Quedius (Microsaurus) mutilatus Eppelsheim, 1888

Salnitska, Maria & Solodovnikov, Alexey, 2018, Revision of the Quedius fauna of Middle Asia (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Staphylininae), Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 2, pp. 117-159: 128

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Quedius (Microsaurus) mutilatus Eppelsheim, 1888


Quedius (Microsaurus) mutilatus Eppelsheim, 1888 

figs 1-2, 4 A–B in Salnitska and Solodovnikov 2018


Quedius mutilatus  is most similar to Q. kungeicus  from which it can be distinguished by the rhomboid shape of the paramere with slight apical incision; by the less curved apical portion of the median lobe (lateral view) with more stronger ventral sub-apical tooth. From Q. kalabi  and Q. equus  it differs by the not so deeply incised apex of paramere and distinctly larger number of sensory peg setae in lateral groups on the paramere.


Quedius mutilatus  is restricted to the central part of Terskey-Alatoo Mountains south from Issyk-Kul lake in Kyrgyzstan.