Lithobius (Lithobius) lapidicola Meinert, 1872

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8. Lithobius (Lithobius) lapidicola Meinert, 1872 

Lithobius borealis  Mein.: Léger and Duboscq 1903: 309. (1)

Lithobius pusillus  Latzel?: Léger and Duboscq 1903: 310. (2)

Lithobius borealis  Mein. (?): Verhoeff 1925a: 656. (3)

Lithobius pusillus  Latz.: Verhoeff 1925a: 656. (4)

Lithobius pusillus  Latzel, 1880: Brölemann 1930: 294. (5)

Lithobius borealis  Mein.: Attems 1949: 113. (6)

Lithobius borealis  Mein.: Manfredi 1956: 292. (7)

Lithobius (Lithobius) pusillus  Latzel, 1880: Minelli 1978: 154. (8)

Lithobius (Lithobius) borealis  Meinert, 1872: Minelli 1978: 154. (9)

Lithobius (Lithobius) lapidicola  Meinert, 1872: Minelli 1978: 154. (10)

Lithobius pusillus  Latzel, 1880: Demange 1981: 253. (11)

Lithobius lapidicola  Meinert, 1872: Foddai et al. 1996: 360, Tab. I. (12)

Lithobius (Lithobius) lapidicola  Meinert, 1872: Iorio 2004a: 32. (13)

Lithobius (Lithobius) lapidicola  Meinert, 1872: Iorio 2008: 140. (14)

Lithobius (Lithobius) lapidicola  Meinert, 1872: Geoffroy and Iorio 2009: 677. (15)

Lithobius (LIthobius) lapidicola  Meinert, 1872: Iorio 2010b: 42, 78. (16)

Literature records.

General. Sardinia-Corsica (8, 9, 10). Corsica (3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16). Epigeic. Corse-du-Sud, 2A - Bastelica, Castanetum  (16) [II]. Haute-Corse, 2B (13) - Casamozza (16) [I]. Corte (1) [I]. Corte, Lac de Melo, 1711 m, hygrophilous meadow around the lake (13) [IV]. Haute-Asco, near Mount Cinto, ca 1700 m, hygrophilous meadow (13) [IV]. Vizzavona (1, 2) [III]. Vizzavona, Col de Vizzavona (16) [III]. Cave. Haute-Corse, 2B - [Brando], cave of Brando [88 m] (7) [I]. Sisco, cave of Sisco [sea level] (7, 16) [I]. [Sorio], cave of Gudrone, [420 m ca] (7) [I].

Material examined.

Epigeic. Corse-du-Sud, 2A - Evisa, falls of Aitone, Pinus laricio  wood: 13.IV.2004, MZ, 1 ♂, 1 ♀ MZ det. (CMZ) [II]. Porto, between Col de la Croix and Plage de Tuara, low maquis, 200-250 m: 14.IV.2004, MZ, 1 ♀ imm. MZ det. (CMZ) [I]. Zonza, surroundings: 13.VIII.1997, MZ, 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, 1 ♀ imm. MZ det. (CMZ) [II]. Haute-Corse, 2B - Asco River valley, 1000 m: 6.VIII.1997, MZ, 9 ♂♂, 1 ♀ MZ det. (CMZ) [II]. Cap Corse, Col St. Lucia, Tour de Seneca, Quercus ilex  wood, 450 m: 11.IV.2004, MZ, 1 ♀ MZ det. (CMZ) [I]. Col de Vergiu, eastern slope, 1150 m: 15.IV.2004, MZ, 12 ♂♂, 14 ♀♀ MZ det. (CMZ) [III]. Corte, Restonica Valley, Pinus laricio  wood, 1080 m: 15.IV.2004, MZ, 1 ♂ MZ det. (CMZ) [II]. Mount Renoso, 2300 m: [no date], PB, 1 ♂ EI det. (MNHN) [V].

General distribution.

Europe: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark (mainland), France (mainland, Corsica), Germany, Great Britain, Greece (mainland, Ionian Is.), Hungary, Ireland, Italy (mainland, Sicily, Sardinia), Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain (mainland, Canary Is.), Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine.

Chorotype.

Centraleuropean.

Ecological notes.

200-2300 m, inferior altidudinal limit probably lower; euriecious species, recorded from localities in all vegetation belts, in Pinus laricio  woods(2 sites), in montane hygrophilous meadows (2 sites), in Castanetum  (1 site), in Quercus ilex  woods (1 site), in low maquis (1 site); also in caves (3 sites; trogloxene species). See Rémy (1950), Manfredi (1956), Iorio (2009, 2010b).

Remarks.

The cave records of Lithobius borealis  published by Manfredi (1956) from the caves of Brando, Sisco and Gudrone, are tentatively referred to this species. These records belong to the material generically quoted as “Chilopodes”, “Lithobiides” (collection date 1948) by Rémy (1950: 4, 5, 6, 11). The uncertain record of Lithobius pusillus  Latzel, 1880 published by Léger and Duboscq (1903) is also tentatively assigned to this species (see also Demange 1981).