Silpha obscura obscura Linnaeus, 1758

Çiftçi, Derya, Růžička, Jan, Hasbenli, Abdullah & Şahin, Ülfet, 2018, The large carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of Turkey: a review with a new species record, Zootaxa 4441 (3), pp. 555-591: 578-580

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4441.3.10

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scientific name

Silpha obscura obscura Linnaeus, 1758
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Silpha obscura obscura Linnaeus, 1758 

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Material examined. Turkey: Ardahan: 1 spec., Hanak, SW of Yünbüken village, 41°15'29.68"N / 42°51'31.67"E, 1990 m, 17.VII.2011, D. Çiftçi leg. (MAZMGU); 1 spec., Hanak, S of Baştoklu village, 41°11'48.11"N / 42°47'5.79"E, 1988 m, 23.VII.2013, D. Çiftçi & A. Hasbenli leg. (MAZMGU); 2 spec., Merkez, E of Ölçek village, 41°07'18.00"N / 42°52'8.00"E, 1930 m, 17.VII.2011, D. Çiftçi leg. (MAZMGU); 1 spec., Posof, N of Gümüşkavak village, 41°31'34.00"N / 42°46'60.00"E, 1531 m, 18.VII.2011, D. Çiftçi leg. (MAZMGU); 1 spec., Posof, Gümüşkavak village, 41°32'8.00"N / 42°46'56.00"E, 1663 m, 18.VII.2011, D. Çiftçi leg. (MAZMGU); 2 males, 1 female, 10 km S Posof, Ilgardağı pass, 41°24.9'N / 042°43.2'E, 2460–2700 m, 5.–7.VII.2004, Jiří Hájek & Jan Růžička leg., steppe and pasture (JRUC); Artvin: 1 female, 8 km E Şavşat, Karagöl Sahara Nat. Park, 41°13.5'N / 042°27.1'E, 1930 m, 4.–5.VII.2004, Jiří Hájek & Jan Růžička leg., wet coniferous forest (with dominant Picea  and Abies  ), dead specimen under stone (JRUC); 1 male, 1 female, 9 km S Şavşat, Laset Hotel, 41.2364°N / 042.4299°E, 1600 m, 27.–28.V.2012, J. Hron & S. Murzin leg. (JRUC); 1 female, Yalnızçam pass, Şavşat, Düzenli village 41°13'N / 042°22'E, 1800–2200 m, 20.–21.VI.1999, T. Lackner leg. (JRUC); 1 male, 1 female, Şavşat, ca. 41°15'N / 042°21'E, 16.–18.VI.1999, T. Lackner leg. (JRUC); Bayburt: 1 female, Soğanlı Geçidi Mts., N side, 40°13'47''N / 040°32'04''E, 2250 m, 12.VII.2008, M. Schülke leg. (coll. M. Schülke in ZMHB); Bitlis: 1 male, Tatvan env., 38°28'N / 042°19'E, 1800 m, 29.VI.–2.VII.2003, J. Hájek & J. Hotový leg. (JRUC); Erzurum: 2 males, 15 km SW Erzurum, Palandöken Mts., Tekederesi village env., 39°48.8'N / 041°09.0'E, 1965 m, 26.VI.–13.VII.2004, Jiří Hájek & Jan Růžička leg., steppe near spring on N slope, baited pitfall traps (fish meat) with ethylene glycol (JRUC); 11 males, 12 females, same locality, 2230 m, 26.VI.–13.VII.2004, 39°47.6'N / 041°09.7'E, Jiří Hájek & Jan Růžička leg., steppe and meadow near spring, baited pitfall traps (fish meat) with ethylene glycol (JRUC); 5 males, 12 females; İspir env., Yukarı Özbağ, 40.4665°N / 040.9602°E, 1650 m, 01.VI.2012, S. Murzin leg. (JRUC); Eskişehir: 1 spec., Alpu, Başören village, 39°57'0.74"N / 30°59'20.85"E, 1044 m, 04.IX.2012, D. Çiftçi leg. (MAZMGU); 4 spec., Mihalgazi, Demirciler village, 40°0'56.71"N / 30°31'39.08"E, 198 m, 28. VI. 2012, D. Çiftçi leg. (MAZMGU); 1 spec., Tepebaşı, between Uludere—Behçetiye villages, 39°55'58.49"N / 30°21'18.23"E, 1240 m, 29.IV.2012, D. Çiftçi leg. (MAZMGU); Gümüşhane: 1 male, 1 female, Akkocak village, 40°35'N / 039°52'E, 24.VI.1997, J. Hájek leg. (JRUC); Sivas: 1 spec., İmranlı, N of Yukarıboğaz village, 39°55'50.11"N / 38°13'37.16"E, 1911 m, 14.VIII.2014, A. Hasbenli leg. (MAZMGU); Kars: 2 spec., Sarıkamış, E of Kızılçubuk village, 40°22'9.00"N / 42°34'2.87"E, 2477 m, 15.VII.2011, D. Çiftçi & A. Hasbenli leg. (MAZMGU); 2 males, 3 females, Çıldır lake, Doğruyol env., ca. 41°03'N / 043°20'E, 27.VI.1998, P. Vonička leg. (JRUC); 1 male, Sarıkamış, ca. 40°20'N / 042°35'E, 11.VI.1999, T. Lackner leg. (JRUC); 1 male, 2 females, Kars env., ca. 40°36'N / 043°06'E, 14.VI.1999, T. Lackner leg. (JRUC); 1 male, SW of Susuz, Aygır Lake env., ca. 40°46'N / 043°01'E, 2100 m, 27.VI.1998, P. Vonička leg. (SMLC); Van: 7 males, 9 females, Edremit, 38°25.2'N / 043°15.9'E, 1720 m, 6.–10.VII.2007, Jan Růžička leg., baited pitfall traps (fish meat and cheese), old orchard with large trees and dense vegetation, warm, sunny weather (JRUC).

Distribution in Turkey. Çanakkale, Edirne, İzmir, Kütahya, Manisa, Konya, Bilecik, Burdur, Bolu, Antalya, Çankırı, Nevşehir, Niğde, Tokat, Ordu, Tunceli, Trabzon, Erzurum, Artvin, Ardahan, Hakkâri ( Háva et al., 1998); Niğde, Gümüşhane, Erzincan, Erzurum ( Açar, 2008); İzmir ( Tezcan et al., 2010); Edirne ( Bana and Beyarslan, 2012).

Remarks. Widely distributed Palaearctic subspecies, known from Europe to Mongolia and west of China (Růžička 2015). Háva et al. (1998) recorded this species from İspir, and listed this locality in error as belonging to Van Province (to the southeast of Lake Van), and not to Erzurum. This error regarding the İspir record (Erzurum) is corrected here. Widely distributed in Turkey ( Fig. 42 View Figure ). Here reported for the first time from Bayburt, Bitlis, Eskişehir, Sivas, Kars and Van Provinces.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Silphidae

Genus

Silpha