Quedius (Microsaurus) kalabi Smetana, 1995

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) kalabi Smetana, 1995


Quedius (Microsaurus) kalabi Smetana, 1995 

figs 1, 3, 4 C–D in Salnitska and Solodovnikov 2018


Quedius kalabi  differs from all other species of the mutilatus  -group by its narrower and somewhat curved apical portion of the median lobe of the aedeagus with relatively short blade of its subapical tooth (aedeagus in lateral view). In shape of the apical portion of the paramere and degree of its incision Q. kalabi  displays a transition between Q. mutilatus  having lesser incised paramere with more peg setae in lateral groups, and Q. equus  having deeper incised paramere with lesser peg setae in lateral groups.


Quedius kalabi  replaces Q. mutilatus  in the eastern part of Terskey-Alatoo Mountains in Kyrgyzstan.