Quedius (s. str.) fuliginosus Gravenhorst, 1802

Salnitska, Maria & Solodovnikov, Alexey, 2018, Revision of the Quedius fauna of Middle Asia (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Staphylininae), Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 2, pp. 117-159: 119

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Quedius (s. str.) fuliginosus Gravenhorst, 1802


Quedius (s. str.) fuliginosus Gravenhorst, 1802  Fig. 2A

Quedius fuliginosus  : Herman 2001, 3155 (summary of literature); Assing and Schülke 2012, 457, 458 (diagnosis, distribution and bionomics, aedeagus illustration).

Material examined.

Kazakhstan: 1 ♂, Akshatau Mt., NW Ayaguz, Semipalat, forest leaf litter, 17.VII.1962, L.V. Arnoldi leg. ( ZIN); 2 ♂ Stepnyak, Zhukey Lake, 10.VII.2002, V.A. Kastcheev leg.; 1 ♂, Ivanovsky Mt. Ridge, 32 km S Leninogorsk, 1300 m a.s.l. 14.VIII.1986, I.I. Kabak leg. ( ZIN); Uzbekistan: 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Tashkent, near railway station, plant residues, 24.V.1986, S.A. Kurbatov leg. (cKur).

Comments on taxonomy, distribution and bionomics.

Similarly to Q. curtipennis  (see above), Q. fuliginosus  is a widespread and common species in the Western Palaearctic, and subject of numerous publications. The most recent summary of its diagnostic characters, bionomics and distribution can be found in Assing and Schülke (2012). For the same reasons as Q. curtipennis  above, the exact distribution of Q. fuliginosus  needs careful revision. Limited material from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan examined here represents the first records of this species from Middle Asia.