        

For corresponding references and abstracts nos. 1 - 99 see publications , abstracts I, and abstracts II, respectively.
 

100.
Kurzflügelkäfer (Insecta, Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). - The rovebeetle fauna (Insecta, Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of the Steinberg near Wesseln. - A pitfall trap study on the rovebeetles of the "Steinberg", a xerothermous locality in the south of Niedersachsen (Germany), yielded 2938 adult beetles and 449 larvae. 131 species of Staphylinidae were recorded. The qualitative and quantitative composition of the species community is analyzed under ecological aspects and compared with other previously studied localities in the region. Several species recorded on the Steinberg are characteristic of xerothermous calcareous grasslands in Central Europe. The cenosis is composed of a relatively high proportion of epigeic species with a preference for unshaded habitats, of species apparently reproducing in subterraneous habitats or during the colder period from autumn to spring, and of nidicolous, myrmecophilous, or myrmecophagous Staphylinidae. A study of hindwing length and flight-muscle development showed that while most of the recorded species are at least predominantly capable of flight, nearly two thirds of the total pitfall catches are made up by brachypterous Staphylinidae and by species in which the proportion of flying specimens is less than 30%.  Several rare species occur in the study area; Stenus assequens and Euaesthetus superlatus are for the first time recorded from southern Niedersachsen.

101.
Ameisen (Insecta, Hymenoptera: Formicidae). - The ants (Insecta, Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Steinberg near Wesseln. - A pitfall trap study on the ants of the "Steinberg", a xerothermous locality in the south of Niedersachsen (Germany), yielded 5767 workers and 249 queens. 24 species were recorded, at least 21 of them are indigenous in the study area.  The ant fauna is characterized by a high proportion of xerothermophilic species, some of which reach their northern limit of distribution in the region and/or are listed in the German red data list.

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On the Staphylinidae of Cyprus (Coleoptera). - Based on an examination of more than 7500 adult specimens collected during a field trip to Cyprus in spring 1995 and of additional material, as well as on a study of the types of  two species, more than 150 species of Staphylinidae are reported from Cyprus. 125 species were identified, among them 15 endemic taxa and 2 new species. The staphylinid fauna of Cyprus is apparently most closely affiliated with that of southern Anatolia and the Middle East. Leptobium longitibiale sp. n. and Medon cyprensis sp. n. are described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners. Four synonymies are established: Leptobium fageli JARRIGE, 1952 = L. waldeni BORDONI, 1990, syn. n.; Medon haafi SCHEERPELTZ, 1956 = M. mersinus BORDONI, 1983, syn. n.; Quedius scheerpeltzi GRIDELLI, 1938 = Q. cyprinus FRANZ, 1987, syn. n.; Quedius latinus GRIDELLI, 1938 = Q. lateralis ibericola FRANZ, 1987, syn. n.

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Two new species and a new name of Cordalia JACOBS, 1925 from Turkey and China (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). - Cordalia anatolica sp. n. and C. schuelkei sp. n. are described from southern Anatolia and China (Shaanxi), respectively, and compared with related congeners, especially C. obscura (GRAVENHORST, 1802). The primary and secondary sexual characters are figured. C. pacei nom. n. is proposed for C. rougemonti PACE, 1993 (nec C. rougemonti PACE, 1991).

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A new species of Nazeris FAUVEL, 1873 from Turkey (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). - Nazeris turcicus sp. n., the 12th representative of the genus in the Western Palaearctic region, is described from southern Anatolia and compared with related congeners. The primary and secondary sexual characters are figured. N. ammonita (SAULCY, 1864) is for the first time recorded from Turkey.

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A remarkable new European genus of Paederinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). - Lathrorugilus n. gen. starkei n. sp. from Asturias, Spain, is described and figured. The new genus is attributed to the subtribe Stilicina, tribe Paederini, of the Paederinae and distinguished from Rugilus LEACH, Stiliderus MOTSCHULSKY, and other paederine genera. Biogeographical and morphological evidence suggests that Lathrorugilus represents an old relict.

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A revision of Pseudosemiris MACHULKA, 1935. II. A new species from Turkey (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Pseudosemiris atavia sp. n. from southern Anatolia is described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners.

107.
On the Staphylinidae of Greece. II. New species and new records from central and northern Greece (Insecta: Coleoptera). - The results of a field trip to central and northern Greece in spring 2000 are presented. 188 identified species of Staphylinidae are reported, among them several new taxa and first records from Greece. 10 species are described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners: Deliphrosoma angulatum sp. n. (Fokis, Fthiotis), Pareudectus vitsiensis sp. n. (Florina), Sunius fokisensis sp. n. (Fokis), Lathrobium vorasensis sp. n. (Florina), Tectusa rastrifera sp. n. (Fokis, Fthiotis), T. longiuter sp. n. (Evritania), T. viduus sp. n. (Evritania), T. timfristosensis sp. n. (Evritania), T. vardousiensis sp. n. (Fokis), and T. vrontousensis sp. n. (Séres). Anthobium ganglbaueri (LUZE), Quedius bernhaueri RAMBOUSEK, Leptusa jelineki PACE, L. peristerica PACE, L. winneguthiana PACE, and L. sororella PACE are for the first time recorded from Greece. The facies and male primary sexual characters of Q. bernhaueri are illustrated.

108.
A revision of the Turkish species of Geostiba THOMSON 1858 and Tropimenelytron PACE 1983 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Based on an examination of types and non-type material, the Turkish species of the genus Geostiba are revised. In all, 31 species are recognized and attributed to the subgenera Geostiba s. str. (17 species, including one species dubia), Ditroposipalia SCHEERPELTZ (6 species), and Sipalotricha SCHEERPELTZ (6 species). Two taxa with fused fourth and fifth mesotarsomeres are regarded as species incertae sedis; their phylogenetic affiliations to Paraleptusa PEYERIMHOFF are discussed. Based on a study of morphological characters and on phylogenetic arguments, the subgenus Geostiba s. str. is hypothesized to represent a polyphyletic taxon. 11 new species are described, illustrated, and distinguished from related congeners: Geostiba confusa sp. n., G. (s. str. ) sororcula sp. n., G. (s. str.) akceliensi sp. n., G. (s. str.) artvinensis sp. n., G. (s. str.) granulipennis sp. n., G. (s. str.) balkarensis sp. n., G. (s. str.) bitlisensis sp. n., G. (s. str.) lunata sp. n., G. (Ditroposipalia) fabaeformis sp. n., G. (Sipalotricha) emirdaghensis sp. n., and G. (S.) itschiliensis sp. n. The remaining species are redescribed, except for some recently revised representatives of Geostiba s. str.; the male of G. medea PACE and the female of G. rizensis PACE are described for the first time. The following synonymies and new combination are established: Geostiba helvetiorum PACE 1983 = G. helvetiorum humicola PACE 1983, syn. n., = G. helvetiorum obscura PACE 1983, syn. n.; G. uhligi PACE 1983 = G. mysia PACE 1983, syn. n.; G. besuchetiana PACE 1983 = G. taurica PACE 1996, syn. n.; G. lucens (BENICK, 1970), comb. n. (transferred from Ousipalia DES GOZIS) = Atheta (Microdota) glaberima BENICK, 1981, syn. n. Geostiba lucens, the third example of wing dimorphism in the genus, and G. circellaris (GRAVENHORST, 1806) are recorded from Turkey for the first time. The (re-) descriptions are supplemented by systematic, bionomic, and biogeographic notes. The distributions of G. oertzeni (EPPELSHEIM), G. uhligi PACE, G. besuchetiana PACE, and G. lucens (BENICK) are mapped. A diagnostic key to the Turkish representatives of Geostiba is provided. Tropimenelytron tuberiventris (EPPELSHEIM) is for the first time recorded from Turkey.

109.
The first record of Dinusa SAULCY 1864 from Turkey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Dinusa taurica sp. n. from central southern Anatolia, the first representative of the myrmecophilous genus from Turkey, is described, figured, and distinguished from similar congeners.

110.
A new species of Sunius CURTIS 1829 from the Haut Atlas, Morocco (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Sunius hastatus sp. n. from the Haut Atlas, Morocco, is described, figured, and distinguished from similar congeners.

111.
On the Turkish species of Sunius CURTIS 1829 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Based on an examination of the available types and additional material, ten Sunius species are recorded from Turkey and attributed to three species groups. Six species are described, figured, and distinguished from similar congeners: S. dolabrifer, S. nurdaghensis sp. n., S. rastrifer sp. n., S. wunderlei sp. n., S. tuberiventris sp. n., and S. balkarensis sp. n. The identity of S. adanensis (LOKAY) remains doubtful. The distributions of all the species, except S. adanensis, are mapped. At least three of the species are wing-dimorphic. A diagnostic key to the Turkish representatives of Sunius is presented.

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A new species of Leptusa KRAATZ, 1856 from the Italian Alps (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Leptusa janbellini sp.n. is described from the Monte Pavione (Dolomiti Bellunesi, Veneto) in northern Italy. It is attributed to the subgenus Nanopisalia PACE and distinguished from related congeners. The primary and secondary sexual characters are figured.

113.
On the systematics and distribution of Porocallus SHARP, 1888 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Oxypodini). - The holotype and additional material of Porocallus insignis SHARP, 1888 are revised. Both the genus and the species are redescribed and illustrated. The previously assumed position of Porocallus SHARP in the Oxypodini is confirmed. It is regarded as a distinct genus and separated from the externally similar Western Palaearctic genus Ilyobates KRAATZ, 1856. Porocallus currently includes only a single species, the type species P. insignis, which is apparently widespread in the Eastern Palaearctic region and which is for the first time recorded from various regions outside Japan: China (Sichuan, Shaanxi), North Korea, and the Russian Far East. The distribution of the species is mapped.

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A revision of the species of Geostiba THOMSON of the Balkans and Turkey. V. New species, a new synonym, new combinations, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Types and additional, recently collected or previously unavailable material of Geostiba THOMSON and allied genera from the Balkans and Turkey are revised. Three species of Geostiba are described, illustrated, and distinguished from related congeners: G. (s. str.) othrisensis sp. n. (Greece: Thessalia), G. (Ditroposipalia) excaecata sp. n. (Macedonia), and G. (Sipalotricha) thryptisensis sp. n. (Greece: Crete). G. samai PACE 1977 is redescribed and attributed to the subgenus Ditroposipalia SCHEERPELTZ. Atheta (Ousipalia) winkleri BERNHAUER 1936, syn. n., a secondary junior homonym of Geostiba winkleri (BERNHAUER 1915), is synonymized with G. euboica PACE 1990. Ousipalia renominata LIKOVSKY 1984, a replacement name for Atheta (Ousipalia) scheerpeltzi BERNHAUER 1936, is transferred to Emmelostiba PACE; its primary and secondary sexual characters are figured, and a lectotype is designated. Additional records from Albania, Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey are presented for 20 species of Geostiba. The distributions of G. itiensis ASSING, G. obtusicollis ASSING, G. othrisensis sp. n., G. euboica PACE, and G. besuchetiana PACE are mapped.

115.
Review of Palaearctic Autalia Leach in Samouelle, 1819. IV. New species and additional records (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Autalia breviflagellata sp. n. (Nepal) and A. limata sp. n. (China: Sichuan) are described, figured, and distinguished from similar congeners. The previously unknown female sexual characters of A. formosa Assing from Taiwan are described and illustrated. Additional records of A. smetanai Pace and A. longicornis Scheerpeltz are presented; the latter is recorded from Syria for the first time.

116.
A revision of the microphthalmous Lathrobium GRAVENHORST of Turkey, with descriptions of two new Lathrobium species from Italy and Albania (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). - Four species of Lathrobium GRAVENHORST are described, illustrated, and distinguished from related congeners: L. roessleri sp. n. (northern Italy), L. occultum sp. n. (Albania), L. paphlagonicum sp. n. (northern Anatolia), and L. uncinatum sp. n. (northern Anatolia). Lathrobium bodemeyeri BERNHAUER, 1903 (= L. besucheti BORDONI, 1980, syn. n.) and L. brignolii BORDONI, 1980, whose male sexual characters were previously unknown, are redescribed; the male genitalia and female terminalia are figured. A lectotype is designated for L. bodemeyeri BERNHAUER. The microphthalmous Lathrobium species of Turkey are keyed and their distributions are mapped. L. bodemeyeri is for the first time recorded from Greece.

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Supplemente zur mitteleuropäischen Staphylinidenfauna (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). II. - Recent developments and changes in the taxonomy, systematics, nomenclature, and biogeography of Central European Staphylinidae are compiled, annotated, and summarised in a complete updated checklist of the Staphylinidae of Central Europe. The synopsis includes various new or improved illustrations of genitalia and a revised key to the species of Ilyobates Kraatz. The following synonymies and new combinations are established: Philonthus quisquiliarius (Gyllenhal, 1810) = Quedius heinzi Korge, 1964, n. syn.; Bisnius scribae (Fauvel, 1867) = Philonthus varipennis (Scriba, 1864) (nec P. variipennis Kraatz, 1859), resyn.; Mycetoporus mulsanti Ganglbauer, 1895 = M. tenuis Mulsant & Rey, 1853, resyn.; Parabolitobius inclinans (Gravenhorst, 1806) n. comb.; Parabolitobius formosus (Gravenhorst, 1806) n. comb; Dinaraea angustula (Gyllenhal, 1810) = Atheta hubenthali Heymes, 1929, n. syn.; Atheta kochi Roubal, 1937 = A. strupiana Scheerpeltz, 1960, n. syn. = A. strupiiana Benick & Lohse, 1974, n. syn.; Atheta voeslauensis Bernhauer, 1944 = A. viennensis Benick, 1975, n. syn.; Atheta fungi (Gravenhorst, 1802) = Acrotona beskidica Pasnik, 1999, n. syn., = A. otrytica Pasnik, 1999, n. syn., = A. forestica Pasnik, 1999, n. syn.; Ocalea robusta Bernhauer, 1902 = O. phrenetica Pasnik, 1999, n. syn.; Ocyusa Kraatz, 1856 = Deubelia Bernhauer, 1899, n. syn.; Ocyusa picina (Aubé, 1850), n. comb. (transferred from Deubelia). Cousya Mulsant & Rey is regarded as a distinct genus. The genus Dasygnypeta is credited to Lohse 1974 (not Scheerpeltz 1968). Carpelimus gusarovi Gildenkov and Aleochara tertiaria Semenov are recorded from Central Europe for the first time.  

118
A revision of Callicerus GRAVENHORST, 1802, Pseudosemiris MACHULKA, 1935, and Saphocallus SHARP, 1888 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Athetini). - The types and additional material of the species of Callicerus GRAVENHORST, Pseudosemiris MACHULKA, and Saphocallus SHARP are revised. The taxonomic history of these taxa is outlined. Based on a comparative morphological study - including species of the presumably closely allied genus group taxa Aloconota THOMSON, 1858 and Disopora THOMSON, 1859 - Callicerus, Pseudosemiris, and Saphocallus are regarded as distinct genera and redescribed. 7 valid species of Callicerus, 7 of Pseudosemiris, and one of Saphocallus are recognized and (re-)described: C. obscurus GRAVENHORST, C. muensteri BERNHAUER, C. atricollis (AUBÉ), C. appenninus sp. n., C. sparsicollis BERNHAUER, C. fulvicornis EPPELSHEIM, C. rigidicornis (ERICHSON), P. kaufmanni (EPPELSHEIM), P. breiti SCHEERPELTZ, P. circassica FAGEL, P. fulgida sp. n., P. granulosa FAGEL, P. stricticornis FAGEL, P. zanettii sp. n., and S. parviceps SHARP. P. velox JABLOKOW-KHNZORIAN is regarded as a species dubia. The following synonymies are established: Callicerus GRAVENHORST, 1802 = Semiris HEER, 1839, resyn., = Sphaerotaxus BERNHAUER, 1915, syn. n.; Callicerus obscurus GRAVENHORST, 1802 = Callicerus stolfai SCHEERPELTZ, 1956, syn. n., = Callicerus ibericus FAGEL, 1958, syn. n.; Calodera atricollis AUBÉ, 1850 = Callicerus clavatus ROTTENBERG, 1870, syn. n.; Callicerus fulvicornis EPPELSHEIM, 1883 = Callicerus gagliardii SCHEERPELTZ, 1956, syn. n.; Homalota rigidicornis ERICHSON, 1839 = Callicerus mandli SCHEERPELTZ, 1956, syn. n., = Callicerus  beieri SCHEERPELTZ, 1959, syn. n.; Homalota gregaria ERICHSON, 1839 (nomen protectum) = Aleochara caliginosa STEPHENS, 1832, syn. n. (nomen oblitum); Atheta montenegrina BERNHAUER, 1899 = Callicerus smetanai SCHEERPELTZ, 1967, syn. n. Atheta toroenensis BERNHAUER, 1943, a species previously attributed to Callicerus, is assigned to the genus Homoiocalea BERNHAUER, 1943, stat. n. Both the genus and H. toroenensis (BERNHAUER), comb. n. are redescribed. A neotype is designated for Callicerus obscurus GRAVENHORST. Lectotypes are designated for Calodera atricollis AUBÉ, Callicerus muensteri BERNHAUER, C. obscurus var. pedemontanus BAUDI, C. clavatus ROTTENBERG, C. sparsicollis BERNHAUER, C. fulvicornis EPPELSHEIM, and C. kaufmanni EPPELSHEIM.
Distinguishing characters of all the genus group and species group taxa treated as well as the results of the morphometric analyses are figured. The descriptions are complemented by remarks on intraspecific variation, by comparative notes, and by keys to the species of Callicerus and Pseudosemiris. The available data on the distribution and bionomics of the species are compiled. Ecological evidence and collection data suggest that species of Callicerus and Pseudosemiris are univoltine, with reproduction and pre-imaginal development taking place from early spring to early summer, and apparently reproduce and hibernate in an unknown cryptic habitat, which would also explain the the fact that records of practically all species are rare to extremely rare. The phenologies of C. obscurus and C. rigidicornis are figured, and the areas of distribution of the less rare species are mapped.

119
A revision of the Palaearctic species of Myrmecopora SAULCY, 1864. IV. A new species from Turkey and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Falagriini). - Myrmecopora (s. str.) ciliciana sp. n. from southern Anatolia, a myrmecophilous species associated with ants of the genus Messor FOREL, is described, figured, and distinguished from similar congeners of Myrmecopora s. str. Additional records are presented for several species of Myrmecopora SAULCY, among them the recently described M. (s. str.) wunderlei ASSING, whose known area of distribution is mapped.

120
Effects of mowing of Calluna heathland on various groups of insects (Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae, Staphylinidae, Chrysomelidae; Heteroptera; Auchenorrhyncha; Caelifera). - In the nature reserve "Lüneburger Heide" (NW-Germany), the effects of mowing on various groups of insects were studied. Two experimental and two control plots were sampled in the year preceding the mowing (1993) and during the six-year period following the experiment, using a total of 22 pitfall traps. The insect groups studied include the ground beetles (Carabidae), rove-beeles (Staphylinidae), the heather beetle (Lochmaea suturalis), bugs (Heteroptera), the mottled grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus), and the heather cicada (Ulopa reticulata). During the first years after mowing, many thermophilous and xerophilous species were abundant in the experimental plots, whereas the insect communities of the control plots were characterized mainly by species requiring a thick raw humus layer and a damper microclimate. Various species-specific  patterns of recolonization of the experimental plots were observed during the study period. A mowing technique that removes the raw humus layer may prevent outbreaks of the heather beetle and promote the presence of xerothermophilous species. Although the species communities of the experimental plots had not returned to their original composition even after 6 years of observation, the effects of mowing are estimated to last for a period of approximately 10 years.

121
A new genus and species of intertidal Oxypodini (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae) from the Eastern Palaearctic region. - Oreuryalea watanabei gen. n., sp. n., the first intertidal genus and species of Oxypodini from the Holarctic region, is described from the Russian Far East and northern Japan and distinguished from similar oxypodine genera. Its facies, mouthparts, and sexual characters are illustrated. The distribution of the species is mapped.

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Two new species of Cordalia Jacobs from the Eastern Palaearctic region, with redescriptions of three species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). - Five Eastern Palaearctic Cordalia species are (re-)described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners: C. vestita (Boheman), C. smetanai Pace, C. permutata n. sp. (Nepal, China, Taiwan), C. longicornis Cameron, and C. schawalleri n. sp. (Nepal). The distribution of C. permutata is mapped.

123
New species of Staphylinidae from Greece (Insecta: Coleoptera). - Four species of Staphylinidae are described from Greece and distinguished from similar congeners: Boreaphilus meybohmi sp. n. (W-Crete), Oligota inversa sp. n. (Central Greece), Dinarda lompei sp. n. (Central Greece), and Tectusa callicera sp. n. (W-Crete). The genitalia and other distinguishing characters are figured. Boreaphilus fuelscheri ZERCHE is recorded for the first time since its description.

124
A new species of Euryusa ERICHSON from Turkey, with notes on Silusa areolata REITTER (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Euryusa anatolica sp. n., the seventh species of the genus in the Western Palaearctic region, is described from northeastern Anatolia, figured, and distinguished from similar congeners. Silusa areolata REITTER is recorded from Turkey for the first time and transferred from Silusa s. str. to the subgenus Stenusa KRAATZ.  The primary and secondary sexual characters are figured.

125
New species and records of Lobrathium Mulsant & Rey from Turkey, Albania, and Tajikistan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Lobrathium pravum sp. n., L. schillhammeri sp. n. (both from southeastern Anatolia), and L. spinosum sp. n. (Albania) are described, figured, and distinguished from similar congeners. The distribution of the Anatolian species is mapped. Lobrathium rugipenne (Hochhuth) and L. novum (Bernhauer & Schubert) are for the first time recorded from Albania and Tajikistan, respectively.

126
On the Turkish and Caucasian species of Eurysunius, subgenus of Astenus Dejean, with an appendix on A. breuili Jarrige (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Astenus (Eurysunius) bicoloratus sp. n., A. (E.) paphlagonicus sp. n., and A. (E.) sexsetosus sp. n. from Anatolia are described, figured, and distinguished from the Caucasian A. (E.) paradoxus (Eppelsheim). Their distributions are mapped and a diagnostic key is provided. The previously unknown male sexual characters of A. (E.) breuili Jarrige are illustrated.

127
On the identity of Acidota clandestina Luze and A. minuta Luze (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Omaliinae). - Based on a revision of type material, the following synonymies are established: Acidota cruentata Mannerheim 1830 = A. clandestina Luze 1905, syn. n., = A. minuta Luze 1905, syn. n.

128
A new species of Amarochara Thomson from the Himalayas  (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Oxypodini). - Amarochara sequax sp. n. from Nepal, the 26th representative of the genus in the Holarctic region, is described, figured, and distinguished from similar congeners.

129
New species of Sunius Curtis from China and Iran (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Sunius iranicus sp. n. (SW-Iran), S. furcillatus sp. n. (China: Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan), and S. cordiformis (China: Beijing, Shaanxi) are described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar Palaearctic congeners.

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Assing, V. 2002: A taxonomic and phylogenetic revision of Amarochara Thomson. I. The species of the Holarctic region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Oxypodini). - The types and additional material of the Holarctic species of the oxypodine genus Amarochara THOMSON are revised. 23 valid species are recognized and (re-)described: A. umbrosa (ERICHSON), A. heterogaster CAMERON, A. sororcula CAMERON, A. inquilina (CASEY), A. fenyesi BLATCHLEY, A. brevios sp. n., A. bonnairei (FAUVEL), A. cribripennis (MULSANT & REY), A. siculifera sp. n., A. inermis sp. n., A. caeca sp. n., A. crassicornis (QUEDENFELDT), A. forticornis (BOISDUVAL & LACORDAIRE), A. carinata sp. n., A. loebli PACE, A. seriepunctata sp. n., A. armata sp. n., A. wrasei sp. n., A. megalops sp. n., A. formosana sp. n., and A. densepunctata sp. n. Two species, A. splendens JARRIGE and A. tingitana JARRIGE, whose types were not available for examination, are of doubtful identity. The following synonymies, new combinations, and replacement name are established or confirmed, respectively: Calodera MANNERHEIM, 1831 = Nasirema CASEY, 1893, syn. n.; Aleochara GRAVENHORST, 1802 = Sorecocephala BERNHAUER, 1902, syn. n.; Amarochara heterogaster CAMERON, 1939 = A. simlaensis CAMERON, 1939, syn. n., = A. smetanai PACE, 1992, syn. n.; Calodera bonnairei FAUVEL, 1865, nomen protectum = Oxypoda glabriventris RYE, 1865, nomen oblitum; Dasygnypeta velata (ERICHSON, 1837) = Calodera flavipes MOTSCHULSKY, 1858 (previously a synonym of Amarochara forticornis); Alevonota japonica (CAMERON, 1933), comb. n. (from Amarochara); Calodera caseyi nom. n., comb. n. (originally described as Nasirema humilis CASEY, 1893, previously attributed to Amarochara, and a secondary junior homonym of Calodera humilis ERICHSON); Calodera parviceps (CASEY, 1893), comb. n. (originally in Nasirema, previously a presumed synonym of Amarochara umbrosa); Pseudocalea korbi (BERNHAUER, 1902), comb. n. (from Amarochara); Aleochara (Ceranota) ocaleoides (BERNHAUER, 1902), comb. n. (from Amarochara); Aleochara (Ceranota) subtumida (HOCHHUTH, 1849) = Calodera brunnea MOTSCHULSKY, 1860 (previously a synonym of Amarochara forticornis), = Ocalea reitteri BERNHAUER, 1900, syn. n. Amarochara flavicornis BERNHAUER, 1907 is excluded from Amarochara and attributed to the Athetini, but of doubtful generic affiliations. A neotype is designated for Calodera bonnairei FAUVEL. Lectotypes are designated for Calodera umbrosa ERICHSON, 1837, Amarochara heterogaster CAMERON, 1939, Nasirema inquilina CASEY, 1906, Oxypoda glabriventris RYE, 1865, Ilyobates cribripennis MULSANT & REY, 1875, and Ocalea reitteri BERNHAUER, 1900. The taxonomic history of Amarochara is outlined. Based on a phylogenetic analysis, the prevailing subgeneric concept is not adopted. As the species of zoogeographic regions other than the Holarctic have not yet been revised, however, the subgenera are not formally synonymized. Instead, the Holarctic species of the genus are attributed to five species groups. The (re-)descriptions of the genus, the species groups, and the species are complemented by a key and by figures of the mouthparts, primary and secondary sexual characters, and other distinguishing characters. The biogeographic data available are compiled and the distributions of several species are mapped. As can be inferred from field studies and collection data, species of Amarochara are univoltine, with reproduction taking place in spring and summer. Apparently, reproduction and hibernation take place in an unknown subterranean habitat. Ecological data are compiled and discussed, and the phenologies of the better-known species are figured. The genitalia of Pseudocalea korbi (BERNHAUER) and Aleochara ocaleoides (BERNHAUER) are illustrated.

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On some micropterous species of Athetini from Nepal and China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Emmelostiba manasluensis sp. n. (central Nepal), Atheta (Microdota) hetzeli sp. n. (central Nepal), A. (M.) hirthei sp. n. (central Nepal), A. (M.) mardiensis sp. n. (central Nepal), A. (M.) elisa sp. n. (China: Shaanxi), and Oroekklina proiecta sp. n. (China: Sichuan) are described and distinguished from similar congeners. Their primary and secondary sexual characters are illustrated. The previously unknown male sexual characters of Oroekklina daxuensis Pace are figured. New records of Oroekklina daxuensis and Geostiba chinensis Pace are presented.

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New species and records of Leptusa Kraatz from the Palaearctic region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Based on an examination of types and additional material, primarily from the Eastern Palaearctic region, numerous records of Leptusa are presented; 19 species are desribed, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners: Leptusa (Neopisalia) spoliata sp. n. (Turkey), L. (Dysleptusa) honshuica (Japan), L. (Aphaireleptusa) acuta sp. n. (Taiwan), L. (A.) michai sp. n. (China: Shaanxi), L. (A.) puthzi sp. n. (Japan), L. (A.) dissimulans sp. n. (Japan), L. (A.) ganzica sp. n. (China: Sichuan), L. (A.) wolongensis sp. n. (China: Sichuan), L. (Chondrelytropisalia) tectusoides sp. n. (China: Sichuan), L. (Drepanoleptusa) manasluensis sp. n. (Nepal), L. (D.?) wuyica sp. n. (China: Fujian), L. (Akratopisalia) limata sp. n. (China: Shaanxi, Hubei), L. (Heteroleptusa) hastata sp. n. (China: Shaanxi), L. (H.) flagellata sp. n. (China: Shaanxi), L. (H.) titillans sp. n. (China: Sichuan), L. (Eospisalia?) cornigera sp. n. (Japan), L. marmotae sp. n. (China: Sichuan), and L. excaecata sp. n. (China: Shaanxi). L. marmotae and L. excaecata are the first blind representatives of the genus recorded from China. The previously unknown male sexual characters of  Leptusa korgei Scheerpeltz, L. tenchiensis Pace, L. semivolans Pace, and L. qinlingensis Pace, as well as the spermatheca of L. formidabilis Pace are described and illustrated for the first time. The following synonymies are proposed: Aphaireleptusa Pace 1996 = Aleteleptusa Pace 1997, syn. n., = Mimumenepisalia Pace 1997, syn. n.; Leptusa gonggamontis Pace 1997 = L. daxuemontis Pace 2001, syn. n. Leptusa ghoropanensis Pace, stat. n., and L. yakorum Pace, stat. n., are regarded as distinct species. According to the Code, L. scheerpeltzi Pace 1981 and L. diecki Pace 1982 are unavailable names, so that the following valid bi- and trinomina result: L. franziana Pace 1981, L. franziana scheerpeltzi Pace 1983, L. confinis Pace 1982, and L. confinis diecki Pace 1983. A catalogue of the Leptusa species known from China and Taiwan is compiled.

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Two new species of Athetini from Italy and Greece  (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Emmelostiba kappi sp. n., the second species of the genus from Italy and the third representative from Europe, and Atheta fissilis sp. n. from southern Greece are described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners. The distributions of the Italian Emmelostiba species are mapped.

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The first species of the subgenus Eurysunius Reitter, genus Astenus Dejean, from Crete (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). - Astenus (Eurysunius) minos sp. n., the first representative of Eurysunius from Crete (Greece), is described and distinguished from other Eastern Mediterranean species of the subgenus. The facies and the male primary and secondary sexual characters are illustrated. The distribution is mapped.

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A new species of the Stenus subcylindricus group from northwestern Spain (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Steninae). - Stenus (Hemistenus) janbellini sp. n. [image] from Asturias, northwestern Spain, is described, illustrated, and distinguished from other species of the S. subcylindricus group.

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The first species of Tectusa Bernhauer from Portugal (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). - Tectusa estrelae sp. n., the first representative of the genus from Portugal and the second species to become known from the Iberian Peninsula, is described from the Serra da Estrela and distinguished from other species of the genus, particularly T. schuelkei (Assing) from northern Spain. The facies and the male primary and secondary sexual characters are illustrated. The known distribution of the genus in the Iberian peninsula is mapped.

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On the Staphylinidae of the Canary Islands. IX. New synonyms and records, and a systematic rearrangement of some endogean and cavernicolous Aleocharinae (Coleoptera). - The following synonymies are proposed: Omalium excavatum Stephens, 1834 = Homalium sculpticolle Wollaston, 1864, syn. n.; Lobrathium anale (Lucas, 1846) = Lathrobium multipunctum canariense Wollaston, 1865, resyn., =Lathrobium.oviceps Fauvel, 1902, syn. n.; =L. ulbrichi Coiffait, 1978, syn. n.; Ocypus canariensis Gemminger & Harold, 1868 = Staphylinus addendus Lindberg, 1953, syn. n.; Atheta misella (Wollaston, 1864) = Meotica roudieri Jarrige, 1952, syn. n.; Apteranopsis tanausui Hernández & Martín, 1990 = A. palmensis Hernández & Martín, 1990, syn. n.; Alevonota Thomson, 1858 = Atlantostiba Pace, 1994, syn. n. Astenus nigromaculatus var. canariensis Coiffait, 1971 is recognized as an unavailable name. Lectotypes are designated for Homalium sculpticolle Wollaston and Lathrobium multipunctum canariense Wollaston. Various first records are presented from the Canary Islands. The former genus Apteranopsis Jeannel is attributed to Drusilla Leach as a subgenus, resulting in the following new combinations: Drusilla (Apteranopsis) lethierryi (Fauvel), D. (A.) theryi (Fauvel), D. (A.) convexifrons (Fairmaire), D. (A.) foreli (Wasmann), D. (A.) hipponensis (Fauvel), D. (A.) raffrayi (Fairmaire), and D. (A.) villosus (Peyerimhoff). D. lethierryi and D. theryi are redescribed. A comparative study of all the Canarian species previously attributed to the genera Sipalia Mulsant & Rey, Geostiba Thomson, Apteranopsis Jeannel, Atlantostiba Pace, and Alevonota Thomson yielded the following new combinations: Alevonota franzi (Palm), Alevonota palmi (Franz), Alevonota hephaestos (Hernández & García), Alevonota canariensis (Oromí & Martín), Alevonota outereloi (Gamarra & Hernández ), Alevonota tanausui (Hernández & Martín), and Alevonota junoniae (Hernández & Martín). The replacement name Alevonota pacei nom. n. is proposed for Atlantostiba franzi Pace, 1994, a secondary junior homonym of Sipalia franzi Palm, 1976. Alevonota oromii sp. n. from Tenerife is described, illustrated, and distinguished from its Canarian congeners, especially its presumable sister species A. franzi (Palm). The previously unknown male sexual characters of A. franzi and A. pacei are figured.

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New species and records of Staphylinidae from Turkey (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). - Nine species of Staphylinidae are described from southern Anatolia, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners: Aploderus endogaeus n. sp., Stenus (Hemistenus) cilicianus n. sp., S. (H.) nurdaghensis n. sp., Sunius brachati n. sp., Oligota anatolica n. sp., O. meybohmi n. sp., Leptusa (Neopisalia) nurdaghensis n. sp., Atheta (Philhygra) lyciana n. sp., and Amarochara wunderlei n. sp. Recently published keys to the Turkish species of Sunius and to the species of Amarochara are supplemented. The distributions of the new species are mapped. Based on an examination of the holotype, Xantholinus aksekianus Bordoni is placed in the synonymy of X. audrasi Coiffait. Several faunistically remarkable records are presented.

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Two new species of Platydomene Ganglbauer from Romania and Turkey, with a redescription of P. stoeckleini (Koch) (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae). - Platydomene sodalis (Kraatz), P. gyorgii sp. n. (southwestern Romania), P. stoeckleini (Koch) (Iran, Iraq), and P. lanugo sp. n. (N-Anatolia) are (re-) described and distinguished from similar congeners. Their male sexual characters are illustrated.

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A revision of the species of Geostiba Thomson of the Eastern Mediterranean. VI. (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Based on a revision of types and additional material, three new species are described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar congeners: Geostiba (Tropogastrosipalia) hamata sp. n. (Turkey: Antakya), G. (T.) cingarae sp. n. (Turkey: Mugla), and G. (Sipalotricha) beydaghensis sp. n. (Turkey: Antalya). All the species previously attributed to the subgenus Geostiba, except for G. circellaris (Gravenhorst) and G. sororcula Assing, are attributed to the subgenus Tropogastrosipalia Scheerpeltz 1951, which is revalidated. The following synonymies are established: Tropogastrosipalia Scheerpeltz 1951 = Chondrogastrosipalia Scheerpeltz 1951, syn. n.; Geostiba oertzeni (Eppelsheim 1888) = G. oertzeni scyrosensis Pace 2002, syn. n., = G. oertzeni cnidia Pace 2002, syn. n., G. rizensis Pace 1983 = G. trapezusensis Pace 2002, syn. n., and G. rhodiensis Pace 1983 = G. besuchetiana Pace 1983, syn. n. The male sexual characters of G. attaleensis Pace and the female sexual characters of G. mostarensis Pace are described for the first time. Numerous new records of Geostiba species are presented from the Eastern Mediterranean. A key to the species of Geostiba Thomson and Paraleptusa Peyerimhoff of Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, and the Middle East is presented. The distributions of G. rhodiensis, G. lucens (Benick), and G. beydaghensis are mapped..

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On the identity of Trichophya huttoni Wollaston (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Trichophyinae). - Prichophya huttoni Wollaston 1854, sp. propr., is revalidated, illustrated, and distinguished from Trichophya pilicornis. The species is apparently endemic to Madeira. The following synonymy is formally proposed: T. pilicornis (Gyllenhal 1810) = T. foina Gistel 1857, syn. n.

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New species and a new synonym of Geostiba from the Iberian Peninsula (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Five species of Geostiba Thomson are described, illustrated and distinguished from similar Iberian congeners: G. (s. str.) consobrina sp. n. (Portugal: Serra da Estrela), G. (Typhlusida) hachoensis sp. n. (Spain, Andalucia: Sierra del Hacho), G. (Sipalotricha) cabrerensis sp. n. (Spain, León: Sierra de la Cabrera), G. (Sphenosipalia) feldmanni sp. n. (Spain, Zaragoza: Sierra del Moncayo), and G. (Prionosipalia) unituberculata sp. n. (Spanien, Navarra: Col de Ibaneta). The holotype of G. leonensis Pace is revised and illustrated. Geostiba osellaiana Pace 1983, syn. n., is regarded as a junior synonym of G. numantensis Pace 1983, stat. n.

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A new species of Oligota from Morocco, with redescriptions of O. tugurtana Fauvel and O. pilicornis Fauvel (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Oligota barbarica sp. n. is described from the Haut Atlas, Morocco, illustrated, and distinguished from the similar O. pusillima (Gravenhorst). Oligota tugurtana Fauvel (Northwest Africa, southern Spain) and O. pilicornis Fauvel (France) are redescribed.

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A new species of Stenomastax from Madeira (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Stenomastax madeirae sp. n., evidently an adventive species probably from the Oriental region and introduced in Madeira in the more recent past, is described, illustrated, and distinguished from other species of the genus.

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 A new species of Atheta Thomson from caves in southern Spain (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Atheta temeris sp. n. (Spain: Córdoba) is described, illustrated, and distinguished from the similar A. sodalis (Erichson). The species was found in caves.

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A revision of Calodera Mannerheim. II. A new species, new synonyms, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). - Based on material that has become available since the first part of the revision, various new records of Calodera species are presented. C. zerchei sp. n., the first species from the Russian Far East, is described and distinguished from C. desdemona Sharp, a species recorded only from Japan. The following synonymies are proposed: Calodera Mannerheim, 1830 = Ityocara Thomson, 1867, syn. n.; Calodera aethiops (Gravenhorst, 1802) = Aleochara (Calodera) perspicua Gistel, 1857, syn. n.  Calodera rubens Erichson, the type species of Ityocara, is transferred to Calodera again. The sexual characters of Calodera rubens, C. desdemona, and C. zerchei are illustrated. In the Holarctic region, 17 species of Calodera are recognized, 11 of them Western Palaearctic, 3 Eastern Palaearctic, and 3 Nearctic. So far all the species from other regions which were previously attributed to Calodera and which have been (re-)examined have proved to belong to other genera, which suggests that Calodera is a Holarctic genus.

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A revision of Zoosetha Mulsant & Rey and Poromniusa Ganglbauer. II. A new species from Spain and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). - Zoosetha wunderlei sp. n. (Spain: Sierra de Segura), the nineth species of the genus, is described, illustrated, and distinguished from its congeners. Additional records of other species of Zoosetha Mulsant & Rey and of Poromniusa Ganglbauer are presented. The distributions of Zoosetha wunderlei, Z. inconspicua (Erichson), Z. incisa Assing, Poromniusa procidua (Erichson), and P. crassa (Eppelsheim) are mapped.

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A revision of Calodera Mannerheim. III. A new species from Russia and a key to the Palaearctic species of the genus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). - Calodera lunata sp. n. (Russia: Komi Republic) is described, illustrated, and distinguished from the Eastern Palaearctic C. zerchei Assing, 2003 and C. desdemona Sharp, 1888. Calodera hebeiensis Pace, 1999 is transferred to Parocyusa Bernhauer. A key to the Palaearctic species of the Calodera is provided.

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Five new species of the genus Nepalota (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae) from Japan. - Five Japanese species of Nepalota Pace, 1987, an Eastern Palaearctic genus previously unknown from Japan, are described, illustrated, keyed, and distinguished from their congeners: Nepalota angusticavata sp. n., N. kuyushuica sp. n.,  N. laticavata sp. n., N. rectisulcata sp. n., and N. naomii sp. n. The genus now includes a total of 13 species from Nepal, China, and Japan. The synapomorphic male secondary sexual characters, as well as other similarities suggest that the Japanese representatives of the genus form a monophyletic group. The known distributions of the Nepalota species of Japan are mapped.

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A new genus of Oxypodini (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae) from the Palaearctic region. - Rhomphocallus gen. n. (designated type species: Microglotta princeps Sharp, 1874) is described from the Palaearctic region and distinguished from similar oxypodine genera. The genus is characterized especially by dense and coarse puncturation of the forebody, slender antennae with sexual dimorphism, a distinctly transverse pronotum, very long tarsi, and above all a strongly developed beak-shaped ventral process of the adeagus. Three species are attributed to the genus: R. princeps (Sharp, 1874), comb. n., R. maruyamai sp. n., both from Japan, and R. bernhaueri (Sainte Claire-Deville, 1907), comb. n., from Europe; both R. princeps and R. bernhaueri are transferred from Haploglossa Kraatz, 1856. Distinguishing characters are illustrated. The following synonymy is proposed: Haploglossa gentilis (Märkel, 1844) = Microglotta longicornis Thomson, 1868, syn. n. A lectotype is designated for Microglotta princeps Sharp. Biogeographic evidence suggests that R. bernhaueri is of Eastern Palaearctic origin. The distributions are mapped.