Geostiba (Sipalotricha) cingulata

Assing, Volker, 2019, A revision of Geostiba of the West Palaearctic region. XXVII. New species from Georgia and Kyrgyzstan, and additional records (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 51 (2), pp. 717-730: 719-720

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Geostiba (Sipalotricha) cingulata


Geostiba (Sipalotricha) cingulata   (EPPELSHEIM, 1878)

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: GEORGIA: S a m t s k h e - J a v a k h e t i: 1♂, 1♀, Trialeti Range , N Bakuriani, E Tsaghveri, 41°47'25''N, 43°32'27''E, 1150 m, stream valley with mixed forest, litter near stream sifted, 8. VII.2019, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 2♂♂, 1♀♀, Meskheti Range , ca. 30 km WSW Borjomi, 41°45'03''N, 43°05'39''E, 1100 m, grassy clearing with bushes, litter sifted, 9. VII.2019, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 2♀♀, Meskheti Range , ca. 30 km WSW Borjomi, 41°43'52''N, 43°06'34''E, 1020 m, moist road margin with alder, oak, etc., litter sifted, 9. VII.2019, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 6♂♂, 10♀♀, same data, but forest margin, roots of herbs and soil sifted (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, 2♀♀, Meskheti Range , SE Borjomi , 41°48'38''N, 43°26'15''E, 950 m, grassy forest margin with Fagus, Crataegus, and bushes, litter sifted, 9.VII.2019, leg. Assing (cAss). GoogleMaps   I m e r e t i: 3♂♂, 3♀♀, S Bagdati, 42°00'50''N, 42°48'56''E, 270 m, deciduous forest margin with herbs, litter sifted, 21.VII.2019, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, same data, but soil washing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, Meskheti Range , N Sairme , 41°57'24''N, 42°46'10''E, 650 m, moist deciduous forest with predominant alder and chestnut, litter sifted, 21.VII.2019, leg. Assing (cAss). I m e r e t i: 1♀, Shavsheti Range, SW Khulo, 41°34'19''N, 42°16'59''E, 800 m, slope with walnut, herbs, and grass undergrowth, litter and roots sifted, 13.VII.2019, leg. Schülke ( MNB) GoogleMaps   .

C o m m e n t: For a map illustrating the distribution of this widespread Caucasian species see ASSING (2018).