Meotica Mulsant & Rey, 1873

Gusarov, Vladimir I., 2002, A revision of Nearctic species of the genus Geostiba Thomson, 1858 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), Zootaxa 81, pp. 1-88: 84-85

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scientific name

Meotica Mulsant & Rey, 1873
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Meotica Mulsant & Rey, 1873 

Meotica Mulsant & Rey, 1873: 174  (Type species: Meotica parasita Mulsant & Rey, 1873  , by subsequent designation (Blackwelder 1952 )).

Sipaliella Casey, 1911: 159  (Type species: Sipalia filaria Casey, 1911  , by monotypy) (as subgenus of Sipalia Mulsant & Rey, 1853  ), syn. nov.

Sipaliella: Fenyes, 1920: 252  (as subgenus of Sipalia  ).

Sipaliella: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 603  (as subgenus of Sipalia  ).

Sipaliella: Blackwelder, 1952  : (as subgenus of Evanystes Gistel, 1856  ).

Sipaliella: Seevers, 1978: 129  (as valid genus in subtribe Geostibina Seevers, 1978).

Sipaliella: Ashe  in Newton, Thayer, Ashe & Chandler, 2000: 371 (as valid genus in subtribe Geostibina Seevers, 1978).

Because Sipalia filaria Casey, 1911  , the type species of Sipaliella  , is conspecific with Meotica pallens (Redtenbacher)  (see below), a species known from Europe, the name Sipaliella  is here placed in synonymy with Meotica  . Meotica pallens  is only superficially similar to Geostiba  in having small eyes and short elytra and belongs to a different tribe ( Oxypodini  Thomson, 1859).

Two other European species of Meotica  recorded in North America are M. exilis  (Knoch in Gravenhorst, 1806) ( Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz 1926; Seevers 1978) and M. apicalis G.Benick, 1953 ( Muona 1984)  . The latter record is not reflected in the recently published guide to North American staphylinids ( Newton et al. 2000). Because M. exilis  had been recorded in North America before the revision of Meotica  was published ( Muona 1991), the record requires reconfirmation.

The species of Meotica  have the tarsal formula 5 ­ 5 ­ 5 and the genus appears in Key B for the aleocharine genera by Ashe (Newton et al. 2000). The entry for Sipaliella  should be deleted from Key J, and the couplets 26 and 27 can be replaced by the following single couplet:

26 (21) Elytra distinctly longer than pronotum ................................................................. 28 – Elytra subequal to, or shorter than pronotum ....................................................... 29

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Loc

Meotica Mulsant & Rey, 1873

Gusarov, Vladimir I. 2002
2002
Loc

Sipaliella:

Newton 2000: 371
2000
Loc

Meotica

Mulsant 1873: 174
Loc

Sipaliella

Casey 1911: 159
Loc

Sipaliella:

Fenyes 1920: 252
Loc

Sipaliella:

Bernhauer 1926: 603
Loc

Sipaliella:

Seevers 1978: 129