Nicrophorus vespilloides Herbst, 1783

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: 572

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Nicrophorus vespilloides Herbst, 1783


Nicrophorus vespilloides Herbst, 1783 

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Material examined. Turkey: Ardahan: 1 female, 10 km S Posof, Ilgardağı pass, 41°25.9'N / 042°44.5'E, 2540– 2600 m, 5.–7.VII.2004, Jiří Hájek & Jan Růžička leg., steppe and pastures on SW slope, baited pitfall traps (fish meat) with ethylene glycol ( JRUC).GoogleMaps 

Distribution in Turkey. Adıyaman ( Háva et al. 1998; Sikes & Venables 2013a, b).

Remarks. Widely distributed Holarctic species (Růžička 2015), recently confirmed from Alaska, Yukon and Northwest Territories, but not from the rest of North America ( Sikes et al. 2016). In central Europe, commonly found in forested habitats, most frequent in wet coniferous forests ( Růžička 1994). In Turkey, reported from a single record in Adıyaman Province, belonging to the Eastern Anatolia Region ( Fig. 33 View Figure ). Here we report a second record from Eastern Anatolia Region, which is the first record from Ardahan Province.